Bhupala, Bhūpāla, Bhu-pala: 14 definitions


Bhupala means something in Jainism, Prakrit, Hinduism, Sanskrit, the history of ancient India, Marathi, Hindi. 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.

Alternative spellings of this word include Bhupal.

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In Jainism

General definition (in Jainism)

Source: Trisastisalakapurusacaritra

Bhūpāla (भूपाल) is the name of an ancient king from Viśāla, according to chapter 6.4 [subhūma-cakravartin-caritra] of Hemacandra’s 11th century Triṣaṣṭiśalākāpuruṣacaritra: an ancient Sanskrit epic poem narrating the history and legends of sixty-three illustrious persons in Jainism.

Accordingly:—“There was a king, named Bhūpāla, who observed the vows of a Kṣatriya, in the city Viśāla in this same Bharatakṣetra. One day he was defeated in a battle by many enemies who had united. For a crowd is very strong. Defeated by his enemies, his face blackened by the disgrace, he became a mendicant under Muni Sambhūta. As a result of penance he made a nidāna which had as its object the enjoyment of army and treasure, fasted to death, and became a god in Mahāśukra.”.

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Jainism is an Indian religion of Dharma whose doctrine revolves around harmlessness (ahimsa) towards every living being. The two major branches (Digambara and Svetambara) of Jainism stimulate self-control (or, shramana, ‘self-reliance’) and spiritual development through a path of peace for the soul to progess to the ultimate goal.

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India history and geography

Source: What is India: Inscriptions of the Śilāhāras

Bhūpāla, bearing the official title “chief secretary”, is an officer of king Mārasiṃha, according to the  “Miraj plates of Mārasiṃha”. Accordingly, “This royal order has been written by the Chief Secretary Bhūpāla by the order of his king. And Chikkadeva has secured it”.

These plates (mentioning Bhūpāla) were discovered at Miraj and deposited with the Bombay Branch of the Royal Asiatic Society. It records the grant by Mārasiṃha of the village Kuṇṭavāḍa, situated on the southern bank of the Kṛṣṇaverṇā. It was made on the occasion of the Uttarāyaṇa Saṅkrānti which occurred on Thursday, the seventh tithi of the bright fortnight of Pauṣa in the Saka year 980.

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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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Languages of India and abroad

Marathi-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

bhūpāla (भूपाल).—m (S) pop. bhūpāḷa m A king.

Source: DDSA: The Aryabhusan school dictionary, Marathi-English

bhūpāla (भूपाल) [-ḷa, -ळ].—m A king.

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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

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Bhūpāla (भूपाल).—

1) a king, sovereign; भूपालसिंह निजगाद सिंहः (bhūpālasiṃha nijagāda siṃhaḥ).

2) an epithet of king Bhoja.

Derivable forms: bhūpālaḥ (भूपालः).

Bhūpāla is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms bhū and pāla (पाल).

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

Bhūpāla (भूपाल).—m.

(-laḥ) A king, a sovereign. E. bhū the earth, and pāla who cherishes.

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

Bhūpāla (भूपाल).—[masculine] = bhūpa.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Aufrecht Catalogus Catalogorum

Bhūpāla (भूपाल) as mentioned in Aufrecht’s Catalogus Catalogorum:—i. e. Bhojarāja. Quoted by Mallinātha Oxf. 113^b, by Raghunandana Oxf. 292^a, by Śrīdatta L. 1924, by Keśava in Dvaitapariśiṣṭa, by Nīlakaṇṭha in Dānamayūkha.

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

1) Bhūpala (भूपल):—[=bhū-pala] m. a kind of rat, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.] (cf. -phala).

2) Bhūpāla (भूपाल):—[=bhū-pāla] m. ‘earth-guardian’, a king, prince, [Kāvya literature; Hitopadeśa; Kathāsaritsāgara] etc.

3) [v.s. ...] Name of Bhoja-rāja, [Catalogue(s)]

4) [v.s. ...] of a son of Soma-pāla, [Rājataraṅgiṇī]

5) [v.s. ...] of a country, [Inscriptions]

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

Bhūpāla (भूपाल):—[bhū-pāla] (laḥ) 1. m. A king.

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Bhupala in German

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Hindi dictionary

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Source: DDSA: A practical Hindi-English dictionary

Bhūpāla (भूपाल) [Also spelled bhupal]:—[[bhūpendra]] (nm) a king, an emperor.

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Kannada-English dictionary

Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Bhūpāla (ಭೂಪಾಲ):—

1) [noun] = ಭೂನಾಥ [bhunatha].

2) [noun] (mus.) in Karnāṭaka system, a mode derived from the main mode Hanumatōḍi.

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Bhūpāḷa (ಭೂಪಾಳ):—[noun] = ಭೂಪಾಲ [bhupala].

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