Desileya; 1 Definition(s)


Desileya 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

Desileya (fl. 1191 A.D.) is the name of a person mentioned in the “Kolhapur stone inscription of Bhoja II”. Accordingly, “... and to the south of the vṛtti-field and the karañja-field belonging to Desileya and Cheṇḍikeya”.

This stone inscription (mentioning Desileya) was found built into the house of Annacarya Panditrao in the enclosure of the temple of Mahālakṣmī at Kolhāpur. It records certain grants made by the king and by a private individual to certain Brāhmaṇas evidently residing at Kolhāpur. It is dated on the Uttarāyaṇa Saṅkrānti on Tuesday, the twelfth tithi of the dark fortnight of the month Puṣya (i.e. Pauṣa) in the expired Śaka year 1112, when the cyclic years was Sādhāraṇa.

Source: What is India: Inscriptions of the Śilāhāras
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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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