Dhanama-shreshthin, Dhaṇāma-śreṣṭhin: 1 definition


Dhanama-shreshthin 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

Dhaṇāma-śreṣṭhin (fl. 1095 A.D.) is mentioned as a minister of king Ananatapāla (Anantadeva), according to the “Kharepāṭaṇ plates of Anantadeva I”. Accordingly, “... the ships of these two, viz. the mahāpradhāna, the illustrious Bhābhaṇa-śreṣṭhin, who is the son of the mahāpradhāna, the illustrious Durga-śreṣṭhin, of the prosperous Balipattana, and his brother, the mahāsāndhivigrahika, the illustrious Dhaṇāma-śreṣṭhin”.

These copper plates (mentioning Dhaṇāma) were in the possession of Mr. Ramachandra Sivram Desai of Khārepāṭaṇ in Ratnāgiri District, Mahārāṣṭra. It is dated on the first tithi of the bright fortnight of Māgha in the Śaka year 1016, the cyclic year being Bhāva.

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The history of India traces the identification of countries, villages, towns and other regions of India, as well as mythology, zoology, 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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