Ushavadata, aka: Uṣavadāta; 1 Definition(s)


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The Sanskrit term Uṣavadāta can be transliterated into English as Usavadata or Ushavadata, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

India history and geogprahy

Uṣavadāta (उषवदात).—The king Uṣavadāta is said to have made gifts of Cows, gold, money and Tirthas, etc. on the bank of the Barnāsā river. Moreover, he established free ferries by boats on the rivers Dāhanukā, Pāradā, Ibā, Damana and Tāpī.

(Source): Geography in Ancient Indian inscriptions
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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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