Sunday, March 27, 2016


Dhanapati (Sanskrit: धनपति , Bengali : ধনপতি)  was a Brahmin (Brahmana) who lived around 640 CE in Diu (Dvipa). He was of Daundavya Gotra and subscribed to the Shukla Yajur Veda school (Vajasaneya).

His sons were Bhatti (Sanskrit: भट्टि , Bengali : ভট্টি) and Ishvara (Sanskrit: ईश्वर , Bengali : ঈশ্বর).

In 670 CE, his son's migrated from Diu (Dvipa) to the village of Desenaka at the mouth of Madhumati river near modern day Sathra in Gujarat. This is recorded in the Lunsadi Plates of Siladitya II of the Maitraka dynasty of Gujarat.

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