Karakuta, aka: Karakuṭa; 1 Definition(s)


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Karakuṭa (करकुट) is the name of a viṣaya (province), mentioned in the “Vaḍavalī grant of Aparāditya I”. Accordingly, “... the village Vaḍavalī situated in the viṣaya of Karakuṭa, together with the houses, trees and water and other royal prerogatives and with exemption from taxes, the boundaries of which are as follows:—on the east, the royal road and the boundary of (the village) Vāḍaṇi ; on the south, the field of nehā and the way to (the village) Gāḍi ; on the west, the river Ghorapaḍa and (the temple of) the holy god Saṅgameśvara ; on the north, the river Movvalī and a salty field”.

Karakūṭa, the principal town of the viṣaya (district) in which it was situated, cannot now be traced.

These copper plates (mentioning Karakūṭa) were in the possession of a blacksmith at Vaḍavalī near Ṭhāṇā. Its object is to record the grant, by Aparāditya, of the village Vaḍavalī in the Karakūṭa-viṣaya and also of a field in the village Mora in the Vareṭikā-viṣaya. It is dated on the fifteenth tithi of the bright fortnight of Kārttika in the Śaka year 1049, the cyclic year being Plavaṅga.

Source: What is India: Inscriptions of the Śilāhāras
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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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