Gonka, Goṅka: 1 definition


Gonka 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

Goṅka son of Jatiga II, is the name of a king from the Śilāhāra dynasty, mentioned in the “Miraj plates of Mārasiṃha”. Accordingly, “There was the illustrious Goṅka, the best of kings, a liberal and valiant prince, who gave away all his possessions, who, with his sharp sword, overthrew the leader (gañjāmagra?) of the multitude of (his) foes, and ruled for all time over the annexed viṣayas of Karahāṭa and Kuṇḍi, and also Miriñjadeśa, and the extensive great country of Koṅkaṇadesa...”

These plates (mentioning Goṅka) were discovered at Miraj and deposited with the Bombay Branch of the Royal Asiatic Society. It records the grant by Mārasiṃha of the village Kuṇṭavāḍa, situated on the southern bank of the Kṛṣṇaverṇā. It was made on the occasion of the Uttarāyaṇa Saṅkrānti which occurred on Thursday, the seventh tithi of the bright fortnight of Pauṣa in the Saka year 980.

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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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