Nigamasabha, Nigamasabhā, Nigama-sabha: 2 definitions


Nigamasabha 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.

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Source: Maharashtra State Gazetteers: Religious, Social and Economic Condition of Mahārāshtra

Nigamasabhā (निगमसभा, “town-corporation”).—Self-government by means of such guilds and village communities has always formed an important factor of the political administration of the (Mahārāshtra) country. A nigamasabhā or town-corporation is also mentioned in one of Uṣavadāta’s Nāsik inscriptions, which shows that something like municipal institutions existed in these early days.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Indian Epigraphical Glossary

Nigama-sabhā.—(EI 7, 8), a public hall or the assembly of the town Pañcāyat; the city council. Note: nigama-sabhā is defined in the “Indian epigraphical glossary” as it can be found on ancient inscriptions commonly written in Sanskrit, Prakrit or Dravidian languages.

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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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