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

Bhūpendravarman is the name of an ancient king from the Gaṅga dynasty, as mentioned in to the “Kalahandi Plates of Anantavarman Vajrahasta” (877 A.D.). the name of Bhūpendravarman is found in a few other inscriptions, e.g., the Chidivalasa plates and Nāpitavāṭaka grant. Thus Bhūpendravarman appears to have had two sons, viz. Ananṭavarman Vajrahasta and Devendravarman. The latter, as the date of the Chidivalasa plates would show, was the younger brother and successor of Anantavarman Vajrahasta of the present charter.

From the Chidivalasa plates we learn that Bhūpendravarman was called also Mārasiṃha and his father’s name was Vajrin. In the opinion of Mr. Somasekhara Sarma, Bhūpendravarman was identical with Rājendravarman of the Mandasa plates of the Gaṅga year 342 as the names Rājendra and Bhūpendra are synonymous.

These copper plates (mentioning Bhūpendravarman) were originally found in a village called Chīpurupalli about sixteen miles to the east of Parlakimedi in the Ganjam District, Orissa. It records a grant of some land to a Brāhmaṇa called Nārāyaṇa Jaḍyālākṣetra (son of Nārāyaṇa).

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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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