Kuttuvan, Kuṭṭuvaṉ, Kuṭṭuvan: 1 definition


Kuttuvan means something in 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.

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Source: academia.edu: Minor Chiefs and "Hero" in Ancient Tamilakam

Kuṭṭuvaṉ is a name related to the historical geography and rulers of ancient Tamil Nadu, occuring in Sangam literature such as the Akanāṉūṟu and the Puṟanāṉūṟu.—Notes: ‘Kuṭṭuvaṉ’ and ‘Kuṭanāṭu (“western country”, cf. Kēraḷaputra in Aśoka’s Edicts), 212 notes ‘pauvam nīṅka ōṭṭiya’ (cf. Patiṟṟuppattu 5 pauvam/kaṭal “ocean”), 270, 290 notes tolkuṭi “primeval family” and the port, Toṇṭi, 376 notes [Āṭṭaṉ]-Atti), cf. Ceṅkuṭṭuvaṉ, the Cēralātaṉ, the hero of the Cilppatikāram in the ‘Vañcikkāṇṭam’, he defeated the Ārya kings and brought a stone from the Himālayas to sculpt a statue for the Pattiṉik-kaṭavuḷ “Goddess of Chastity” (Rajarajan 2016: 52). “King of the western land”, kuṭa or kuṭakku “west”, Kuṭavaṉ, Kuṭavar is “they of the west” (VIS 246).

Note: The Patiṟṟuppattu talks of two Kuṭṭuvaṉs, Palyāṉiccelkeḻu-Kuṭṭuvaṉ (Poem 3) and Kaṭal-piṟakkōṭṭiya-Kuṭṭuvaṉ (Poem 5).

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The history of India traces the identification of countries, villages, towns and other regions of India, as well as mythology, zoology, 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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