Thursday, April 30, 2009

Early Medieval India

  • Amoghvarsha patronised Jinasena the author of Adipurana
  • The gahdwalah ruler Chndradeva imposed a tax on the Muslims called Turushkadana
  • Dantidurga performed Hiranyagarbhadana
  • Al Masudi wrote the book "Muruj uj jahan"
  • Yashovarman the Chandella ruler built the Khajuraho temple
  • The chahamans of Shakambri had several other branches in places like Pratapgarh,Lata, Satvapura, Naddula,Dwalapuri and Ranthambore
  • The term Afghan means "To Cry"
  • Malatimadhava of Bhabavuti was an important work to know about the kapalikas
  • The famous uthor Kshemendra lived in Kashmir
  • Dhanyaloka was a work on poetics
  • The Chandella rulers revived the gold coins during the medieval period
  • The capital of the Hindushahis was Udabandha or Undh
  • Harikeli nataka written by Chahamana king Vigraharaja, is inscribed on the slabs of Adhai din ka jhopda
  • Pratihara kings had the finest cavalry in the contemporary time
  • Nannuka was the founder of the Chandella dynasty and Dhanga was the greatest ruler
  • Govindachandra's court was adorned by Lolla Lakshmidhara the author of Kritya kalpataru
  • Jaydeva wrote Prasanna Raghava
  • Prithviraja Vijaya was written by Jayanka whereas Prithviraja Raso by Chand Vardai
  • Govardhanacharya wrote"Aryaprasasti", an erotic poem
  • Bilhana wrote Karnasundari
  • Krishna I, the Rashtrakuta ruler founded Kailasha temple at Ellora
  • Amoghavarsha wrote "prasnottarmalika" and "Kavirajamarga", the earliest work on poetics
  • Hindushahis were known as Lallyiah Shahi in Rajtarangini
  • Great poet Dhananjay, the author of "Dasarup" adorned the court of Vakpai Munja
  • Samantasena was known as Brahma Kshatriya
  • Dhoyi wrote Pandavadutam
  • Devpala transferred the capital to Monghyr
  • During the Pala ruler Rampala Sandhakar Nandi wrote "Ramcharita Manasa" and it was during this time kaivarta rebelion took place
  • Dharmapala built the Vikramshila university at Patharghata
  • Under the ruler Harsha, Kalhana wrote Rajtarangini in the 12th century
  • During the Karkota ruler Durlabh Vardhan, Hieu-en-Tsang visited Kashmir
  • The Karkota ruler Lalitaditya Muktadipa built the Sun temple at Martand
  • Queen Dida who ruled between 958-1003 AD was of the Utpala dynasty and the wife of Kshemagupta
  • Chandellas were the first to use Hindi in Devnagari script
  • Al Mashahar went to Benaras to study Sanskrit and astronomy for decade
  • The famous image of Bagdevi which is the insignia of Jnanpith award is taken from the symbol prevailing during King Bhoja
  • Life science was not taught at Nalanda
  • Dhara was a great centre of Sanskrit learning
  • Somnath temple was dedicated to Vishnu
  • Medhatithi wrote commentaries on Manu
  • Chandella king Dhanga sacrificed his life at Prayag at old age
  • Chalukya kings were great patrons of Jainism
  • Mukteshwara temple was built in the 9th century
  • Bhabhavuti author of Malatimadhava and Uttaramacharita was patronised by Yahovarman of Kanauj
  • The temples within Khajuraho complex-Duladeo,Kaunarya Mahadeva,Lakshmana,Viswanath,Parshanath and Devi Jagadamba
  • Bana wrote Harshacharita, Kadambari and Parvatiparinaya
  • In Ellora Brahmanism,Buddhism and Jainism works are found

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