Kakati, Kākati: 5 definitions

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Kakati means something in Buddhism, Pali, Hinduism, Sanskrit, the history of ancient India. 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 Buddhism

Theravada (major branch of Buddhism)

Source: Pali Kanon: Pali Proper Names

Chief queen of the Bodhisatta, in one of his births as king of Benares. See Kakati Jataka.

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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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India history and geography

Source: Shodhganga: Kakati Ganapatideva and his times

1) Kākati as another name for the Goddess Durga.—Kumāra Swamy Somapīthin, a commentator on Pratāparudrayaśobhūṣanam, who lived in the 15th century states that since they worshipped the Goddess Durga under the name Kākati they were called Kākatīyas.

2) Kākati as a place-name.—The Bayyāram tank inscription states that Venna, the founder of the dynasty ruled the earth from the town, Kākati, on account of which his descendants were called Kākatīśas. K. Laksminarayana also holds the view that the word Kākati denotes a place which he identifies with the present village of that name, situated at about 12 miles north of Belgaum.

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The history of India traces the identification of countries, villages, towns and other regions of India, as well as royal dynasties, rulers, tribes, local festivities and traditions and regional languages. Ancient India enjoyed religious freedom and encourages the path of Dharma, a concept common to Buddhism, Hinduism, and Jainism.

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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit dictionary

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

Kākati (काकति):—[from kāka] f. Name of a household deity of the prince of Ekaśilā (a form of Durgā), [Pratāparudrīya]

[Sanskrit to German]

Kakati 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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