Acchodaka, Accha-odaka: 2 definitions

Introduction

Acchodaka means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Buddhism, Pali. 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.

Alternative spellings of this word include Achchhodaka.

In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

[«previous (A) next»] — Acchodaka in Purana glossary
Source: Wisdom Library: Varāha-purāṇa

Acchodaka (अच्छोदक) is another name for Andhakāra, one of the seven major mountains in Krauñcadvīpa, according to the Varāhapurāṇa chapter 88. All of these mountains are tall and filled with gems. Krauñcadvīpa is one of the seven islands (dvīpa), ruled over by Jyotiṣmān, one of the ten sons of Priyavrata, son of Svāyambhuva Manu, who was created by Brahmā, who was in turn created by Nārāyaṇa, the unknowable all-pervasive primordial being.

The Varāhapurāṇa is categorised as a Mahāpurāṇa, and was originally composed of 24,000 metrical verses, possibly originating from before the 10th century. It is composed of two parts and Sūta is the main narrator.

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The Purana (पुराण, purāṇas) refers to Sanskrit literature preserving ancient India’s vast cultural history, including historical legends, religious ceremonies, various arts and sciences. The eighteen mahapuranas total over 400,000 shlokas (metrical couplets) and date to at least several centuries BCE.

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Languages of India and abroad

Pali-English dictionary

[«previous (A) next»] — Acchodaka in Pali glossary
Source: Sutta: The Pali Text Society's Pali-English Dictionary

Acchodaka refers to: having clear water, with clear water (of lotus ponds) Vv 4411; 815; f. °odikā Vv 412 = 602. (Page 8)

Note: acchodaka is a Pali compound consisting of the words accha and odaka.

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Pali is the language of the Tipiṭaka, which is the sacred canon of Theravāda Buddhism and contains much of the Buddha’s speech. Closeley related to Sanskrit, both languages are used interchangeably between religions.

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