Dvaranayaka, aka: Dvāranāyaka, Dvara-nayaka; 2 Definition(s)

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Dvaranayaka means something in Buddhism, Pali, Hinduism, Sanskrit. 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.

In Buddhism

Theravada (major branch of Buddhism)

[Dvaranayaka in Theravada glossaries]

A village in Ceylon, given by Aggabodhi IV. for the maintenance of the padhanaghara built by him for Dathasiva (Cv.xlvi.13).

(Source): Pali Kanon: Pali Proper Names
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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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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit-English dictionary

[Dvaranayaka in Sanskrit glossaries]

Dvāranāyaka (द्वारनायक).—a door-keeper, porter, warder.

-paḥ Name of Viṣṇu.

Derivable forms: dvāranāyakaḥ (द्वारनायकः).

Dvāranāyaka is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms dvāra and nāyaka (नायक). See also (synonyms): dvāragopa, dvārapa, dvārapāla, dvārapālaka.

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Dvāranāyaka (द्वारनायक).—a doorkeeper.

Derivable forms: dvāranāyakaḥ (द्वारनायकः).

Dvāranāyaka is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms dvāra and nāyaka (नायक).

(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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