Gayakwad: 1 definition


Gayakwad 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: Shodhganga: A translation of Jhaverchand Meghanis non translated folk tales

Gayakwad [Gayakwaad] refers to “The savior of Cows who sent them inside the fort by opening it. Nandajee of Vadodra was the chief of one fort; once butchers were taking away cows they passed by the fort. At that time moved by feelings of compassion, he sent cows inside the forte. As he saved cows by sending them inside the gate, he came to be known as Gayakwaad”.—It is defined in the glossary attached to the study dealing with Gujarat Folk tales composed by Gujarati poet Jhaverchand Meghani (1896-1947)

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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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