Rashtrakuta, Rāṣṭrakūṭa: 3 definitions
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The Sanskrit term Rāṣṭrakūṭa can be transliterated into English as Rastrakuta or Rashtrakuta, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).
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General definition (in Jainism)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.
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.
India history and geogprahySource: 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.
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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Early Chola Temples (by S. R. Balasubrahmanyam)
Temples in Gramam (Mudiyur) < [Chapter II - Temples of Parantaka I’s Time]
Introduction < [Chapter I - Parantaka I (Madirai-Konda Parakesari)]
Temples in Tiruvamattur < [Chapter II - Temples of Parantaka I’s Time]
The history of Andhra country (1000 AD - 1500 AD) (by Yashoda Devi)
Introduction (Velanandu Choda dynasty) < [Chapter I - The Velanandu Chodas of Tsandavole (A.D. 1020-1286)]
Part 3 - Rajendra choda alias Okkettugande (A.D. 1125-1135) < [Chapter X - The Saronathas (A.D. 950-1260)]
Introduction (Haihaya dynasty) < [Chapter II - The Haihayas]
Middle Chola Temples (by S. R. Balasubrahmanyam)
Temples in Melpadi < [Chapter II - Temples of Rajaraja I’s Time]
Temples in Tirumalavadi < [Chapter IV - Temples of Rajendra I’s Time]
Temples in Tirumalai < [Chapter II - Temples of Rajaraja I’s Time]
Later Chola Temples (by S. R. Balasubrahmanyam)
Temples in Siddhalingamadam < [Chapter II - Temples of Kulottunga I’s Time]
Temples in Tiruppulivanam < [Chapter II - Temples of Kulottunga I’s Time]
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A Short history of Lanka (by Humphry William Codrington)
Settlement in Early Historic Ganga Plain (by Chirantani Das)
Part 7 - Nalanda’s Rise of a Multi-functional Nodal Centre < [Chapter III - Nālandā: Evidence for rise and progress of the settlement]