Tamluk: 2 definitions


Tamluk 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.

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Source: archive.org: Personal and geographical names in the Gupta inscriptions

Tamluk in the Midnāpur district corresponds to Tanmolihti, or Tāmralipta.—From Samataṭa, the Chinese traveller Hiuen Tsang journeyed towards the West for over 900 li and reached Tanmolihti, or Tāmralipta, the modern Tamluk in the Midnāpur district. Samataṭa is a place-name without suffix and is mentioned in the Gupta inscription No. 1. 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.

Source: Shodhganga: New look on the kushan bengali

Tamluk in East Medinipur district is an excavated site revealing Kushan presence.—Another important site with Kushan characteristics is Tamluk. It located on 22°20' north and 87°55" east longitude on the right bank of river Rupnarayan in the Medinipur district of West Bengal.

This place is mentioned in Pali and Sanskrit under various names like Tamralipta, Damralipta, Tamralipi, Tamralipika and Vetakula (Ghosh, 1989). It was one of the greatest sea port in the ancient times from where Indian sea craft sailed to distance lands, Pliny (1 st Century A.D. mentions this name as Taalucate. Ptolemy belongs to the 2 nd Century A.D. has mentioned the name as 98 Chapter in Taamlites. The importance of the place as a religious as well as cultural centre in the early Christian era is evident from the writings of Chinese Fa-hien and Hiuen Tsang.

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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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