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Harasaur 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: Jainworld: Jain History (h)

Harasaur (हरसौर्) is situated between Pushkar and Degānā in the District of Nagaur, and its early name seems to be Harṣapura. Jainism prospered here under the Chauhāna rulers. Siddhasenasūri mentions this town in his Sakaltīrtha Stotra. Harṣapura-gaccha a branch of Śrī Pārśvanātha Kula, originated probably from this place. Some Jaina Ācāryas of this gaccha were very powerful, and they had a great influence over their contemporary rulers. The name of this Gaccha is mentioned in the inscription of 1496 A.D. found at Nagaur. A Jaina stone image with the inscription of 996 A.D. has been also discovered. One of the Mahājana castes named Harasaurā originated from this place.

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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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