Dharmarajika, Dharma-rajika, Dharmarājikā: 6 definitions



Dharmarajika means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, the history of ancient India. 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.

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Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Indian Epigraphical Glossary

Dharmarājikā.—(IA 14; ML), Buddhist; a stūpa built on the relics of the Buddha called Dharmarāja; a Buddhist stūpa. Note: dharmarājikā is defined in the “Indian epigraphical glossary” as it can be found on ancient inscriptions commonly written in Sanskrit, Prakrit or Dravidian languages.

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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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Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Dharmarājikā (धर्मराजिका).—a monument, a stūpa (Sārnāth Inscrip. of Mahīpāla; Ind. Ant. Vol.14, p.14.)

Dharmarājikā is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms dharma and rājikā (राजिका).

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Edgerton Buddhist Hybrid Sanskrit Dictionary

Dharmarājikā (धर्मराजिका).—once dhārm° (from dharmarājan 1), [Page281-a+ 71] lit. (edifice) which belongs to (serves for relics of) the king of the doctrine (= Buddha); a stūpa. So correctly [Boehtlingk and Roth]; Burnouf Intr. 370 n. 1 and 631 is uncertain; Divyāvadāna Index wrongly royal edict on the law. The meaning seems clear from (caturaśīti-) dharmarājikā-sahasraṃ pratiṣṭhāpayeyam Divyāvadāna 381.14, °sraṃ pratiṣṭhāpitam 18, 23, while in the same passage, describing the same performance, in verse, we read: cakre stūpānāṃ…sāśīti…sahasram 21. To my mind this settles the matter. Other occurrences, always with forms of pratiṣṭhāpayati, establishes, founds: Divyāvadāna 379.22; 381.5; 402.19; 405.15, 16; 419.15; 429.13; 433.27; 434.1; also dhārmarājikā 368.28.

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Dhārmarājikā (धार्मराजिका).—q.v.: Divyāvadāna 368.28.

Dhārmarājikā can also be spelled as Dharmarājikā (धर्मराजिका).

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

Dharmarājikā (धर्मराजिका):—[=dharma-rājikā] [from dharma > dhara] f. a Stūpa, [Buddhist literature]

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Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Böhtlingk and Roth Grosses Petersburger Wörterbuch

Dharmarājikā (धर्मराजिका):—(dharma + rā) f. ein Stūpa [STAN. JULIEN] in [Hiouen-Thsang I, 417. fg.] [Burnouf 370, Nalopākhyāna 1. 631.]

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Sanskrit-Wörterbuch in kürzerer Fassung

Dharmarājikā (धर्मराजिका):—f. ein buddh. Stūpa.

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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 (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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