Dharmapāla

From Hindupedia, the Hindu Encyclopedia

By Jit Majumdar

Sometimes transliterated as: Dharmapala, DharmapAla, Dharmapaala


  1. protector/ keeper/ guardian of Dharma
  2. the 2nd ruler of the Pāla Dynasty of Bengal ( CE 770 – 810) and the son and successor of Gopāla, and the father and predecessor of Devapāla; a minister of King Daśaratha (A. Pur.).