Samadhigata-panca-mahashabda, Samadhigata-pañca-mahāśabda: 1 definition



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Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Indian Epigraphical Glossary

Samadhigata-pañca-mahāśabda.—(IE 8-2; CII 3), a customary epithet of feudatory rulers, indicating that they were entitled to the privilege of the pañca-mahāśabda (five kinds of musical instruments), or of using five official titles beginning with the word mahā. There are a few instances in which the epithet is applied to paramount sovereigns in South India. The title is sometimes stated to have been conferred on a feudatory by his overlord. See mahāśabda, etc. Note: samadhigata-pañca-mahāśabda is defined in the “Indian epigraphical glossary” as it can be found on ancient inscriptions commonly written in Sanskrit, Prakrit or Dravidian languages.

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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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