Kankata, Kaṅkata, Kaṅkaṭā, Kaṅkaṭa, Kamkata: 15 definitions


Kankata means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Buddhism, Pali, 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 Hinduism

Shaivism (Shaiva philosophy)

Source: Wisdom Library: Ṣaṭsāhasra-saṃhitā

Kaṅkaṭā (कङ्कटा) or Kaṃkaṭā (कंकटा):—One of the twelve guṇas associated with Dhvaja, the fourth seat of the Svādhiṣṭhāna-chakra. According to tantric sources such as the Śrīmatottara-tantra and the Gorakṣasaṃhitā (Kādiprakaraṇa), these twelve guṇas are represented as female deities. According to the Ṣaṭsāhasrasaṃhitā however, they are explained as particular syllables. They (e.g. Kaṅkaṭā) only seem to play an minor role with regard to the interpretation of the Devīcakra (first of five chakras, as taught in the Kubjikāmata-tantra).

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Shaiva (शैव, śaiva) or Shaivism (śaivism) represents a tradition of Hinduism worshiping Shiva as the supreme being. Closely related to Shaktism, Shaiva literature includes a range of scriptures, including Tantras, while the root of this tradition may be traced back to the ancient Vedas.

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Kavya (poetry)

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Source: Wisdom Library: Kathāsaritsāgara

Kaṅkaṭa (कङ्कट) is the name of a king whose strength is considered as equaling a half-power warrior (ardharatha), according to the Kathāsaritsāgara, chapter 47. Accordingly, as the Asura Maya explained the arrangement of warriors in Sunītha’s army: “... [Kaṅkaṭa, and others], are considered half-power warriors”.

The story of Kaṅkaṭa 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 Kaṅkaṭa, 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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Jyotisha (astronomy and astrology)

Source: Wisdom Library: Brihat Samhita by Varahamihira

Kaṅkaṭa (कङ्कट) refers to a country belonging to “Dakṣiṇa or Dakṣiṇadeśa (southern division)” classified under the constellations of Uttaraphālguni, Hasta and Citrā, according to the system of Kūrmavibhāga, according to the Bṛhatsaṃhitā (chapter 14), an encyclopedic Sanskrit work written by Varāhamihira mainly focusing on the science of ancient Indian astronomy astronomy (Jyotiṣa).—Accordingly, “The countries of the Earth beginning from the centre of Bhāratavarṣa and going round the east, south-east, south, etc., are divided into 9 divisions corresponding to the 27 lunar asterisms at the rate of 3 for each division and beginning from Kṛttikā. The constellations of Uttaraphālguni, Hasta and Citrā represent the southern division consisting of [i.e., Kaṅkaṭa] [...]”.

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Jyotisha (ज्योतिष, jyotiṣa or jyotish) refers to ‘astronomy’ or “Vedic astrology” and represents the fifth of the six Vedangas (additional sciences to be studied along with the Vedas). Jyotisha concerns itself with the study and prediction of the movements of celestial bodies, in order to calculate the auspicious time for rituals and ceremonies.

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India history and geography

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Indian Epigraphical Glossary

Kaṅkaṭa.—(EI 9; IA 18), boundary. Note: kaṅkaṭa is defined in the “Indian epigraphical glossary” as it can be found on ancient inscriptions commonly written in Sanskrit, Prakrit or Dravidian languages.

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The history of India traces the identification of countries, villages, towns and other regions of India, as well as mythology, zoology, 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

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

Kaṅkata, (=kaṃ or kiṃ+kṛta, to kiṇi, “the tinklings”) elephant’s trappings VvA. 104 (=kappa). (Page 174)

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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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Sanskrit dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Kaṅkaṭa (कङ्कट).—

1) Mail; defensive armour; military accoutrements; कङ्कटोन्मुक्तदेहैः (kaṅkaṭonmuktadehaiḥ) Ve.2.27,5.1; R.7.59; Śiśupālavadha 18.2; उरच्छदः कङ्कटको जगरः कवचोऽस्त्रियाम् (uracchadaḥ kaṅkaṭako jagaraḥ kavaco'striyām) Amar. ...व्यूढकङ्कटको युवा (vyūḍhakaṅkaṭako yuvā) Śiva. B.24.33.

2) An iron hook to goad an elephant (aṅkuśa).

Derivable forms: kaṅkaṭaḥ (कङ्कटः).

See also (synonyms): kaṅkaṭaka.

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Kaṅkata (कङ्कत).—A comb, haircomb; Rām.2.91.77; शिरसीव कङ्कतमपेतमूर्धजे (śirasīva kaṅkatamapetamūrdhaje) Śiśupālavadha 15.33.

-taḥ 1 A kind of tree (atibalā).

2) A poisonous animal.

Derivable forms: kaṅkataḥ (कङ्कतः), kaṅkatam (कङ्कतम्).

See also (synonyms): kaṅkatī, kaṅkatikā.

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

Kaṅkaṭa (कङ्कट).—m.

(-ṭaḥ) Mail, defensive armour. E. kaki to go, Unadi affix aṭan, and with kan added kaṅkaṭaka.

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Kaṅkata (कङ्कत).—mfn.

(-taḥ-tikā or -tī-taṃ) A comb, an instrument for cleaning the hair. m.

(-taḥ) A tree. E. kaki to go, atac affix, fem. ṅīṣ or kan added in the fem. form.

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

Kaṅkaṭa (कङ्कट).— (for kaṅkatra, from the base kañc, cf. kañcuka), m. Mail, [Rāmāyaṇa] 5, 80, 32.

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Kaṅkata (कङ्कत).— (perhaps for * kaṅkarta, i. e. an old redupl. form of kṛt and aff. a) m., f. , and n. A comb, [Rāmāyaṇa] 2, 91, 70.

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

Kaṅkaṭa (कङ्कट).—[masculine] mail, armour.

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Kaṅkata (कङ्कत).—[masculine] kaṅkatikā [feminine] comb.

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

1) Kaṅkaṭa (कङ्कट):—m. (√kaṅk, [Uṇādi-sūtra iv, 81]), armour, mail, [Rāmāyaṇa; Raghuvaṃśa; Veṇīs.]

2) an iron hook (to goad an elephant), [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

3) boundary, limit

4) m. [plural] Name of a people, [Varāha-mihira’s Bṛhajjātaka]

5) Kaṅkata (कङ्कत):—mfn. a comb, hair-comb, [Atharva-veda xiv, 2, 68] ([varia lectio] kaṇṭaka), [Taittirīya-brāhmaṇa; Pāraskara-gṛhya-sūtra] etc.

6) a slightly venomous animal ([Sāyaṇa]), [Ṛg-veda i, 191, 1]

7) Name of a teacher

8) Kāṅkata (काङ्कत):—m. [plural] the school of Kaṅkata, [Patañjali]

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

1) Kaṅkaṭa (कङ्कट):—(ṭaḥ) 1. m. Mail.

2) Kaṅkata (कङ्कत):—[(taḥ-taṃ)] 1. m. n. A comb.

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

Kaṅkaṭa (कङ्कट) in the Sanskrit language is related to the Prakrit words: Kaṃkaḍa, Kaṃkaya.

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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

Kaṃkaṭa (ಕಂಕಟ):—

1) [noun] a defensive covering, usu. of metal, formerly worn to protect the body in fighting; a military armour including any of various protective head covering.

2) [noun] a spiked stick used for urging forward and controlling an elephant; a goad.

3) [noun] a line marking the limits of an area, territory, etc.; boundary.

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Kaṃkata (ಕಂಕತ):—

1) [noun] a toothed strip of rigid material for tidying and arranging the hair or for keeping it in place; a comb.

2) [noun] the act of arranging or tidying (the hair) by drawing a comb through; combing.

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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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