Agraharika, Āgrahārika: 3 definitions


Agraharika means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, 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.

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Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Indian Epigraphical Glossary

Agrahārika or Āgrahārika.—(IE 3-8; EI 23; HD; CII 3; etc.), the owner of an agrahāra; sometimes probably, the superin- tendent of agrahāras; same as Agrahārin. Cf. Ep. Ind., Vol. XXIV, p. 127. Note: agrahārika 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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Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Āgrahārika (आग्रहारिक).—a. (- f.) [अग्रहार-ठञ् (agrahāra-ṭhañ); see आग्रभोजनिक (āgrabhojanika)] One who appropriates to himself an अग्रहार (agrahāra) (endowments of land conferred upon Brāhmaṇas). Supervisor of Agrahāra lands, i. e. lands offered as free gifts to Brāhmaṇas for their subsistence or settlement therein or for some religious purposes.

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

Āgrahārika (आग्रहारिक):—[from āgrabhojanika] mfn. one who appropriates to himself an Agra-hāra or an endowment of lands or villages conferred upon Brāhmans, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

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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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