Aparaditya, aka: Aparāditya; 1 Definition(s)


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Aparāditya or Aparādityadeva (fl. 1137 A.D.) is the name of a prince from the Śīlāra dynasty mentioned in the “Vaḍavalī grant of Aparāditya I”. Accordingly, “the illustrious king, Aparājita by name, the son’s son of the illustrious Nāgārjuna, having conquered the world, became capable of protecting it”.

Aparāditya I (called Aparājita in lines 30 and 37) bears here the same titles as his predecessors do in their grants, including Rāyapitāmaha (Brahmā among kings).

These copper plates (mentioning Aparāditya) were in the possession of a blacksmith at Vaḍavalī near Ṭhāṇā. Its object is to record the grant, by Aparāditya, of the village Vaḍavalī in the Karakūṭa-viṣaya and also of a field in the village Mora in the Vareṭikā-viṣaya. It is dated on the fifteenth tithi of the bright fortnight of Kārttika in the Śaka year 1049, the cyclic year being Plavaṅga.

Source: What is India: Inscriptions of the Śilāhāras
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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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