Abhiraja, Abhirāja: 3 definitions


Abhiraja means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit. If you want to know the exact meaning, history, etymology or English translation of this term then check out the descriptions on this page. Add your comment or reference to a book if you want to contribute to this summary article.

In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

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Source: JatLand: List of Mahabharata people and places

Abhirāja (अभिराज) is a name mentioned in the Mahābhārata (cf. I.89.45) and represents one of the many proper names used for people and places. Note: The Mahābhārata (mentioning Abhirāja) is a Sanskrit epic poem consisting of 100,000 ślokas (metrical verses) and is over 2000 years old.

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The Purana (पुराण, purāṇas) refers to Sanskrit literature preserving ancient India’s vast cultural history, including historical legends, religious ceremonies, various arts and sciences. The eighteen mahapuranas total over 400,000 shlokas (metrical couplets) and date to at least several centuries BCE.

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Sanskrit dictionary

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Abhirāja (अभिराज):—[=abhi-rāja] [from abhi-rāj] m. Name of a Burmese king.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Goldstücker Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Abhirāja (अभिराज):—[tatpurusha compound] m.

(-jaḥ) The proper name of a Burmese king; he is, according to the legend, the founder of one of the oldest dynasties and belongs to the family of the Śākyas in Kapilavastu; he emigrated from the latter city after its destruction by a king of Kośala and, having reached the banks of the Irawaddy, built the city of Tagoung. E. abhi and rājan, samās. aff. ṭac; literally: reigning everywhere.

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Sanskrit, also spelled संस्कृतम् (saṃskṛtam), is an ancient language of India commonly seen as the grandmother of the Indo-European language family (even English!). Closely allied with Prakrit and Pali, Sanskrit is more exhaustive in both grammar and terms and has the most extensive collection of literature in the world, greatly surpassing its sister-languages Greek and Latin.

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