Thakura, aka: Ṭhākura; 4 Definition(s)


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Ṭhākura (collector) is the official title of a minister belonging of the administration of the state during, the rule of the Śilāhāra dynasty (r. 765-1215 A.D.).—The administration of the State was carried on with the help of Governors (rāṣṭrapati), Collectors (viṣayapatis) and village headmen (grāmapati). In some later records like the Dive Āgar plate of Mummuṇi, they are called sāmanta (Governor), nāyaka (the Commissioner of a division) and ṭhākura (the Collector of a district). The Governors of provinces were often military officers, who were called daṇḍādhīpati.

Source: What is India: Inscriptions of the Śilāhāras

Ṭhakura or Ṭhākura.—(EI 23, 33; CII 4), same as Ṭhakkura. Note: ṭhakura is defined in the “Indian epigraphical glossary” as it can be found on ancient inscriptions commonly written in Sanskrit, Prakrit or Dravidian languages.

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Ṭhākura.—(LP), Gujarātī; often a member of the Koli caste of Gujarat, who generally tries to detect thieves, etc. (LP), Gujarātī Ṭhākor, the chief among certain tribes of Rajputs; a small chieftain. Note: ṭhākura is defined in the “Indian epigraphical glossary” as it can be found on ancient inscriptions commonly written in Sanskrit, Prakrit or Dravidian languages.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Indian Epigraphical Glossary
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ṭhākūra (ठाकूर).—m (ṭhakkura S through H) A tribe or an individual of it. They inhabit woods and wilds (esp. of N. Konkan̤). 2 A chief among certain castes of Rajputs, Bhils &c., a title or compellation of respect. 3 The Supreme God: also an idol or a god. 4 A family priest among certain tribes of Shudras.

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

ṭhākūra (ठाकूर).—m A tribe or an individual of it.

Source: DDSA: The Aryabhusan school dictionary, Marathi-English
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Marathi is an Indo-European language having over 70 million native speakers people in (predominantly) Maharashtra India. Marathi, like many other Indo-Aryan languages, evolved from early forms of Prakrit, which itself is a subset of Sanskrit, one of the most ancient languages of the world.

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