Bhattarika, Bhaṭṭārikā: 3 definitions


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Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Indian Epigraphical Glossary

Bhaṭṭārikā.—(EI 23; CII 3; etc.), feminine form of Bhaṭṭāraka (q. v.); a title of the wives of independent and feudatory rulers; often suffixed to personal names. Cf. Tamil paṭṭārikai (SITI), name of the goddess Durgā. Note: bhaṭṭārikā is defined in the “Indian epigraphical glossary” as it can be found on ancient inscriptions commonly written in Sanskrit, Prakrit or Dravidian languages.

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The history of India traces the identification of countries, villages, towns and other regions of India, as well as mythology, zoology, royal dynasties, rulers, tribes, local festivities and traditions and regional languages. Ancient India enjoyed religious freedom and encourages the path of Dharma, a concept common to Buddhism, Hinduism, and Jainism.

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Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Bhaṭṭārikā (भट्टारिका).—

1) A noble lady.

2) A goddess, tutelary deity.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary

1) Bhaṭṭārikā (भट्टारिका):—[from bhaṭṭāraka > bhaṭṭa] f. ‘noble lady’ or ‘tutelary deity’, Name of Durgā, [Vetāla-pañcaviṃśatikā] (cf. jayāand mahā-bhaṭṭārikā)

2) [v.s. ...] a king’s mother (in the plays), [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

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Sanskrit, also spelled संस्कृतम् (saṃskṛtam), is an ancient language of India commonly seen as the grandmother of the Indo-European language family (even English!). 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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