Suvarnavarsha, Suvarṇavarṣa: 2 definitions

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Suvarnavarsha 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.

The Sanskrit term Suvarṇavarṣa can be transliterated into English as Suvarnavarsa or Suvarnavarsha, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

India history and geography

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Source: What is India: Inscriptions of the Śilāhāras

Suvarṇavarṣa (सुवर्णवर्ष) or Gōvindarāja (IV) is mentioned in the Janjirā plates (set I) of Aparājita.—“Then there sat on the throne the younger brother of Amōghavarṣa (II), the illustrious king Gōvindarāja (IV) (known as) Suvarṇavarṣa, who rescued royal fortune even as Hari (in his Boar incarnation) lifted the earth, and who, being of great might and having an invincible and well equipped army that delighted all good people, was Purushōttama (Viṣṇu) (himself), who bears the excellent Nandaka (sword) and the unfailing Sudarśaṇa discus. Then (there reigned) for a long period Amōghavarṣa (III), the uncle of Suvarṇavarṣa (Gold-rainer, i.e. Gōvinda IV), the younger brother of Nityavarṣa (i.e. Indra III), ridding (his) kingdom of troublesome people by his austerities and adventurous spirit”.

These copper plates (mentioning Suvarṇavarṣa) were discovered by one Bala Tukaram, while digging in the compound of his house at Chikhala-pākhāḍī, a part of Muruḍ Janjirā in the Kolābā District of the Mahārāṣṭra State.The grant was made on the mahāparvan of the solar eclipse which occurred on Sunday, the fifteenth tithi of the dark fortnight of Śrāvaṇa, when the sun was in the zodiacal sign (rāśi) of Siṃha in the cyclic year Vijaya and the expired Śaka year 915.

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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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Sanskrit dictionary

[«previous next»] — Suvarnavarsha in Sanskrit glossary
Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Suvarṇavarṣa (सुवर्णवर्ष):—[=su-varṇa-varṣa] [from su-varṇa] m. Name of a king, [Inscriptions]

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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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