Kongaja, aka: Koṅgaja; 1 Definition(s)

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Kongaja 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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Koṅgaja is the name of a king mentioned in the “Tālale plates of Gaṇḍarāditya ”. Accordingly, “How can that far-famed great warrior be praised—by whose anger even the king Koṅgaja suffered downfall and even that Bijjaṇa, the sun shining in the firmament of the solar race, went to the abode of the lord of gods?”.

These copper plates (mentioning Koṅgaja) were discovered by Ramchandrarao Appaji while he was digging in a field at Tālale in the Kolhāpur District. It is dated Tuesday, the tenth tithi of the bright fortnight of Māgha in the expired year 1032 (Śaka), the cyclic year being Virodhin. It records the grants made by Gaṇḍarāditya.

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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