Dashalokapala, Daśalokapāla, Dasha-lokapala: 1 definition



Dashalokapala 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.

The Sanskrit term Daśalokapāla can be transliterated into English as Dasalokapala or Dashalokapala, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Buddhism

General definition (in Buddhism)

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Source: Wisdom Library: Dharma-samgraha

Daśalokapāla (दशलोकपाल) refers to the “ten world protectors” as defined in the Dharma-saṃgraha (section 9):

  1. Indra,
  2. Yama,
  3. Varuṇa,
  4. Kubera,
  5. Īśāna,
  6. Agni,
  7. Nairṛta,
  8. Vāyu,
  9. Brahmā,
  10. Kṛṣṇa.

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

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