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Kacchapa, 3 Definition(s)

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Kacchapa means something in Buddhism, Pali, Hinduism, Sanskrit, Marathi. 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

Purāṇa

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 IndexPurāṇa book cover
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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

Pali

kacchapa : (m.) a turtle; tortoise.

Source: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary

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 DictionaryPali book cover
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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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