Gauhati: 1 definition


Gauhati 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: Annual Report on Indian Epigraphy (1945-1952)

Gauhati is an archaeologically important site situated in Kamrup district (Assam), known for inscriptions regarding the ancient history of India. For example, at Gauhati there is a slab near the Ugra-Tārā temple which records the re-excavation of a tank at Prāgjyotishapura by the Dihiṅgīya Bṛihat-Phukkana who was a servant of the queen Phulleśvarīdevī. The king is represented as a descendant of Indra.

This inscription belongs to king Svarganārāyaṇa Śivasiṃha of the Ahom dynasty. It is dated Śaka 1650.

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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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