[INDOLOGY] Andhra toponymy

Nagaraj Paturi nagarajpaturi at gmail.com
Sat Jun 17 13:08:09 EDT 2017


Search for Chikkulla Agraharam yielded :

426. Like in Kanchipuram, in the 6th Century itself the Kings of the Telugu
speaking lands had cared for and nurtured such Gatikas. There were such
Gatikas on the banks of Godavari River. In Tuni Taluqa, in a place known as
Chikkulla Agraharam, while digging for a pond, a copper plate Saasanam was
found. It was mentioning about a Vikramendra Varma II of Vishnu Kuntina
Vamsa or dynasty, who accumulated a lot of meritorious PuNya (merits as
opposed to Sins), by establishing proper facilities for a Gatika; Quote,
“yataa vidhi vinirmapita katika vaapta puNya sanjayasya” Unquote.
(To be continued.)
Sambhomahadeva.

at
http://advaitham.blogspot.in/2010/08/deivathin-kural-53-vol-4-dated-08-aug.html

On Sat, Jun 17, 2017 at 10:30 PM, Arlo Griffiths <arlogriffiths at hotmail.com>
wrote:

> Thanks Dominik and Nagaraj.
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> Yes, for course Tk. was (my own abbreviation) for Taluk. I am supposing
> Tuni is nowadays a 'mandal', although I haven't confirmed this yet.
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> Nagaraj: short of being able to travel to Tuni taluk/mandal to ask local
> people, how would one find out what "Ch." stands for in this case? And what
> cultural practice lies behind abbreviating the identifying part of toponym?
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> Best,
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> Arlo Griffiths
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> *From:* Nagaraj Paturi <nagarajpaturi at gmail.com>
> *Sent:* Saturday, June 17, 2017 5:32 AM
> *To:* Dominik Wujastyk
> *Cc:* Indology; Arlo Griffiths
> *Subject:* Re: [INDOLOGY] Andhra toponymy
>
> Place names beginning with initials is common in Telugu. This is not
> limited to agraharams.
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> On Jun 17, 2017 5:26 AM, "Dominik Wujastyk via INDOLOGY" <
> indology at list.indology.info> wrote:
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>> "Tk" may be for "Taluk," though your online resource says it's a Tehsil.
>>
>> The names of agraharams that I'm aware of in the Thanjavur district are
>> not abbreviated in the way you describe.  Rather, they seem to be named
>> always in full, even if long.
>>
>> Thank you for villageinfo.in ! Wonderful resource.
>>
>> Best,
>> Dominik
>>
>> --
>> Professor Dominik Wujastyk <http://ualberta.academia.edu/DominikWujastyk>
>> ,
>>
>> Singhmar Chair in Classical Indian Society and Polity
>> ,
>>
>> Department of History and Classics
>> <http://historyandclassics.ualberta.ca/>
>> ,
>> University of Alberta, Canada
>> .
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>> South Asia at the U of A:
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>> sas.ualberta.ca
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>> On 15 June 2017 at 06:33, Arlo Griffiths via INDOLOGY <
>> indology at list.indology.info> wrote:
>>
>>> Colleagues,
>>>
>>>
>>> I am looking to identify the modern coordinates of an epigraphic find
>>> spot in Andhra Pradesh for which data from colonial times indicate "Chikula
>>> agrahāra, East Godavari, Tuni Tk.". Searchuing with the name Chikulla
>>> or Chikulla I don't find anything. But within Tuni (mandal?) I have found a
>>> "Ch. Agraharam" (https://villageinfo.in/andhra
>>> -pradesh/east-godavari/tuni/ch-agraharam.html). This, I presume, must
>>> be my place.
>>>
>>>
>>> Is it common in AP nowadays not to spell out the name of agraharams? (It
>>> reminds me of the Telugu naming pattern with a first initial which is never
>>> spelt in full — although perhaps there is no connection.)
>>>
>>>
>>> Best wishes,
>>>
>>>
>>> Arlo
>>>
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-- 
Nagaraj Paturi

Hyderabad, Telangana, INDIA.


BoS, MIT School of Vedic Sciences, Pune, Maharashtra

BoS, Chinmaya Vishwavidyapeeth, Veliyanad, Kerala

Former Senior Professor of Cultural Studies

FLAME School of Communication and FLAME School of  Liberal Education,

(Pune, Maharashtra, INDIA )
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