Dhanyaghata, Dhanya-ghata: 1 definition



Dhanyaghata 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: South Indian Inscriptions vol1: Tamil and Sanskrit inscriptions

Dhanyaghata (=Dhanyaghataka) is an old name for Amaravati.—Dhanyaghata or Dhanyagataka is evidently identical with Dhanyakata or Dhanyakataka, “corn-town” the well-known old name of Amaravati.  The use of gha instead of ka can perhaps be explained by the Tamil habit of softening a single consonant between two words.’

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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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