Vriddhivarman, Vṛddhivarman, Vriddhi-varman: 1 definition



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The Sanskrit term Vṛddhivarman can be transliterated into English as Vrddhivarman or Vriddhivarman, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

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Source: Epigraphia Indica Vol. 1: The Praśasti of Lakkhā Maṇḍal

Vṛddhivarman (वृद्धिवर्मन्) is the name of a king belonging to the line of Yadu (the yādavas), according to the Praśasti (eulogy or panegyric) of the temple of Lakkhā Maṇḍal at Maḍhā in the Jaunsār Bāwar district on the Upper Jamnā. Accordingly, the yādava kings of the lunar race (candravaṃśa) had ruled over the Siṅghapura country “since the beginning of the Yuga”.

The father of Vṛddhivarman was named Īśvaravarman, while his son was named Siṅghavarman whose own son was named Jala. Accordingly, “His son was he who was denominated the illustrious Vṛddhivarman, a king whose good fortune was much increased, who, like the moon, removed torments and gladdened the eyes (of men). His son was the illustrious Siṅghavarman, a lion-like king who earned by (the strength of) his arms a reputation for bravery and whose power was seen (to be) above (that of) those having dāna (i.e., of merely liberal not heroic princes and of rutting elephants)”.

The Praśasti (600-800 AD) was composed by Bhaṭṭa Vasudeva and incised in the stone by the mason Īśvaraṇāga. It records the dedication of a temple of Śiva by a princess, Īśvarā, who belonged to the royal race of Siṅghapura, for the spiritual welfare of her deceased husband. The latter, called Śrī-Candragupta, was the son of a king of Jālandhara. The greater part of the inscription is taken up by an account of the ancestors.

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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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