Guvala, Gūvala: 1 definition

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Guvala 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) Gūvala I 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) Gūvala II or Gūvaladeva II is the son of Mārasiṃha: a king from the Śilāhāra dynasty mentioned in the “Tālale plates of Gaṇḍarāditya ”. Accordingly, “Mārasiṃha’s elder son was the best of kings, Gūvaladeva (II) by name, a pre-eminent warrior of the world, who was embraced by the creeper-like arms of the wives of warriors and who was fond of glory”.

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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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