Skandagupta: 3 definitions
Skandagupta 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.
India history and geographySource: archive.org: Personal and geographical names in the Gupta inscriptions
Skandagupta (स्कन्दगुप्त) is an example of a Śaivite name mentioned in the Gupta inscriptions. Classification of personal names according to deities (e.g., from Śaivism) were sometimes used by more than one person and somehow seem to have been popular. 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 (e.g., Skandagupta) during the rule of the Guptas followed patterns such as tribes, places, rivers and mountains.
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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Sanskrit dictionarySource: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary
1) Skandagupta (स्कन्दगुप्त):—[=skanda-gupta] [from skanda > skand] m. Name of a king, [Inscriptions; Vāsavadattā, [Introduction]]
2) [v.s. ...] of an elephant-keeper, [Harṣacarita]
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Sanskrit, also spelled संस्कृतम् (saṃskṛtam), is an ancient language of India commonly seen as the grandmother of the Indo-European language family (even English!). Closely allied with Prakrit and Pali, Sanskrit is more exhaustive in both grammar and terms and has the most extensive collection of literature in the world, greatly surpassing its sister-languages Greek and Latin.
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Settlement in Early Historic Ganga Plain (by Chirantani Das)
Part 10 - Cultural periods of Vārāṇasī < [Chapter VI - Vārāṇasī: Emergence of the Urban Centre and Seat of Administration]
Part 16 - Vārāṇasī from proto historic to historic context < [Chapter VI - Vārāṇasī: Emergence of the Urban Centre and Seat of Administration]
Part 7 - Nalanda’s Rise of a Multi-functional Nodal Centre < [Chapter III - Nālandā: Evidence for rise and progress of the settlement]
Impact of Vedic Culture on Society (by Kaushik Acharya)
Mingling of Cultures (A): The Guptas < [Chapter 4]
Select Sanskrit Inscriptions Found in Northern India < [Chapter 1]
List of Mahabharata tribes (by Laxman Burdak)
Rasa Jala Nidhi, vol 5: Treatment of various afflictions (by Bhudeb Mookerjee)
Part 3 - The Age of the Mahabharata War < [A Brief History of Indian Chemistry and Medicine]
Harsha-charita (by Bāṇabhaṭṭa)