Diggaja, aka: Dish-gaja; 5 Definition(s)


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India history and geogprahy

Diggaja.—(IE 7-1-2), ‘eight’. Eight poets patronised by Kṛṣṇadevarāya were called the aṣṭa-diggaja. Note: diggaja 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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diggaja (दिग्गज).—m (S) An elephant of a quarter or point of the compass. There are eight attached severally to the eight quarters N., N.E. &c., supporting the globe. Hence applied to a large, fine, handsome man; or to one mighty in knowledge: also, jocosely, to a huge, monstrous man, a colossus.

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

diggaja (दिग्गज).—m An elephant of a quarter. There are eight attached severally to the eight quarters.

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

Diggaja (दिग्गज).—m. one of the eight elephants said to guard and preside over the eight cardinal points; (see aṣṭadiggaja); दिग्दन्तिशेषाः ककुभश्चकार (digdantiśeṣāḥ kakubhaścakāra) Vikr.7.1.

Diggaja is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms diś and gaja (गज). See also (synonyms): dikkarin, digdantin, digvāraṇa.

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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