Bengal; 1 Definition(s)
Bengal 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 geogprahy
Bengal.—The Indian education system had such resilience that it continued to function till the pre-colonial age. British administrators documented the wide network of schools and institutions of higher learning in various parts of India. These records reveal that in Bengal and Bihar alone, indigenous village schools numbered between 100,000 to 150,000.Source: Knowledge Traditions & Practices of India: Education: Systems & Practices (history)
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.
Search found 260 related definition(s) that might help you understand this better. Below you will find the 15 most relevant articles:
Vaṅga (वङ्ग) is the name of a locality situated in Prācya or “eastern district” of ancient Indi...
Gauḍa (गौड).—m. (-ḍaḥ) The district of Gaur, the central part of Bengal, extending from Banga t...
Sāṇa (‘imperfect’) is a rare word. According to the Commentary of the Saṃyutta, it means, etymo...
Gaṅgā (गङ्गा) is the name of a river (nadī) and mentioned as one of the seven holy Gaṅgas (sapt...
Aṅga (अङ्ग).—(1) member, part (as in Sanskrit and Pali, where it is recorded as nt. only), m. ...
Godāvarī (गोदावरी) is the name of a river (also known as Godā or Godāvarī) and forms an importa...
Gopāla (गोपाल).—m. (-laḥ) 1. A King, a sovereign. 2. A cowherd. 3. A name of Krishna. E. go the...
Śaṅkara (शङ्कर).—mfn. (-raḥ-rā-raṃ) Auspicious, propitious, conferring happiness or good fortun...
1) Nakula (नकुल).—Birth. The fourth of the Pāṇḍavas. Mādrī, the second of the two wives of Pāṇḍ...
Pāla is the name of an ancient dynasty from Bengal where Shaivism thrived between the 10th and ...
Kṛṣṇa (कृष्ण).—mfn. (-ṣṇaḥ-ṣṇā-ṣṇaṃ) Black or dark blue. m. (-ṣṇaḥ) 1. Black, the colour, or da...
Kāmarūpa (कामरूप).—a. 1) taking any form at will; जानामि त्वां प्रकृतिपुरुषं कामरूपं मघोनः (jān...
1) Mahānadī (महानदी).—A river, celebrated in the Purāṇas and flowing through the region Utkala ...
Durgā (दुर्गा) refers to one of the manifestations of Pārvatī or Śakti.—While seeing the Śakti ...
Tripura (त्रिपुर).—n. of a locality: Māy 88 (app. not the same as Sanskrit Tripurī which occurs...
Search found 66 books and stories containing Bengal. You can also click to the full overview containing English textual excerpts. Below are direct links for the most relevant articles:
The history of Andhra country (1000 AD - 1500 AD) (by Yashoda Devi)
Part 15 - Choda II (A.D. 1350) < [Chapter II - The Haihayas]
Part 34 - Rajaraja I (A.D. 1200-1273) < [Chapter XI - The Chalukyas]
Part 6 - Arjuna II alias Virarjuna (A.D. 1356-1399) < [Chapter XIII - The Dynasties in South Kalinga]
Yoga Vasistha [English], Volume 1-4 (by Vihari-Lala Mitra)
Chapter LXXVI - The descent of ganga on earth < [Book VI - Nirvana prakarana part 1 (nirvana prakarana)]
Chapter LXXIII - End of the story of the vitala demon < [Book VI - Nirvana prakarana part 1 (nirvana prakarana)]
Indian Medicinal Plants (by Kanhoba Ranchoddas Kirtikar)
41. Anamirta cocculus, W. and A. < [Menispermaceae (moonseed family)]
Chaitanya's Life and Teachings (by Krishna-das Kaviraj)
Maha Prajnaparamita Sastra (by Gelongma Karma Migme Chödrön)
Appendix 1 - Pūrṇavardhana or Puṇḍravardhana (city and district of Bengal) < [Chapter V - Rājagṛha]
Appendix 1 - The story of the vaiśya Meṇḍaka < [Chapter XXVI - Exertion]
Part 3 - The Prajñāpāramitāstotra < [Chapter XXIX - The Virtue of Wisdom]
The Indian Buddhist Iconography (by Benoytosh Bhattachacharyya)