Coraka, aka: Corāka; 3 Definition(s)


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Alternative spellings of this word include Choraka.

In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

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Coraka (चोरक).—Name of a settlement (janapada) situated near the seven great mountains on the western side of mount Naiṣadha, according to the Varāhapurāṇa chapter 83. These settlements consume the water flowing from these seven great mountains (Viśākha, Kambala, Jayanta, Kṛṣṇa, Harita, Aśoka and Vardhamāna). Niṣadha (Naiṣadha) is one of the seven mountains located in Jambūdvīpa, ruled over by Āgnīdhra, a grandson of Svāyambhuva Manu, who was created by Brahmā, who was in turn created by Nārāyaṇa, the unknowable all-pervasive primordial being.

Source: Wisdom Library: Varāha-purāṇa
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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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In Jainism

General definition (in Jainism)

Corāka (चोराक) is the name of a village visited by Mahāvīra during his fourth year of spiritual-exertion.—After leaving Kumāraka, the Lord arrived near Corāka. The place was infested with the activities of thief and robbers. So the guards were very attentive and so wanted to know his introduction, the Lord remained silent because of his vow. The guards thought he was some thief or spy, so capturing him they gave him all kinds of pain. When the word reached the soothsayer Utpala’s sisters, Somā and Jayantī, they came there and released the Lord. Realising the Lord’s identity, the guards begged for forgiveness for their mistake. From there the Lord left for Pṛṣṭhacampā and spent his fourth rainy season halt there.

Source: HereNow4u: Lord Śrī Mahāvīra
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Jainism is an Indian religion of Dharma whose doctrine revolves around harmlessness (ahimsa) towards every living being. The two major branches (Digambara and Svetambara) of Jainism stimulate self-control (or, shramana, ‘self-reliance’) and spiritual development through a path of peace for the soul to progess to the ultimate goal.

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Languages of India and abroad

Pali-English dictionary

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Coraka, (cp. Sk. coraka) a plant used for the preparation of perfume J.VI, 537. (Page 273)

Source: Sutta: The Pali Text Society's Pali-English Dictionary
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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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Parṇacoraka (पर्णचोरक).—m. (-kaḥ) A kind of perfume, called “chor.”
Phalacoraka (फलचोरक).—a kind of perfume (Mar. coraovā). Derivable forms: phalacorakaḥ (फलचोरकः)...
Nīca (नीच).—mfn. (-caḥ-cā-caṃ) 1. Low (in stature) short, dwarfish. 2. Low, (in condition) vile...
Cora (चोर).—m. (-raḥ) 1. A thief, a robber. 2. A perfume called commonly by the same name. f. (...
Kattikā, (f.) (& °kattika) (cp. Sk. kṛttikā f. pl. the Pleiades & BSk. karthika) N. of a month ...
Veḷuka, (fr. veḷu) a kind of tree J. V, 405 (=vaṃsa-coraka). (Page 650)
Pṛṣṭhacampā (पृष्ठचम्पा) is the name of a village visited by Mahāvīra during his fourth year of...

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