Putti, Puṭṭi: 1 definition



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Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Indian Epigraphical Glossary

Puṭṭi.—(CITD), Telugu; a measure equal to twenty tūmus; also called khaṇḍi (spelt candy in English and found as khaṇḍikā in Sanskrit inscriptions) and regarded as equal to between 800 and 1000 seers. Khaṇḍi at Masulipatam has 3 weights, viz. 488 pounds for tobacco, 500 pounds for metals, hardware, etc., and 560 pounds for sugar, dates and other soft articles. The puṭṭi and its fractions also denote the area of the land that is supposed by some to produce the particular quantities of grain. According to some, it is a land measure equal to 8 acres being presumably the area which can be sown with a puṭṭi of grain. There were different kinds of puṭṭis, e. g. gāl- puṭṭi. Cf. also pelle-puṭṭi regarded as equal to 80 kuñcas and Malaca-puṭṭi or Malacca ton as equal to 300 to 240 kuñcas. (EI 4, 27), a land and grain measure. (IE 8-5), same as Telugu puṭṭi-dosillu, ‘a fee of two hand- fuls from each puṭṭi of grain paid to the village-servants’. Note: puṭṭi is defined in the “Indian epigraphical glossary” as it can be found on ancient inscriptions commonly written in Sanskrit, Prakrit or Dravidian languages.

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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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