Dharmadhyaksha, Dharmādhyakṣa, Dharma-adhyaksha: 11 definitions
Dharmadhyaksha means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, the history of ancient India, Marathi. 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 Dharmādhyakṣa can be transliterated into English as Dharmadhyaksa or Dharmadhyaksha, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).
Vaishnavism (Vaishava dharma)Source: humindian: 108 names of Lord Krishna
One of the 108 names of Krishna; Meaning: "The Lord OF Dharma"
Vaishnava (वैष्णव, vaiṣṇava) or vaishnavism (vaiṣṇavism) represents a tradition of Hinduism worshipping Vishnu as the supreme Lord. Similar to the Shaktism and Shaivism traditions, Vaishnavism also developed as an individual movement, famous for its exposition of the dashavatara (‘ten avatars of Vishnu’).
Purana and Itihasa (epic history)Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index
- * Vāyu-purāṇa 30. 179.
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.
India history and geogprahySource: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Indian Epigraphical Glossary
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.
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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Marathi-English dictionarySource: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary
dharmādhyakṣa (धर्माध्यक्ष).—m S A conservator or administrator of religion, morals, and the laws; a king, a magistrate, a censor.Source: DDSA: The Aryabhusan school dictionary, Marathi-English
dharmādhyakṣa (धर्माध्यक्ष).—m A conservator or administra- tor of religion, morals and laws; a king, a magistrate, a censor.
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.
Sanskrit dictionarySource: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary
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: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Cappeller Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Dharmādhyakṣa (धर्माध्यक्ष).—[masculine] overseer of justice, superior judge.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Dharmādhyakṣa (धर्माध्यक्ष):—[from dharma > dhara] m. ‘overseer of justice’, minister of j°, judge, magistrate, [Cāṇakya; Rājataraṅgiṇī]
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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