Gandaradeva, Gaṇḍaradeva: 1 definition


Gandaradeva 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

Gaṇḍaradeva is the name of a king mentioned in the “Tālale plates of Gaṇḍarāditya ”. Accordingly, “That Gaṇḍaradeva, the lord of the maṇḍala, is shining on the earth—being surprised by the marvellous and fierce stroke of whose sword, king Daṇḍabrahman, the lord of the Kuṇḍi country, went to the abode of gods (i.e. died), leaving here his extremely lovely kingdom and matchless fortune acquired by his arm”.

These copper plates (mentioning Gaṇḍaradeva) were discovered by Ramchandrarao Appaji while he was digging in a field at Tālale in the Kolhāpur District. It is dated Tuesday, the tenth tithi of the bright fortnight of Māgha in the expired year 1032 (Śaka), the cyclic year being Virodhin. It records the grants made by Gaṇḍarāditya.

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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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