Nagarashtra, Naga-rashtra, Nāgarāṣṭra: 1 definition


Nagarashtra 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.

The Sanskrit term Nāgarāṣṭra can be transliterated into English as Nagarastra or Nagarashtra, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

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Source: Personal and geographical names in the Gupta inscriptions

Nāgarāṣṭra (नागराष्ट्र) translates to “acountry of the Nāgas” and is the Sanskrit form of the Prakritc Nāgiraṭṭa or Mūla-nāgiraṭṭa: a place-name ending in Rāṣṭra mentioned in the Gupta inscriptions. The Gupta empire (r. 3rd-century CE), founded by Śrī Gupta, covered much of ancient India and embraced the Dharmic religions such as Hinduism, Buddhism and Jainism.

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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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