Rajasthan, aka: Rājasthān; 3 Definition(s)


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In Hinduism

General definition (in Hinduism)

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The religious life of the people of Rājasthān during our period centred round such activities of the people as concerned man’s attitude towards life and God. The epigraphic records testify that the manifestation of religious life was embodied inthe Vedic beliefs and practices. The Ghosundi Inscription of the 2nd century B.C., records the performance of the Aśvamedha sacrifice by Sarvatāta of Gājā family. The Nāndsā Stone Pillar Inscription of the 3rd century A.D., refers to a sacrifice called ‘Saṣtirātra’ which was performed by Śaktiguṇaguru.

Source: archive.org: Social Life In Medieval Rajasthan (hinduism)

India history and geogprahy

Rājasthān comprises two major geographical units, marked off from each other by the Arāvalli range running southwest to northeast. The northwestern region may further be divided into the northerly area comprising the now dry valley of the Ghaggar, and the southerly part consisting of the Thar Desert relieved in the southernmost sector by the Lūni river. The Arāvalli is a classic example of the saying: rivers unite and mountains divide’

Source: Google Books: India – Pre- historic and Proto-historic periods

Rajasthan, literally, “Land of Kings”is India’s largest state by area. Parts of what is now Rajasthan were partly part of the Vedic Civilisation and Indus Valley Civilization. Kalibangan, in Hanumangarh district, was a major provincial capital of the Indus Valley Civilization.

Source: Wikipedia: India History
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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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