Madhyadesha, aka: Madhya-desha, Madhyadeśa; 6 Definition(s)
Madhyadesha means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, the history of ancient India, Marathi. 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.
The Sanskrit term Madhyadeśa can be transliterated into English as Madhyadesa or Madhyadesha, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).
- 1) Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa III. 73. 107. Matsya-purāṇa 12. 19; Vāyu-purāṇa 58. 81; 98. 106.
- 2) Matsya-purāṇa 114. 36; 271. 5.
- 3) Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa II. 31. 81; 35. 11; Viṣṇu-purāṇa II. 3. 15.
The Purana (पुराण, purāṇas) refers to Sanskrit literature preserving ancient India’s vast cultural history, including historical legends, religious ceremonies, various arts and sciences. The eighteen mahapuranas total over 400,000 shlokas (metrical couplets) and date to at least several centuries BCE.
Madhyadeśa (मध्यदेश) is the name a locality mentioned in Rājaśekhara’s 10th-century Kāvyamīmāṃsā.—This region bounded by the river Sarasvatī in Kurukṣetra, Allahabad, the Himālayas and the Vindhyas.Source: Shodhganga: The Kavyamimamsa of Rajasekhara
Kavya (काव्य, kavya) refers to Sanskrit poetry, a popular ancient Indian tradition of literature. There have been many Sanskrit poets over the ages, hailing from ancient India and beyond. This topic includes mahakavya, or ‘epic poetry’ and natya, or ‘dramatic poetry’.
Itihasa (narrative history)
Madhyadeśa (मध्यदेश) is a name mentioned in the Mahābhārata (cf. V.158.20) and represents one of the many proper names used for people and places. Note: The Mahābhārata (mentioning Madhya-deśa) is a Sanskrit epic poem consisting of 100,000 ślokas (metrical verses) and is over 2000 years old.Source: JatLand: List of Mahabharata people and places
Itihasa (इतिहास, itihāsa) refers to ‘epic history’ and represents a branch of Sanskrit literature which popularly includes 1) the eighteen major Puranas, 2) the Mahabharata and 3) the Ramayana. It is a branch of Vedic Hinduism categorised as smriti literature (‘that which is remembered’) as opposed to shruti literature (‘that which is transmitted verbally’).
India history and geogprahy
Madhyadeśa (मध्यदेश) is the name of a country mentioned in the “Ṭhāṇā plates of Nāgārjuna”. Accordingly, “... the great Brāhmaṇa Mādhava Paṇḍita, son of Gokarṇa Paṇḍita, of the Pārāsara-gotra and the Yajurveda-śākhā, who has emigrated from Hasti-grāma situated in the Madhyadeśa”.
These copper plates (mentioning Madhyadeśa) were discovered in a tank in the locality called Pancha Pākhādī outside the town of Ṭhāṇā in 1965. The object of the present plates is to record the grant, by Mahāmaṇḍaleśvara Nāgārjuna, of a plot of land in the village Muñjavalī to Mādhava Paṇḍita, son of Gokarṇa Paṇḍita, of the Pārāśara gotra and Yajurveda-śakhā. The grant is dated in śaka 961, on the fifteenth tithi of the dark fortnight of Śrāvaṇa, Wednesday, the cyclic year being Pramāthin, with a solar eclipse.Source: What is India: Inscriptions of the Śilāhāras
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.
Languages of India and abroad
madhyadēśa (मध्यदेश).—m (S) The country lying between the Konkan̤s and Desh proper,--that containing Kolhapur, Poona, Nashik &c. Another settlement is--The country included betwixt the rivers Goda and Krishn̤a and the mountain-ranges Sayhadri and Balaghaṭ. Yet another is--The interjacent region betwixt the ḍāṅga or māvaḷa and the Desh proper. There being no defined boundaries in the Shastra, man uses his liberty. 2 The centre or heart of a country, the midland. 3 The central region of India, bounded by Kurukshetra, Allahabad, the Himalaya, and the Vindhya. 4 The region included between the tropics, the torrid zone.Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary
Marathi is an Indo-European language having over 70 million native speakers people in (predominantly) Maharashtra India. Marathi, like many other Indo-Aryan languages, evolved from early forms of Prakrit, which itself is a subset of Sanskrit, one of the most ancient languages of the world.
1) the middle region or space, the middle part of anything.
2) the waist.
3) the belly.
4) the meridian.
5) the central region, the country lying between the Himālaya and Vindhya mountains; हिमवद्विन्ध्ययोर्मध्यं यत्प्राग्विनशनादपि । प्रत्यगेव प्रयागाच्च मध्यदेशः स कीर्तितः (himavadvindhyayormadhyaṃ yatprāgvinaśanādapi | pratyageva prayāgācca madhyadeśaḥ sa kīrtitaḥ) || Ms.2.21.
Derivable forms: madhyadeśaḥ (मध्यदेशः).
Madhyadeśa is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms madhya and deśa (देश).Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary
Sanskrit, also spelled संस्कृतम् (saṃskṛtam), is an ancient language of India commonly seen as the grandmother of the Indo-European language family. Closely allied with Prakrit and Pali, Sanskrit is more exhaustive in both grammar and terms and has the most extensive collection of literature in the world, greatly surpassing its sister-languages Greek and Latin.
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The history of Andhra country (1000 AD - 1500 AD) (by Yashoda Devi)
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