Mahasandhivigrahika, Mahāsāndhivigrahika, Maha-sandhivigrahika: 2 definitions

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Source: What is India: Inscriptions of the Śilāhāras

Mahāsāndhivigrahika refers to “minister for foreign affairs” and was a title used in the administration during the rule of the Śilāhāra dynasty (r. 765-1215 A.D.).—The king appointed Counsellors (mantrins) and Ministers (mahāmātyas), for example, the mahā-sāndhivigrahika, for the various departments. Their names together with their official designations occur in several records of the Northern Śilāhāras and prove useful in chronological discussions. In North Koṅkaṇ the ministers were generally five in number.

The mahā-pradhāna and the mahā-sāndhivigrahika were more important than the others; for they are invariably mentioned in almost all records of the Northern Śilāhāras.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Indian Epigraphical Glossary

Mahāsandhivigrahika.—(BL; HD), same as Mahāsāndhivigra- hika; designation of the minister for war and peace or of foreign affairs. Cf. Ep. Ind., Vol. II, p. 309. See Sandhivigrahika, etc. Note: mahāsandhivigrahika is defined in the “Indian epigraphical glossary” as it can be found on ancient inscriptions commonly written in Sanskrit, Prakrit or Dravidian languages.

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Mahāsāndhivigrahika.—(IE 8-2, 8-3; EI 30; CII 3, 4; BL; HD), same as Mahāsandhivigrahika; minister for peace and war or of foreign affairs; a civil or military title; one of the designa- tions often included in the pañca-mahāśabda as indicated by the Rājataraṅgiṇī. See Sāndhivigrahika. (IE 8-3), cf. Gauḍa-mahāsāndhivigrahika, etc. Note: mahāsāndhivigrahika is defined in the “Indian epigraphical glossary” as it can be found on ancient inscriptions commonly written in Sanskrit, Prakrit or Dravidian languages.

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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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