Kuvalaikanam, Kuvalaikkāṇam, Kuvalai-kanam: 1 definition


Kuvalaikanam 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: Shodhganga: Temple management in the Āgamas (history)

Kuvalaikkāṇam is the name of a tax, according to [medieval] temple inscriptions.—When lands were made over to temples as devadāna by kings, chieftains or other local residents, the temple became entitled to collect all the tax [viz., Kuvalaikkāṇam] from that land. In return the temple also had responsibilities towards that land.

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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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