Kushigramaka, Kuśigrāmaka, Kushi-gramaka: 3 definitions



Kushigramaka 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 Kuśigrāmaka can be transliterated into English as Kusigramaka or Kushigramaka, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

India history and geogprahy

Source: archive.org: Buddhist records of the Western World

Kuśigrāmaka (कुशिग्रामक) or Kuśinagara is the name of an ancient city mentioned by Xuanzang (or, Hiuen Tsiang) in his “records of the Western world”.—The capital of this country is in ruins, and its towns and villages waste and desolate... To the north-west of the city 3 or 4 li, crossing the Ajitavatī (O-shi-to-fa-ti) river, on the western bank, not far, we come to a grove of śāla trees... There is (here) a great brick vihāra, in which is a figure of the Nirvāṇa of Tathāgata... By the side of the vihāra, and not far from it, is a stūpa. This denotes the place where Bodhisattva, when practising a religious life, was born as the king of a flock of pheasants (kapiñjala), and caused a fire to be put out... By the side of this, not far off, is a stūpa. On this spot Bodhisattva, when practising a religious life, being at that time a deer, saved (or, rescued) living creatures.

Note: Kuśigrāmaka is another name for Kuśinagara (also Kuśanagara, Kuśigrāmaka or Kuśinārā), which has been identified with the present village of Kasia, 35 miles to the east of Gorakhpur.

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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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Sanskrit dictionary

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Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Edgerton Buddhist Hybrid Sanskrit Dictionary

Kuśigrāmaka (कुशिग्रामक).—(? text with 1 ms.; vv.ll. Kuśila-grā°, Kuśala°), nt., = Kuṣṭha-grāmaka, q.v.: Divyāvadāna 208.14. (Not = next.)

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Kuśigrāmaka (कुशिग्रामक):—[=kuśi-grāmaka] [from kuśi > kuśa] m. Name of a village of the Mallas, [Buddhist literature]

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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 (even English!). 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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