Sanjayanti, Sañjayantī: 2 definitions


Sanjayanti means something in 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.

In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

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Source: Puranic Encyclopedia

Sañjayantī (सञ्जयन्ती).—An ancient city of South India. Sahadeva, during his regional conquest of the south sent his messengers to this country and conquered it easily. Mention is made in Mahābhārata, Sabhā Parva, Chapter 31, Verse 70, that Sahadeva got tribute from this country.

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The Purana (पुराण, purāṇas) refers to Sanskrit literature preserving ancient India’s vast cultural history, including historical legends, religious ceremonies, various arts and sciences. The eighteen mahapuranas total over 400,000 shlokas (metrical couplets) and date to at least several centuries BCE.

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India history and geogprahy

Source: Geography in Ancient Indian inscriptions

Sañjayantī (सञ्जयन्ती), or Saṃjayantī or Sajayata, is mentioned in Banavasī inscription of Viṇhukaḍa Sātakaṇṇi. The place is located at Banavāsī, also known as Jayantī and Vaijayantī. Professor Hema Chandra Raychaudhuri, however, suggests that Sanjan in Thana district is modern representative of Sañjayantī.

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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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