Manibhadrakshetra, aka: Maṇibhadrakṣetra, Manibhadra-kshetra; 1 Definition(s)


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The Sanskrit term Maṇibhadrakṣetra can be transliterated into English as Manibhadraksetra or Manibhadrakshetra, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

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Maṇibhadrakṣetra (मणिभद्रक्षेत्र) or Maṇibhadra 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 belongs to Maṇibhadra literally meaning ‘the excellent jewel’. Maṇibhadra has been the name of a brother of Kubera and king of the Yakṣas (the tutelary deity of travellers and merchants).

Source: Personal and geographical names in the Gupta inscriptions
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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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