Andhradesha, Andhra-desha, Andhradeśa, Āndhradeśa: 2 definitions
Andhradesha means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, 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.
The Sanskrit terms Andhradeśa and Āndhradeśa can be transliterated into English as Andhradesa or Andhradesha, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).
Jyotisha (astronomy and astrology)
Āndhradeśa (आन्ध्रदेश) refers to the “country of Āndhra”, according to the Bṛhatsaṃhitā (chapter 17), an encyclopedic Sanskrit work written by Varāhamihira mainly focusing on the science of ancient Indian astronomy astronomy (Jyotiṣa).—Accordingly, “If Saturn should suffer defeat in his conjunction with Venus, the price of food grains will rise and snakes and birds will suffer. If he should so suffer in his conjunction with Mars, the people of Taṅgaṇa, of Āndhra [i.e., Āndhradeśa], of Orissa, of Benares and of Bāhlīka will suffer”.
Jyotisha (ज्योतिष, jyotiṣa or jyotish) refers to ‘astronomy’ or “Vedic astrology” and represents the fifth of the six Vedangas (additional sciences to be studied along with the Vedas). Jyotisha concerns itself with the study and prediction of the movements of celestial bodies, in order to calculate the auspicious time for rituals and ceremonies.
India history and geography
Andhradeśa (अन्ध्रदेश) is the name of a locality situated in Dakkhiṇāpatha (Deccan) or “southern district” of ancient India, as recorded in the Pāli Buddhist texts (detailing the geography of ancient India as it was known in to Early Buddhism).—The people of Andhradeśa, i.e., the Andhras, are also referred to in the Rock Edicts V and XIII of Asoka as a vassal tribe. Andhradeśa is the country between the Godāvarī and the Kṛṇā including the district of Kṛṣṇā.
The capital of the Andhradeśa seems to have been Dhanakataka which was visited by Yuan Chwang. But the earliest Andhra capital (Andhapura) was situated on the Telavāha river, identical probably with modern Tel or Telingiri both flowing near the confines of the Madras Presidency and the Central Provinces.
The history of India traces the identification of countries, villages, towns and other regions of India, as well as mythology, zoology, 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.
See also (Relevant definitions)
Partial matches: Desha, Andhra.
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The Immortal Song < [December 1943]
Physician and Philanthropist (A Sketch of the Late Dr. K. Ahobila Rao) < [September-October 1931]
Buddhist Vestiges of Andhradesa < [July – September, 1994]
Mahayana Buddhism and Early Advaita Vedanta (Study) (by Asokan N.)
Amaravati Art in the Context of Andhra Archaeology (by Sreyashi Ray chowdhuri)
Amarāvatī as the Centre of Buddhism < [Chapter 4 - Survival of Amarāvatī in the Context of Andhra Art]
Chapter 1 - Scope, Sources and Methodology
The history of Andhra country (1000 AD - 1500 AD) (by Yashoda Devi)
Introduction (Chalukya Dynasty) < [Chapter XI - The Chalukyas]
Part 1 - The Pallavas of Guntur (A.D. 1100-1300) < [Chapter XII - The Pallavas]
Preceptors of Advaita (by T. M. P. Mahadevan)
(iii) Tāṇḍavarāya < [56. Some Authors of Works in Regional Languages]
Maha Prajnaparamita Sastra (by Gelongma Karma Migme Chödrön)
IV. How do we know that the Buddha is fearless? < [Part 1 - The four fearlessnesses of the Buddha according to the Abhidharma]
Appendix 4 - Buddha’s subjugation of the elephant Nālāgiri (or Dhanapāla) < [Chapter XLII - The Great Loving-kindness and the Great Compassion of the Buddhas]