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Kushadvipa, aka: Kuśadvīpa, Kusha-dvipa; 2 Definition(s)

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Kushadvipa means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit. 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 Kuśadvīpa can be transliterated into English as Kusadvipa or Kushadvipa, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Kathā (narrative stories)

Kuśadvīpa (कुशद्वीप).—One of the seven continents (dvīpa) of Bhūrloka (earth).—The Kuśadvīpa possesses the cluster of Kuśas. The Kuśadvīpa is encircled by an ocean (samudra) of milk.

Source: Shodhganga: A critical appreciation of soddhalas udayasundarikathaKathā book cover
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Kathās (कथा) are special kind of Sanskrit literature: they are a kind of a mix between Itihāsa (historical legends) and Mahākāvya (epic poetry). Some Kathās reflect socio-political instructions for the King while others remind the reader of the historical deeds of the Gods, sages and heroes.

Purāṇa

Kuśadvīpa (कुशद्वीप) is one of the seven islands (dvīpa), according to the Varāhapurāṇa chapter 87. In chapter 74 this island was identified as Plakṣadvīpa, which is ruled over by Vapuṣmān, one of the ten sons of Priyavrata, grandson of Svāyambhuva Manu, who was created by Brahmā, who was in turn created by Nārāyaṇa, the unknowable all-pervasive primordial being.

These are the seven major mountains in Kuśadvīpa:

  1. Kumuda (or, Vidruma),
  2. Hemaparvata (or, Droṇa),
  3. Puṣpavān (or, Kaṅka),
  4. Kuśeśaya (or, Agnimān),
  5. ?
  6. Mahiṣa (or, Hari),
  7. Kakudhra (or, Mandara).

These are the seven major rivers found in Kuśadvīpa:

  1. Pratoyā (or, Praveśā),
  2. Śivā (or, Yaśodā),
  3. Citrā (or, Kṛṣṇā),
  4. Hrādinī (or, Candrā),
  5. Vidyullatā (or, Śuklā),
  6. Varṇā (or, Vibhāvarī),
  7. Mahatī (or, Dhṛti).

The Varāhapurāṇa is categorised as a Mahāpurāṇa, and was originally composed of 24,000 metrical verses, possibly originating from before the 10th century. It is composed of two parts and Sūta is the main narrator.

Source: Wisdom Library: Varāha-purāṇaPurāṇa book cover
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The Purāṇas (पुराण, purana) refers to Sanskrit literature preserving ancient India’s vast cultural history, including historical legends, religious ceremonies, various arts and sciences. The eighteen mahāpurāṇas total over 400,000 ślokas (metrical couplets) and date to at least several centuries BCE.

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