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Gwalior 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.
India history and geographySource: What is India: Annual Report on Indian Epigraphy (1945-1952)
Gwalior is an archaeologically important site situated in Gird district (Madhya Bharat), known for inscriptions regarding the ancient history of India. For example, at Gwalior there is a Greek inscription at the archaeological Museum belonging to king Eucratides of the Indo-Greek dynasty.
Another coin bearing Sanskrit inscriptions from the fifth century belongs to king Kumāragupta I of the Gupta dynasty and yet another belongs to king Vṛṣabha of the Nāga (or Padmāvatī dynastyy). Another inscription belongs to king Gopāla of the Yajvapāla dynasty and is dated V. S. 1339. Another fragmentary Sanskrit inscription, belonging to king Kakkuka of the Kacchapaghāta dynasty, records the excavation of a step-well by the king who was the son of Juhila. It is dated V. S. 1038.Source: Knowledge Traditions & Practices of India: Architecture (2): Medieval & Colonial Architecture
Gwalior is the name of a Fort (durga) constructed by the Rajputs: creative builders who erected some of the most illustrious and impressive forts and palaces throughout northern India.—Gwalior is bounded by solid walls of sandstone, is sprawled over a hilltop measuring over 2 km in length. The fort complex includes temples, palaces and a number of water tanks. Moreover, the southern path is bounded by intricately carved rock-cut temples of Jain Tīrthāṅkaras. The Teli-ka-Mandir temple follows the Drāviḍa style of architecture, as does the 9th century Caturbhuj Mandir which is an example of a Vaiṣṇavite shrine. The Man Singh palace is a prominent early 16th-century palace built by Raja Man Singh Tomar.
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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Matangalila and Hastyayurveda (study) (by Chandrima Das)
Vastu-shastra (5): Temple Architecture (by D. N. Shukla)
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