Vanaraya, Vana-raya, Vāṇarāya: 1 definition
Vanaraya 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.
India history and geographySource: OpenEdition books: Vividhatīrthakalpaḥ (History)
Vāṇarāya (वाणराय) (or Vanarāja in Sanskrit) (ca. 802-862) refers to one of the seven kings of the Cāpotkaṭa 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).—Jinaprabha lists the seven kings of the Cāpotkaṭa dynasty, of which Aṇahilapura (Pātan) was the capital: Vāṇarāya, Jogarāya, Khemarāya, Bhūaḍa, Vayarasīha, Rayaṇāicca, Sāmaṃtasīha.
Cf. “Navsāri grant of Pulakeśī Janāśrāya” (Vocr p. 230, cited by Sankalia 1941 p. 36); Ratnamālā; Prabandhacintāmaṇi (14.26-15.4); Kumārapālacarita; Sukṛtasaṃkīrtana (quoted Burgess 1903 p. 7); JBBRAS IX p. 155.
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Ends with: Tribhuvanaraya.
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