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Dhammiyara 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

1) Dhammiyara (धम्मियर) of the Śilāra (i.e., Śilāhāra) line of kings is mentioned in the Paṭṭaṇakuḍi plates of Avasara II.—“In that family (of Jīmūtaketu, followed by Jīmūtavāhana) there was the illustrious king Dhammiyara, who founded Balipattana, charming with the surging waves of the ocean... Then there was his son named Ammalla by name, who conquered his enemies”.

These copper plates (mentioning Dhammiyara) were obtained from Tonappa Parisa Upadhye, the priest of the Jain basti of Paṭṭaṇakudi, who claims that they have been preserved as heirloom in his family. The inscription refers itself to the reign of the Śilāra (i.e. Śilāhāra) king Avasara II, ruling from Balinagara. The inscription is dated in the expired Śaka year 910 (expressed in words), the cyclic year being Sarvadhārin, on Monday, the fifth tithi of the bright fortnight of Kārttika.

2) Dhammiyara (धम्मियर) of the Śilāra line of kings is mentioned in the Paṭṭaṇakuḍi plates of Avasara II.—“Saṇaphulla had a son, Dhammiyara by name, who was another Dharma incarnate. Valorous as he was, he, the fortunate one, founded the great fort of Balipattana. After him, there was king Aiyapa, who had the qualities of a conqueror, who was crowned with the water of the cocoanut trees growing near Candrapura”.

These copper plates (mentioning Dhammiyara) 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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