Poshapura, Poṣapura, Posha-pura: 1 definition


Poshapura 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.

The Sanskrit term Poṣapura can be transliterated into English as Posapura or Poshapura, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

India history and geography

Source: archive.org: Geography in Ancient Indian inscriptions

Poṣapura (पोषपुर).—The scions of Poṣa-pura are mentioned in Ara inscription of the year 41. The city is identical with modem Peshawar, now in Pakistan. At a distance of seventeen miles north-east of Peshawar lies the ancient ruins of Puṣkalāvatī, the ancient capital of Gandhāra country and which is represented now by a huge mound of great height at Charsadda. Hiuen-tsang in his accounts of travel refers to both the places, that is Peshawar and Puṣkalāvatī.

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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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