Gonkala, Goṅkala: 1 definition


Gonkala 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

1) Goṅkala is the son of Jatiga II: a king from the Śilāhāra dynasty mentioned in the “Tālale plates of Gaṇḍarāditya ”. Accordingly, “The sons of Jatiga II were named Goṅkala and Gūvala (I), who were thunderbolts to the chief mountains that were their foes. That Goṅkala’s son was the illustrious king Mārasiṃha, a lion to the elephants in the form of his enemies, a serpent to the hostile army, the Director on the field of battle, who was far-famed and was a veritable Parijata to learned men”.

2) Goṅkala or Goṅkalla, son of Jatiga II is also mentioned in the “Kolhāpur plates of Gaṇḍarāditya”. Accordingly, “To him was born the eldest son, the illustrious Goṅkalla, the foremost (lit. the forehead-mark) of the kings on the earth. Thereafter, there was his brother Gūhaleśa (I); his younger brother was Kīrtirāja; thereafter, Candrāditya made his kingdom free from all troublesome persons”.

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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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