Monday, August 29, 2016

Taponidhi

Taponidhi (Sanskrit: तपोनिधि , Bengali: তপোনিধি) was a Brahmin (Brahmana) who lived around 1020 CE in  Tarkari in Sravsati region of North Bengal (West Bengal and Islamic Bangladesh).

He belonged to a Brahmin family renowned for its scholarship1. His father was Sucharita. The Silimpur Stone Slab inscription of 1087 CE talks about this family. His son was Kartikeya.

References

(1) Migrant Brahmanas in Northern India, Swati Datta, Motilal Banarasidas, 1989

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