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  • aparant maharashtr ke antargat uttar konkan[1] men sthit hai. bharatavarsh ki pashchim disha ka deshavishesh. 'aparant' (apar-ant) ka arth hai- 'pashchim ka ant'. ajakal yah konkan pradesh mana jata hai. taaulmi namak bhoogolavetta ne is pradesh ko, jise usane 'ariake' ya 'abaratike' ke nam se pukara, char bhagon me vibhakt batalaya hai.
  • aparant ka prachin sahity men anek sthanon par ullekh hai-

'tat: shoorparakn deshn sagarastasy nirmame,
sahasa jamadagnyasy soaparantamahitalamh'.[2]
'tathaparanta: saurashtra: shoorabhirastatharbuda:'.[3]
'tasyanikairvisarpadibharaparantajayodyatai:'.[4]

  • kalidas ne raghu ki digvijay-yatra ke prasng men pashchimi deshon ke nivasiyon ko aparant nam se abhihit kiya hai aur isi prakar koshakar yadav ne bhi 'aparantastu pashchatyaste' kaha hai.
  • raghuvnsh[5] men bhi 'aparant' ke rajaon ka ullekh hai. is prakar 'aparant' nam samany roop se 'pashchimi deshon' ka vynjak tha kintu vishesh roop se[6] is nam se uttar konkan ka bodh hota tha.
  • mahavnsh[7] ke ullekh ke anusar ashok ke shasanakal men yavan dharmarakshit ko aparant men bauddh dharm ke prachar ke lie bheja gaya tha. is sndarbh men bhi 'aparant' se pashchim ke deshon ka hi arth grahan karana chahie.
  • rudradama ke joonagadh abhilekh men 'aparant'[8] men ashok ke gavarnar ke roop men yavanaraj tufask ka nam milata hai. jo spashtatah ek eerani nam hai.
  • joonagadh abhilekh se gyat hota hai ki yahan ashok ne sudarshan jhil ko punanirmit karaya tha, jaisa rudradaman ke joonagadh abhilekh se gyat hota hai. 'prantapati tuhashashm' ko vahan ke dekharekh karane ka bhar saunpa tha. isi kshetr ke lie 'aparant'[9]) shabd abhilekhon men prayukt hai.[10]
  • mahabharat shanti parv[11] se soochit hota hai ki shoorparak namak desh ko jo 'aparant bhoomi' men sthit tha, parashuram ke lie sagar ne chhod diya tha.
'tat: shoorparakn desh sagarastasy nirmame, sahasa jamadagnasy soparantamahitalam'.
  • mahabharat sabha parv [12] se soochit hota hai ki aparant desh men jo parashuram ki bhoomi thi tikshn pharase (parashu) banae jate the-
'aparant samudabhootanstathaiv parashoonchhitanh'
  • giranar - sthit rudradaman ke prasiddh abhilekh men aparant ka rudradaman dvara jite jane ka ullekh hai-
'svaviryarjitanamanurakt sarvaprakritinan surashtrashvabhrabharukachchhasindhusauvirakukuraparantanishadadinan'-
  • yahan aparant konkan ka hi paryay jan padata hai. vishnupuran men 'aparant' ka uttar ke deshon ke sath ullekh hai.
  • vayupuran men aparant ko aparit kaha gaya hai.

tika tippani aur sndarbh

mathur, vijayendr kumar aitihasik sthanavali, dvitiy snskaran- 1990 (hindi), bharat diskavari pustakalay: vaigyanik tatha takaniki shabdavali ayog, prishth snkhya- 26-27.

  1. gova adi ka ilaka
  2. shanti parv mahabharat 49, 66-67
  3. vishnu puran 2,3,16
  4. raghuvnsh mahakavy 4,53
  5. raghuvnsh mahakavy 4,58
  6. jaise mahabharat ke uparyukt uddharan men
  7. mahavnsh 12,4
  8. pashchim bharat
  9. pashchimi samudri tat
  10. sahay, daau. shiv svaroop bharatiy puralekhon ka adhyayan (hindi), 144.
  11. shanti parv mahabharat 49,66-67
  12. sabha parv mahabharat 51,28

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