Vaghela, Vāghelā, Vāghela: 3 definitions


Vaghela means something in Jainism, Prakrit, 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.

In Jainism

General definition (in Jainism)

Source: Tessitori Collection I

Vaghela (वघेल) is the name of an ancient Gujarat Dynasty, according to the Kathāsaṃgraha (narrating stories from Jain literature), which is included in the collection of manuscripts at the ‘Vincenzo Joppi’ library, collected by Luigi Pio Tessitori during his visit to Rajasthan between 1914 and 1919.—[...] The first story deals with a historical figure who lived during the reign of the Vaghela dynasty in Gujarat. Minister Pethaḍa-de (Śāh, alias Pṛthvīdhara), the son of Deda, from Mandavagarh (Mandu), earned great wealth and spent it in getting Jain temples built or ornamented at various places, including Shatrunjaya. [...]

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Jainism is an Indian religion of Dharma whose doctrine revolves around harmlessness (ahimsa) towards every living being. The two major branches (Digambara and Svetambara) of Jainism stimulate self-control (or, shramana, ‘self-reliance’) and spiritual development through a path of peace for the soul to progess to the ultimate goal.

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India history and geography

Source: Wisdom Library: India History

Vaghela refers to one of the thirty-six Rajput clans, according to Padmanabha’s 15th-century Kanhadadeprabandha, in which he described the Muslim invasion of Gujarat of 1298 AD. The kingdom or dynasty of the Vaghelas had their own princes and nobles and were further separated into sub-clans and families. Their name can also be spelled as Vāghelā.

The Rajputs are a Hindu race claiming to be descendants of the ancient Kṣatriya-varṇa (warrior caste). Originally, the Rajputs consisted of two principal branches: the Sūryavaṃśa (solar race) and the Candravaṃśa (lunar race), to which later was added the Agnivaṃśa (fire-born race).

Source: OpenEdition books: Vividhatīrthakalpaḥ (History)

Vāghela (वाघेल) is the name of an ancient dynasty of Gujarat, as is mentioned in the Vividhatīrthakalpa by Jinaprabhasūri (13th century A.D.): an ancient text devoted to various Jaina holy places (tīrthas).—List of the six kings of the Vāghela dynasty, of which Anahilapura was the capital: Lūṇappasāya, Vīadhavala, Vīsaladeva, Ajjunadeva, Sāraṃgadeva, Kaṇṇadeva.

Note: The names and dates of the sovereigns, from Vīsaladeva to Sārangadeva, recorded in the Vividhatīrthakalpa, are confirmed by the testimonies of the inscriptions: Bühler IA VI p. 191, Bühler EI I p. 271-287 and Sankalia 1941, appendix A p. 19-21. Lavaṇaprasāda and Kama II, however, are poorly represented: cf. Sankalia 1941 p. 42 and appendix A p. 21.

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The history of India traces the identification of countries, villages, towns and other regions of India, as well as mythology, zoology, 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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