Akalanka, aka: Akalaṅka; 4 Definition(s)
Akalanka means something in Buddhism, Pali, Hinduism, Sanskrit, Marathi. 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.
Theravada (major branch of Buddhism)
A Cola officer who fought against the Singhalese army of Parakkamabahu I. during the latters invasion of the Pandu kingdom. Cv.lxxvii.17, 55, 80, 90.Source: Pali Kanon: Pali Proper Names
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).
Languages of India and abroad
akalaṅka (अकलंक).—a (S) Exempt from stain, soil, spot, blemish.Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary
akalaṅka (अकलंक).—a Exempt from stain, blemish.Source: DDSA: The Aryabhusan school dictionary, Marathi-English
Marathi is an Indo-European language having over 70 million native speakers people in (predominantly) Maharashtra India. Marathi, like many other Indo-Aryan languages, evolved from early forms of Prakrit, which itself is a subset of Sanskrit, one of the most ancient languages of the world.
Akalaṅka (अकलङ्क).—a. Without stains or spots.
-kaḥ Name of a Jaina author, also called भट्ट अकलङ्कदेव (bhaṭṭa akalaṅkadeva).Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary
Sanskrit, also spelled संस्कृतम् (saṃskṛtam), is an ancient language of India commonly seen as the grandmother of the Indo-European language family. 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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A study of the philosophy of Jainism (by Deepa Baruah)
Chapter I.f - Time of Prabhācandra (Jaina philosopher) < [Chapter I - Introduction]
Chapter I.e - Religious and philosophical literature of the Jainas < [Chapter I - Introduction]
Chapter II.b - Pramāṇas (means of knowledge) < [Chapter II - Jaina theory of Knowledge]
Later Chola Temples (by S. R. Balasubrahmanyam)
Temples in Madarvelur < [Chapter IV - Temples of Vikrama Chola’s Time]
Note 3: Elements of Disruption of the Empire < [Chapter XI - Kulottunga III (a.d. 1178 to 1218)]
Temples in Nagar < [Chapter X - Temples of Rajadhjraja II’s Time]
Early Chola Temples (by S. R. Balasubrahmanyam)
The history of Andhra country (1000 AD - 1500 AD) (by Yashoda Devi)