Laghu-Adanika, Laghu-Aḍaṇikā: 1 definition


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Source: What is India: Inscriptions of the Śilāhāras

Laghu-Aḍaṇikā (लघु-अडणिका) is the name of a village mentioned as lying in the Śūrpāraka-ṣaṭṣaṣṭi province (viṣaya), according to the “Ṭhāṇā plates of Mummuṇirāja”. Accordingly, “Laghu-Aḍaṇikā (Small Aḍaṇikā) situated in this viṣaya, the boundaries of which are as follows:—on the west, Vārasaunda field; on the south, a Jambūvaṭī field; on the west, the village Khaṇḍivalī; on the north, the same Khaṇḍivalī village and a previously occupied (field)”.

Dr. Dikṣit has shown that the two villages Bṛhad-Aḍaṇikā and Laughu-Aḍaṇikā are identical with the village Adaṇe, situated 8½ miles to the east of Virār, which lies about 5 miles north of Soparā (ancient Śūrpāraka). A small stream separates the two parts of the village, which seem to have been known by the names of the Larger and Smaller Aḍaṇikās in ancient times.

These copper plates (mentioning Laghu-Aḍaṇikā) were discovered in 1956 while digging the ground between the Church and the District Office at Ṭhāṇā, the chief town of the Ṭhāṇā District in Mahārāṣṭra. Its object is to record the grant, by the Śilāhāra Mummuṇirāja, of some villages and lands to learned Brāhmaṇas on the occasion of the lunar eclipse on the fifteenth tithi of the bright fortnight of Phālguna in the Śaka year 970, the cyclic year being Sarvadhārin.

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The history of India traces the identification of countries, villages, towns and other regions of India, as well as mythology, zoology, 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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