Ashtakapala, aka: Aṣṭakapāla, Ashtan-kapala; 1 Definition(s)

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The Sanskrit term Aṣṭakapāla can be transliterated into English as Astakapala or Ashtakapala, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

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Aṣṭakapāla (अष्टकपाल).—a.ṣṭā°) prepared or offered in 'eight' pans.

-laḥ a sacrifice in which ghee is offered in eight pans.

Aṣṭakapāla is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms aṣṭan and kapāla (कपाल).

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary
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