Shuktisahvaya, Śuktisāhvaya: 1 definition

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Shuktisahvaya 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 Śuktisāhvaya can be transliterated into English as Suktisahvaya or Shuktisahvaya, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

India history and geogprahy

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Source: Ancient Buddhist Texts: Geography of Early Buddhism

Śuktisāhvaya (शुक्तिसाह्वय) or Śuktimati probably corresponds with Sotthivati (nagara), the ancient capital of Cedi: one of the sixteen Mahājanapadas of the Majjhimadesa (Middle Country) of ancient India, as recorded in the Pāli Buddhist texts (detailing the geography of ancient India as it was known in to Early Buddhism).—The ancient Cedi country lay near the Jumna and was contiguous to that of the Kurus. It corresponds roughly to modern Bundelkhand and the adjoining region. We are told by the Cetiya Jātaka (No. 422) that the capital city of the Cedi country was Sotthivati-nagara which is most probably identical with the city of Śuktimati or Śuktisāhvaya of the Mahābhārata. Other important towns of the Cedi kingdom include Sahajāti and Tripurī, the mediaeval capital of Tripurivishaya or Cedi.

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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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