Sunday, September 6, 2015

Migration of Brahmins as per Dharasena II Charter in 590 AD

Migration of Brahmins as per Dharasena II Charter

In this post I will talk about the migration of Brahmins as per Dharasena II Charter issued by Dharasena II who ruled around 590 AD in the Kathiawar Peninsula region.

Dharasena II belonged to the family of the Maitrika dynasty of Valabhi As per the Dharasena II Charter of 590 AD, Dharasena II granted two localities in Kheda District earlier known as Kaira District in central eastern Gujarat to a Brahmin Vishnumitra (Sanskrit: विष्णुमित्र, Bengali: বিষ্ণুমিত্র) from Vadnagar in north eastern Gujarat (incidentally the birthplace of

Migration of Brahmins as per Dharasena II Charter Valabhi

Gujarati brahmin Vishnumitra therefore migrated from Vadnagar in north eastern Gujarat to Kheda in central eastern  Gujarat in 590 AD as per Dharasena II Charter.

Migration of Brahmins as per Dharasena II Charter Vadnagar to Kheda

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Reference
Migrant Brahmanas in Norther India, Swati Datta, Motilala Banarasidass, 1989
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