Angarakshaka, Aṅgarakṣaka, Anga-rakshaka: 3 definitions


Angarakshaka 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.

The Sanskrit term Aṅgarakṣaka can be transliterated into English as Angaraksaka or Angarakshaka, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Arthashastra (politics and welfare)

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Source: Shodhganga: Kakati Ganapatideva and his times (artha)

Aṅgarakṣaka (अङ्गरक्षक, “bodyguard”) means a body guard or head of the body guards. Pedanīlli nāyaka was the aṅgarakṣaka of Śrī vākili of Kākatīya fort. An undated inscription from Tāḍuvai refers to Kaṇyāyuṇḍu, the aṅgarakṣaka of Rudremadevi.

Aṅgarakṣaka is an official title designating one of the seventy-two officers (niyoga) of the Bāhattaraniyogādhipati circle, according to the Inscriptional glossary of Andhra Pradesh (Śāsana-śabdakośāmu). The bāhattaraniyoga-adhipati is the highest executive officer of this circle (including a Aṅgarakṣaka). For example: During the reign of Gaṇapatideva, the area extending between Pānagal to Mārjavāḍi was entrusted to Gaṇḍapeṇḍāru Gangayasāhiṇi as Bāhattaraniyogādhipati. Later on, this office was entrusted to Kāyastha Jannigadeva.

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Arthashastra (अर्थशास्त्र, arthaśāstra) literature concerns itself with the teachings (shastra) of economic prosperity (artha) statecraft, politics and military tactics. The term arthashastra refers to both the name of these scientific teachings, as well as the name of a Sanskrit work included in such literature. This book was written (3rd century BCE) by by Kautilya, who flourished in the 4th century BCE.

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India history and geogprahy

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Indian Epigraphical Glossary

Aṅgarakṣaka.—(IE 8-3; EI 15, 29; SITI), body-guard; the king's body-guard, or the head of the body guards. Note: aṅgarakṣaka is defined in the “Indian epigraphical glossary” as it can be found on ancient inscriptions commonly written in Sanskrit, Prakrit or Dravidian languages.

See also (synonyms): Aṅgarakṣa.

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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

Sanskrit-English dictionary

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Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Aṅgarakṣaka (अङ्गरक्षक).—[aṅgaṃ rakṣati; rakṣ-ṇvul] a bodyguard, personal attendant Pt.3.

Derivable forms: aṅgarakṣakaḥ (अङ्गरक्षकः).

Aṅgarakṣaka is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms aṅga and rakṣaka (रक्षक).

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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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