Mahadandanayaka, Mahādaṇḍanāyaka, Maha-dandanayaka: 2 definitions
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Arthashastra (politics and welfare)Source: Wisdom Library: Arthaśāstra
Mahādaṇḍanāyaka (महादण्डनायक) refers to “great leader of forces” and represents an official title used in the political management of townships in ancient India. Officers, ministers, and sovereigns bearing such titles [eg., Mahādaṇḍanāyaka] were often present in ancient inscriptions when, for example, the king wanted to address his subjects or make an important announcement. Sometimes Mahādaṇḍanāyaka possibly indicated a judge a judge or magistrate.
Arthashastra (अर्थशास्त्र, arthaśāstra) literature concerns itself with the teachings (shastra) of economic prosperity (artha) statecraft, politics and military tactics. The term arthashastra refers to both the name of these scientific teachings, as well as the name of a Sanskrit work included in such literature. This book was written (3rd century BCE) by by Kautilya, who flourished in the 4th century BCE.
India history and geogprahySource: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Indian Epigraphical Glossary
Mahādaṇḍanāyaka.—(IE 8-2, 8-3; EI 30; CII 3, 4; BL.; HD); commander of forces; also called Khādya(kū*) ṭapākika, Sān- dhivigrahika, Kumārāmātya, etc., additionally; one of the desig- nations sometimes included in the pañca-mahāśabda; cf. the case of Maitraka Dhruvasena I (Ep. Ind., Vol. XX, p. 7; Ind. Ant., Vol. IV, p. 105). The five mahāśabdas applied to Dhruva- sena are Mahādaṇḍanāyaka, Mahāsāmanta, Mahāpratīhāra, Mahā- kārtākṛtika and Mahārāja. See Daṇḍanāyaka, Sarvadaṇḍa- nāyaka, Mahāsarvadaṇḍanāyaka, Daṇḍapati. Note: mahādaṇḍanāyaka is defined in the “Indian epigraphical glossary” as it can be found on ancient inscriptions commonly written in Sanskrit, Prakrit or Dravidian languages.
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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