Kushasthala, aka: Kuśasthala, Kusasthala, Kusha-sthala; 5 Definition(s)


Kushasthala 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 Kuśasthala can be transliterated into English as Kusasthala or Kushasthala, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

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Kuśasthala (कुशस्थल) is a name mentioned in the Mahābhārata (cf. V.31.19 ) and represents one of the many proper names used for people and places. Note: The Mahābhārata (mentioning Kuśa-sthala) is a Sanskrit epic poem consisting of 100,000 ślokas (metrical verses) and is over 2000 years old.

Source: JatLand: List of Mahabharata people and places
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The Purana (पुराण, purāṇas) refers to Sanskrit literature preserving ancient India’s vast cultural history, including historical legends, religious ceremonies, various arts and sciences. The eighteen mahapuranas total over 400,000 shlokas (metrical couplets) and date to at least several centuries BCE.

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General definition (in Hinduism)

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Kusasthala (कुसस्थल): one of the provinces asked by Pandavas,

Source: WikiPedia: Hinduism

India history and geogprahy

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Kuśasthala (कुशस्थल) refers to Kuśasthalapura.—Smith and identifies Kuśasthalapura with the holy city of Dwarka, the capital of Ānartta, i.e. North Gujarat. Monier Williams also indentifies Kuśasthala with the town of Dwarka. The suffix sthala or sthalī is significant: it suggests a high-lying country, an eminence, tableland, or dry-land as opposed to a damp low-land. The Mahābhārata, Harivaṃśa, early Jain and Pali literature use the word in this sense. The Mahābhārata mentions both Kuśasthala as well as Kuśa-sthalī.The latter is supposed to be another name of Dwarka.

Source: archive.org: Personal and geographical names in the Gupta inscriptions
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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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Kuśasthala (कुशस्थल).—Name of a place in the North of India; perhaps Kanoj; Ve.1.

- Name of the town Dvārakā. रथं समारोप्य ययुः कुशस्थलीम् (rathaṃ samāropya yayuḥ kuśasthalīm) Bhāg.1. 61.41.

Derivable forms: kuśasthalam (कुशस्थलम्).

Kuśasthala is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms kuśa and sthala (स्थल).

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Kuśasthala (कुशस्थल).—nf. (-laṃ-lī) The country of Kanyakubja or Kanouj. f. (-lī) The residence of Krishna: see dvārakā. 2. A name of Oujein or Avanti during the Treta Yug or second age. E. kuśa sacred grass, and sthala place; abounding in Kusa grass.

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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