Hemaka: 7 definitions


Hemaka 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 Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index

Hemaka (हेमक).—A Nāga in the third Talam or Vitalam (vā. p.)*

  • * Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa II. 20. 29; Vāyu-purāṇa 50. 28.
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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 Buddhism

Theravada (major branch of Buddhism)

Source: Pali Kanon: Pali Proper Names

One of the Bavaris disciples. He went to the Buddha, asked questions, and became an arahant (SN.vs.1006, 1084-7).

In the time of Piyadassi Buddha he was an ascetic, named Anoma, and offered the Buddha a seat of jewels. Ap.ii.352f.

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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

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Hemaka (हेमक).—Gold.

Derivable forms: hemakam (हेमकम्).

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

Hemaka (हेमक).—[hema + ka] (n.), Gold, [Rāmāyaṇa] 3, 49, 20.

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

Hemaka (हेमक).—[neuter] gold.

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

1) Hemaka (हेमक):—[from heman] n. gold, [Rāmāyaṇa]

2) [v.s. ...] a piece of gold (in sa-h), [Kathāsaritsāgara]

3) [v.s. ...] Name of a forest, [Catalogue(s)]

4) [v.s. ...] of a Daitya (?), [Viṣṇu-purāṇa]

[Sanskrit to German]

Hemaka 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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