Adhiraja, aka: Adhirāja; 4 Definition(s)

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Adhiraja means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Buddhism, Pali, the history of ancient India. 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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Adhirāja (अधिराज).—In rājasūya, Pṛthu was anointed as.*

  • * Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa III. 8. 25.
Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index

Adhirāja (अधिराज) is a name mentioned in the Mahābhārata (cf. II.28.3) and represents one of the many proper names used for people and places. Note: The Mahābhārata (mentioning Adhirāja) is a Sanskrit epic poem consisting of 100,000 ślokas (metrical verses) and is over 2000 years old.

Source: JatLand: List of Mahabharata people and places
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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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India history and geogprahy

Adhirāja.—Same as Karuṣa: the country of Rewa. It was the kingdom of Dantavakra who was killed by Kṛṣṇa in Mathura (Padma-purāṇa., Pātāla, ch. 35). It was conqueredby Sahadeva, one of the five Pāṇḍavas (Mahābhārata, Sabhā Parva., ch. 30).

Source: archive.org: The Geographical Dictionary of Ancient and Mediaeval India
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The history of India traces the identification of countries, villages, towns and other regions of India, as well as royal dynasties, rulers, tribes, local festivities and traditions and regional languages. Ancient India enjoyed religious freedom and encourages the path of Dharma, a concept common to Buddhism, Hinduism, and Jainism.

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Languages of India and abroad

Pali-English dictionary

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adhirāja : (m.) emperor.

Source: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary
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Pali is the language of the Tipiṭaka, which is the sacred canon of Theravāda Buddhism and contains much of the Buddha’s speech. Closeley related to Sanskrit, both languages are used interchangeably between religions.

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Relevant definitions

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Rajadhiraja
Rājādhirāja.—(IE 8-2; EI 21, 22, 30; CII 3, 4), title of paramount sovereignty; an imperial tit...
Garjanika-adhiraja
Garjanika-adhirāja.—(LP), ‘the emperor of Ghaznī’. Note: garjanika-adhirāja is defined in the “...
Brahm-adhiraja
Brahm-ādhirāja.—(SITI), title of distinguished Brāhmaṇa military commanders; also spelt Brahmād...
Mantradhiraja
Mantrādhirāja (मन्त्राधिराज).—supreme over all spells. Derivable forms: mantrādhirājaḥ (मन्त्रा...
Kusumadhiraja
Kusumādhirāja (कुसुमाधिराज).—m. the Champaka tree (bearing yellow fragrant flowers). Derivable ...
Ajiradhiraja
Ajirādhirāja (अजिराधिराज).—[karma°] Ved. 'a quick emperor', epithet of death. Ajirādhirāja is a...
Mrigadhiraja
Mṛgādhirāja (मृगाधिराज).—a lion; केसरी निष्ठुरक्षिप्तमृगयूथो मृगाधिपः (kesarī niṣṭhurakṣiptamṛg...
Nagadhiraja
Nagādhirāja (नगाधिराज).—1) Himālaya (the lord of mountains); रश्मिष्विवादाय नगेन्द्रसक्तां निवर...
Shailadhiraja
Śailādhirāja (शैलाधिराज).—epithets of the Himālaya. Derivable forms: śailādhirājaḥ (शैलाधिराजः)...
Adhirajya
Adhirājya.—(EI 24), a realm or kingdom. Note: adhirājya is defined in the “Indian epigraphical ...
Maharajadhiraja
Mahārājādhirāja (महाराजाधिराज).—m. (-jaḥ) A paramount sovereign, an emperor. E. mahārāja, adhir...
Adhimaharaja
Adhimahārāja.—(EI 15), royal title. Cf. Adhirāja. Note: adhimahārāja is defined in the “Indian ...
Mahadhiraja
Mahādhirāja.—(IE 8-2; EI 12), royal title; cf. Adhirāja; also cf. Dharmamahādhirāja (EI 12). (C...

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