Palakkada, Palakkaḍa: 2 definitions


Palakkada 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: Geography in Ancient Indian inscriptions

Palakkaḍa or Palākaṭa occurs as the name of the capital of the Pallavas in Uruvupalli grant of Siṃhavarman and in Chura grantof Viṣṇugopavarman. Mr. Burnell identified the city with Palghat, the headquarters of a district. He took Palakkaḍa as the Telugu equivalent of Daśanapura. Both these suggestions have been questioned by the distinguished scholars like Dr. Hultzsch and Dr. Fleet. According to C. R. Krishnamacharlu, Palukuru in Kandukur taluq of the Nellore district might be taken identical with Palakkaḍa or Palākaṭa. This identification is sound enough in as much as we know that the names of the villages, such as Pallava-Bālagopālapuram and Pallava-Bhuvanagirivāri in the vicinity of the Kandukur town point to the association of this tract with the Pallavas.

Source: Personal and geographical names in the Gupta inscriptions

Palakkaḍa (पलक्कड).—Palakka has been identified with Palakkaḍa, the capital of a Pallava viceroyalty and was situated in the Nellore district. Law is inclined to identify Palakkaḍa with Palakalūru in the Guntur taluka. Palakka is a place-name without suffix and is mentioned in the Gupta inscription No. 1. The Gupta empire (r. 3rd-century CE), founded by Śrī Gupta, covered much of ancient India and embraced the Dharmic religions such as Hinduism, Buddhism and Jainism.

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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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