Rajaya, Rājaya: 3 definitions

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Rajaya means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, 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 geography

Source: What is India: Inscriptions of the Śilāhāras

Rājaya is a name of a person mentioned in the “Kolhāpur plates of Gaṇḍarāditya”. Accordingly, “Gaṇḍarāditya... purchased, from the nārgāvuṇḍas Rājaya and Senaya of the village Koṃnijavāḍa situated in the khampaṇa of Koḍavalli comprised in the Miriñjideśa, two nivartanas of land measured by the rod of Kuṇḍi...”.

These copper plates (mentioning Rājaya) were discovered some years ago while levelling the Khāsbāg grounds in Kolhāpur. It records the grant, by Gaṇḍarāditya, of two nivartanas of land in the village of Koṃnijavāḍa situated in the khampaṇa (subdivision) of Koḍavalli comprised in the Miriñji-deśa. It is dated in the expired Saka year 1048, the cyclic year being Parābhava, on the occasion of the Dakṣiṇāyana-saṅkrānti, on Saturday, the fourth tithi of the bright fortnight of Āṣāḍha.

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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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Sanskrit dictionary

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Benfey Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Rājāya (राजाय).—a [denominative.] derived from rājan with ya, [Ātmanepada.] To behave like a king, [Hitopadeśa] ii. [distich] 96.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Rājāya (राजाय):—[from rāj] ([from] idem) [Nominal verb] [Ātmanepada] yate, to act or behave like a king, consider one’s self a king, [Mahābhārata]

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Sanskrit, also spelled संस्कृतम् (saṃskṛtam), is an ancient language of India commonly seen as the grandmother of the Indo-European language family (even English!). Closely allied with Prakrit and Pali, Sanskrit is more exhaustive in both grammar and terms and has the most extensive collection of literature in the world, greatly surpassing its sister-languages Greek and Latin.

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