Nayak: 1 definition
Nayak means something in the history of ancient India, Hindi. 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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India history and geographySource: Shodhganga: The significance of the mūla-beras (history)
Nayak Dynasty:—The last phase of art in the South was during the time of the Nayaks. Tirumala Nayak (AD 1623-1650) was a renowned patron of art. The most splendid gopura of the South is of the time of his period. In Tanjavur and Kumbakonam, Raghunathanayaka was responsible for excellent architecture and sculpture. This was the last period of art in South India.
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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Starts with: Nayaka, Nayaka-naraka, Nayakacatushtaya, Nayakada, Nayakadhipa, Nayakalanidhi, Nayakamisa, Nayakaratna, Nayakatva, Nayakavada, Nayakavadi, Nayakay, Nayakaya, Nayakayate, Nayaki, Nayakikanada, Nayakina, Nayakovida, Nayakya Baila.
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Middle Chola Temples (by S. R. Balasubrahmanyam)
Appendix on Rajarajesvaram: Later History < [Tanjavur/Thanjavur (Rajarajesvaram temple)]
Temples in Mannargudi < [Rajadhiraja I]
Parivaralayattu Pillaiyar < [Tanjavur/Thanjavur (Rajarajesvaram temple)]
Later Chola Temples (by S. R. Balasubrahmanyam)
Temples in Pattisvaram (Palayarai-Malapadi) < [Chapter X - Temples of Rajadhjraja II’s Time]
Appendix: Great Temple-Cities < [Chapter II - Temples of Kulottunga I’s Time]
Temples in Darasuram < [Chapter VIII - Temples of Rajaraja II’s Time]
Jarasandhavadha Mahakavyam (by Pankaj L. Jani)
Part 6 - The Great Tradition of Sanskrit Mahakavya < [Critical Introduction]
Early Chola Temples (by S. R. Balasubrahmanyam)
Chaitanya's Life and Teachings (by Krishna-das Kaviraj)
Preceptors of Advaita (by T. M. P. Mahadevan)