Mantriparishad, Mantripariṣad, Mantrin-parishad: 3 definitions


Mantriparishad means something in 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 term Mantripariṣad can be transliterated into English as Mantriparisad or Mantriparishad, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Arthashastra (politics and welfare)

[«previous next»] — Mantriparishad in Arthashastra glossary
Source: Knowledge Traditions & Practices of India: Society State and Polity: A Survey

Mantripariṣad (मन्त्रिपरिषद्) refers to a “council of ministers” and is a concept commonly know to the ancient Indian science of Society and Polity, as defined in Kauṭilya’s Arthaśāstra (4th century BCE): one of the most influential treatises of political science. Next to the king came the mantri-pariṣad (council of ministers). The king was enjoined to discuss every matter with his Council of Ministers, which had two levels, inner and outer. The inner cabinet had four members: the Chief Minister, the Chief Priest, the Military Commander and the Crown Prince. The membership of the outer cabinet was not fixed in number

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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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India history and geography

[«previous next»] — Mantriparishad in India history glossary
Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Indian Epigraphical Glossary

Mantri-pariṣad.—(CII 4; ASLV), the council of ministers; same as pariṣad. Note: mantri-pariṣad 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 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

Sanskrit dictionary

[«previous next»] — Mantriparishad in Sanskrit glossary
Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Mantripariṣad (मन्त्रिपरिषद्).—a council of ministers; इन्द्रस्य हि मन्त्रिपरिषद् ऋषीणां सहस्रम् (indrasya hi mantripariṣad ṛṣīṇāṃ sahasram) Kau. A.1.15.

Mantripariṣad is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms mantrin and pariṣad (परिषद्).

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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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