Rajadanda, aka: Rājadaṇḍa, Rajan-danda, Rājādaṇḍa; 6 Definition(s)

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India history and geogprahy

Rāja-daṇḍa.—(SII 1), punishment imposed by the king. Note: rāja-daṇḍa is defined in the “Indian epigraphical glossary” as it can be found on ancient inscriptions commonly written in Sanskrit, Prakrit or Dravidian languages.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Indian Epigraphical Glossary
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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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Languages of India and abroad

Pali-English dictionary

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rājadaṇḍa : (m.) punishment ordered by a king.

Source: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary
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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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Marathi-English dictionary

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rājadaṇḍa (राजदंड).—m (S) Punishment inflicted by the king. 2 Fine or mulct imposed by the king. 3 Fine due to the king from a person ejected from caste on his restoration.

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

rājadaṇḍa (राजदंड).—m Punishment inflicted by the king.

Source: DDSA: The Aryabhusan school dictionary, Marathi-English
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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.

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Sanskrit-English dictionary

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Rājadaṇḍa (राजदण्ड).—

1) a king's sceptre.

2) royal authority.

3) punishment inflicted by a king.

4) fine payable to a king.

Derivable forms: rājadaṇḍaḥ (राजदण्डः).

Rājadaṇḍa is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms rājan and daṇḍa (दण्ड).

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Rājadaṇḍa (राजदण्ड).—n.

(-ṇḍaṃ) 1. Punishment ordered by the king. 2. A baton, a sceptre. E. rāja, daṇḍa a staff, &c.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary
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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. 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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