Dhakka, Ḍhakkā, Ḍhakka: 18 definitions


Dhakka means something in Buddhism, Pali, Hinduism, Sanskrit, the history of ancient India, Marathi, Jainism, Prakrit, 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.

In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

Source: archive.org: Shiva Purana - English Translation

Ḍhakkā (ढक्का) refers to the “double drum”, according to the Śivapurāṇa 2.3.27 (“Description of the fraudulent words of the Brahmacārin”).—Accordingly, as Śiva (in guise of a Brahmacārin) said to Pārvatī: “[...] Where the inauspicious sound of double drum [i.e., ḍhakkā-maya] and where the sound of his throat? There is no matching beauty between you both. If He had money to spare how could He have been a naked being? His vehicle is a bull. He has no other appendages. There is not even a single quality in the odd-eyed Śiva out of the innumberable qualities pleasing to women and expected in bride-grooms. [...]”.

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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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Gitashastra (science of music)

Source: Shodhganga: Elements of Art and Architecture in the Trtiyakhanda of the Visnudharmottarapurana (gita)

Ḍhakkā (ढक्का) refers to a musical instrument classified as Avanaddha (“those instrument whose mouths are covered with leather (known as avanaddha)”) which represents one of the four kinds of Instrumental Music, produced by an instrument (ātodya), according to the Saṃgītaratnākara.—In the Viṣṇudharmottarapurāṇa and the Saṃgītaratnākara, some examples of avanaddha type of instruments are given, e.g., Ḍhakkā.

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Gitashastra (गीतशास्त्र, gītaśāstra) refers to the ancient Indian science of Music (gita or samgita), which is traditionally divided in Vocal music, Instrumental music and Dance (under the jurisdiction of music). The different elements and technical terms are explained in a wide range of (often Sanskrit) literature.

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In Buddhism

Tibetan Buddhism (Vajrayana or tantric Buddhism)

Source: academia.edu: The Structure and Meanings of the Heruka Maṇḍala

Ḍhakka (ढक्क) is the name of a Vīra (hero) who, together with the Ḍākinī named Ḍukkā forms one of the 36 pairs situated in the Ākāśacakra, according to the 10th century Ḍākārṇava chapter 15. Accordingly, the ākāśacakra refers to one of the three divisions of the dharma-puṭa (‘dharma layer’), situated in the Herukamaṇḍala. The 36 pairs of Ḍākinīs and Vīras [viz., Ḍhakka] are dark blue in color; they each have one face and four arms; they hold a skull bowl, a skull staff, a small drum, and a knife.

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Tibetan Buddhism includes schools such as Nyingma, Kadampa, Kagyu and Gelug. Their primary canon of literature is divided in two broad categories: The Kangyur, which consists of Buddha’s words, and the Tengyur, which includes commentaries from various sources. Esotericism and tantra techniques (vajrayāna) are collected indepently.

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India history and geography

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Indian Epigraphical Glossary

Ḍhakkā.—(CII 3), a war drum; used in the Rājataraṅgiṇī in the sense of a watch-station (cf. Sircar, Geog. Anc. Med. Ind., p. 238). Note: ḍhakkā is defined in the “Indian epigraphical glossary” as it can be found on ancient inscriptions commonly written in Sanskrit, Prakrit or Dravidian languages.

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The history of India traces the identification of countries, villages, towns and other regions of India, as well as mythology, zoology, royal dynasties, rulers, tribes, local festivities and traditions and regional languages. Ancient India enjoyed religious freedom and encourages the path of Dharma, a concept common to Buddhism, Hinduism, and Jainism.

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Languages of India and abroad

Marathi-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

ḍhakkā (ढक्का).—See the commoner form dhakī&c.

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ḍhakkā (ढक्का).—m f S A large or a double drum; a large naubata or ḍamaru. Ex. anēka vādyāñcē gajara || ḍhakkā garajē tyānta thōra ||.

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dhakka (धक्क).—n (Imit.) A sudden impression of terror, a shock: also as ad With a shock.

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dhakka (धक्क).—a (Imit.) Steady, enduring, unshaken (as under misfortune): hale, hearty, stanch, unflinching--man or animal: stout, sound, firm, fit to render good service--cloth, an article gen. 2 Brightshining, brilliant, very lustrous--metal, a gem, a firework. Hence 3 Bright and good, altogether excellent--a rupee or other coin.

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dhakka (धक्क).—ad (Imit.) Suddenly and brightly--the dawn breaking or any light flashing forth. v ujēḍa or ujēḍa paḍa.

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dhakkā (धक्का).—, and their compounds and derivatives See under dhakā.

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

dhakka (धक्क).—n A shock. a Steady. ad Suddenly and brightly.

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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

Ḍhakka (ढक्क).—A large sacred building; Rāj. T.

Derivable forms: ḍhakkaḥ (ढक्कः).

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Ḍhakkā (ढक्का).—

1) A large or double drum; न ते हुडुक्केन न सोऽपि ढक्कया न मर्दलैः सापि न तेऽपि ढक्कया (na te huḍukkena na so'pi ḍhakkayā na mardalaiḥ sāpi na te'pi ḍhakkayā) N.15.17; ढक्कारवेण मधुरेण दिगङ्गनानाम् (ḍhakkāraveṇa madhureṇa digaṅganānām) Śiva. B.24.78; नृत्यावसाने ननाद ढक्का नवपञ्चवारम् (nṛtyāvasāne nanāda ḍhakkā navapañcavāram) Śabdenduśekhara.

2) Coveting.

3) Disappearance.

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

Ḍhakka (ढक्क).—m.

(-kkaḥ) 1. The city or district Dhacca or Dacca. 2. Coveting, disappearance. f.

(-kkā) A large or double drum, a Dhak. E. ḍhak imitative sound, and ka what utters.

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

Ḍhakka (ढक्क).—1. m. A kind of sacred edifice(?), [Rājataraṅgiṇī] 5, 305. 2. f. , A large drum [Rājataraṅgiṇī] 6, 133.

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

Ḍhakka (ढक्क).—[masculine] a kind of building, [Name] of a city or district; [feminine] ā a large drum.

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

1) Ḍhakka (ढक्क):—m. a large sacred building, [Rājataraṅgiṇī iii, v]

2) Name of a locality (cf. ṭakka), [Mṛcchakaṭikā [Scholiast or Commentator] [Introduction]]

3) Ḍhakkā (ढक्का):—[from ḍhakka] f. a large drum (cf. gaja-, jaya-), [Rājataraṅgiṇī vi, 133]

4) [v.s. ...] covering, disappearance, [Horace H. Wilson]

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

Ḍhakka (ढक्क):—(kkaḥ) 1. m. A city or district, Dhacca; covering. f. A large or double drum, a dhāk.

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

Ḍhakka (ढक्क) in the Sanskrit language is related to the Prakrit words: Ḍhakka, Ḍhakkā.

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Dhakka 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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Hindi dictionary

Source: DDSA: A practical Hindi-English dictionary

Dhakkā (धक्का):—(nm) a push; shove; shock; setback; stroke, buffet; jostle, jolt, impact; ~[mukkī] jostling, shoving and pushing; elbowing; —[khānā] to receive a shock; to suffer a set-back; to be kicked and knocked; —[denā] to push; to give a push/impetus/support; —[laganā] to be shocked; to get a setback; to get a push/prop/support (as [thoḍā dhakkā laga jāye to kāma cala paḍe); —dhakke khānā] to be tossed about; to suffer indignities, to suffer kicks and knocks.

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Prakrit-English dictionary

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

1) Ḍhakka (ढक्क) in the Prakrit language is related to the Sanskrit word: Chāda.

2) Ḍhakka (ढक्क) also relates to the Sanskrit word: Ḍhakka.

3) Ḍhakkā (ढक्का) also relates to the Sanskrit word: Ḍhakkā.

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Prakrit is an ancient language closely associated with both Pali and Sanskrit. Jain literature is often composed in this language or sub-dialects, such as the Agamas and their commentaries which are written in Ardhamagadhi and Maharashtri Prakrit. The earliest extant texts can be dated to as early as the 4th century BCE although core portions might be older.

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Kannada-English dictionary

Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Ḍhakka (ಢಕ್ಕ):—[noun] = ಢಕ್ಕೆ [dhakke].

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Dhakkā (ಧಕ್ಕಾ):—[noun] = ಧಕ್ಕೆ [dhakke]3.

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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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