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Mahara, aka: Māhara; 1 Definition(s)

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Mahara 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.

India history and geogprahy

1) Mahara (महर) is the name of a merchant mentioned in the “Ciñcaṇī plate of the reign of Cittarāja”. Accordingly, “Now, while the Mahāmaṇḍaleśvara, the illustrious Cāmuṇḍarāja, who, by his religious merit, has obtained the right to the five mahāśabdas... is governing Saṃyāna, he addresses all persons, whether connected with himself or others (such as Mahara)...”.

2) Māhara is the name of a village mentioned in the “Rānjalī stone inscription of Haripāladeva”. Māhara lies on the seacoast, about seven miles (11.27 km.) further in the same direction.

Source: What is India: Inscriptions of the Śilāhāras
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The history and geography of India includes names of areas, cities, countries and other regions of India, as well as historical dynasties, rulers, tribes and various local traditions, languages and festivals. Ancient India enjoyed religious freedom but primarely encourages the path of Dharma, incorporated into religions such as Buddhism, Hinduism, and Jainism.

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