Bhattarika, Bhaṭṭārikā: 3 definitions
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India history and geographySource: 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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Sanskrit dictionarySource: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary
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.]
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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Starts with: Bhattarikaryaratna.
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The Skanda Purana (by G. V. Tagare)
Chapter 22 - Installation of the Deities < [Section 2 - Dharmāraṇya-khaṇḍa]
Chapter 32 - Satyamandira Established < [Section 2 - Dharmāraṇya-khaṇḍa]
Chapter 9 - Different Spiritual Lineages and Their Goddesses < [Section 2 - Dharmāraṇya-khaṇḍa]
The Indian Buddhist Iconography (by Benoytosh Bhattachacharyya)
Settlement in Early Historic Ganga Plain (by Chirantani Das)
Part 7 - Nalanda’s Rise of a Multi-functional Nodal Centre < [Chapter III - Nālandā: Evidence for rise and progress of the settlement]