Gavunda, Gāvuṇḍa, Gavumda: 4 definitions


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India history and geography

Source: Wikipedia: India History

Gāvuṇḍa (गावुण्ड, “landlord”).—The Hoysala administration supported itself through revenues from an agrarian economy. The kings gave grants of land as rewards for service to beneficiaries who then became landlords to tenants producing agricultural goods and forest products. Two types of landlords (gavunda) existed; gavunda of people (praja-gavunda) lower in status than the wealthy lord of gavundas (prabhu-gavunda). The highlands (malnad regions) with its temperate climate proved suitable for raising cattle and the planting of orchards and spices.

Source: What is India: Inscriptions of the Śilāhāras

Gāvuṇḍa refers to the “village headman” was a title used in the administration during the rule of the Śilāhāra dynasty (r. 765-1215 A.D.).—In the records of the Kolhāpur Śilāhāras nārgāvuṇḍas are mentioned in place of the viṣayapatis of other records. They were heads of districts. A gāvuṇḍa was a village headman. One record mentions more than one gāvuṇḍa. They may have either represented different villages grouped together, or officiated as headman of the village by rotation.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Indian Epigraphical Glossary

Gāvuṇḍa.—(HD), same as Grāmakūṭa, Gavuḍa, Gauḍa. Cf. Ep. Ind., Vol. XVI, p. 74; JBBRAS, Vol. X, p. 208. Note: gāvuṇḍa is defined in the “Indian epigraphical glossary” as it can be found on ancient inscriptions commonly written in Sanskrit, Prakrit or Dravidian languages.

See also (synonyms): Gavuṇḍu.

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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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Kannada-English dictionary

Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Gavuṃḍa (ಗವುಂಡ):—[noun] = ಗವುಡ [gavuda]1.

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Gāvuṃḍa (ಗಾವುಂಡ):—[noun] the chief of a village.

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Kannada is a Dravidian language (as opposed to the Indo-European language family) mainly spoken in the southwestern region of India.

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