Vamsaraja, Vamsarājā, Vamsharaja, Vaṃśarāja, Vamsha-raja: 5 definitions



Vamsaraja means something in Buddhism, Pali, Hinduism, Sanskrit. 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 Vaṃśarāja can be transliterated into English as Vamsaraja or Vamsharaja, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Buddhism

Theravada (major branch of Buddhism)

Source: Pali Kanon: Pali Proper Names

See Udena.

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Theravāda is a major branch of Buddhism having the the Pali canon (tipitaka) as their canonical literature, which includes the vinaya-pitaka (monastic rules), the sutta-pitaka (Buddhist sermons) and the abhidhamma-pitaka (philosophy and psychology).

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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit dictionary

[«previous next»] — Vamsaraja in Sanskrit glossary
Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Vaṃśarāja (वंशराज).—a very high bamboo.

Derivable forms: vaṃśarājaḥ (वंशराजः).

Vaṃśarāja is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms vaṃśa and rāja (राज).

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

1) Vaṃśarāja (वंशराज):—[=vaṃśa-rāja] [from vaṃśa] m. a high or lofty b°, [Harivaṃśa]

2) [v.s. ...] Name of a king (-kula n. his race), [Lalita-vistara]

[Sanskrit to German]

Vamsaraja 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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