Pataliputraka, Pāṭaliputraka, Patali-putraka: 5 definitions


Pataliputraka 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.

India history and geography

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Source: Personal and geographical names in the Gupta inscriptions

Pāṭaliputraka (पाटलिपुत्रक) refers to a citizen of Pāṭaliputra: a place name mentioned in the Gupta inscriptions. 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. Pāṭaliputra is the same as modern Patna situated to the south of the river Gaṅgā.

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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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Sanskrit dictionary

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

Pāṭaliputraka (पाटलिपुत्रक).—n. the name of a town, the Palibothra of the ancients.

Pāṭaliputraka is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms pāṭali and putraka (पुत्रक).

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

1) Pāṭaliputraka (पाटलिपुत्रक):—[=pāṭali-putraka] [from pāṭali > pāṭala] mf(ikā)n. relating to or coming from P°, [Pāṇini 4-2, 123 [Scholiast or Commentator]]

2) [v.s. ...] n. the city P°, [Kathāsaritsāgara]

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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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