Itihasaka, Itihāsaka: 2 definitions
Itihasaka 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.
Mahayana (major branch of Buddhism)Source: academia.edu: A Study and Translation of the Gaganagañjaparipṛcchā
Itihāsaka (इतिहासक) [=Itihāsa?] refers to a “narrative of the past”, according to the Mahāvyutpatti (Cf. Bhūtapūrva in the Gaganagañjaparipṛcchā: the eighth chapter of the Mahāsaṃnipāta—a collection of Mahāyāna Buddhist Sūtras).
Mahayana (महायान, mahāyāna) is a major branch of Buddhism focusing on the path of a Bodhisattva (spiritual aspirants/ enlightened beings). Extant literature is vast and primarely composed in the Sanskrit language. There are many sūtras of which some of the earliest are the various Prajñāpāramitā sūtras.
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Sanskrit dictionarySource: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Edgerton Buddhist Hybrid Sanskrit Dictionary
Itihāsaka (इतिहासक).—nt. (! = Sanskrit itihāsa, m.), history, story, legend: Mahāvyutpatti 4971 °kam, n. sg. (follows purāṇaṃ; gender influenced by this?).
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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