Kolhapura, aka: Kolha-pura, Kolhāpura; 1 Definition(s)

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In Hinduism

Itihāsa (narrative history)

Kolhāpura (कोल्हापुर).—In the South there is an important holy place by the name of Kolhapura, where the temple of the Lord's divine consort Maha Lakshmi is situated. Maha Lakshmi is continuously worshipped by all of the demigods. That place is the fulfiller of all desires. Rudragaya is also situated there. One day, a young prince arrived there. His body was the color of gold. His eyes were very beautiful. His shoulders were very strong and his chest was broad. His arms were long and strong.

(Source): WikiSource: Bhagavad-gita-mahatmya
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Itihāsa (इतिहास) refers to ‘epic history’ and represents a branch of Sanskrit literature which popularly includes 1) the eighteen major Purāṇas, 2) the Mahābhārata and 3) the Rāmāyaṇa. It is a branch of Vedic Hinduism categorised as smṛti literature (‘that which is remembered’) as opposed to śruti literature (‘that which is transmitted verbally’).

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