Devalakshmi, Devalakṣmī: 1 definition


Devalakshmi 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.

The Sanskrit term Devalakṣmī can be transliterated into English as Devalaksmi or Devalakshmi, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

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Source: What is India: Inscriptions of the Śilāhāras

Devalakṣmī (देवलक्ष्मी) refers to a village mentioned in the Paṭṭaṇakuḍi plates of Avasara II. Accordingly, “These three villages (eg., Devalakṣmī) are not to be interfered with by any royal officer, together with the right of adjudication of suits, which are not to be entered by cāṭas and bhaṭas and which, with the exception of previously made gifts to gods and Brāhmaṇas, are to be enjoyed by the learned teachers of religious students belonging to the Karkaroṇī branch of the holy Mattamayūra clan, and are to be preserved as long as the Moon and the Sun endure”.

These copper plates (mentioning Devalakṣmī) were found by a Brāhmaṇa of Khārepāṭan, a town in the Devagaḍ tālukā of the Ratnāgiri District. The inscription refers itself to the reign of the Śilāra king, Māṇḍalika Raṭṭarāja. As his predecessors were loyal feudatories of the Rāṣṭrakūṭas, it gives first the genealogy of that family from Dantidurga to Kakkala. The inscription is dated, in lines 41-42, on the full-moon tithi of Jyeṣṭha in the śaka year 930, the cyclic year being Kīlaka.

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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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