Punyakshetra, aka: Punya-kshetra, Puṇyakṣētra, Puṇyakṣetra; 4 Definition(s)
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The Sanskrit terms Puṇyakṣētra and Puṇyakṣetra can be transliterated into English as Punyaksetra or Punyakshetra, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).
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puṇyakṣētra (पुण्यक्षेत्र).—n (S) A sacred place; a place by residing at or visiting which merit is acquired.Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary
puṇyakṣētra (पुण्यक्षेत्र).—n A sacred place.Source: DDSA: The Aryabhusan school dictionary, Marathi-English
Marathi is an Indo-European language having over 70 million native speakers people in (predominantly) Maharashtra India. Marathi, like many other Indo-Aryan languages, evolved from early forms of Prakrit, which itself is a subset of Sanskrit, one of the most ancient languages of the world.
1) a holy place, place of pilgrimage; अन्यक्षेत्रे कृतं पापं पुण्यक्षेत्रे विनश्यति । पुण्यक्षेत्रे कृतं पापं वज्रलेपो भविष्यति (anyakṣetre kṛtaṃ pāpaṃ puṇyakṣetre vinaśyati | puṇyakṣetre kṛtaṃ pāpaṃ vajralepo bhaviṣyati) || Subhāṣ.
2) 'The holy land', Name of Āryāvarta.
Derivable forms: puṇyakṣetram (पुण्यक्षेत्रम्).
Puṇyakṣetra is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms puṇya and kṣetra (क्षेत्र).Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary
(-traṃ) Holy land or Aryabarta: see puṇyamū .Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Sanskrit, also spelled संस्कृतम् (saṃskṛtam), is an ancient language of India commonly seen as the grandmother of the Indo-European language family. 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.
Partial matches: Kshetra.
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