Ahikshetra, aka: Ahi-kshetra, Ahikṣetra; 4 Definition(s)


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The Sanskrit term Ahikṣetra can be transliterated into English as Ahiksetra or Ahikshetra, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

India history and geogprahy

Ahikṣetra—Same as Ahicchatra.

Source: archive.org: The Geographical Dictionary of Ancient and Mediaeval India

Ahikṣetra (अहिक्षेत्र) is a place name ending in kṣetra mentioned in the Gupta inscriptions. Ahikṣetra is also known as Ahichatra or Ahicchatra in the way that kṣetra is changed to chatra or cchatra.

Source: archive.org: Personal and geographical names in the Gupta inscriptions

Ahikṣetra (अहिक्षेत्र) is another name for Ahicchatrā, referred to in the Mahābhārata, Ādiparva, sect. clxviii, as Chhatravatī, and is the ’O-hi-chi-ta-lo of Hiuen Tsiang (a.d. 629). [Ahicchatrā] has been identified by Cunningham (Ancient Geography of India, vol. i, p. 359 et seq.) with Rāmnagar, twenty miles west of Bareli, in Rohilkhand.

Source: archive.org: The ocean of story (history)
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Ahikṣetra (अहिक्षेत्र).—Name of a country in the east.

Derivable forms: ahikṣetraḥ (अहिक्षेत्रः).

Ahikṣetra is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms ahi and kṣetra (क्षेत्र). See also (synonyms): ahikṣatra.

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary
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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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