Dharmadhyaksha, aka: Dharmādhyakṣa, Dharma-adhyaksha; 6 Definition(s)


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The Sanskrit term Dharmādhyakṣa can be transliterated into English as Dharmadhyaksa or Dharmadhyaksha, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

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Dharmādhyakṣa (धर्माध्यक्ष).—Śiva.*

  • * Vāyu-purāṇa 30. 179.
Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index
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The Purana (पुराण, purāṇas) refers to Sanskrit literature preserving ancient India’s vast cultural history, including historical legends, religious ceremonies, various arts and sciences. The eighteen mahapuranas total over 400,000 shlokas (metrical couplets) and date to at least several centuries BCE.

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General definition (in Hinduism)

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One of the 108 names of Krishna; Meaning: "The Lord OF Dharma"

Source: humindian: 108 names of Lord Krishna

India history and geogprahy

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Dharm-ādhyakṣa.—(EI 15; HD), generally explained as ‘a judge’; but he was probably also the superintendent of charities, etc.; cf. Dharm-ādhikārin. Note: dharm-ādhyakṣa is defined in the “Indian epigraphical glossary” as it can be found on ancient inscriptions commonly written in Sanskrit, Prakrit or Dravidian languages.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Indian Epigraphical Glossary
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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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Languages of India and abroad

Marathi-English dictionary

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dharmādhyakṣa (धर्माध्यक्ष).—m S A conservator or administrator of religion, morals, and the laws; a king, a magistrate, a censor.

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

dharmādhyakṣa (धर्माध्यक्ष).—m A conservator or administra- tor of religion, morals and laws; a king, a magistrate, a censor.

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

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Dharmādhyakṣa (धर्माध्यक्ष).—

1) a judge.

2) an epithet of Viṣṇu.

Derivable forms: dharmādhyakṣaḥ (धर्माध्यक्षः).

Dharmādhyakṣa is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms dharma and adhyakṣa (अध्यक्ष).

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary
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Sanskrit, also spelled संस्कृतम् (saṃskṛtam), is an ancient language of India commonly seen as the grandmother of the Indo-European language family. 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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