Buddhakakshetra, Buddhākakṣetra, Buddhaka-kshetra: 1 definition


Buddhakakshetra means something in the history of ancient India. 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.

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Source: archive.org: Personal and geographical names in the Gupta inscriptions

Buddhākakṣetra (बुद्धाकक्षेत्र) is a place-name classified as a kṣetra and mentioned in the Gupta inscription No. 52. The Gupta empire (r. 3rd-century CE), founded by Śrī Gupta, covered much of ancient India and embraced the Dharmic religions such as Hinduism, Buddhism and Jainism. Buddhāka seems to be a Prakritic form of Sanskrit Vṛddhārka meaning “an old or declining Sun”. A field belongs to a person of this name or else the field was a place of Sun-worship.

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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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