Avighnakara, aka: Avighnākara; 1 Definition(s)

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Avighnākara (अविघ्नाकर) is mentioned in the Kanherī cave inscription of Kapardin II. Accordingly, “The Gōmin Avighnākara, a devout worshipper of the Sugata (i.e. Buddha), who has come to this very place from the country of Gauḍa, has made a perpetual endowment of one hundred drammas for the rooms for meditation and the clothing (of the monks) at this Mahārāja-Mahāvihāra on the famous Kṛṣṇagiri”.

This inscription (mentioning Avighnākara) is engraved on the architrave of the verandah of Cave X, the Darbār or Mahārāja’s Cave at Kānherī. The inscription refers itself to the reign of the (Rāṣṭrakūṭa) king Amōghavarṣa I. It is dated Wednesday, the second tithi of the dark fortnight of Āśvina in the expired śaka year 775, (expressed both in words and numerical figures), the cyclic year being Prajāpati.

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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