Bhogapati, Bhōgapati, Bhoga-pati: 8 definitions

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Bhogapati means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, the history of ancient India, Marathi. 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.

In Hinduism

Arthashastra (politics and welfare)

Source: Wisdom Library: Arthaśāstra

Bhogapati (भोगपति) refers to a “officers in charge of Jāgīrs” and represents an official title used in the political management of townships in ancient India. Officers, ministers, and sovereigns bearing such titles [eg., Bhogapati] were often present in ancient inscriptions when, for example, the king wanted to address his subjects or make an important announcement.

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Arthashastra (अर्थशास्त्र, arthaśāstra) literature concerns itself with the teachings (shastra) of economic prosperity (artha) statecraft, politics and military tactics. The term arthashastra refers to both the name of these scientific teachings, as well as the name of a Sanskrit work included in such literature. This book was written (3rd century BCE) by by Kautilya, who flourished in the 4th century BCE.

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India history and geogprahy

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Indian Epigraphical Glossary

Bhogapati.—(IE 8-3; EI 25, 27; HD), an Ināmdār or Jāgīr- dār, or an officer in charge of inām lands or jāgīrs, or the officer in charge of a territorial unit called bhoga. The last alternative is more probable; cf. Bhogika, etc. See also Mitākṣarā on the Yājñavalkyasmṛti, I. 320; Ep. Ind., Vol. IX, p. 298. See Bhuktipati, Bhogikapāla, etc. Note: bhogapati 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 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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Languages of India and abroad

Marathi-English dictionary

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Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

bhōgapati (भोगपति).—m S In law. The person having the possession or usufruct of.

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Marathi is an Indo-European language having over 70 million native speakers people in (predominantly) Maharashtra India. Marathi, like many other Indo-Aryan languages, evolved from early forms of Prakrit, which itself is a subset of Sanskrit, one of the most ancient languages of the world.

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Sanskrit dictionary

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Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Bhogapati (भोगपति).—the governor or ruler of a district or province.

Derivable forms: bhogapatiḥ (भोगपतिः).

Bhogapati is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms bhoga and pati (पति).

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Bhogapati (भोगपति).—m.

(-tiḥ) 1. A viceroy, a governor. 2. A person having possession or usufruct. E. bhoga enjoyment, and pati master.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Benfey Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Bhogapati (भोगपति).—m. 1. a viceroy, a governor. 2. a person having possession or usufruct.

Bhogapati is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms bhoga and pati (पति).

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Cappeller Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Bhogapati (भोगपति).—[masculine] lord of possession i.e. governor, viceroy etc.

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

Bhogapati (भोगपति):—[=bhoga-pati] [from bhoga] m. ‘revenue-lord’, the governor of a town or province, [Hitopadeśa]

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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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