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Penna 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.
India history and geographySource: archive.org: S.V.U.Oriental Journal, Vol. XI, Jan-Dec 1968, Parts 1&2
Penna is the name of a major historic river of Āndhradeśa (Andhra country).—The evolution of Āndhra culture through the ages in its manifold facets succoured by its rivers presents a large diversity nevertheless wiih an all pervading underlying unity. The Brahmakuṇḍi or Guṇḍlakamma unlike several other larger rivers which are tributaries, has an independent course and falls into the Bay of Bengal. It had more in common with the larger rivers (e.g., Penna) except in its length where it resembles the minor rivers. On either side of the holy river, flourished kingdoms of the Yādavas of Addanki and of the Reḍḍis subsequently. Centres of pilgrimage, eg., Kanuparti had their heyday. The region and the river are celebrated in the records and literature of the Reḍḍis and relics of bygone glory are seen even today.
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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Ends with: Kannapenna.
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The history of Andhra country (1000 AD - 1500 AD) (by Yashoda Devi)
Part 20 - Somisvara and Mallideva III (A.D. 1157) < [Chapter XX - The Telugu Cholas (Chodas)]
Part 13 - The Yadavas of Alavulapadu < [Chapter XIV - The Yadavas]
Part 14 - The Yadavas of Yerragaddapadu < [Chapter XIV - The Yadavas]
Maha Prajnaparamita Sastra (by Gelongma Karma Migme Chödrön)
III. The nine Aśubhasaṃjñās in the sanskrit Abhidharma < [Preliminary note on the nine horrible notions (navāśubhasaṃjñā)]
The Religion and Philosophy of Tevaram (Thevaram) (by M. A. Dorai Rangaswamy)
Nayanar 44: Kalikamba (Kalikkampa) < [Volume 4.1.1 - A comparative study of the Shaivite saints the Thiruthondathogai]
Early Chola Temples (by S. R. Balasubrahmanyam)
A Manual of Khshnoom (by Phiroz Nasarvanji Tavaria)
Kathasaritsagara (the Ocean of Story) (by Somadeva)