Ganapatideva, Gaṇapatideva, Ganapati-deva: 2 definitions


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Source: Shodhganga: Kakati Ganapatideva and his times

Gaṇapatideva (गणपतिदेव) mahārāja (r. 1199-1262 A.D.) was the greatest of the Kākatīya dynasty who rose to prominence in the confused political condition of Āndhra during the eleventh and twelth centuries. The history of Āndhra during this period was characterised by the fearful conflicts between the Rāṣṭrakūṭas and the Veṅgī Cālukyas and later between the Cālukyas of Kalyāṇa and the Colas of Tanjore for hegemonic control over the rich and prosperous east coast.

Gaṇapatideva, the third independent king in the dynasty had a long regnal period of 63 years (A.D. 1199-1262) and it witnessed the political unification of Āndhra which led to alround economic development and remarkable cultural achievements.

Source: OpenEdition books: Vividhatīrthakalpaḥ (History)

Gaṇapatideva (गणपतिदेव) (ca. 1199-1261) is one of the eight kings of the Kākatīya dynasty inhabited the village of Kaṃkati, as mentioned in the Vividhatīrthakalpa by Jinaprabhasūri (13th century A.D.): an ancient text devoted to various Jaina holy places (tīrthas).—cf. Eight kings of the Kākatīya dynasty inhabited the village of Kaṃkati: Mādhavarāja, Puraṃṭirittamarāja, Piṇḍikuṇḍimarāja, Prollarāja, Rudradeva, Gaṇapatideva, Rudramahādevī and Pratāparudra. Only the duration of Rudramahādevī's reign is specified: thirty-five years.

Note: On the Kākatīya kings, see Yazdani 1960 p. 575-665. [...]

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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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