Takkadesa, Takka-desha, Ṭakkadeśa, Takkadesha: 3 definitions


Takkadesa 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 Ṭakkadeśa can be transliterated into English as Takkadesa or Takkadesha, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

India history and geogprahy

Source: archive.org: History of Gujarat

Takkadesa is the name of a country, offered by Gurjjara king Alakhana to the Kashmir king Sankaravarman as a peace-offering.—This Takkadesa appears to be the same as the Tsehkia of Hiuen Tsiang (A.D. 630-640) who puts it between the Biyas on the east and the Indus on the west thus including nearly the whole Panjab. The tract surrendered by Alakhana was probably the small territory to the east of the Chinab as the main possessions of Alakhana must have lain further west between the Chinab and the Jehlam, where lie the town of Gujarat and the country still called Gujar-desa the land of the Gujars.

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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-English dictionary

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Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Ṭakkadeśa (टक्कदेश).—A Bāhika country; तस्मै दत्वा टक्कदेशं विनयादङ्गुलीमिव (tasmai datvā ṭakkadeśaṃ vinayādaṅgulīmiva) Rāj T.5.15.

Derivable forms: ṭakkadeśaḥ (टक्कदेशः).

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Benfey Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Ṭakkadeśa (टक्कदेश).—[ṭakka-deśa], m. The land of the Ṭakkas, [Rājataraṅgiṇī] 5, 150.

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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. 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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