Karshapana, aka: Kārṣāpaṇa; 2 Definition(s)
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The Sanskrit term Kārṣāpaṇa can be transliterated into English as Karsapana or Karshapana, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).
Kārṣāpaṇa (कार्षापण).—A coin in common use; fines in terms of.*
- * Matsya-purāṇa 227. 79 & 93, 197.
The Purāṇas (पुराण, purana) refers to Sanskrit literature preserving ancient India’s vast cultural history, including historical legends, religious ceremonies, various arts and sciences. The eighteen mahāpurāṇas total over 400,000 ślokas (metrical couplets) and date to at least several centuries BCE.
General definition (in Buddhism)
Kārṣāpaṇa (कार्षापण).—A kind of coin in ancient India, usually of copper or silver, though gold ones also circulated.(Source): Google Books: Divine Stories: Divyavadana
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