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Kusheshaya (कुशेशय) was a mountain of Kushadvipa mentioned in Vishnupurana 2,4,41. Rajatarangini[1] mentions about the Kings who ruled Kashmira which includes King Kusheshaya son of Lava.



Kusheshaya (कुशेशय) (AS, p.217)


Rajatarangini[2] mentions about the Kings who ruled Kashmira..... It was during the reign of (Gonanda II) that the great battle of Kuru-Pandava was fought, but he was then an infant, and was not therefore asked to help either of the parties.

Lost Kings: After this, the names of thirty-five kings are lost in the sea of oblivion, as their history has not been written because of their irreligiousness.

Lava: The next king whose name is mentioned was Lava, a renowned prince. He had a vast and powerful army under him, and probably carried on many wars with his neighbours. It is said of him that the noise of his army made his people sleepless, but lulled his enemies to long sleep (death). He built the town of Lolora which, it is said, contained no less than eighty-four lacs of stone-built houses. Nothing more is said of him than that he bestowed the village of Lovara in Ledari on Brahmanas before his death.

He was succeeded by his son Kusheshaya, who was a powerful prince. He bestowed the village of Kuruhara on Brahmanas.

His son Khagendra, who succeeded him, was a valorous and patient king. He destroyed many of the Nagas, who were his enemies. He founded the villages of Khagikhuna and Musa.

In Mahabharata

Kusheshaya (कुशेशय) in Mahabharata (III.130.15), (XIII.26.10),

Vana Parva, Mahabharata/Book III Chapter 130 mentions Kusheshaya (कुशेशय) in Mahabharata (III.130.15). [3]....Yonder is the lake Kushava, where grown the lotuses called Kusheshaya, and here also is the sacred hermitage of Rukmini, where she attained peace, after conquering that evil passion, anger.

Anusasana Parva/Book XIII Chapter 26 mentions the sacred waters on the earth. Kusheshaya (कुशेशय) is mentioned in Mahabharata (XIII.26.10).[4]....By plunging in the waters of Hiranyavindu with a concentrated mind and reverencing that sacred stream, and bathing next at Kusesaya and Devendra, one becomes cleansed of all one's sins.


विजयेन्द्र कुमार माथुर[5] ने लेख किया है ...कुशेशय (AS, p.217) विष्णु पुराण 2,4,41 में उल्लिखित कुशद्वीप का एक वर्षपर्वत --'विद्रुमो हेमशैलश्च द्युतिमान् पुष्पवांस्तथा, कुशेशयो हरिश्चैव सप्तमो मंदराचल:'

External links


  1. Rajatarangini of Kalhana:Kings of Kashmira/Book I,p.7
  2. Rajatarangini of Kalhana:Kings of Kashmira/Book I,p.7
  3. हरदश च कुशवान एष यत्र पद्मं कुशे शयम, आश्रमश चैव रुक्मिण्या यत्राशाम्यद अकॊपना (III.130.15)
  4. 10 हिरण्यबिन्दुं विक्षॊभ्य परयतश चाभिवाद्य तम, कुशे शयं च देवत्वं पूयते तस्य किल्बिषम (XIII.26.10)
  5. Aitihasik Sthanavali by Vijayendra Kumar Mathur, p.217