Vadangula, Vaḍaṅgula: 1 definition


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Source: What is India: Inscriptions of the Śilāhāras

Vaḍaṅgula (वडङ्गुल) is the name of a village mentioned in the Paṭṭaṇakuḍi plates of Avasara II.—“The village Vaḍaṅgula, which is bounded on the east by the twin rock of the Bhōgadēva hill ; on the south, by the water course of Akhaḍada ; on the west, by the rock of Paṭasaḍa; (and) on the north, by the Sīsavī hill of the village Stāmāna”.

The village Vaḍaṅgula was granted by Raṭṭarāja to his learned preceptor Ātreya, who was a disciple of the Śaiva ascetic Ambhojaśambhu of the Karkaroṇī branch of the Mattamayūra clan. It was donated “on the full-moon tithi of Jyeṣṭha in the years nine hundred increased by thirty which have elapsed by the era of the Śaka king, the cyclic year being Kīlaka”.

The copper plates (mentioning Vaḍaṅgula) were found by a Brāhmaṇa of Khārepāṭan, a town in the Devagaḍ tālukā of the Ratnāgiri District. The inscription refers itself to the reign of the Śilāra king, Māṇḍalika Raṭṭarāja. As his predecessors were loyal feudatories of the Rāṣṭrakūṭas, it gives first the genealogy of that family from Dantidurga to Kakkala. The inscription is dated, in lines 41-42, on the full-moon tithi of Jyeṣṭha in the śaka year 930, the cyclic year being Kīlaka.

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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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