Bhagaka, Bhāgaka: 7 definitions


Bhagaka means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit. 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 Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

Source: Shiva Purana - English Translation

Bhāgaka (भागक) refers to the “shares (in sacrifices)”, according to the Śivapurāṇa 2.5.19 (“Jalandhara’s emissary to Śiva”).—Accordingly, as Rāhu said to Śiva: “O bull-bannered god, listen to the behest of Jalandhara [i.e., the lord of Daityas who has divine power and who is the master of all excellent things]. [Jalandhara said]:—‘[...] The three worlds are under my control. I partake of shares in sacrifices (makha-bhāgaka). The excellent things of the three worlds are found in my palace. We are the enjoyers of excellent things. You are a mere naked ascetic and a Yogin. Surrender your wife unto me. Subjects shall always keep their king happy.’.”.

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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

Sanskrit dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Bhāgaka (भागक).—A divider.

Derivable forms: bhāgakaḥ (भागकः).

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

Bhāgaka (भागक).—mfn.

(-kaḥ-kā-kaṃ) Who or what divides. m.

(-kaḥ) (In arithmetic.), A divisor. E. bhaj, and ṇvul aff.

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

1) Bhāgaka (भागक):—[from bhāga] mfn. (ifc.) = bhāga, a part, portion, share, [Kathāsaritsāgara]

2) [v.s. ...] m. (in [arithmetic]) a divisor, [Horace H. Wilson]

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

Bhāgaka (भागक):—[(kaḥ-kā-kaṃ) a.] Dividing; the divisor or what divides.

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Bhagaka in German

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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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