Rattha, aka: Raṭṭha; 3 Definition(s)


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India history and geogprahy

Rattha or Rashtra is one of the terms designating an ‘administrative division’ used in the inscriptions of Andhra Pradesh.—Although the term rashtra stood for a territorial state as against the nation of a state of tribal nature, it was nevertheless used for a division synonymous to janapada and desa in the sense of theat part of the country which falls outside the capital. In Andhra Pradesh the earliest rashtra division is Kammaka-rashtra. Some of the other rashtra divisions were Plaki-rashtra, Deva-rashtra, Kuraka-rashtra, etc. The term was employed in the sense of or synonymous to desa, vishaya or nadu, not necessarily denoting a large division.

Source: Shodhganga: A study of place names of Nalgonda district
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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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Pali-English dictionary

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raṭṭha : (nt.) a country.

Source: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary

Raṭṭha, (nt.) (Vedic rāṣṭra) reign, kingdom, empire; country, realm Sn. 46 (explained at Nd2 536 as “raṭṭhañ ca janapadañ ca koṭṭhāgārañ ca ... nagarañ ca”), 287, 444, 619; J IV 389 (°ṃ araṭṭhaṃ karoti); PvA. 19 (°ṃ kāreti to reign, govern). Pabbata° mountain-kingdom SnA 26; Magadha° the kingdom of Magadha PvA. 67.

Source: Sutta: The Pali Text Society's 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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