Antapala, aka: Antapāla, Anta-pala; 3 Definition(s)

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In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

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Antapāla (अन्तपाल).—(See KETUMĀN V).

Source: archive.org: Puranic Encyclopaedia
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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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India history and geogprahy

Antapāla.—(EI 9), frontier guard; explained by some as ‘an officer in charge of the boundaries’ (HD). Cf. Arthaśāstra, I. 12 (one of the 18 tīrthas); II. 21; V, 1; Kāmandaka, XII. 5; Mālavikāgnimitra, Act. I. See Anta-mahāmātra. Note: antapāla is defined in the “Indian epigraphical glossary” as it can be found on ancient inscriptions commonly written in Sanskrit, Prakrit or Dravidian languages.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Indian Epigraphical Glossary
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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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Antapāla (अन्तपाल).—

1) a frontier-guard, guarding the frontiers; विनीतैरन्तपालैश्च रक्षोभिश्च सुरक्षितम् (vinītairantapālaiśca rakṣobhiśca surakṣitam) Rām.5.6.9. °दुर्गे (durge) M.1; त्वदीयेनान्तपाले- नावस्कन्द्य गृहीतः (tvadīyenāntapāle- nāvaskandya gṛhītaḥ) ibid.

2) a door-keeper (rare). सुद्युम्न- स्त्वन्तपालेभ्यः श्रुत्वा लिखितमागतम् (sudyumna- stvantapālebhyaḥ śrutvā likhitamāgatam) Mb.12.23.29.

Derivable forms: antapālaḥ (अन्तपालः).

Antapāla is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms anta and pāla (पाल).

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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