Vijayavata, aka: Vijaya-vata, Vījayavāṭa; 3 Definition(s)

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Vijayavata 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 geogprahy

Vījayavāṭa or Viśakhapaṭṭana is the name of a city of the ancient kingdom of Veṅgi, ruled over by the Eastern Cālukyas from the 7th to 12th centuries. The kingdom of Veṅgi comprised Andhra and part of Kaliṅga for more than five hundred years and during this period, the Eastern Cālukyas developed there a prosperous civilisation. Their reign advanced the society and brought with them scientific advancements, religious freedom, literature and various forms of art and architecture.

(Source): Wisdom Library: History of Ancient India

Vijayavata (Vījayavāṭa) can also be spelled as Vijayawada and refers to a town in India. Other names include Rajendracholapura and Bezvada or Bezawada.

(Source): Wisdom Library: India History

Vijayavata (the mythological name for Bezwada), mentioned in inscriptions as Rajendra-Cholapuram, is a famous place of pilgrimage on the river Krishna, and dedicated to Siva in the local aspect of Mallesvara or Jayasena. The Sage Agastya is said to have been the greatest devotee of this deity, and an admirer of the deity’s several lilas (sports).

(Source): Google Books: South Indian Shrines: Illustrated
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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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