Vyaghradeva, aka: Vyāghradeva; 1 Definition(s)


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Vyāghradeva (व्याघ्रदेव).—Two stone inscriptions of a prince named Vyāghradeva, who describes himself as ‘meditating on the feet of the Vākāṭaka Pṛthivīṣeṇa’ have, however, been discovered in Central India – one at Nachne-ki-talāi in the former Jaso State, and the other at Ganj in the former Ajaigaḍh State. Vyāghradeva of the aforementioned Nacnā and Ganj inscriptions is probably identical with the Uccakalpa prince of the same name mentioned in the grants of his son Jayanātha who flourished in the last quarter of the fifth century A.C. Vyāghradeva of the Nacnā and Ganj inscriptions therefore belonged to the Uccakalpa dynasty and was a feudatory of the Vākāṭaka Pṛthivīṣeṇa II and not of Pṛthivīṣeṇa I, who flourished nearly 120 years earlier.

(Source): What is India: Inscriptions of the Vākāṭakas
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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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