Dharanitala, Dharaṇitala, Dharani-tala, Dharaṇītala: 3 definitions


Dharanitala means something in Buddhism, Pali, Hinduism, Sanskrit. 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 Buddhism

General definition (in Buddhism)

[«previous next»] — Dharanitala in Buddhism glossary
Source: Wisdom Library: Dharma-samgraha

Dharaṇitala (धरणितल) refers to the “plains of the earth” and represents one of the “seven lower regions” (pātāla ) as defined in the Dharma-saṃgraha (section 123). The Dharma-samgraha (Dharmasangraha) is an extensive glossary of Buddhist technical terms in Sanskrit (e.g., dharaṇi-tala). The work is attributed to Nagarjuna who lived around the 2nd century A.D.

Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit dictionary

[«previous next»] — Dharanitala in Sanskrit glossary
Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Dharaṇitala (धरणितल) or Dharaṇītala (धरणीतल).—the surface of the earth.

Derivable forms: dharaṇitalam (धरणितलम्), dharaṇītalam (धरणीतलम्).

Dharaṇitala is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms dharaṇi and tala (तल).

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

1) Dharaṇitala (धरणितल):—[=dharaṇi-tala] [from dharaṇi > dhara] n. the surface of the earth

2) Dharaṇītala (धरणीतल):—[=dharaṇī-tala] [from dharaṇī > dhara] n. the surface of the earth

context information

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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