Nir-kuli, Nir-kūli, Nirkuli, Nīrkkūli: 2 definitions


Nir-kuli means something in the history of ancient India, Tamil. 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: Shodhganga: Temple management in the Āgamas (history)

Nir-kūli is the name of a tax meaning “water tax”, according to [medieval] temple inscriptions.—When lands were made over to temples as devadāna by kings, chieftains or other local residents, the temple became entitled to collect all the tax [viz., Nir-kūli] from that land. In return the temple also had responsibilities towards that land.

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The history of India traces the identification of countries, villages, towns and other regions of India, as well as mythology, zoology, 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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Tamil dictionary

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Source: DDSA: University of Madras: Tamil Lexicon

Nīrkkūli (நீர்க்கூலி) [nīr-kūli] noun < idem. +. Water rate; தண்ணீர்த்தீர்வை. [thannirthirvai.] (R.T.)

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Tamil is an ancient language of India from the Dravidian family spoken by roughly 250 million people mainly in southern India and Sri Lanka.

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