Shurparakashatshashti, Śūrpārakaṣaṭṣaṣṭi, Shurparaka-shatshashti: 1 definition


Shurparakashatshashti 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 Śūrpārakaṣaṭṣaṣṭi can be transliterated into English as Surparakasatsasti or Shurparakashatshashti, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

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Source: What is India: Inscriptions of the Śilāhāras

Śūrpārakaṣaṭṣaṣṭi (शूर्पारकषट्षष्टि) or simply Śūrpāraka is the name of a province (viṣaya) mentioned in the “Ṭhāṇā plates of Mummuṇirāja”. Śūrpāraka-ṣaṭṣaṣṭi-viṣaya comprised the territory round Śurpāraka, modern Sopārā in the Bassein-tālukā.

These copper plates (mentioning Śūrpārakaṣaṭṣaṣṭi) were discovered in 1956 while digging the ground between the Church and the District Office at Ṭhāṇā, the chief town of the Ṭhāṇā District in Mahārāṣṭra. Its object is to record the grant, by the Śilāhāra Mummuṇirāja, of some villages and lands to learned Brāhmaṇas on the occasion of the lunar eclipse on the fifteenth tithi of the bright fortnight of Phālguna in the Śaka year 970, the cyclic year being Sarvadhārin.

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The history of India traces the identification of countries, villages, towns and other regions of India, as well as mythology, zoology, 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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