Antapala, aka: Antapāla, Anta-pala; 3 Definition(s)
Antapala 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.
Purana and Itihasa (epic history)
Antapāla (अन्तपाल).—(See KETUMĀN V).Source: archive.org: Puranic Encyclopaedia
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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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Languages of India and abroad
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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