Mitrabala, Mitra-bala: 1 definition

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Mitrabala means something in 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 Hinduism

Dharmashastra (religious law)

Source: Wisdom Library: Dharma-śāstra

Mitrabala (मित्रबल) is a Sanskrit technical term, used in warfare, referring to “force of allies”. It forms a factor of the six-fold force of the King. It is also known as Suhṛdbala. The word is used throughout Dharmaśāstra literature such as the Manusmṛti. (See the Manubhāṣya 7.184-185)

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Dharmashastra (धर्मशास्त्र, dharmaśāstra) contains the instructions (shastra) regarding religious conduct of livelihood (dharma), ceremonies, jurisprudence (study of law) and more. It is categorized as smriti, an important and authoritative selection of books dealing with the Hindu lifestyle.

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