Jivanta

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Jivanta (जीवन्त) or Jivanti (जीवन्ती) is name of a place mentioned by Panini in Ashtadhyayi under Karnadi (कर्णादि) (4.2.80.13) group. [1]

Mention by Panini

Jivanta (जीवन्त) or Jivanti (जीवन्ती) is name of a place mentioned by Panini in Ashtadhyayi under Karnadi (कर्णादि) (4.2.80.13) group. [2]

History

Tej Ram Sharma[3] writes... 1. Jivanta (जीवंत) is mentioned in Indore Copper-plate Inscription of Skandagupta Gupta Year 146 (=A.D. 465)(L. 8): He was the head of the guild of oilmen of Indrapura. Jivanta is a one-word name. Literally it means 'long-lived', [4] which shows the wish of the parents for the child to live long. It was the name of a man in the time of Panini. [5]

Indore copper plate inscription of 465 AD mentions a tailika-sreni, guild of oilmen, of which the president (pravara) is named Jivanta. [6]

Jat clans

In Mahabharata

Jiwant village

Jiwant is village in Punahana (पुन्हाना) tahsil in Mewat district of Haryana.

References

  1. V. S. Agrawala: India as Known to Panini, 1953, p.502
  2. V. S. Agrawala: India as Known to Panini, 1953, p.502
  3. Personal and geographical names in the Gupta inscriptions/Names of Local Officers,p.67
  4. Sanskrit-English Dictionary by Monier Williams, p. 423, col. 2.
  5. Panini, IV. 1.103 : Jaivantāyana Jaivanti, i.e., one who belongs to the family of Jivanta ; Siddhdntakaumudl-Arthaprakdsikd by Radharamana Pandeya. p. 62.
  6. Dr Naval Viyogi: Nagas – The Ancient Rulers of India/General Index of Nagas, The Ancient Rulers of India, p.135, 371

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