Nodamaiya, Noḍamaiya: 1 definition


Nodamaiya 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: What is India: Inscriptions of the Śilāhāras

Noḍamaiya (नोडमैय) is the name of a Brāhmaṇa mentioned in the “Bhāṇḍup plates of Chittarāja (Cittarāja)”.—Accordingly, “I (Cittarāja) have given with great devotion, and as a gift free from taxes, confirming it with the pouring out of water,—to the great Brāhmaṇa Āmadevaiya, the son of the Brāhmaṇa Noḍamaiya, who is always engaged in the performance of the six duties of sacrificing for himself and for others, studying (the Vedas etc.) and teaching them to others, and so forth, who is proficient in the performance of sacrifices, who belongs to the Parāśara gotra and the Chandoga Śākhā”.

These plates (mentioning Noḍamaiya) were found on the land belonging to Mr. Hormusji C. Ashburner at Bhāṇḍup in the island of Bombay. The object of it is to record the grant, by Cittarāja, of a field belonging to Voḍaṇibhaṭṭa in the village of Noura to the Brāhmaṇa Āmadevaiya. The grant is dated on Sunday, the fifteenth tithi of the bright fortnight of Kārttika in the Śaka year 948, the cyclic year being Kṣaya, on the occasion of a solar eclipse.

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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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