Shripala, Śrīpāla: 4 definitions



Shripala 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 Śrīpāla can be transliterated into English as Sripala or Shripala, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

India history and geography

Source: What is India: Epigraphia Indica volume XXXI (1955-56)

Śrīpāla is the name of a person mentioned in a Jain inscription found at Shergarh. The first half of the first verse of the record, which is considerably damaged, speaks of the wife of a person named Māhilla who was probably residing at a pattana or township called Sūryāśrama (literally, a hermitage associated with the Sun-god). The second half of the stanza says how Śrīpāla and Guṇapālaka (Guṇapāla), probably two sons of the said Māhilla, migrated to Mālava.  The first half of verse 2 says that a son named Devapāla was born to Śrīpāla while nine sons, viz. Pūnī, Martha, Jana, Ilhuka and others were born to Guṇapāla-ṭhakkura’s son whose name was probably Śānti.

The inscription (mentioning Śrīpāla) was found found on the pedestal below the central figure of a group of three images of Jain Tīrthaṅkaras in a small temple outside the fort at Shergarh (ancient Kośavardhana). The three Tīrthaṅkaras represented are Śānti (Śāntinātha), Kunthu or Kunthanātha and Ara (Aranātha).

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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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Sanskrit dictionary

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Aufrecht Catalogus Catalogorum

Śrīpāla (श्रीपाल) as mentioned in Aufrecht’s Catalogus Catalogorum:—Bhramarāṣṭakādipraśastayaḥ.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary

1) Śrīpāla (श्रीपाल):—[=śrī-pāla] [from śrī] m. Name of a king, [Śatruṃjaya-māhātmya]

2) [v.s. ...] of an author, [Catalogue(s)]

3) [v.s. ...] (with kavi-rāja) Name of a poet, [ib.]

[Sanskrit to German]

Shripala in German

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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 (even English!). 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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