Koshthaka, aka: Koṣṭhaka; 9 Definition(s)

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Koshthaka means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Jainism, Prakrit, the history of ancient India, Marathi. 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 Koṣṭhaka can be transliterated into English as Kosthaka or Koshthaka, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Jyotisha (astronomy and astrology)

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Koṣṭhaka (कोष्ठक).—A set of tables for astronomical computation. Note: Koṣṭhaka is a Sanskrit technical term used in ancient Indian sciences such as Astronomy, Mathematics and Geometry.

Source: Wikibooks (hi): Sanskrit Technical Terms
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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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In Jainism

General definition (in Jainism)

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Koṣṭhaka (कोष्ठक) is the name of a caitya (‘shrine’, dedicated to a deity), located in the town Śrāvastī (Sahet-Mahet), according to the Bhagavatī-sūtra, also known as The Vyākhyāprajñapti (“Exposition of Explanations”). The Bhagavatī-sūtra is the largest of twelve Jain āgamas and was composed by Sudharmāsvāmī in the 6th century.

Source: Wisdom Library: Jainism

Koṣṭhaka (कोष्ठक) is the name of a sacred spot visited by Mahāvīra during his 6th Year as Kevalī.—Completing his monsoon stay at Vāṇijyagrāma the Lord proceeded to Vārāṇasī and stayed at ‘Koṣṭhaka-caitya’. There he gave a sermon to the people present, inspired by which the father of Cullinī, his wife Śyāmā and Surādeva and his wife Dhanyā became votaries.

Koṣṭhaka is also the name of a garden visited by Mahāvīra during his 15th and 16th Year as Kevalī.

Source: HereNow4u: Lord Śrī Mahāvīra
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Jainism is an Indian religion of Dharma whose doctrine revolves around harmlessness (ahimsa) towards every living being. The two major branches (Digambara and Svetambara) of Jainism stimulate self-control (or, shramana, ‘self-reliance’) and spiritual development through a path of peace for the soul to progess to the ultimate goal.

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India history and geogprahy

Koṣṭhaka.—(BL; LP), a granary or store-house. Note: koṣṭhaka is defined in the “Indian epigraphical glossary” as it can be found on ancient inscriptions commonly written in Sanskrit, Prakrit or Dravidian languages.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Indian Epigraphical Glossary
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The history of India traces the identification of countries, villages, towns and other regions of India, as well as 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

Marathi-English dictionary

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kōṣṭhaka (कोष्ठक).—m n (S) A square or cell (as in tables of calculation).

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

kōṣṭhaka (कोष्ठक).—m n A square or cell (as in tables of calculation).

Source: DDSA: The Aryabhusan school dictionary, Marathi-English
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Marathi is an Indo-European language having over 70 million native speakers people in (predominantly) Maharashtra India. Marathi, like many other Indo-Aryan languages, evolved from early forms of Prakrit, which itself is a subset of Sanskrit, one of the most ancient languages of the world.

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Sanskrit-English dictionary

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Koṣṭhaka (कोष्ठक).—

1) A granary.

2) A surrounding wall.

3) An apartment; Kau. A.2.4.

-kam A brick trough for watering cattle.

Derivable forms: koṣṭhakaḥ (कोष्ठकः).

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Koṣṭhaka (कोष्ठक).—m. or nt., n. of a town: Divy 434.15.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Edgerton Buddhist Hybrid Sanskrit Dictionary

Koṣṭhaka (कोष्ठक).—n,

(-kaṃ) 1. A granary 2. A treasury. 3. A brick-trough for watering cattle at. E. kan added to the last.

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