Kakandaka, Kākandaka, Kākaṇḍaka: 7 definitions


Kakandaka 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

Kavya (poetry)

[«previous next»] — Kakandaka in Kavya glossary
Source: Wisdom Library: Kathāsaritsāgara

Kākaṇḍaka (काकण्डक) is the name of a Vidyādhara king and warrior chief (rathayūthapa) who fought on Śrutaśarman’s side but was slain by Prabhāsa, who participated in the war against Sūryaprabha, according to the Kathāsaritsāgara, chapter 48. Accordingly: “... when they heard that [speech of Śrutaśarman], eight warriors in anger surrounded Prabhāsa.... And the fourth was an excellent Vidyādhara named King Kākaṇḍaka, a chief of a host of warriors, and his dwelling was in the mountain Malaya”.

The story of Kākaṇḍaka was narrated by the Vidyādhara king Vajraprabha to prince Naravāhanadatta in order to relate how “Sūryaprabha, being a man, obtain of old time the sovereignty over the Vidyādharas”.

The Kathāsaritsāgara (‘ocean of streams of story’), mentioning Kākaṇḍaka, is a famous Sanskrit epic story revolving around prince Naravāhanadatta and his quest to become the emperor of the vidyādharas (celestial beings). The work is said to have been an adaptation of Guṇāḍhya’s Bṛhatkathā consisting of 100,000 verses, which in turn is part of a larger work containing 700,000 verses.

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Kavya (काव्य, kavya) refers to Sanskrit poetry, a popular ancient Indian tradition of literature. There have been many Sanskrit poets over the ages, hailing from ancient India and beyond. This topic includes mahakavya, or ‘epic poetry’ and natya, or ‘dramatic poetry’.

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In Buddhism

Theravada (major branch of Buddhism)

Source: Pali Kanon: Pali Proper Names

A brahmin, father of Yasa Thera, the latter being generally referred to as Yasa Kakandakaputta (q.v.). Mhv.iv.12, 49, 57, etc.; Dpv.v.23; Mbv.96.

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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

[«previous next»] — Kakandaka in Sanskrit glossary
Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Benfey Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Kākāṇḍaka (काकाण्डक).—i. e. kāka -aṇḍa + ka, The name of an unknown plant, Mahābhārata 3, 12880.

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

1) Kākāṇḍaka (काकाण्डक):—[from kāka] m. Diospyros tomentosa, [Mahābhārata]

2) Kākāṇḍakā (काकाण्डका):—[from kākāṇḍaka > kāka] f. a kind of spider, [Suśruta]

3) Kākandaka (काकन्दक):—[from kāka] mfn. [from] kakandī [commentator or commentary] on [Pāṇini 4-2, 123.]

Source: DDSA: Paia-sadda-mahannavo; a comprehensive Prakrit Hindi dictionary (S)

Kākandaka (काकन्दक) in the Sanskrit language is related to the Prakrit word: Kākaṃdaga.

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Kakandaka 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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