Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Madhyadesa

Madhyadesa (or Madhyadesha), literally meaning "Middle Country", was a historic region of Indian sub-continent comprising the upper and middle Gangetic basin and the Yamuna-Chambal catchment area[1].

During the major part of 10th Century and first half of 11th Century (~925 CE to 1050 CE), Madhyadesa was torn by rival ambitions of Indian rulers and endangered by invasions from outside. This resulted in a massive political instability due to which Brahmins migrated out of Mahdhyadesha mostly towards Odisha.

Some important area in Madhyadesha were SravastiTakariKolanca and Hastigrama.

List of Migrant Brahmins from Madhyadesa[2]

  • Bhatta Brihaspati from Nidhati of the Dhenkanal Grants of Kulastambha
  • Bhattaputra Dandapani of the Kesari Plates
  • Ajapala from Khaduvavalli of Dasapalla Grant of Satrubhanja
  • Bhattaputra Damodara of Baud Grant of Ranabhanja
  • Devahara of Ranabhanja Grant
References

(1) Migrant Brahmanas in Northern India, Swati Datta, Motilal Banarasidas, 1989. Pg 101
(2) Migrant Brahmanas in Northern India, Swati Datta, Motilal Banarasidas, 1989. Pg 104

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