Manyakheta, Mānyakheṭa: 5 definitions


Manyakheta 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.

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Source: Wisdom Library: India History

Mānyakheṭa (मान्यखेट).—The name of an ancient Rāṣṭrakūṭa kingdom from 818 to 982 A.D. The name Mānyakheṭa evolved into Malayakheḍa, Malayādri and finally modern Malkhed.

Source: Geography in Ancient Indian inscriptions

Mānyakheṭa (मान्यखेट) refers to the renowned capital of the Rāṣṭrakūṭas and is the same as Malakeṭaka.

Source: Wikipedia: India History

Mānyakheṭa (मान्यखेट).—Mānyakheṭa (Prakrit Mannakheḍa, modern Malkhed) on the banks of Kagina River in Sedam Taluk of Gulbarga district, Karnataka state, was the capital of Rashtrakutas from 818 to 982. It is 40 kilometres (25 mi) from Gulbarga city.

Mānyakheṭa rose to prominence when the capital of Rāṣṭrakūṭas was moved from Mayurkhandi in Bidar district to Mānyakheṭa during the rule of Amoghavarsha I. After the fall of the Rāṣṭrakūṭas, it remained the capital of their successors, the Kalyani Chalukyas or Western Chalukyas till about 1050 CE. According to Dhanapāla’s Pāiyalacchi, the city was sacked by the Paramāra king Harṣa Sīyaka in CE 972-73, the year he completed that work.

Source: What is India: Inscriptions of the Śilāhāras

Mānyakheṭa (मान्यखेट) is the name of a village mentioned in the “Janjirā plates (set I) of Aparājita”. Mānyakheṭa, the well-known capital of the Rāṣṭrakūtas, is, of course, Mālkhed.

These copper plates (mentioning Mānyakheṭa) were discovered by one Bala Tukaram, while digging in the compound of his house at Chikhala-pākhāḍī, a part of Muruḍ Janjirā in the Kolābā District of the Mahārāṣṭra State.The grant was made on the mahāparvan of the solar eclipse which occurred on Sunday, the fifteenth tithi of the dark fortnight of Śrāvaṇa, when the sun was in the zodiacal sign (rāśi) of Siṃha in the cyclic year Vijaya and the expired Śaka year 915.

Source: What is India: Epigraphia Indica volume 4 (1896-97)

Mānyakheṭa is the name of an ancient city possibly identified with Mānyapura.—The Jaina temple at Śilāgrāma is said to have adorned the western side of the excellent Mānyapura. Mr. Rice remarks that this would naturally suggest Mānyakheṭa, the modern Mālkheḍ on the Nizam’s territory. The identification of these places, if correct, would imply that the inscription is considerably later than it pretends to be. [...] But [...] it does not appear that Mānyakheṭa is ever described as Mānyapura, [...] and Mr. Rice’s second suggestion that it might be the old Mānyapura, “situated near Chāmrājnagar in the south of Mysore, the site of which is known on the spot as Manipura”, seems to me far preferable.

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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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