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chakravartin Explained

chakravartin at English => English (The Britannica Concise) Of Explained:

Ancient Indian conception of the world ruler. Buddhist and Jain sources distinguish three types of secular chakravartins: cakravala cakravartin, ruler over all four of the continents of Indian cosmography; dvipa cakravartin, ruler of one continent; and pradesa cakravartin, a ruler of part of a continent. The chakravartin was considered a secular counterpart to a buddha.