Kakkhata, Kakkhaṭa: 9 definitions


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In Hinduism

Pancaratra (worship of Nārāyaṇa)

Source: eScholarship: Chapters 1-14 of the Hayasirsa Pancaratra

Kakkhaṭa (कक्खट) refers to “one who is harsh”, representing an undesirable characteristic of an Ācārya, according to the 9th-century Hayaśīrṣa-pañcarātra Ādikāṇḍa chapter 3.—The Lord said:—“I will tell you about the Sthāpakas endowed with perverse qualities. He should not construct a temple with those who are avoided in this Tantra. [...] He should not be one who is lacking means or location, nor harsh (kakkhaṭa) or focused on meanness, nor pitiless or wanting in power, nor be one who is completely lacking skills. [...] A god enshrined by any of these named above (viz., kakkhaṭa), is in no manner a giver of fruit. If a building for Viṣṇu is made anywhere by these excluded types (viz., kakkhaṭa) then that temple will not give rise to enjoyment and liberation and will yield no reward, of this there is no doubt”.

Pancaratra book cover
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Pancaratra (पाञ्चरात्र, pāñcarātra) represents a tradition of Hinduism where Narayana is revered and worshipped. Closeley related to Vaishnavism, the Pancaratra literature includes various Agamas and tantras incorporating many Vaishnava philosophies.

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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Kakkhaṭa (कक्खट).—a.

1) Hard, solid.

2) Laughing.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Edgerton Buddhist Hybrid Sanskrit Dictionary

Kakkhaṭa (कक्खट).—adj. (also khakkhaṭa, q.v.; both Sanskrit Lex., hard; = Pali kakkhaḷa, hard, harsh, rough, cruel), [Page163-1b+ 30] cruel, if reading of LaVallée-Poussin, JRAS 1911.1074, krūrāḥ kakkhaṭās (sattvāḥ), be adopted for Saddharmapuṇḍarīka 267.4 śaṭhakāḥ (sattvās). See next.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Kakkhaṭa (कक्खट).—mfn.

(-ṭaḥ-ṭā-ṭaṃ) Hard, solid. f. (-ṭī) chalk. E. kakkha to deride, aṭan affix, fem. affixes ṭāp and ṅīṣ; also khakkhaṭa.

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

Kakkhaṭa (कक्खट):—mfn. hard, solid, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Yates Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Kakkhaṭa (कक्खट):—[(ṭaḥ-ṭā-ṭaṃ) a.] Hard, solid (ṭī) 3. f. Chalk.

[Sanskrit to German]

Kakkhata 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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Kannada-English dictionary

Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Kakkhaṭa (ಕಕ್ಖಟ):—[adjective] tending to keep its form rather than to flow or spread out like a liquid or gas; solid.

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Kakkhaṭa (ಕಕ್ಖಟ):—[noun] the act or sound of laughing.

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Kannada is a Dravidian language (as opposed to the Indo-European language family) mainly spoken in the southwestern region of India.

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