Ashtalokapala, Aṣṭalokapāla, Ashta-lokapala: 1 definition



Ashtalokapala means something in Buddhism, Pali. 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 Aṣṭalokapāla can be transliterated into English as Astalokapala or Ashtalokapala, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Buddhism

General definition (in Buddhism)

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Source: Wisdom Library: Dharma-samgraha

Aṣṭalokapāla (अष्टलोकपाल) refers to the “eight world protectors” as defined in the Dharma-saṃgraha (section 8):

  1. Indra,
  2. Yama,
  3. Varuṇa,
  4. Kubera,
  5. Īśāna,
  6. Agni,
  7. Nairṛta,
  8. Vāyu.

The Dharma-samgraha (Dharmasangraha) is an extensive glossary of Buddhist technical terms in Sanskrit (e.g., aṣṭa-lokapāla). The work is attributed to Nagarguna who lived around the 2nd century A.D.

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