Acalavarman, Acala-varman: 1 definition

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Acalavarman means something in the history of ancient India. If you want to know the exact meaning, history, etymology or English translation of this term then check out the descriptions on this page. Add your comment or reference to a book if you want to contribute to this summary article.

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Source: Epigraphia Indica Vol. 1: The Praśasti of Lakkhā Maṇḍal

Acalavarman (अचलवर्मन्), or Achalavarman, is the name of a king belonging to the line of Yadu (the yādavas), according to the Praśasti (eulogy or panegyric) of the temple of Lakkhā Maṇḍal at Maḍhā in the Jaunsār Bāwar district on the Upper Jamnā. Accordingly, the yādava kings of the lunar race (candravaṃśa) had ruled over the Siṅghapura country “since the beginning of the Yuga”.

The father of Acalavarman was named Yajñavarman, while his son was named Divākaravarman. Accordingly, “His son was the illustrious royal sage called Achalavarman, who was constant in (following) the holy practices of the Kṛtayuga, because (his) virtues, firmness, and so forth, (were) the same (as those prevailing in the golden age); who bore the second name Samaraghaṅghala, suitable (for him) on account of its meaning, (because he was) terrible in battle and his chest had been marked in countless fights by the points of elephants’ tusks. His son was the illustrious lord of kings, Divākaravarman, whose sun-likenature (divākaratā) was shown by a characteristic (of his), the humbling of bis enemies’ fiery courage (paratejobhibhava), just as the sun causes to pale all other lights (paratejobhibhava)”.

The Praśasti (600-800 AD) was composed by Bhaṭṭa Vasudeva and incised in the stone by the mason Īśvaraṇāga. It records the dedication of a temple of Śiva by a princess, Īśvarā, who belonged to the royal race of Siṅghapura, for the spiritual welfare of her deceased husband. The latter, called Śrī-Candragupta, was the son of a king of Jālandhara. The greater part of the inscription is taken up by an account of the ancestors.

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The history of India traces the identification of countries, villages, towns and other regions of India, as well as royal dynasties, rulers, tribes, local festivities and traditions and regional languages. Ancient India enjoyed religious freedom and encourages the path of Dharma, a concept common to Buddhism, Hinduism, and Jainism.

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