Nagpur; 2 Definition(s)

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Nagpur 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 geogprahy

Nagpur is an archaeologically important site situated in Jabalpur district (Madhya Bharat), known for inscriptions regarding the ancient history of India. For example, at Nagpur there is a Sanskrit inscription on a Buddhist bronze image at the Nagpur Museum which reads Droṇāditya. The Buddhist formula is found engraved on the back. In characters of about the 10th century.

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

Nagpur is the name of a district in Maharashtra.—The Buddhist work, Mahavamsa, refers to Maharashtra. It suggests that a big area around Ujjain, that is, the present Central India could have been talked about as Maharashtra. As the legend goes there were (or might have been) 99,000 villages in this country. These days it is a practice to include all areas (Nagpur) where Marathi language is in use into Maharashtra.

Source: Marathi language (Marāṭhī bhāṣā): Submission for Classical Status of Marathi Language
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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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