Ashtakapalam, Aṣṭakapālam: 1 definition


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The Sanskrit term Aṣṭakapālam can be transliterated into English as Astakapalam or Ashtakapalam, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

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Source: Puranic Encyclopedia

Aṣṭakapālam (अष्टकपालम्).—Purodāśa prepared out of eight Kapālas. (Śloka 24, Chapter 221, Śānti Parva, Mahābhārata).

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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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