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Devalanayaka, aka: Devalanāyaka; 1 Definition(s)

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Devalanayaka 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

Devalanāyaka (fl. 1137 A.D.) is the name of a person mentioned in the “Rānjalī stone inscription of Haripāladeva”. Accordingly, “... an orchard at Rānjalī in the western part of the seashore, which is situated in Śūrpāraka-Two Thousand, has been granted by a royal charter with the approval of all people headed by the illustrious Devalanāyaka”.

This stone inscription (mentioning Devalanāyaka) was discovered several years ago in a field near the Nālā-Sopārā station of the Western Railway. It records the donation, by a royal charter, of an orchard in the village Rānjalī situated to the west of the seashore. It is dated earlier in the Śaka year 1059, the cyclic year being Piṅgala.

Source: What is India: Inscriptions of the Śilāhāras
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The history and geography of India includes names of areas, cities, countries and other regions of India, as well as historical dynasties, rulers, tribes and various local traditions, languages and festivals. Ancient India enjoyed religious freedom but primarely encourages the path of Dharma, incorporated into religions such as Buddhism, Hinduism, and Jainism.

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