Kancanacakra, Kāñcanacakra, Kancana-cakra: 1 definition


Kancanacakra means something in 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.

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

Kāñcanacakra (काञ्चनचक्र).—nt., gold-orb, under the earth (see LaVallée-Poussin, AbhidhK iii.138 ff., esp. kāñcanamayī bhūmi 140): Divy 197.8 (yāvatī bhūmir ākrāntā adho 'śītiyojanasahasrāṇi) yāvat kāñcana-cakram…; same passage, with a few slight variants, cited Śikṣ 148.(14—)15, from some unnamed work of the Sarvāstivāda school, doubtless MSV, tho not found there in i—iii; compare Winternitz, Hist. Ind. Lit., 2 (1933).284—5. The same is called Kāñ- canamayī bhūmi, q.v., in Kv.

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Kāñcanacakra (काञ्चनचक्र) or Kāñcanamayī-bhūmi.—q.v., where AbhidhK. is cited: Kv 24.22 f. sā Kāñcanamayī nāma bhūmir asti yad uttarasyāṃ Kāñcanamayyāṃ bhūmyāṃ gatvā Avalokiteśvaro…'dhomukhānāṃ sat- tvānāṃ dharmaṃ deśayati sma.

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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. 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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