Ashtakapala, aka: Aṣṭakapāla, Ashtan-kapala; 1 Definition(s)
Ashtakapala means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit. 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 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
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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