Adhirajya, Ādhirājya, Adhirājya: 8 definitions

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Adhirajya means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, the history of ancient India, Marathi. 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: archive.org: Puranic Encyclopedia

Adhirājya (अधिराज्य).—A Kingdom in ancient India, described in Bhīṣma Parva, Chapter 9, Verse 44. Today this place is known as Rewa.

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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

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Indian Epigraphical Glossary

Adhirājya.—(EI 24), a realm or kingdom. Note: adhirājya is defined in the “Indian epigraphical glossary” as it can be found on ancient inscriptions commonly written in Sanskrit, Prakrit or Dravidian languages.

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Ādhirājya.—(CII 3), a derivative from the title Adhirāja; supreme sovereignty. Note: ādhirājya is defined in the “Indian epigraphical glossary” as it can be found on ancient inscriptions commonly written in Sanskrit, Prakrit or Dravidian languages.

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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

Marathi-English dictionary

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Source: DDSA: The Aryabhusan school dictionary, Marathi-English

ādhirājya (आधिराज्य).—n Sovereignty.

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Marathi is an Indo-European language having over 70 million native speakers people in (predominantly) Maharashtra India. Marathi, like many other Indo-Aryan languages, evolved from early forms of Prakrit, which itself is a subset of Sanskrit, one of the most ancient languages of the world.

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Sanskrit-English dictionary

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Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Adhirājya (अधिराज्य).—[adhikṛtaṃ rājyaṃ rāṣṭram atra]

1) Imperial or sovereign sway, supremacy, sole sovereignty, imperial dignity, an empire.

2) Name of a country.

Derivable forms: adhirājyam (अधिराज्यम्).

See also (synonyms): adhirāṣṭra.

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Ādhirājya (आधिराज्य).—[adhirājasya bhāvaḥ karma vā ṣyañ] Royalty, sovereignty, supreme sway; बभौ भूयः कुमारत्वादाधिराज्य- मवाप्य सः (babhau bhūyaḥ kumāratvādādhirājya- mavāpya saḥ) R.17.3; Mu.2.

Derivable forms: ādhirājyam (आधिराज्यम्).

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

Adhirājya (अधिराज्य).—n. (jyaṃ) Empire, supreme sway. E. adhi, and rājya kingdom.

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Ādhirājya (आधिराज्य).—n.

(-jyaṃ) Supreme sway, royalty, royal government. E. adhirāja and ṣyañ aff.

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

1) Adhirājya (अधिराज्य):—[=adhi-rājya] [from adhi-rāj] n. supremacy, imperial dignity

2) [v.s. ...] an empire

3) [v.s. ...] Name of a country.

4) Ādhirājya (आधिराज्य):—n. ([from] adhi-rāja), royalty, royal government, supreme sway, [Atharva-veda; Raghuvaṃśa; Bālarāmāyaṇa]

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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. 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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