Mahipala, Mahīpāla, Mahipāla, Mahi-pala: 16 definitions


Mahipala means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Buddhism, Pali, the history of ancient India, Marathi. 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 Hinduism

Kavya (poetry)

[«previous next»] — Mahipala in Kavya glossary
Source: Wisdom Library: Kathāsaritsāgara

Mahīpāla (महीपाल) is the son of Candrasvāmin from Devakamalapura according to the Kathāsaritsāgara, chapter 56. Accordingly, “...  and to that Brāhman [Candrasvāmin] was born a son with auspicious marks, and when he was born this voice was heard from heaven: ‘Chandrasvāmin, you must call your son Mahīpāla, because he shall be a king and long protect the earth’. When Candrasvāmin heard this, he made a feast and called that son Mahīpāla. And in course of time Mahīpāla grew up, and was taught the science of missile and hand-to-hand weapons, and was at the same time instructed in all knowledge”.

The story of Mahīpāla was narrated by Marubhūti in order to entertain the company of prince Naravāhanadatta.

The Kathāsaritsāgara (‘ocean of streams of story’), mentioning Mahīpāla, is a famous Sanskrit epic story revolving around prince Naravāhanadatta and his quest to become the emperor of the vidyādharas (celestial beings). The work is said to have been an adaptation of Guṇāḍhya’s Bṛhatkathā consisting of 100,000 verses, which in turn is part of a larger work containing 700,000 verses.

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Kavya (काव्य, kavya) refers to Sanskrit poetry, a popular ancient Indian tradition of literature. There have been many Sanskrit poets over the ages, hailing from ancient India and beyond. This topic includes mahakavya, or ‘epic poetry’ and natya, or ‘dramatic poetry’.

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Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

[«previous next»] — Mahipala in Purana glossary
Source: Brill: Śaivism and the Tantric Traditions (itihasa)

Mahīpāla (महीपाल) refers to the “kings” (of the Ikṣvāku dynasty), according to the Mahābhārata verse 1.164.9-11.—Accordingly, “The Ikṣvāku kings (mahīpāla) conquered this world. Having obtained Vasiṣṭha, the best of sages, as their excellent purohita, those kings performed sacrifices, O descendant of the Kurus. For that Brahmin sage officiated for all those great kings at their sacrifices, O best of the Pāṇḍavas, as Bṛhaspati did for the gods”.

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The Purana (पुराण, purāṇas) refers to Sanskrit literature preserving ancient India’s vast cultural history, including historical legends, religious ceremonies, various arts and sciences. The eighteen mahapuranas total over 400,000 shlokas (metrical couplets) and date to at least several centuries BCE.

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India history and geography

Source: Personal and geographical names in the Gupta inscriptions

Mahipāla (महिपाल) or Mahipālakṣetra is a place-name classified as a kṣetra and mentioned in the Gupta inscription No. 52. The Gupta empire (r. 3rd-century CE), founded by Śrī Gupta, covered much of ancient India and embraced the Dharmic religions such as Hinduism, Buddhism and Jainism. This field seems to have belonged to a person named Mahipāla literally meaning ‘a protector of the country’, i. e. a king.

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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»] — Mahipala in Pali glossary
Source: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary

mahīpāla : (m.) a king.

Source: Sutta: The Pali Text Society's Pali-English Dictionary

Mahīpāla refers to: king Mhvs 4, 38; 5, 265.

Note: mahīpāla is a Pali compound consisting of the words mahī and pāla.

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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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Marathi-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

mahīpāla (महीपाल).—m (S) pop. mahīpāḷa m A king.

Source: DDSA: The Aryabhusan school dictionary, Marathi-English

mahīpāla (महीपाल) [-ḷa, -ळ].—m A king.

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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 dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Mahīpāla (महीपाल).—m.,

Derivable forms: mahīpālaḥ (महीपालः).

Mahīpāla is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms mahī and pāla (पाल). See also (synonyms): mahīnātha, mahīpa, mahīpati, mahīpurandara, mahībhuj.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Mahīpāla (महीपाल).—m.

(-laḥ) A king. E. mahī and pāla who protects.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Benfey Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Mahīpāla (महीपाल).—m. a king.

Mahīpāla is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms mahī and pāla (पाल).

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Cappeller Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Mahīpāla (महीपाल).—[masculine] earth-protector or ruler, king.

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

1) Mahīpāla (महीपाल):—[=mahī-pāla] [from mahī > mah] m. ‘e°-protector’, a king, [Mahābhārata; Kāvya literature] etc.

2) [v.s. ...] Name of various princes (also -deva), [Kathāsaritsāgara; Śatruṃjaya-māhātmya]

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Yates Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Mahīpāla (महीपाल):—[mahī-pāla] (laḥ) 1. m. Idem.

[Sanskrit to German]

Mahipala in German

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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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Kannada-English dictionary

Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Mahipāla (ಮಹಿಪಾಲ):—[noun] = ಮಹೀಪತಿ [mahipati].

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Mahīpāla (ಮಹೀಪಾಲ):—[noun] = ಮಹೀಪತಿ [mahipati].

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Kannada is a Dravidian language (as opposed to the Indo-European language family) mainly spoken in the southwestern region of India.

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