Kakka: 4 definitions

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Kakka means something in Buddhism, Pali, the history of ancient India, Hindi. 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.

India history and geography

Source: What is India: Epigraphia Indica volume 4 (1896-97)

Kakka I or Kakkarāja I, son of Govinda I, is the name of an ancient king from the Rāṣṭrakūṭa dynasty, as mentioned in the “Kaḍaba plates of Prabhūtavarṣa” (9th century A.D.). These copper-plates (mentioning Kakka) were found at Kaḍaba, situated in the Tumkūr district of the Mysore State. It records that the king Prabhūtavarṣa, (i.e. Govinda III.) presented the village of Jālamaṅgala to the Jaina muni Arkakīrti, on behalf of the temple of Jinendra at Śilāgrāma. It is dated to the 24th May A.D. 812.

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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

Pali-English dictionary

Source: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary

kakka : (nt.) a paste; sediment deposited by oily substances.

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

1) Kakka, 2 (cp. Sk. karka) a kind of gem; a precious stone of yellowish colour VvA. 111. (Page 174)

2) Kakka, 1 (cp. Sk. kalka, also kalaṅka & kalusa) a sediment deposited by oily substances, when ground; a paste Vin. I, 205 (tila°), 255. Three kinds enumerated at J. VI, 232: sāsapa° (mustard-paste), mattika° (fragrant earth-paste, cp. Fuller’s earth), tila° (sesamum paste). At DA. I, 88, a fourth paste is given as haliddi°, used before the application of face powder (poudre de riz, mukha-cuṇṇa). Cp. kakku. (Page 173)

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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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Hindi dictionary

Source: DDSA: A practical Hindi-English dictionary

Kakkā (कक्का):—(nm) uncle.

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