Bezvada, Bezvāda, Bezawada: 4 definitions


Bezvada 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.

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Source: Google Books: South Indian Shrines: Illustrated

Bezwada, or the mythological Vijayavata, mentioned in inscriptions as Rajendra-Cholapuram, is a famous place of pilgrimage on the river Krishna, and dedicated to Siva in the local aspect of Mallesvara or Jayasena. The Sage Agastya is said to have been the greatest devotee of this deity, and an admirer of the deity’s several lilas (sports).

Source: Political History Of Ancient India

Bezvāda is possibly identical with Andhapura.—Prof. Bhandarkar points out that the Serivāṇija Jātaka places Andhapura, i.e., the pura or capital of the Andhras, on the river Telavāha which he identifies with the modern Tel or Telingiri (Ind. Ant., 1918, p. 71). But if “Seri” or Śrīrājya refers to the Gaṅga Kingdom of Mysore, Telavāha may have been another name of the Tuṅgabhadrā-Kṛṣṇa, and Andhapura identical with Bezvāda.

The Mayidavolu plates of the early Pallava king Siva-skanda-varman prove that the Andhra country (Andhrāpatha) embraced the Kṛṣṇa District and had its centre at Dhaññakaḍa or Bezvāda (Ep. Ind. VI. 88).

Source: South Indian Inscriptions vol. 1

Bezvāda is the name of a village village belonging to the present Zamīndārī of Nūzivīḍu, where was found a grant of Amma I (a copper-plate grant of the Eastern Chalukya Dynasty).—The original of the subjoined inscription belongs to the Government Central Museum, Madras. According to Mr. Sewell, it “was found at the close of the year 1871 buried in the ground in a field in the village of Ederu near Ākiripalle in the Kistna District 15 miles north-east of Bezvāda, a village belonging to the present Zamindari of Nūzivīḍu.The plates were presented to the Madras Museum by the then Zamīndār.” A rough transcript and paraphrase of the inscription were published by S. M. Naṭeśa Śāstrī.

Source: Wikipedia: India History

Bezawada is another name for Vijayawada.—In some legends, Vijayawada was referred to as “Rajendracholapura”. A tale behind its acquiring the name Bezawada is that Goddess Krishnaveni (River Krishna) requested Arjuna to make a passage for her to merge into the Bay of Bengal. Hence, Arjuna made a bejjam (hole) through the mountains and the place came to be known as Bejjamwada which later changed to Bezawada.

Vijayawada history reveals that Bezawada (Vijayawada) was ruled by King Madhava Varma (one of the kings of Vishnukundina dynasty). Chinese Buddhist scholar Xuanzang stayed few years in Bezawada (Vijayawada) in around 640 A.D. to copy and study the Abhidhamma Pitaka, the last of the three pitakas (Pali for baskets) constituting the Pali canon, the scriptures of Theravada Buddhism.

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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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