Disampati, Diśāmpati, Dishampati, Diśāṃpati: 8 definitions


Disampati means something in Buddhism, Pali, 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.

The Sanskrit terms Diśāmpati and Diśāṃpati can be transliterated into English as Disampati or Dishampati, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Arthashastra (politics and welfare)

Source: Shodhganga: Military strategy and diplomatic institutions in Ancient India

Disampati (“lord of the quarters”).—In the classical Sanskrit literature a distinction is sometimes made between two types of Cakravartin rulers viz. the digvijayin and the disampati. A digvijayin is one who has made tire conquests of the quarters himself while a disampati (lord of the quarters) has inherited the status from his forefathers.

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Arthashastra (अर्थशास्त्र, arthaśāstra) literature concerns itself with the teachings (shastra) of economic prosperity (artha) statecraft, politics and military tactics. The term arthashastra refers to both the name of these scientific teachings, as well as the name of a Sanskrit work included in such literature. This book was written (3rd century BCE) by by Kautilya, who flourished in the 4th century BCE.

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Shaivism (Shaiva philosophy)

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Source: Shodhganga: Rudra cult a study

Diśāṃpati refers to a name of Rudra according to Brāhmaṇa literature.—The supremacy of Rudra also finds its room in Brāhmaṇa literature, where he is Bhūtapati, Diśāṃpati, etc. He is also depicted as a form of Agni.

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Shaiva (शैव, śaiva) or Shaivism (śaivism) represents a tradition of Hinduism worshiping Shiva as the supreme being. Closely related to Shaktism, Shaiva literature includes a range of scriptures, including Tantras, while the root of this tradition may be traced back to the ancient Vedas.

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Shaktism (Shakta philosophy)

[«previous next»] — Disampati in Shaktism glossary
Source: Wisdom Library: Śāktism

Diśāmpati (दिशाम्पति) is one of the three Rudras of the first of sixteen enclosures (āvaraṇa) of the Mahārudra-cakra (an abode made of pearls), according to the Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa 34.1-51. This first enclosure is named Trikoṇa. The other Rudras of the first covering are Hiraṇyabāhu and Senānī.

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Shakta (शाक्त, śākta) or Shaktism (śāktism) represents a tradition of Hinduism where the Goddess (Devi) is revered and worshipped. Shakta literature includes a range of scriptures, including various Agamas and Tantras, although its roots may be traced back to the Vedas.

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In Buddhism

Theravada (major branch of Buddhism)

Source: Pali Kanon: Pali Proper Names

A king of long ago. His son was Renu and his chief stewards were firstly Govinda and later Jotipala (D.ii.230f; Mtu.i.197ff).

His name is mentioned in the Dipavamsa (iii.40).

According to the Mahavamsa Tika (p.130), his father was Samatha and he reigned in Benares.

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Theravāda is a major branch of Buddhism having the the Pali canon (tipitaka) as their canonical literature, which includes the vinaya-pitaka (monastic rules), the sutta-pitaka (Buddhist sermons) and the abhidhamma-pitaka (philosophy and psychology).

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General definition (in Buddhism)

[«previous next»] — Disampati in Buddhism glossary
Source: Wisdom Library: Buddhism

Disampati (दिसम्पति) is the son of Samiddha: an ancient king from the Solar dynasty (sūryavaṃśa) and a descendant of Mahāsaṃmata, according to the Mahābuddhavaṃsa or Maha Buddhavamsa (the great chronicle of Buddhas) Anudīpanī chapter 1, compiled by Ven. Mingun Sayadaw. Nāgasena’ s son was King Samiddha. Samiddha’s son was King Disampati. Disampati’s son was King Reṇu.

India history and geography

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Indian Epigraphical Glossary

Diśāmpati.—(EI 29), a provincial governor. A Cakravartin was sometimes conceived as a Dig-vijayin or a Diśāmpati. Note: diśāmpati 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 mythology, zoology, 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

Pali-English dictionary

[«previous next»] — Disampati in Pali glossary
Source: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary

disampati : (m.) king.

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Pali is the language of the Tipiṭaka, which is the sacred canon of Theravāda Buddhism and contains much of the Buddha’s speech. Closeley related to Sanskrit, both languages are used interchangeably between religions.

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Sanskrit dictionary

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

Diśāṃpati (दिशांपति).—(= Pali Disaṃpati, Dīghanikāya (Pali) ii.230.22 ff.), name of a mythical king, father of Reṇu: Mahāvyutpatti 3579 (here called a cakravartin); Mahāvastu iii.197.9; 204.8 ff.; in Lalitavistara 171.1 (verse) apparently used as n. or epithet of Reṇu, q.v., himself (Reṇu bhū Diśāṃpati).

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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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