Kotivarsha, aka: Koti-varsha, Koṭivarṣa, Koṭīvarṣa; 4 Definition(s)


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The Sanskrit terms Koṭivarṣa and Koṭīvarṣa can be transliterated into English as Kotivarsa or Kotivarsha, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Jainism

General definition (in Jainism)

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Koṭivarṣa (कोटिवर्ष).—The Prakrit lexicon Pāia-sadda-mahaṇṇavo describes Koṭivarṣa as the capital of Lāṭa country. The name is known to the Jain Prajñāpanā in which it is placed in Lāḍha or Lāṭa. Hemacandra (Abhidānacintāmaṇi 390) says that Koṭivarṣa, Bāṇapura, Devīkoṭa, Umāvana and Śoṇitapura are identical. Puruṣottama (Trikāṇḍaśeṣa 32) agrees with Hemacandra with the only difference that he mentions Uṣāvana in place of Umāvana.

Source: archive.org: Personal and geographical names in the Gupta inscriptions (jainism)
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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

Koṭivarṣa (कोटिवर्ष) or Koṭivarṣaviṣaya is a place-name classified as a viṣaya and mentioned in the Gupta inscriptions. The Gupta empire (r. 3rd-century CE), founded by Śrī Gupta, covered much of ancient India and embraced the Dharmic religions such as Hinduism, Buddhism and Jainism. Koṭivarṣa has been described as a viṣaya under Puṇḍravardhana-bhukti.

The viṣaya of Koṭivarṣa occurs frequently in the epigraphic records of the Pālas and Senas. It seems to have comprised the southern part of the Dinajpur district, the northern portion of Rajashahi and probably also, the eastern tracts of the Bogra district. Its head-quarters was Diw-kot (Devakoṭa or Devīkoṭa). Yādavaprakāśa identifies Koṭivarṣa with Devīkoṭṭa. The Vāyu-purāṇa (I.23.196) also refers to acity of the name of Koṭivarṣa.

Source: archive.org: Personal and geographical names in the Gupta inscriptions

Koṭivarṣa (कोटिवर्ष) or Koṭivarṣaviṣaya is the name of an ancient city active during the rule of the Gupta empire. Koṭivarṣa-vīthī is present Bangarh in the Bogra district of Bengal.

Source: Shodhganga: Studies in the historical and cultural geography and ethnography of Uttar Pradesh
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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

Sanskrit-English dictionary

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Koṭivarṣa (कोटिवर्ष) or Koṭīvarṣa (कोटीवर्ष).—Name of the capital of the demon-chief Bāṇa.

Derivable forms: koṭivarṣam (कोटिवर्षम्), koṭīvarṣam (कोटीवर्षम्).

Koṭivarṣa is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms koṭi and varṣa (वर्ष).

Source: DDSA: The practical 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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