Hataka, aka: Hāṭaka, Hāṭakā; 11 Definition(s)


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In Hinduism

Shaivism (Shaiva philosophy)

Hāṭakā (हाटका, “golden”):—One of the nine Dūtī presided over by one of the nine bhaivaravas named Yogeśa (emanation of Ananta, who is the central presiding deity of Dūtīcakra), according to the Kubjikāmata-tantra and the Ṣaṭsāhasrasaṃhitā.

Source: Wisdom Library: Kubjikāmata-tantra

Hāṭaka (हाटक) refers to the name of Śiva sitting upon a golden throne (pīṭha) and presiding over the seven pātālas (subterranean paradise), according to Parākhyatantra 5.55. His throne is set with jewels and shines like the rays of glistening gems.

According to Parākhyatantra, “on that throne of excellent gold sits the Śiva (hara) Hāṭaka; he is kindly (susaumya), generous (varada), peaceful (śānta), adorned with all ornaments. Hāṭaka is venerated by countless armies. Since this pātāla, rich in lovely women, shines forcefully (haṭhāt), therefore, plainly, it is called Hāṭaka, a space for meetings for sacrifices, full of ponds and arka shrubs, dense with ...pleasure.”

The Parākhyatantra is an old Śaiva-siddhānta tantra dating from before the 10th century.

Source: Wisdom Library: Śaivism

Hāṭaka (हाटक) or Hāṭakāgama refers to one of upāgamas (supplementary scriptures) of the Vīrāgama which is one of the twenty-eight Siddhāntāgama: a classification of the Śaiva division of Śaivāgamas. The Śaivāgamas represent the wisdom that has come down from lord Śiva, received by Pārvatī and accepted by Viṣṇu. The purpose of revealing upāgamas (eg., Hāṭaka Āgama) is to explain more elaborately than that of mūlāgamas (eg., Vīra-āgama) and to include any new idea if not dealt in mūlāgamas.

Source: Shodhganga: Iconographical representations of Śiva
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Shaiva (शैव, śaiva) or Shaivism (śaivism) represents a tradition of Hinduism worshiping Shiva as the supreme being. Closely related to Shaktism, Shaiva literature includes a range of scriptures, including Tantras, while the root of this tradition may be traced back to the ancient Vedas.

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Hataka in Purana glossary... « previous · [H] · next »

Hāṭaka (हाटक).—A region to the north of the Himālayas, where the guhyakas lived. Arjuna, during his triumphal tour in the north made the guhyakas his allies. (Sabhā Parva, Chapter 28, Verse 3).

Source: archive.org: Puranic Encyclopaedia

1a) Hāṭaka (हाटक).—A liquid by administering which a person feels rejuvenated; used in Atala.*

  • * Bhāgavata-purāṇa V. 24. 16.

1b) The gold found in Vitala.*

  • * Bhāgavata-purāṇa V. 24. 17.
Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index
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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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Itihasa (narrative history)

Hāṭaka (हाटक) is a name mentioned in the Mahābhārata (cf. II.25.3, II.25.5) and represents one of the many proper names used for people and places. Note: The Mahābhārata (mentioning Hāṭaka) is a Sanskrit epic poem consisting of 100,000 ślokas (metrical verses) and is over 2000 years old.

Source: JatLand: List of Mahabharata people and places
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Itihasa (इतिहास, itihāsa) refers to ‘epic history’ and represents a branch of Sanskrit literature which popularly includes 1) the eighteen major Puranas, 2) the Mahabharata and 3) the Ramayana. It is a branch of Vedic Hinduism categorised as smriti literature (‘that which is remembered’) as opposed to shruti literature (‘that which is transmitted verbally’).

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Languages of India and abroad

Pali-English dictionary

Hataka in Pali glossary... « previous · [H] · next »

hāṭaka : (nt.) a kind of gold.

Source: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary

Hāṭaka, (nt.) (cp. Sk. hāṭaka, connected with hari; cp. Goth. gulp=E. gold) gold A.I, 215; IV, 255, 258, 262 (where T reads haṭaka, with sātaka as v. l. at all passages); Th.2, 382; J.V, 90. (Page 730)

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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Marathi-English dictionary

haṭaka (हटक).—f Calling. Hence (quasi calling to one on his way) stopping or detaining or hindering. v lāva & lāga.

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hāṭaka (हाटक).—n S (Poetry.) Gold.

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

haṭaka (हटक).—f Calling.

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hāṭaka (हाटक).—n Gold.

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

Hataka (हतक).—a. [hata iva naṣṭaprāyatvāt kan] Miserable, ill-bred, wretched, low, vile; (mostly at the end of comp.); न खलु विदितास्ते तत्र निवसन्तश्चाणक्यहतकेन (na khalu viditāste tatra nivasantaścāṇakyahatakena) Mu.2; दूषिताः स्थ परिभूताः स्य रामहतकेन (dūṣitāḥ stha paribhūtāḥ sya rāmahatakena) U.1.

-kaḥ A low person, coward.

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Hāṭaka (हाटक).—a. (- f.) Golden.

-kam 1 Gold; नवहाटकेष्टकचितं ददर्श सः क्षितिपस्य पस्त्यमथ तत्र संसदि (navahāṭakeṣṭakacitaṃ dadarśa saḥ kṣitipasya pastyamatha tatra saṃsadi) Śi.13.63.

2) The thorn-apple.

3) A kind of magical drink; या वै विलायनं प्रविष्टं पुरुषं रसेन हाटकाख्येन साधयित्वा (yā vai vilāyanaṃ praviṣṭaṃ puruṣaṃ rasena hāṭakākhyena sādhayitvā) Bhāg.5.24.16.

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary
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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. 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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