Koshthagara, Koṣṭhāgāra, Koshtha-agara: 12 definitions

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Koshthagara means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, the history of ancient India. If you want to know the exact meaning, history, etymology or English translation of this term then check out the descriptions on this page. Add your comment or reference to a book if you want to contribute to this summary article.

The Sanskrit term Koṣṭhāgāra can be transliterated into English as Kosthagara or Koshthagara, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Jyotisha (astronomy and astrology)

[«previous next»] — Koshthagara in Jyotisha glossary
Source: Wisdom Library: Brihat Samhita by Varahamihira

Koṣṭhāgāra (कोष्ठागार) refers to “store houses”, according to the Bṛhatsaṃhitā (chapter 10), an encyclopedic Sanskrit work written by Varāhamihira mainly focusing on the science of ancient Indian astronomy astronomy (Jyotiṣa).—Accordingly, “If the course of Saturn should lie through the constellation of Āśleṣā, the creatures of water and serpents will suffer; if through the constellation of Maghā, the Bāhlīkas, the Cīna (Chinese), the people of Gāndhāra, of Śūlika, of Pārata, the Vaiáyas, store houses [i.e., koṣṭhāgāra] and merchants will suffer. If his course should lie through the constellation of Pūrvaphālguni, juice-sellers, prostitutes, virgins and the people of Mahāraṣṭras will suffer miseries; if through Uttaraphālguni, kings, ascetics, jaggery, salt, water and the town of Takṣaśilā will suffer”.

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Jyotisha (ज्योतिष, jyotiṣa or jyotish) refers to ‘astronomy’ or “Vedic astrology” and represents the fifth of the six Vedangas (additional sciences to be studied along with the Vedas). Jyotisha concerns itself with the study and prediction of the movements of celestial bodies, in order to calculate the auspicious time for rituals and ceremonies.

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India history and geography

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Indian Epigraphical Glossary

Koṣṭha-agāra.—(HRS), the royal granary. (EI 29), cf. Tamil koṭṭagāram, koṭṭāram (EI 22; SITI), treasury or store-house. Cf. Tamil koṭṭagāram, etc. (SII 2), stables. Note: koṣṭha-agāra is defined in the “Indian epigraphical glossary” as it can be found on ancient inscriptions commonly written in Sanskrit, Prakrit or Dravidian languages.

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The history of India traces the identification of countries, villages, towns and other regions of India, as well as mythology, zoology, royal dynasties, rulers, tribes, local festivities and traditions and regional languages. Ancient India enjoyed religious freedom and encourages the path of Dharma, a concept common to Buddhism, Hinduism, and Jainism.

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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit dictionary

[«previous next»] — Koshthagara in Sanskrit glossary
Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Koṣṭhāgāra (कोष्ठागार).—

1) a storehouse, store room; पर्याप्तभरितकोष्ठागारं मांसशोणितैर्मे गृहं भविष्यति (paryāptabharitakoṣṭhāgāraṃ māṃsaśoṇitairme gṛhaṃ bhaviṣyati) Ve.3; Manusmṛti 9.28.

2) a treasury.

Derivable forms: koṣṭhāgāram (कोष्ठागारम्).

Koṣṭhāgāra is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms koṣṭha and agāra (अगार).

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Koṣṭhāgāra (कोष्ठागार).—m.

(-raḥ) 1. A store. 2. A treasury. E. koṣṭha, and āgāra a house.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Benfey Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Koṣṭhāgāra (कोष्ठागार).—m. and n. a treasury, [Mānavadharmaśāstra] 9, 280.

Koṣṭhāgāra is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms koṣṭha and āgāra (आगार).

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Cappeller Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Koṣṭhāgāra (कोष्ठागार).—[neuter] store-room, treasury.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary

1) Koṣṭhāgāra (कोष्ठागार):—[from koṣṭha] n. a store-room, store, [Manu-smṛti ix, 280; Rāmāyaṇa] etc.

2) [v.s. ...] a treasury, [Horace H. Wilson]

3) [v.s. ...] any enclosed space or area

4) [v.s. ...] the lunar mansion Maghā, [Varāha-mihira’s Bṛhat-saṃhitā]

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Yates Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Koṣṭhāgāra (कोष्ठागार):—[koṣṭhā-gāra] (raḥ) 1. m. A store-room.

Source: DDSA: Paia-sadda-mahannavo; a comprehensive Prakrit Hindi dictionary (S)

Koṣṭhāgāra (कोष्ठागार) in the Sanskrit language is related to the Prakrit word: Koṭhṭhāra.

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Koshthagara in German

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Sanskrit, also spelled संस्कृतम् (saṃskṛtam), is an ancient language of India commonly seen as the grandmother of the Indo-European language family (even English!). Closely allied with Prakrit and Pali, Sanskrit is more exhaustive in both grammar and terms and has the most extensive collection of literature in the world, greatly surpassing its sister-languages Greek and Latin.

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Kannada-English dictionary

[«previous next»] — Koshthagara in Kannada glossary
Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Kōṣṭhāgāra (ಕೋಷ್ಠಾಗಾರ):—[noun] a building or a room in a building for storing threshed grain; a granary.

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Kannada is a Dravidian language (as opposed to the Indo-European language family) mainly spoken in the southwestern region of India.

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