Aradhaka, Ārādhaka: 11 definitions


Aradhaka means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Buddhism, Pali, Marathi, Hindi. 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 Aradhak.

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Pali-English dictionary

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Source: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary

ārādhaka : (m.) one who invites or propitiates.

Source: Sutta: The Pali Text Society's Pali-English Dictionary

Ārādhaka, (adj. -n.) (fr. ā + rādh) 1. (perhaps for *āraddhaka because of analogy to āraddha of ā + rabh) successful, accomplishing or accomplished, undertaking, eager Vin. I, 70 (an° one who fails); M. I, 491; II, 197 = A. I, 69 = Miln. 243; S. V, 19; A. V, 329 (in correlation with āraddhaviriya).—2. pleasing, propitiating Miln. 227; VvA. 220 (°ikā f.). (Page 108)

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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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Marathi-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

ārādhaka (आराधक).—a S That worships, adores, serves, seeks to propitiate.

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

ārādhaka (आराधक).—a That worships or seeks to propitiate.

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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 dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Ārādhaka (आराधक).—a. A worshipper.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Ārādhaka (आराधक).—mfn.

(-kaḥ-kā-kaṃ) Who or what worships, a worshipper. E. āṅ before rādh to finish, and vun aff.

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

Ārādhaka (आराधक):—[=ā-rādhaka] [from ā-rādh] mfn. worshipping, a worshipper, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Yates Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Ārādhaka (आराधक):—[ā-rādhaka] (kaḥ-kā-kaṃ) a. Worshipping.

Source: DDSA: Paia-sadda-mahannavo; a comprehensive Prakrit Hindi dictionary (S)

Ārādhaka (आराधक) in the Sanskrit language is related to the Prakrit word: Ārāhaga.

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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 (even English!). 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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Hindi dictionary

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Source: DDSA: A practical Hindi-English dictionary

Ārādhaka (आराधक) [Also spelled aradhak]:—(nm) a worshipper, an adorer.

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Kannada-English dictionary

Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Ārādhaka (ಆರಾಧಕ):—

1) [noun] a man who shows or has religious devotion or reverence for; he who adores or venerates another as a deity ; a worshipper.

2) [noun] a man who has intense love or admiration for (another person, a line of thinking, etc.); an admirer; a fan.

3) [noun] a votary a) a devoted or ardent supporter, as of a cause, ideal, etc; b) a man who is devoted to any game, study, pursuit, etc.

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Kannada is a Dravidian language (as opposed to the Indo-European language family) mainly spoken in the southwestern region of India.

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