Shvetapatha, Śvetapatha, Shveta-patha: 1 definition
Shvetapatha 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 Śvetapatha can be transliterated into English as Svetapatha or Shvetapatha, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).
India history and geogprahySource: Google Books: The Idea of Ancient India
Śvetapatha (श्वेतपथ).—One is tempted to suggest an identification of Śvetapatha with the Śvetapāda of the Kalyan plates of Yasovarman; a place which corresponds with the area around Nasik, and where one could visualise Yavanas visiting or residing in this period for trade purposes. But the inscription in question is very late (11th century), and the time-gap between the Sanchi references and this inscription is too great for the identification to be pressed.
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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