Nirayapala, Nirayapāla, Niraya-pala: 2 definitions
Nirayapala means something in Buddhism, Pali. 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.
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Pali-English dictionarySource: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary
nirayapāla : (m.) a guardian in hell.Source: Sutta: The Pali Text Society's Pali-English Dictionary
Nirayapāla refers to: a guardian of P. , a devil A. I, 138, 141; M. III, 179; Nd1 404; VvA. 226. Names of guardians (after their complexion) e.g. Kāḷa (black) & Upakāḷa (blackish) J. VI, 248.
Note: nirayapāla is a Pali compound consisting of the words niraya and pāla.
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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