Feb 9 th, 2016
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India During 300-700 A.D – One Liners Ingenuity 4


• Provinces were sub-divided into divisions called vishaya, bhoga and kottam (in south)

• Other units of administration were adhistana, pattana and nadu

• Two new classes of officers introduced by Guptas were sandhivigrahika and kumaramatyas

• Vakapati’s Gaudavaho text was the major work in the older tradition of Prakrit

• Adinathacharita – Vardhamana
Shantinathacharita – Devachandra
Prithvichandracharita – Shantisuri

• Kavyamimansa – Rajashekhara
Desharupa – Dhananjaya
Saraswati Kanthabharana – Bhoja

• Prassanararaghava – Jayadeva
Kranasundari – Bilhana
Lalitavigrahraja – Somadeva

• Rajmasiganka was a book on astronomy written by Bhoja of paramara dynasty

• Nidan or Rigvimshchana was a book on pathology written by Madhava

• Siddhayoga – Brinda
Yogaratnasamuchachhaya – Chandratha
Chikitsakalika – Tista

• Krityakalpataru – Lakshmidhara
Chaturvarga chintamani – Hemadri
Dayabhaga – Ujmutavahana

• Brihaspati smriti enumerate 18 titles of land and adds that 14 of these have their origin in property and four in injury

• Kalidas graced the court of Vikramaditya, the king of Ujjaini who has been identified with Chandragupta II

• Dasakumaracharita – Dandin
Vasavadatta – Subhandhu
Panchatantra – Vishnu Sharma

• Saint Tirumular occupied a very high position and the hymns composed by him were collected into eleven tirmurais which are held in great veneration by the people of India

• Brihat Samhita and Amarakosha books contain special chapters on the study of plants and gardens, forest, crops and manure

• Mandsor inscription gives detail about the guilds of silk weaver and corporate activities of the period
o It also mention of the construction and repair of sun temple by the guild of weavers

• Sanchi, Sarnath and Gaya were the great centres of Buddhism

• Vaishnavism centred around the vasudeva cult of Bhagvata religion is identified with the vedic deity of Vishnu

• Chandogya Upanishad eulogiseds Shiva and his consort Uma as supreme deities

• The earliest examples of Dravidian style temple is the rock-cut temple known as Dharmaraja ratha at Mamallapuram

• Astanga-sangraha and the Astanga hirdaya-samhita are assigned to two different authors by the same name Vagabhata

• Manusmriti – Govindaraja
Smrityarthasara – Shridhara
Yajnavalkya Smriti – Aparaka

• Abhidhanaratanamala gives scientific knowledge of agriculture

• Virasaivas sects was raised into prominence by Basava, the prime minister of the Kalachuri king Bijjala

• The great achievement of sankara is that he organized the ten branches of Advaita school of Saivism, known as Dashanamis

• Several excellent Nagar style temples still stand at Khajuraho in Bundelkhand built by Chandelas

• In Kashmir, the sun temple called the Martanda temple was built by Lalitaditya Muktapida.

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