Rattha, Raṭṭha: 3 definitions


Rattha means something in Buddhism, Pali, 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.

India history and geogprahy

Source: Shodhganga: A study of place names of Nalgonda district

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.

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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

Source: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary

raṭṭha : (nt.) a country.

Source: Sutta: The Pali Text Society's 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.

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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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