Rashtrakuta, Rāṣṭrakūṭa: 3 definitions

Introduction

Rashtrakuta means something in Jainism, Prakrit, 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.

The Sanskrit term Rāṣṭrakūṭa can be transliterated into English as Rastrakuta or Rashtrakuta, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

Images (photo gallery)

In Jainism

General definition (in Jainism)

[«previous (R) next»] — Rashtrakuta in Jainism glossary
Source: HereNow4U: Jainism in Andhra Pradesh

Jainism had its hey-day during the reign of the Rashtrakutas (rāṣṭrakūṭa) (A.D. 700-1000). This assumption is supported by literary and epigraphical evidences. The Rashtrakutas had their capital in Mālkhēd (Manyakheta; mānyakheṭa); they had jurisdiction over many parts of Andhra. During the Rashtrakuta period, art and literature flourished and Jaina contribution was considerable. Amōgha-varṣa or Nṛpatuṅga (A.D. 814-78), himself, was a great scholar and promoted scholarship. He died as a Jaina.

General definition book cover
context information

Jainism is an Indian religion of Dharma whose doctrine revolves around harmlessness (ahimsa) towards every living being. The two major branches (Digambara and Svetambara) of Jainism stimulate self-control (or, shramana, ‘self-reliance’) and spiritual development through a path of peace for the soul to progess to the ultimate goal.

Discover the meaning of rashtrakuta or rastrakuta in the context of General definition from relevant books on Exotic India

India history and geogprahy

Source: What is India: Inscriptions of the Śilāhāras

Rāṣṭrakūṭa (राष्ट्रकूट) is mentioned in the Paṭṭaṇakuḍi plates of Avasara II.—“Wonderful is that vaṃśa (family) of the Rāṣṭrakūṭa lords, which is the ornamental mark of the race of Yadu−which, unlike the ordinary vaṃśa (bamboo), has not risen to power after destroying (other members of ) the family unlike the ordinary bamboo (vaṃṡa) which comes out after splitting the ground; which gives no shelter to drunkards as the bamboo does to the bees; which is never opposed to religion as the bamboo is curved by nature”.

These copper plates were found by a Brāhmaṇa of Khārepāṭan, a town in the Devagaḍ tālukā of the Ratnāgiri District. The inscription refers itself to the reign of the Śilāra king, Māṇḍalika Raṭṭarāja. As his predecessors were loyal feudatories of the Rāṣṭrakūṭas, it gives first the genealogy of that family from Dantidurga to Kakkala. The inscription is dated, in lines 41-42, on the full-moon tithi of Jyeṣṭha in the śaka year 930, the cyclic year being Kīlaka.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Indian Epigraphical Glossary

Rāṣṭrakūṭa.—(EI 8-3), same as Rāṣṭra-mahattara; either the officer in charge of a territorial unit called rāṣṭra or, more pro- bably, a member of the administrative council of a rāṣṭra; cf. Grāma-kūṭa; also Deśakūṭa (IA 7). (EI 9), interpreted as ‘the headman of a village’. (EI 24), according to some, a land-holder. (CII 4; HD), interpreted as ‘the head of a district or sub- division’; cf. JBBRAS, Vol. XVI, p. 117. Note: rāṣṭrakūṭa is defined in the “Indian epigraphical glossary” as it can be found on ancient inscriptions commonly written in Sanskrit, Prakrit or Dravidian languages.

India history book cover
context information

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.

Discover the meaning of rashtrakuta or rastrakuta in the context of India history from relevant books on Exotic India

See also (Relevant definitions)

Relevant text

Like what you read? Consider supporting this website: