Amitadhvaja, Amita-dhvaja: 4 definitions


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In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

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Source: Puranic Encyclopedia

Amitadhvaja (अमितध्वज).—A Rākṣasa. (Mahābhārata, Śānti Parva, Chapter 227, Verse 50).

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index

Amitadhvaja (अमितध्वज).—A son of Dharmarāja—Janaka and father of Kāṇḍikya.*

  • * Viṣṇu-purāṇa VI. 6. 7-8.
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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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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit-English dictionary

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Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Amitadhvaja (अमितध्वज).—Name of a son of Dharmadhvaja; V. P.

Derivable forms: amitadhvajaḥ (अमितध्वजः).

Amitadhvaja is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms amita and dhvaja (ध्वज).

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Edgerton Buddhist Hybrid Sanskrit Dictionary

Amitadhvaja (अमितध्वज).—n. of a Buddha in the west: Sukh 97.15.

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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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