Sāketa

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By Swami Harshananda

Sometimes transliterated as: Saketa, SAketa, Saaketa


Sāketa

Sāketa is another name for Ayodhyā, the capital of the country Kosala.

It is rather intriguing that this name for Ayodhyā is not found in the Rāmāyana of Vālmīki, though it has been mentioned in the Raghuvamśa (5.31) of Kālidāsa (200 B.C.). By the time of Gautama Buddha (6th century B. C.) it was considered one of the six great cities of Bharatavarṣa. In all the works of Buddhists, Jains, Greeks and of Patañjali (200 B. C.), Ayodhyā has always been referred to as Sāketa only.


References

  • The Concise Encyclopedia of Hinduism, Swami Harshananda, Ram Krishna Math, Bangalore

OLD CONTENT

By Swami Harshananda

Sāketa

Sāketa is another name for Ayodhyā, the capital of the country Kosala.

It is rather intriguing that this name for Ayodhyā is not found in the Rāmāyana of Vālmīki, though it has been mentioned in the Raghuvamśa (5.31) of Kālidāsa (200

B.C.). By the time of Gautama Buddha (6th century B. C.) it was considered one of the six great cities of Bharatavarṣa. In all the works of Buddhists, Jains, Greeks and of Patañjali (200 B. C.), Ayodhyā has always been referred to as Sāketa only.


References

  • The Concise Encyclopedia of Hinduism, Swami Harshananda, Ram Krishna Math, Bangalore

OLD CONTENT

Sāketa Sāketa is another name for Ayodhyā, the capital of the country Kosala. It is rather intriguing that this name for Ayodhyā is not found in the Rāmāyana of Vālmīki, though it has been mentioned in the Raghuvamśa (5.31) of Kālidāsa (200 B.C.). By the time of Gautama Buddha (6th century B. C.) it was considered one of the six great cities of Bharatavarṣa. In all the works of Buddhists, Jains, Greeks and of Patañjali (200 B. C.), Ayodhyā has always been referred to as Sāketa only.