Velasivagara, Velāsivāgara: 1 definition


Velasivagara 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.

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Source: What is India: Inscriptions of the Śilāhāras

Velāsivāgara (वेलासिवागर) or Vālāsivāgara is the name of a village mentioned in the “Dive Āgar plates of Cittarāja”.—Vālāsivāgara comprised in that viṣaya, where the orchard was situated, is probably identical with modern Veḷās, about two and a half miles (4.07 km.) north of Dive Āgar.

Accodingly, “... and having worshipped the Divine lord of Umā (Śiva)− have donated, with the pouring out of water, the revenue amount of twenty drammas, free from all dues, on the cluster of tress in the orchard donated by the Daṇḍanāyaka, the illustrious Nāgavarman, situated in (the village of ) Velāsivāgara, comprised in the viṣaya of Mandaraja, to the learned Brāhmaṇa Govinda, the son of Saudapaiya of Tīpaka, who belongs to the Kāśyapa-gotra and Ṛgveda-śākhā, who is residing at Dīpakāgara and is (always) engaged in the performance of this six religious duties”.

These plates (mentioning Velāsivāgara) were discovered by one Mrs. Chandrabai Pandurang Nakti in her field in Survey No. 88 at Dive Āgar in the Śrīvardhana tāluka of the Kolābā District of Mahārāṣṭra. The object of the present inscription is to record the remission, by the king, of the tax of twenty dramas on the cluster of trees in the orchard donated by the Daṇḍanāyaka Nāgavarman in (the village) Velāsivāgara comprised in the viṣaya of Mandaraja.

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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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