Patna: 3 definitions


Patna means something in the history of ancient India, Hindi. 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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Source: Google Books: Medieval Orissa: A Socio-economic Study

Patna refers to one of the various Urban centers (nagari) of ancient India (Medieval Orissa).— Urban centers generally represent a socio-economic organization different from that of rural settlements; but the records, apart from providing a few names, do not furnish any details at all regarding the urban centres that existed in this period. Such centres [e.g., Patna] [...] may be supposed to have had a predominantly agricultural population. Such centres as Bhubaneswar might also have been purely religious centres. [...]

Source: Personal and geographical names in the Gupta inscriptions

Patna is the modern equivalent 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. Patna (from Sanskrit Pattana) means the “town” or “city”.

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The history of India traces the identification of countries, villages, towns and other regions of India, as well as mythology, zoology, 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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Source: DDSA: A practical Hindi-English dictionary

1) Patna in Hindi refers in English to:—(v) to be covered; to be filled (with); to be quits, to be repaid in full (as [karja]); to be taken in; to be veered round, to yield to persuasion; to live in harmony..—patna (पटना) is alternatively transliterated as Paṭanā.

2) Patna in Hindi refers in English to:—(v) to dump; to roof; to cover with earth etc.; to fill; to heap, to pile up; to bridge, to connect..—patna (पाटना) is alternatively transliterated as Pāṭanā.

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