Kushasthalapura, Kuśasthalapura, Kushasthala-pura: 2 definitions



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The Sanskrit term Kuśasthalapura can be transliterated into English as Kusasthalapura or Kushasthalapura, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

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

Kuśasthalapura (कुशस्थलपुर).—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.

Source: What is India: Inscriptions of the Early Gupta Kings

Kuśasthalapura (कुशस्थलपुर).—Kusthalapura is taken by Smith as a mistake for Kuśasthalapura, a name of the holy city of Dvārkā. This does not, however, seem likely, as it is situated, not on the east, but on the west coast. Barnett opines that it is probably Kuttalur, near Polur, in North Arcot District, Tamil Nadu. Aiyangar, on the other hand, draws our attention to the existence of a river Kuśasthali, south of the Krishna, mentioned in the Kaliṅgattupparaṇi poem.

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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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