Vishnuvardhaki, Viṣṇuvardhaki, Vishnu-vardhaki: 1 definition

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Vishnuvardhaki 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 Viṣṇuvardhaki can be transliterated into English as Visnuvardhaki or Vishnuvardhaki, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

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Source: archive.org: Personal and geographical names in the Gupta inscriptions

Viṣṇuvardhaki (विष्णुवर्धकि) or Viṣṇuvardhakikṣetra is a place-name classified as a kṣetra and mentioned in the Gupta inscription No. 52. The Gupta empire (r. 3rd-century CE), founded by Śrī Gupta, covered much of ancient India and embraced the Dharmic religions such as Hinduism, Buddhism and Jainism. The field of Viṣṇuvardhaki. Viṣṇu is the first part of the name based on god Viṣṇu. The second part of his name seems to be dropped and instead his professional epithet ‘vardhakin’ has been added which means ‘a carpenter’. In Sāñcī Stūpa Inscriptions we get the word ‘vaḍakina’ which is the same as Sanskrit ‘vardhakin’ and means ‘carpenter’. In the Aṅgavijjā, we get the word ‘vaṭṭaki’ which denotes a metal worker.

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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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