Asankitavarman, Asaṅkitavarman, Asankita-varman: 1 definition


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

Asaṅkitavarman is the name of a king from the Bhoja dynasty, as mentioned in to the “Kāpoli Plates of Aśaṅkitavarman” (6th century A.D.). The gift was made with the approval of Mahārāja Asaṅkitavarman of the Bhoja family by the chief Elakella of the Kaikeya lineage for the merit of both. King Aśaṅkitavarman is described as a great devote of Śiva. If this king is identical with his namesake of the Hiregutti inscription, he has to be regarded as tolerant towards Buddhism.

These plates (mentioning Asaṅkitavarman) were found buried in an iron box at Kāpoli in the Khanapur Taluk of the Belgaum District. It records the gift of the village of Vaṃśavāṭaka situated in the tract of Sollundūraka-seventy in Palāśikā-viṣaya to Nāgaśarman of the Hārīta-gotra

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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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