Sanaphulla, Saṇaphulla: 1 definition


Sanaphulla 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

Saṇaphulla (सणफुल्ल) of the Śilāra line of kings is mentioned in the Paṭṭaṇakuḍi plates of Avasara II.—“In that family of Jīmūtavāhana (son of Jīmūtaketu), there was the well-known (king) Saṇaphulla by name, who had the favour of Kṛṣṇarāja. He occupied the country stretching from the shore of the ocean to the Sahya mountain... (V. 14). He had a son, Dhammiyara by name, who was another Dharma incarnate. Valorous as he was, he, the fortunate one, founded the great fort of Balipattana”.

These copper plates (mentioning Saṇaphulla) 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.

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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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