Kanheri, Kaṇheri: 1 definition


Kanheri 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 geography

Source: What is India: Annual Report on Indian Epigraphy (1945-1952)

Kaṇheri is an archaeologically important site situated in Thana district, known for inscriptions regarding the ancient history of India. For example, at Kaṇheri there are various caves with Prākṛit and Sanskrit inscriptions in Brāhmī or Nāgarī script. One such cave-inscription states that the cistern is the gift of Puṇavasu, a merchant of Kalyāṇa.

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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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