Cok.sa, Cauk.sa

somadeva vasudeva somadeva at LYCOS.COM
Mon Oct 15 14:42:42 EDT 2001


Dear list-members,

I am hoping someone might be able to explain the exact identity of the Cok.sas/Cauk.sas.

The existence of "aaryacok.sas" is attested already in  the copper-plate Grant of Bhulu.n.da III, year 50 (of Gupta era) in the list: paa"supataa aaryacok.saa.h devaprasaadakaa"s ca gandhaduupabalicarusatropayogaadi.suupayojamaanaas...

The  Abhinavabhaaratii  (GOS) vol.\ 2, 17.38 states that they are Ekaayanas of the Bhaagavata faith:  bhaagavatavi"se.saa ye ekaayana[aa] iti prasiddhaa.h, but   Bhagavadutpala ad B.rhatsa.mhitaa 86.43ab states that they are rogues: cok.saa du.s.taa iti prasiddhaa.h. Are these different groups of Cok.sas?


Somadeva Vasudeva
Wolfson College, Oxford


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