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Kosala

(kō`sələ), ancient Indian kingdom, corresponding roughly in area with the region of OudhOudh
, historic region of N central India, now part of the state of Uttar Pradesh. Its early history centers around the ancient kingdom of Kosala, which had Ayodhya (formerly Oudh) as its capital. The region passed under Gupta rule in the 4th cent. A.D.
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. Its capital was AyodhyaAyodhya
or Ajodhya
, former town, Uttar Pradesh state, N India, on the Ghaghara River. It is a joint municipality with Faizabad. Ayodhya was the capital of the kingdom of Kosala (7th cent. B.C.).
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. It was a powerful state in the 6th cent. B.C. but was weakened by a series of wars with the neighboring kingdom of MagadhaMagadha
, ancient Indian kingdom, situated within the area of the modern states of Bihar and Jharkhand. Its capital was Pataliputra (now Patna). The kingdom rose to prominence in the mid-7th cent. B.C. and rapidly extended its frontiers, especially under the rule of Bimbisara (c.
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 and finally (4th cent. B.C.) absorbed by it. Kosala was the setting of much Sanskrit epic literature including the RamayanaRamayana
[story of Rama], classical Sanskrit epic of India, probably composed in the 3d cent. B.C. Based on numerous legends, it is traditionally the work of Valmiki, one of the minor characters.
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. Buddha and Mahavira, founder of JainismJainism
[i.e., the religion of Jina], religious system of India practiced by about 5,000,000 persons. Jainism, Ajivika, and Buddhism arose in the 6th cent. B.C. as protests against the overdeveloped ritualism of Hinduism, particularly its sacrificial cults, and the authority of
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, taught in the kingdom.

Kosala

 

a state and historic region in ancient India, located north of the middle course of the Ganges River (corresponding to the later region of Oudh). It apparently arose in the seventh to the early sixth century B.C. At the end of the sixth century a number of neighboring regions, particularly Kasi, came under Kosala’s dominion. In the fifth century B.C., under King Prasenajit, Kosaia was forced after a long struggle to accept vassalage to the king of Magadha, Ajatasatru. Later, the sources cease to mention Kosaia as a political entity.

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87) Similarly, King Mahasivagupta Balarjuna of South Kosala discontinued his mother's adherence to Vaisnavism, in favour of Saivism and Buddhism, thereby aligning himself with the liberal policy of the rising Pala king Dharmapala, his powerful neighbour in the eighth century.
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Vrijji (North Eastern Uttar Pradesh), Malala, (Northern West Bengal and Western Assam) Koru (Haryana and Delhi), Panchal (Uttara hand and Western Uttar Pradesh), Kamba (Northern Baluchistan and North West Frontier Province of Pakistan), Of all these, Avanti, Kosala, Gandhar, Vatsa and Magadha were the biggest and their role was very important all the forth comings.
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Navy spokesman Kosala Warnakulasuriya said that 41 Indians were arrested off the northern Thalaimannar seas with seven boats overnight while another 32 Indians were arrested with eight boats off the Delft Islands in the north, Xinhua reported.
The Buddha once visited a small town called Kesaputta in the kingdom of Kosala.
Navy spokesman Commander Kosala Warnakulasuriya said the fishermen were arrested Monday night in the island's northern seas and were handed over to fisheries officials who will initiate legal action against them.
AIR quoting Srilankan Navy Spokesman Kosala Warnakulasurya reported that the 25 Indian fishermen were arrested and six of their boats were seized near Delft Island.
Perhaps it was these very events that caused the Buddha to reflect during a sojourn in Kosala on a question very close to the one we are discussing now.