Angarakshaka, aka: Aṅgarakṣaka, Anga-rakshaka; 1 Definition(s)

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

In Hinduism

Arthashastra (politics and welfare)

[Angarakshaka in Arthashastra glossaries]

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.

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