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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India history and geographySource: 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: archive.org: 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”.
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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Hindi dictionarySource: 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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Starts with: Patna Pavanem.
Full-text (+79): Pataliputra, Kusumapura, Rajagriha, Shonabhadra, Sapatnatva, Sapatnakshit, Sapatnata, Sapatnasada, Sapatnaghni, Patana, Sapatnaja, Sapatnavriddhi, Sapatnadushana, Sapatnanasha, Sapatnakarshana, Sapatnashri, Sapatnacatana, Sapatnadambhana, Sapatnakshayana, Sapatnabalasudana.
Search found 59 books and stories containing Patna; (plurals include: Patnas). You can also click to the full overview containing English textual excerpts. Below are direct links for the most relevant articles:
Kathasaritsagara (the Ocean of Story) (by Somadeva)
Chapter XV < [Book III - Lāvānaka]
Foreword to volume 1 < [Forewords]
Chaitanya Bhagavata (by Bhumipati Dāsa)
Chaitanya's Life and Teachings (by Krishna-das Kaviraj)
Maha Prajnaparamita Sastra (by Gelongma Karma Migme Chödrön)
Appendix 7 - Description of Pāṭaliputra (present Patna) < [Chapter V - Rājagṛha]
The first attack by the daughters of Māra < [Chapter XXIV - The Virtue of Patience]
Selected Examples of Indian Painting and Sculpture < [May-June 1931]
Islamic Contribution to Library Movement < [May-June 1931]
Raja Ram Mohan Roy < [April – June, 1989]
The Fo-Sho-Hing-Tsan-King (A Life of Buddha) (by Samuel Beal)