Anahilapura, aka: Aṇahilapura, Anahila-pura; 2 Definition(s)

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Aṇahilapura is the name of an ancient city, as mentioned in the “Ghūmlī plates of Bāṣkaladeva” (989 A. D.). Aṇahilapura was the capital of the Chaulukya and Vāghela kings of Gujarat and is now called Pāṭan lying near Kaḍī in north Gujarat.

This inscribed copper plate (mentioning Aṇahilapura) was found in the course of digging operations at Ghūmlī in the former Navanagar State. The date corresponds to the 22nd April, 989 A.D. and it records the grant of a village made by Rāṇaka Bāṣkaladeva surnamed Kuṃkumalola, for the merit of his parents, in favour of a Brāhmaṇa.

Source: What is India: Epigraphia Indica volume XXXI (1955-56)

Aṇahilapura (अणहिलपुर) is the historical name for Pattana: situated in Mahesāna District.—Pattana remained a great centre of Jainism from the eighth century to the late medieval period.

Source: Jainworld: Jain History (h)
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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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