Rashtrapala, Rāṣṭrapāla, Rashtra-pala: 6 definitions
Rashtrapala 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.
The Sanskrit term Rāṣṭrapāla can be transliterated into English as Rastrapala or Rashtrapala, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).
Purana and Itihasa (epic history)Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index
Rāṣṭrapāla (राष्ट्रपाल).—One of the nine sons of Ugrasena.*
- * Bhāgavata-purāṇa IX. 24. 24; Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa III. 71. 133; Matsya-purāṇa 44. 75; Vāyu-purāṇa 96. 132; Viṣṇu-purāṇa IV. 14. 20.
The Purana (पुराण, purāṇas) refers to Sanskrit literature preserving ancient India’s vast cultural history, including historical legends, religious ceremonies, various arts and sciences. The eighteen mahapuranas total over 400,000 shlokas (metrical couplets) and date to at least several centuries BCE.
India history and geogprahySource: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Indian Epigraphical Glossary
Rāṣṭrapāla.—(HD), head of a district, province or subdivi- sion; same as Rāṣṭrapati. See Arthaśāstra, V. 1. Note: rāṣṭrapāla is defined in the “Indian epigraphical glossary” as it can be found on ancient inscriptions commonly written in Sanskrit, Prakrit or Dravidian languages.
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-English dictionarySource: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary
Rāṣṭrapāla (राष्ट्रपाल).—a sovereign.
Derivable forms: rāṣṭrapālaḥ (राष्ट्रपालः).Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Edgerton Buddhist Hybrid Sanskrit Dictionary
Rāṣṭrapāla (राष्ट्रपाल).—(= Pali Raṭṭhapāla), name of a disciple of the Buddha: Rāṣṭrapālaparipṛcchā 4.20 ff.; Avadāna-śataka ii.118.1 ff. (hero of chapter 90); Mahāvastu iii.41.1; Mūla-Sarvāstivāda-Vinaya i.200.10 ff.; Karmavibhaṅga (and Karmavibhaṅgopadeśa) 59.8. Cf. next.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Cappeller Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Rāṣṭrapāla (राष्ट्रपाल).—[masculine] king (lit. protector of a kingdom).Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary
1) Rāṣṭrapāla (राष्ट्रपाल):—[=rāṣṭra-pāla] [from rāṣṭra] m. ‘protector of a k°’, a sovereign, [Bhāgavata-purāṇa]
2) [v.s. ...] Name of a son of Ugra-sena, [Harivaṃśa; Purāṇa]
3) [v.s. ...] of another man, [Buddhist literature]
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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