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Pithapura, aka: Piṭhāpura, Pitha-pura; 2 Definition(s)

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Pithapura 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 geogprahy

Piṭhāpura or Piṭhāpuram is the name of a city of the ancient kingdom of Veṅgi, ruled over by the Eastern Cālukyas from the 7th to 12th centuries. The kingdom of Veṅgi comprised Andhra and part of Kaliṅga for more than five hundred years and during this period, the Eastern Cālukyas developed there a prosperous civilisation. Their reign advanced the society and brought with them scientific advancements, religious freedom, literature and various forms of art and architecture.

Source: Wisdom Library: History of Ancient India

Piṭhāpura (पिठापुर).—Piṣṭapura is the same as the fortress of that name captured by the Chalukya king Pulakeśin II, and is the modern Piṭhāpuram (Piṭhāpura) in the East Godavari District of Andhra Pradesh.

Source: What is India: Inscriptions of the Early Gupta Kings
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The history and geography of India includes names of areas, cities, countries and other regions of India, as well as historical dynasties, rulers, tribes and various local traditions, languages and festivals. Ancient India enjoyed religious freedom but primarely encourages the path of Dhamra, incorporated into religions such as Buddhism, Hinduism, and Jainism.

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