Dantakumara, Dantakumāra: 2 definitions

Introduction

Introduction:

Dantakumara means something in Buddhism, Pali, 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 Buddhism

Theravada (major branch of Buddhism)

[«previous next»] — Dantakumara in Theravada glossary
Source: Pali Kanon: Pali Proper Names

Son of the king of Ujjeni. He came to Dantapura to worship the Tooth Relic and, while there, married Hemamala, Guhasivas daughter. He brought the Tooth Relic to Ceylon in the reign of Siri Meghavanna (Dathavamsa iv.7ff).

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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

Sanskrit dictionary

[«previous next»] — Dantakumara in Sanskrit glossary
Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Dantakumāra (दन्तकुमार):—[=danta-kumāra] [from danta] m. of a man.

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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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