Nadu, Nāḍu: 3 definitions
Nadu 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 geographySource: Early History Of The Deccan Pts.1 To 6: Principal Administrative Divisions from the Rise of the Sātavāhanas
Nāḍu (नाडु) refers to an “administrative designation”.—In the Kanarese areas and certain contiguous tracts we meet with the term nāḍu (e.g. Veṅgai-nāḍu).Source: Shodhganga: A study of place names of Nalgonda district
Nadu is one of the terms designating an ‘administrative division’ used in the inscriptions of Andhra Pradesh.—Its original meaning in Tamil is “the cultivated or settled area”, since nadu later on came to be designated for a large area, its expanded meaning may be “a country”. Besides, nadu was a State revenue unit. Nadu had no fixed size. It ranged from about 10 to 300 square miles. Sometimes it was as large as Renandu-7000 and at times the same was restricted to a small unit of Renandu-70.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Indian Epigraphical Glossary
Nāḍu.—(IE 8-4; SII 1; SITI), a country; a territorial divi- sion; a district or a subdivision; the local assembly to govern the civic affairs of the division called nāḍu. (EI 31), a chamber. Note: nāḍu is defined in the “Indian epigraphical glossary” as it can be found on ancient inscriptions commonly written in Sanskrit, Prakrit or Dravidian languages.
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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Ends with: Colanatu, Kakannadu, Kal-nadu, Kalahayinadu, Kurainadu, Maha-nadu, Malainatu, Natunatu, Pakanadu, Pandinatu, Sembanadu, Talayurunadu, Tamilnadu, Tontainatu, Valanadu, Vallanadu, Vengainadu.
Full-text (+436): Kottam, Nadu-kaval, Kancipura, Nadu-talaiyarikkam, Valanadu, Nadu-gauda, Kal-nadu, Maha-nadu, Nattupati, Mer-padi-kaval, Nayaka, Palani, Vettuvar, Naduka, Stala, Manyavantara-rashtra, Nadaka, Svarupa, Natu-kkanikkai, Tirthampadu.
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Later Chola Temples (by S. R. Balasubrahmanyam)
Temples in Madivala < [Chapter II - Temples of Kulottunga I’s Time]
Temples in Tirukkannapuram < [Chapter II - Temples of Kulottunga I’s Time]
Temples in Munnur (Munnuru) < [Chapter VI - Temples of Kulottunga II’s Time]
Middle Chola Temples (by S. R. Balasubrahmanyam)
Temples in Malurpatna < [Chapter II - Temples of Rajaraja I’s Time]
Temples in Tiruppattur (Tiruppidavur) < [Chapter IV - Temples of Rajendra I’s Time]
Temples in Panayavaram < [Chapter IV - Temples of Rajendra I’s Time]
Puranic encyclopaedia (by Vettam Mani)
Early Chola Temples (by S. R. Balasubrahmanyam)
Temples in Tiruvorriyur < [Chapter II - Temples of Parantaka I’s Time]
Temples in Tirumananjeri < [Chapter VIII - Temples of Uttama Chola’s Time]
Temples in Aduturai (Ten-Kurangaduturai) < [Chapter VIII - Temples of Uttama Chola’s Time]
Shiva Gita (study and summary) (by K. V. Anantharaman)
The Skanda Purana (by G. V. Tagare)
Chapter 2 - A List of Different Sacred Places of Śiva on the Earth < [Section 3b - Arunācala-khaṇḍa (Uttarārdha)]
Section 1 - Setu-māhātmya < [Book 3 - Brāhma-khaṇḍa]
Chapter 52 - The Glory of Setu < [Section 1 - Setu-māhātmya]