Adhiraj, Adhirāj: 10 definitions


Adhiraj means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Hindi. 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)

Source: Shiva Purana - English Translation

Adhirāj (अधिराज्) refers to a “king”, according to the Śivapurāṇa 2.3.21 (“Nārada instructs Pārvatī”).—Accordingly, as Nārada said to Pārvatī: “O goddess, listen to the wonderful efficacy of this formula on hearing which Śiva becomes excessively pleased. This formula is a king [i.e., adhirāj] of all formulas. It yields all cherished desires, bestows all worldly pleasures and salvation, and appeals much to Śiva. Repeating this formula in accordance with the injunctions you shall propitiate Śiva. He will certainly appear before you”.

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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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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Adhirāj (अधिराज्).—m.

-jaḥ [adhirājate; rāj-kvip, rājan-ṭac-vā] A sovereign or supreme ruler, an emperor; प्रायोपविष्टो गङ्गायामनादृत्याधिराट् श्रियम् (prāyopaviṣṭo gaṅgāyāmanādṛtyādhirāṭ śriyam) Bhāg; अद्यास्तमेतु भुवनेष्वधिराजशब्दः (adyāstametu bhuvaneṣvadhirājaśabdaḥ) Uttararāmacarita 6.16; king, head, lord (of men, animals &c.); हिमालयो नाम नगाधिराजः (himālayo nāma nagādhirājaḥ) Kumārasambhava 1.1; so मृग°, नाग° (mṛga°, nāga°) &c.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Adhirāj (अधिराज्).—m. (rāṭ) A supreme king, an emperor. So adhirāja m.

(-jaḥ) E. adhi, and rāj, rājan a king.

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

Adhirāj (अधिराज्).—[masculine] supreme ruler, sovereign.

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

Adhirāj (अधिराज्):—[=adhi-rāj] m. a supreme king.

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

Adhirāj (अधिराज्):—[tatpurusha compound] m. (-rāṭ) A supreme king or ruler. E. adhi and rāj.

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

Adhirāj (अधिराज्):—[adhi-rāj] (ṭ) 5. m. An emperor.

[Sanskrit to German]

Adhiraj in German

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Hindi dictionary

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Source: DDSA: A practical Hindi-English dictionary

Adhiraj in Hindi refers in English to:—(nm) a sovereign, supreme ruler..—adhiraj (अधिराज) is alternatively transliterated as Adhirāja.

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