North Konkan, North Koṅkaṇ: 1 definition


North Konkan 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

North Konkan refers to one of the three main territorial regions under the rule of the Śilāhāra dynasty (r. 765-1029 A.D.).—North Koṅkaṇ, called Purī-Koṅkaṇa after its ancient capital Purī, or Kavaḍī-dvīpa after Kapardin I, the founder of the Śilāhāra branch ruling there, which is described as containing 1400 villages and which comprised the modern Ṭhāṇā and Kolābā districts. In an earlier record of the Hariścandrīya king Bhogaśakti, the number of villages is stated to be 14,000.

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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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