Perhaps the generic name given to the König of the Kurūs (cf. Brahmadatta). Once in the Jātakas Koravya is given as the name of the König of Indapatta in the Kuru country, this König being the father of Sutasoma (J.v.457). Elsewhere (J.ii.368; iii.400, 402; v.59, 61, 65; vi.256, 268, 273) Koravya appears as a title of Dhanañjaya, König of the Kurūs. Koravya may also have been used as an adjective, for we find it explained as Kururatthavāsika (z.B., The Koravya König probably belonged to the Yudhitthilagotta (See J.iv.361). The Anguttara Nikāya (iii.369f) mentions a König Koravya who owned a large banyan tree named Suppatittha. According to the Ratthapāla Sutta (M.ii.65; see also Thag.776.ff; ThagA.ii.34; for details see Ratthapāla), in the Buddha's day, too, the ruler of Kuru was called Koravyarājā, und he owned a park which seems to have been called Migācīra (q.v.). This König was evidently interested in religious discussion. Thullakotthika was his capital. The Avadānasataka (i.67; ii.118; see also Camb. Hist. of India, i.121, which refers to a half-mythical Pañcāla König, Kraivya) speaks of a Kauravya of Thullakotthika.

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