Sahamalla, Sāhāmalla: 1 definition



Sahamalla means something in 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.

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Source: What is India: Inscriptions of the Śilāhāras

Sāhāmalla (fl. 1268 A.D) is the name of a minister of king Aparāditya II mentioned in the “Nandui stone inscription of Aparāditya II”. Accordingly, “... and while his mahāmātya, the illustrious Amuka-nāyaka, the illustrious Sāhāmalla of the Secretariat, the First Chepāṭī, the Second Chepāṭī, the Third Chepāṭī and the Fourth Chepāṭī are bearing the burden of the cares of (administering) the whole kingdom obtained by his grace”.

This stone inscription (mentioning Sāhāmalla) is said to have been found at Nandui, about twelve miles south-west of Vāḍā in the Ṭhāṇā District of North Koṅkaṇ. It records the donation of the village Sātuli (or a field in it) to the priest Vedāṅgarāśika of the local shrine of Someśvara. It is dated in the Śaka year 1119 on the 10th tithi of the dark fortnight of Kārttika, Thursday.

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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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