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Vishnudatta, aka: Viṣṇudattā; 1 Definition(s)


Vishnudatta 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.

The Sanskrit term Viṣṇudattā can be transliterated into English as Visnudatta or Vishnudatta, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

India history and geogprahy

Viṣṇudattā (विष्णुदत्ता) refers to an upāsikā or lay devotee  of the Śaka race, recorded in the Nasik cave inscriptions of Īśvarasena.—The inscription records the foundation of her perpetual endowment to provide medicines for the sick among the community of Buddhist monks from the four quarters, dwelling in the monastery on the Triraśmi mountain. Viṣṇudattā belonged to the Śaka race. She was the daughter of the Śaka Agnivarman, wife of the Ganapaka (Accountant) Rēbhila and mother of the Ganapaka Viśvavarman.

Source: What is India: Inscriptions of the Kalachuri-chedi era
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The history and geography of India includes names of areas, cities, countries and other regions of India, as well as historical dynasties, rulers, tribes and various local traditions, languages and festivals. Ancient India enjoyed religious freedom but primarely encourages the path of Dharma, incorporated into religions such as Buddhism, Hinduism, and Jainism.

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