Govindaraja, Govindarāja: 7 definitions

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Source: What is India: Inscriptions of the Śilāhāras

Govindarāja (II) (अमोघवर्ष) of the Rāṣṭrakūṭa line of kings, is mentioned in the Paṭṭaṇakuḍi plates of Avasara II.—“After Kṛṣṇarāja, flourished Govindarāja (II);  he was followed be Nirupama (Dhruva)”.

Govindarāja (IV) of the Rāṣṭrakūṭa line of kings is mentioned in the Paṭṭaṇakuḍi plates of Avasara II.—“After Indrarāja (III) came his son Amoghavarṣa (II), who had a very handsome form. He had a younger brother (named) Govindarāja (IV), who, like Vasanta (spring), was an abode of the sentiment of love, and, like Kṛṣṇa, was (always) surrounded by a multitude of excellent women”.

Gōvindarāja (IV) or Suvarṇavarṣa is also mentioned in the Janjirā plates (set I) of Aparājita.—“Then there sat on the throne the younger brother of Amōghavarṣa (II), the illustrious king Gōvindarāja (IV) (known as) Suvarṇavarṣa, who rescued royal fortune even as Hari (in his Boar incarnation) lifted the earth, and who, being of great might and having an invincible and well equipped army that delighted all good people, was Purushōttama (Viṣṇu) (himself), who bears the excellent Nandaka (sword) and the unfailing Sudarśaṇa discus. Then (there reigned) for a long period Amōghavarṣa (III), the uncle of Suvarṇavarṣa (Gold-rainer, i.e. Gōvinda IV), the younger brother of Nityavarṣa (i.e. Indra III), ridding (his) kingdom of troublesome people by his austerities and adventurous spirit”.

Source: What is India: Epigraphia Indica volume XXXI (1955-56)

Govindarāja is the name of a king who belonged to the Pratihāra dynasty. An inscription from Chanderi in the Guna District (in the former Gwalior State) of Madhya Bhārat (11th century A.D.)  mentions Nīlakaṇṭha who was followed in succession by Harirāja, Bhīmadeva, Raṇapāla, Vatsarāja, Svarṇapāla, Kīrttipāla, Abhayapāla, Govindarāja, Rājarāja, Vīrarāja and Jaitravarman.

Source: What is India: Epigraphia Indica volume 4 (1896-97)

Govindarāja I or simply Govinda I is the name of an ancient king from the Rāṣṭrakūṭa dynasty, as mentioned in the “Kaḍaba plates of Prabhūtavarṣa” (9th century A.D.). These copper-plates (mentioning Govindarāja) were found at Kaḍaba, situated in the Tumkūr district of the Mysore State. It records that the king Prabhūtavarṣa, (i.e. Govinda III.) presented the village of Jālamaṅgala to the Jaina muni Arkakīrti, on behalf of the temple of Jinendra at Śilāgrāma. It is dated to the 24th May A.D. 812.

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[«previous next»] — Govindaraja in Sanskrit glossary
Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Aufrecht Catalogus Catalogorum

1) Govindarāja (गोविन्दराज) as mentioned in Aufrecht’s Catalogus Catalogorum:—king, patron of Lakṣmīdhara (Kṛtyakalpataru). L. 1833. Bik. 406. Peters. 1, 109.

Govindarāja has the following synonyms: Govindacandradeva.

2) Govindarāja (गोविन्दराज):—on [dharma] Quoted by Śūlapāṇi Oxf. 283^a, by Puruṣottama Oxf. 274^a.

3) Govindarāja (गोविन्दराज):—Taittirīyopaniṣadbhāṣya. Oppert. 7989.

4) Govindarāja (गोविन्दराज):—Rājavaṃśakāvya. Rice. 240.

5) Govindarāja (गोविन्दराज):—Rāmāyaṇacampū. Oppert. 8214.

6) Govindarāja (गोविन्दराज):—Śṛngāratilaka (or Bhūṣaṇa) Rāmāyaṇaṭīkā. Saptaślokīvyākhyā. Oudh. 1877, 54.

7) Govindarāja (गोविन्दराज):—son of Bhaṭṭa Mādhava:
—[commentary] on Mānavadharmaśāstra. Mañjarī Yājñavalkyasmṛtiṭīkā. Quoted by Kullūka.

8) Govindarāja (गोविन्दराज):—son of Bhaṭṭa Mādhava, grandson of Nārāyaṇa. add: Smṛtimañjarī.

9) Govindarāja (गोविन्दराज):—Sahagamanavidhi.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary

1) Govindarāja (गोविन्दराज):—[=go-vinda-rāja] [from go-vinda > go] m. Name of a commentator on [Manu-smṛti] (mentioned by, [Manvarthamuktāvalī, kullūka bhaṭṭa’s Commentary on manu-smṛti on ix, 125; 136 and 141])

2) [v.s. ...] Name of a poet, [Śārṅgadhara-paddhati]

[Sanskrit to German] (Deutsch Wörterbuch)

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Böhtlingk and Roth Grosses Petersburger Wörterbuch

Govindarāja (गोविन्दराज):—(go + rāja) m. Nomen proprium eines Autors [Weber’s Verzeichniss No. 1403.]

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Sanskrit-Wörterbuch in kürzerer Fassung

Govindarāja (गोविन्दराज):—m. Nomen proprium eines Scholiasten des Manu [Kullūka] zu [Mānavadharmaśāstra. 9,125.136.141.]

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