Monday, April 4, 2016

Govindali

Govindali  ( Sanskrit: गोविंदलि , Bengali: গোবিংদলি  ) was a Brahmin (Brahmana) who lived around 705 CE in Vanavasi region in Uttara Kanada district (North Kanara) of North Karnataka. 

In 740 CE, Govindali's son Kanchala migrated1 from Uttara Kanada district in North Karnataka to Surat in Gujarat. This is recorded in the Navsari Plates of 740 AD of Avanijanashraya Pualkeshiraja2  who belonged to a line of viceroys who had close relation to the Chalukyas of Badami and ruled around the Surat region of Gujarat with capital in Navssari.

(1) Migrant Brahmanas in Northern India, Swati Datta, Motilal Banarasidas, 1989
(2) https://cultural.maharashtra.gov.in/english/gazetteer/WARDHA/his_ancient%20period.html

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