Caturlokapala, aka: Caturlokapāla, Catur-lokapala; 1 Definition(s)

Introduction

Caturlokapala means something in Buddhism, Pali. 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 Chaturlokapala.

In Buddhism

General definition (in Buddhism)

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Caturlokapāla (चतुर्लोकपाल) refers to the “four world protectors” or “four heavenly kings” as defined in the Dharma-saṃgraha (section 7):

  1. Dhṛtarāṣṭra,
  2. Virūpākṣa,
  3. Virūḍhaka,
  4. Kubera.

The Dharma-samgraha (Dharmasangraha) is an extensive glossary of Buddhist technical terms in Sanskrit (eg., catur-lokapāla). The work is attributed to Nagarguna who lived around the 2nd century A.D.

Source: Wisdom Library: Dharma-samgraha

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