Mahakosala, aka: Mahākosala; 2 Definition(s)

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Mahakosala means something in Buddhism, Pali, 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.

In Buddhism

Theravada (major branch of Buddhism)

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King of Kosala. He was the father of Pasenadi, and his daughter, Kosaladevi, was given in marriage to Bimbisara, who received a village in Kasi for her bath money (J.ii.237, 403; iv.342; SA.i.120, etc.).

Aggidatta was the purohita of Mahakosala. DhA.iii.241.

Source: Pali Kanon: Pali Proper Names
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Theravāda is a major branch of Buddhism having the the Pali canon (tipitaka) as their canonical literature, which includes the vinaya-pitaka (monastic rules), the sutta-pitaka (Buddhist sermons) and the abhidhamma-pitaka (philosophy and psychology).

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India history and geogprahy

Mahākosala (महाकोसल) is the same as Kosala.—Mahākosala forms the largest unit among the three component parts of the State of Madhya Pradesh. The recent excavation at Eraṇ has thrown a flood of new light on the early history of eastern Malwa and Mahākosala between the period 1900 B.C. and A.D. 600. Kosala is a place-name without suffix and is mentioned in the Gupta inscription No. 1. The Gupta empire (r. 3rd-century CE), founded by Śrī Gupta, covered much of ancient India and embraced the Dharmic religions such as Hinduism, Buddhism and Jainism.

During the Gupta period several Brahmanical temples were built in this region. In the early medieval period i. e. from A.D. 600 to 1200, the Candellas and Kalacuris were the two chief ruling dynasties in the Mahākosala area.

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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Koshala
Kosala is one of the sixteen Mahājanapadas of the Majjhimadesa (Middle Country) of ancient Indi...
Kashi
Kāśi (काशि).—(see also kāśi-sūkṣma), in meaning 1 also kāśī (f.? in meaning 1 = kāśika or °kā 1...
Ajatasatru
Ajātaśatru (अजातशत्रु).—a. [na jātaḥ śatruḥ asya; jātasya jantumātrasya na śatruḥ] having no en...
Kasigama
Probably the actual name of the village in Kasi which was given by Mahakosala to his daughter...
Aggidatta
1. Aggidatta - Chaplain to the King of Kosala, first to Mahakosala, and then to his son Pasen...
Aranemi
1. Aranemi - A brahmin teacher of a past age, given in a list of six teachers, who were puroh...

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