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Kacchapa, 3 Definition(s)


Kacchapa means something in Buddhism, Pali, Hinduism, Sanskrit. Check out some of the following descriptions and leave a comment if you want to add your own contribution to this article.

In Hinduism


1a) Kacchapa (कच्छप).—A son of Viśvāmitra.*

  • * Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa III. 66. 69; Vāyu-purāṇa 91. 97; Viṣṇu-purāṇa IV. 7. 38.

1b) A Nāga.*

  • * Vāyu-purāṇa 69. 73.

1c) One of the eight nidhis of Kubera.*

  • * Vāyu-purāṇa 41. 10.
Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index

about this context:

The Purāṇas (पुराण, purana) refers to Sanskrit literature preserving ancient India’s vast cultural history, including historical legends, religious ceremonies, various arts and sciences. The eighteen mahāpurāṇas total over 400,000 ślokas (metrical couplets) and date to at least several centuries BCE.

In Buddhism


Kacchapa, (Sk. kacchapa, dial. fr. *kaśyapa, orig. Ep of kumma, like magga of paṭipadā) a tortoise, turtle S. IV, 177 (kummo kacchapo); in simile of the blind turtle (kāṇo k.) M. III, 169=S. V, 455; Th. 2, 500 (cp. J. P. T. S. 1907, 73, 174). -f. kacchapinī a female t. Miln. 67.

—lakkhaṇa “tortoise-sign, ” i.e. fortune-telling on the ground of a tortoise being found in a painting or an ornament; a superstition included in the list of tiracchāna-vijjā D. I, 9≈; DA. I, 94. —loma “tortoise-hair, ” i.e. an impossibility, absurdity J. III, 477, cp. sasavisāṇa; °maya made of t. hair J. III, 478. (Page 175)

Source: Sutta: The Pali Text Society's Pali-English Dictionary

kacchapa : (m.) a turtle; tortoise.

Source: BuddhaSasana: Concise 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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