Miraj: 3 definitions


Miraj means something in the history of ancient India, biology. 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 geography

Source: What is India: Inscriptions of the Śilāhāras

Miraj refers to an ancient country situated above the ghaṭs (east of the Ratnāgiri district) that was under the rule of the Śilāhāra dynasty (r. 765-1029 A.D.).—The country above the ghaṭs, east of the Ratnāgiri District, comprising the modern districts of Sātārā, Kolhāpur, Miraj, Sānglī, and Belgaon. These three countries were divided into smaller divisions and subdivisions for administrative purposes.

Source: What is India: Annual Report on Indian Epigraphy (1945-1952)

Miraj is an archaeologically important site situated in South Satara district, known for inscriptions regarding the ancient history of India. For example, at Miraj there is a damaged slab built into Narasobā’s well in the fort which  Mentions Sarasvatī Bālachandra. This inscription belongs to king Pratāpa Chakravarti Siṃhaṇadeva (ruling from Devagiri) of the Yādava dynasty and is dated Śaka 1163 (1240 A.C., December 25).

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The history of India traces the identification of countries, villages, towns and other regions of India, as well as mythology, zoology, 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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Biology (plants and animals)

Source: Google Books: CRC World Dictionary (Regional names)

Miraj in India is the name of a plant defined with Salvadora persica in various botanical sources. This page contains potential references in Ayurveda, modern medicine, and other folk traditions or local practices It has the synonym Salvadora paniculata Zucc. ex Steud. (among others).

Example references for further research on medicinal uses or toxicity (see latin names for full list):

· Species Plantarum (1753)
· J. Proc. Linn. Soc., Bot. (1860)
· Nomenclator Botanicus (1840)
· Nat. Prod. Res. (2003)
· Cytologia (1988)

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This sections includes definitions from the five kingdoms of living things: Animals, Plants, Fungi, Protists and Monera. It will include both the official binomial nomenclature (scientific names usually in Latin) as well as regional spellings and variants.

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