Ajapala, Ajapāla, Ājapāla, Aja-pala: 9 definitions


Ajapala means something in Buddhism, Pali, Hinduism, Sanskrit. 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: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index

Ājapāla (आजपाल).—A son of Aja and father of Daśaratha.*

  • * Matsya-purāṇa 12. 49.
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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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In Buddhism

Theravada (major branch of Buddhism)

Source: Pali Kanon: Pali Proper Names

Son of the chaplain of King Esukari. He renounced the world with his three elder brothers. He was Anuruddha in the present age (J.iv.476ff).

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Theravāda is a major branch of Buddhism having the the Pali canon (tipitaka) as their canonical literature, which includes the vinaya-pitaka (monastic rules), the sutta-pitaka (Buddhist sermons) and the abhidhamma-pitaka (philosophy and psychology).

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Languages of India and abroad

Pali-English dictionary

[«previous next»] — Ajapala in Pali glossary
Source: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary

ajapāla : (m.) goatherd.

Source: Sutta: The Pali Text Society's Pali-English Dictionary

Ajapāla refers to: goatherd, in °nigrodharukkha (Npl.) “goatherds’Nigrodha-tree” Vin.I, 2 sq. Dpvs.I, 29 (cp. M Vastu III, 302).

Note: ajapāla is a Pali compound consisting of the words aja and pāla.

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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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Sanskrit dictionary

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

Ajapāla (अजपाल).—[masculine] goat-herd.

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

1) Ajapāla (अजपाल):—[=aja-pāla] [from aja > aj] m. a goat-herd, [Vājasaneyi-saṃhitā]

2) [v.s. ...] Name of Daśaratha’s father.

3) [v.s. ...] Name of a [particular] tree (under which Buddha meditated), [Monier-Williams’ Buddhism 39]

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

Ajapāla (अजपाल):—[tatpurusha compound] m.

(-laḥ) 1) A goat-herd.

2) A proper name: according to the Matsyapurāṇa, the son of Dīrghabāhu and father of Daśaratha. See aja. E. aja and pāla.

[Sanskrit to German]

Ajapala in German

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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 (even English!). 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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