Sharabharaja, Śarabharāja, Sharabha-rajan: 2 definitions


Sharabharaja 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.

The Sanskrit term Śarabharāja can be transliterated into English as Sarabharaja or Sharabharaja, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

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Source: Google Books: Vakataka - Gupta Age Circa 200-550 A.D.

Śarabharāja (शरभराज) is another name for king Śarabha.—The city of Śarabhapura was apparently founded by a king named Śarabha who seems also to have been the founder of the dynasty of the Śarabhapura rulers. King Śarabha is actually known to have been the father of Mahārāja Narendra who issued the Pipardula grant from Śarabhapura in the third year of his reign. This Śarabha may further be identified with Śarabharāja, maternal grandfather of Goparāja, who was a vassal of Bhānugupta of the Imperial Gupta dynasty abnd died at Eran in 510 A.D.

Source: Personal and geographical names in the Gupta inscriptions

Śarabharāja (शरभराज) is an example of a name based on animalso mentioned in the Gupta inscriptions. The Gupta empire (r. 3rd-century CE), founded by Śrī Gupta, covered much of ancient India and embraced the Dharmic religions such as Hinduism, Buddhism and Jainism. Derivation of personal names (eg., Śarabharāja) during the rule of the Guptas followed patterns such as tribes, places, rivers and mountains.

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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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