Brihat-tantrapati, Bṛhat-tantrapati: 1 definition



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Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Indian Epigraphical Glossary

Bṛhat-tantrapati.—(IE 8-3; EI 33), explained by a Kashmirian commentator as the Dharmādhikārin who was a judge also in charge of charities; cf. the Muslim official designation Şadruş- Şudūr, etc., explained as ‘the chief judge and grand almoner, or the custodian of the king's bequests and charities’ (Journ. As. Soc. Pak., Vol. IV, pp. 53-54). Note: bṛhat-tantrapati is defined in the “Indian epigraphical glossary” as it can be found on ancient inscriptions commonly written in Sanskrit, Prakrit or Dravidian languages.

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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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