Akalanka, Akalaṅka: 5 definitions


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.

In Buddhism

Theravada (major branch of Buddhism)

Source: Pali Kanon: Pali Proper Names

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.

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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).

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Languages of India and abroad

Marathi-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

akalaṅka (अकलंक).—a (S) Exempt from stain, soil, spot, blemish.

Source: DDSA: The Aryabhusan school dictionary, Marathi-English

akalaṅka (अकलंक).—a Exempt from stain, blemish.

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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.

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Sanskrit-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Akalaṅka (अकलङ्क).—a. Without stains or spots.

-kaḥ Name of a Jaina author, also called भट्ट अकलङ्कदेव (bhaṭṭa akalaṅkadeva).

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary

1) Akalaṅka (अकलङ्क):—[=a-kalaṅka] mfn. without stains or spots

2) [v.s. ...] Name of a Jaina.

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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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