Dhanyakataka, Dhānyakaṭaka: 4 definitions



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India history and geography

Source: Google Books: Shifting Stones, Shaping the Past

Dhānyakaṭaka (धान्यकटक).—Amarāvatī is a relatively recent name for this site and its environs. The ancient name, Dhānyakaṭaka and its variant Dharanikoṭa, appears in numerous inscriptions. Perhaps the earliest reference to Dhānyakaṭaka appears on a pillar with several narratives, now in the Amarāvatī Site Museum. Along with several episodes from the life of the Buddha, the pillar in question, dated to the first century BCE, includes a depiction of a village scene and a river, which is labeled “Dhamnakada.”

Source: What is India: South Indian Inscriptions vol1: Tamil and Sanskrit inscriptions

Dhanyakataka (=Dhanyakata) is an old name for Amaravati.—Dhanyaghata or Dhanyagataka is evidently identical with Dhanyakata or Dhanyakataka, “corn-town” the well-known old name of Amaravati.  The use of gha instead of ka can perhaps be explained by the Tamil habit of softening a single consonant between two words.’

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The history of India traces the identification of countries, villages, towns and other regions of India, as well as 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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Sanskrit dictionary

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Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Edgerton Buddhist Hybrid Sanskrit Dictionary

Dhānyakaṭaka (धान्यकटक).—name of a caitya, in the south: śrī- [Page284-b+ 71] dhānyakaṭake caitye jinadhātudhare bhuvi (Ārya-)Mañjuśrīmūlakalpa 88.10 (verse); in prec. line dakṣiṇāpathasaṃjñike; °ke mahācaitye JRAS Oct. 1875 (N.S. VIII Pt. 1), p. 27, line 1.

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

Dhānyakaṭaka (धान्यकटक):—[=dhānya-kaṭaka] [from dhānya > dhā] Name of a country, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

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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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