Chittukka: 1 definition

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Chittukka 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: What is India: Inscriptions of the Śilāhāras

Chittukka is the name of an asura (demon) mentioned in the “Vaḍavalī grant of Aparāditya I”. Accordingly, “There was a demon, the destroyer Chittukka, who (was born) to devastate the world. All the feudatories gathered round him. When the wealth of religious merit was destroyed, the elders perished, refugees were harassed, all townsmen and their servants were ruined, and all prosperity of the kingdom came to an end”.

These copper plates (mentioning Chittukka) were in the possession of a blacksmith at Vaḍavalī near Ṭhāṇā. Its object is to record the grant, by Aparāditya, of the village Vaḍavalī in the Karakūṭa-viṣaya and also of a field in the village Mora in the Vareṭikā-viṣaya. It is dated on the fifteenth tithi of the bright fortnight of Kārttika in the Śaka year 1049, the cyclic year being Plavaṅga.

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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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