Ibhapālakaḥ

From Hindupedia, the Hindu Encyclopedia

By M. A. Alwar


Sometimes transliterated as: Ibhapalakah, IbhapAlakaH, Ibhapaalakah


Gender

Ibhapālakaḥ is a masculine form.

Origin

It is derived from "ibhānāṁ pālakaḥ" which means 'Caretaker of elephants'.

Meaning

The word Ibhapālakaḥ means an elephant rider according to Hemacandra.

Synonym

It is referred to as Māhuta in Hindi.