Asanavira, Asanavīra: 1 definition
Asanavira 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.
India history and geogprahySource: What is India: Inscriptions of the Śilāhāras
Asanavīra (असनवीर) is the name of a village mentioned in the Paṭṭaṇakuḍi plates of Avasara II.—“The village of Asanavīra; which has on the east Dhārāvāhalā ; on the south, the river of the village Kāraparṇī, on the west, the sea ; (and) on the north, the river of the village Gavahaṇa”.
The village Asanavīra was granted by Raṭṭarāja to his learned preceptor Ātreya, who was a disciple of the Śaiva ascetic Ambhojaśambhu of the Karkaroṇī branch of the Mattamayūra clan. It was donated “on the full-moon tithi of Jyeṣṭha in the years nine hundred increased by thirty which have elapsed by the era of the Śaka king, the cyclic year being Kīlaka”.
The copper plates (mentioning Asanavīra) were found by a Brāhmaṇa of Khārepāṭan, a town in the Devagaḍ tālukā of the Ratnāgiri District. The inscription refers itself to the reign of the Śilāra king, Māṇḍalika Raṭṭarāja. As his predecessors were loyal feudatories of the Rāṣṭrakūṭas, it gives first the genealogy of that family from Dantidurga to Kakkala. The inscription is dated, in lines 41-42, on the full-moon tithi of Jyeṣṭha in the śaka year 930, the cyclic year being Kīlaka.
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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