Mandalakara, aka: Maṇḍalakara, Mandala-kara; 1 Definition(s)

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Maṇalakara (मणलकर) is the name of a fort town and birth-place of Āśādhara (1178-1243 C.E.), the famous Jain author who  contributed to Sanskrit prosody through his text entitled Vṛttaprakāśa. Āśādhara was born to Sallakṣaṇa and Śrītatnī at the fort town called Maṇḍalakara in the Vyāghreravāla Vaiśya family. When Sapādalakṣa was occupied by Mlecchas (Shahhabuddin Ghori), he came to Dhārā in Malwa where he studied under one Mahāvīra. He was patronized by Arjuna Varman, king of Malwa and his successors,. Later he also settled at Nalakacchapura in the territory of Malwa.

Source: Shodhganga: a concise history of Sanskrit Chanda literature (history)
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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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