Arikesarin; 2 Definition(s)

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Arikesarin was Shilahara ruler of north Konkan branch from 1015 CE – 1022 CE. Vajjada was succeeded by his younger brother Arikesarin alias Keshideva I. While yet a prince, he had taken part in the Paramara king Sindhuraja’s campaign in South Kosala (Chhattisgadh) and had also marched with an army to Saurashtra where he worshipped Someshvara (Somanatha) after his conquests.

Source: Wikipedia: India History

1) Arikesarin (अरिकेसरिन्) of the Śilāhāra line of kings is mentioned in the “Ṭhāṇā plates of Arikesarin”.—Accordingly, “Then there was born Vajjaḍadeva’s brother, king Arikesarin, who had the grace of the thunderbolt in destroying the principal mountains in the form of arrogant foes; who even when he was a boy, went with an army to Someśvara and having seen (that god), came back after offering him the whole worlds as directed by his father”.

2) Arikesarin is also mentioned in the “Tālale plates of Gaṇḍarāditya ”. Accordingly, “In the holy and illustrious family of Nikumba was born a man named Horima, who was fond of fame, who regarded religious merit as his wealth, who was well-known, and was the sun to the lotuses in the form of famous Jaina congregations. His son here was named Bīraṇa, and his younger brother was Arikesarin. That Bīraṇa’s son has become well-known by the name of Kundati”.

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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