Kottam: 2 definitions
Kottam 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.
Ayurveda (science of life)Source: Shodhganga: Edition translation and critical study of yogasarasamgraha
Koṭṭam [in the Malayalam language] is another name for “Kuṣṭha” and is dealt with in the 15th-century Yogasārasaṅgraha (Yogasara-saṅgraha) by Vāsudeva: an unpublished Keralite work representing an Ayurvedic compendium of medicinal recipes. The Yogasārasaṃgraha [mentioning koṭṭam] deals with entire recipes in the route of administration, and thus deals with the knowledge of pharmacy (bhaiṣajya-kalpanā) which is a branch of pharmacology (dravyaguṇa).
Āyurveda (आयुर्वेद, ayurveda) is a branch of Indian science dealing with medicine, herbalism, taxology, anatomy, surgery, alchemy and related topics. Traditional practice of Āyurveda in ancient India dates back to at least the first millenium BC. Literature is commonly written in Sanskrit using various poetic metres.
India history and geographySource: Shodhganga: A study of place names of Nalgonda district
Kottam is one of the terms designating an ‘administrative division’ used in the inscriptions of Andhra Pradesh.—In the Chalukya period kottam was a sub-division of nadu which was controled by a fort; e.g., Boyakottam in the Addanki inscription of Gunaga Vijayaditya. This appellation denoting bigger division, was in vogue in Tamil Nadu and in the adjoining southern part of Andhradesa at the time of the Cholas. Tiruvengada-kottam in Chittoor district remained a territorial unit from 9th to 11th century as a sub-division of Jayangondasola-mandalam. This kottam had a number of nadus as sub-divisions. Therefore in the Chola administrative set up mandalams were the largest divisions which were divided into kottams and the latter into nadus.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Indian Epigraphical Glossary
Koṭṭam.—(IE 8-4; EI 27), Tamil; a district; a district within a maṇḍala or province. (ASLV), a division of the rājya; sometimes subdivided into nāḍus. Note: koṭṭam is defined in the “Indian epigraphical glossary” as it can be found on ancient inscriptions commonly written in Sanskrit, Prakrit or Dravidian languages.
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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Later Chola Temples (by S. R. Balasubrahmanyam)
Temples in Mannargudi < [Chapter XVI - Temples of Rajendra III’s Time]
Temples in Achchapuram < [Chapter XII - Temples of Kulottunga III’s Time]
Temples in Palur (Palaiyur) < [Chapter II - Temples of Kulottunga I’s Time]
Middle Chola Temples (by S. R. Balasubrahmanyam)
Temples in Kalakattur < [Chapter II - Temples of Rajaraja I’s Time]
Temples in Sivapuram < [Chapter II - Temples of Rajaraja I’s Time]
Temples in Agaram (CH) < [Chapter IV - Temples of Rajendra I’s Time]
The Religion and Philosophy of Tevaram (Thevaram) (by M. A. Dorai Rangaswamy)
Chapter 65 (b) - Thirunatuthogai, Thiru Idaiyatruthokai and Urthogai (Hymn 91) < [Volume 3.5 - Pilgrim’s progress: to the North]
Chapter 59 - Tiru Onakantan Tali (Hymn 5) < [Volume 3.5 - Pilgrim’s progress: to the North]
Chapter 2 - The Hymns, their Compilation and their Name < [Volume 1 - Nampi Arurar’s Tevaram (his life and age)]
Early Chola Temples (by S. R. Balasubrahmanyam)
Temples in Tondamanad (34th year) < [Chapter X - Historical Survey]
Introduction < [Chapter VII - Uttama Chola, Madhurantaka]
Temples in Madurantakam < [Chapter II - Temples of Parantaka I’s Time]
The history of Andhra country (1000 AD - 1500 AD) (by Yashoda Devi)
Part 36 - Viragandagopala (A.D. 1292-1302) < [Chapter XX - The Telugu Cholas (Chodas)]
Part 35 - Rajagandagopala alias Ranganatha (A D. 1299-1325) < [Chapter XX - The Telugu Cholas (Chodas)]
Part 31 - Allutikka (A.D. 1248-1272) < [Chapter XX - The Telugu Cholas (Chodas)]
Puranic encyclopaedia (by Vettam Mani)