Karanka, Karaṅka: 8 definitions

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Karanka means something in 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 Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index

Karaṅka (करङ्क).—Attacked with four other commanders the Śakti army using illusory sarpiṇī (reptiles). The Śaktis sent out nakulis which put an end to all reptiles.*

  • * Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa IV. 21. 77; 23. 4-98.
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The Purana (पुराण, purāṇas) refers to Sanskrit literature preserving ancient India’s vast cultural history, including historical legends, religious ceremonies, various arts and sciences. The eighteen mahapuranas total over 400,000 shlokas (metrical couplets) and date to at least several centuries BCE.

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India history and geogprahy

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Indian Epigraphical Glossary

Karaṅka.—(EI 30), a cup made of coconut shell, used in measuring liquids; a karaṅka measure; also the same as tāmbūla- karaṅka (the king's betel-box). Cf. Karaṅkika. Note: karaṅka 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 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-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Karaṅka (करङ्क).—

1) A skeleton.

2) The skull; प्रेतरङ्कः करङ्कादङ्कस्थादस्थिसंस्थं स्थपुटगतमपि क्रव्यमव्यग्रमत्ति (pretaraṅkaḥ karaṅkādaṅkasthādasthisaṃsthaṃ sthapuṭagatamapi kravyamavyagramatti) Māl.5.16; also 5.19; प्रेतरङ्कोऽङ्कमारोप्य करङ्कमकुतोभयः (pretaraṅko'ṅkamāropya karaṅkamakutobhayaḥ) Śiva. B.14.79.

3) A small pot (of cocoa-nut); a small box, as in ताम्बूलकरङ्कवाहिनी (tāmbūlakaraṅkavāhinī) (used in Kādambarī); cf. also रौप्यान् रौक्मांश्च पर्यङ्कान्, करङ्कांश्च पतद्ग्रहान् (raupyān raukmāṃśca paryaṅkān, karaṅkāṃśca patadgrahān) Śiva. B.17.43.

4) A kind of sugar-cane.

5) Any bone of the body.

Derivable forms: karaṅkaḥ (करङ्कः).

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

Karaṅka (करङ्क).—nt. (in Sanskrit skull; in [Jaina Māhārāṣṭrī] skeleton, heap of bones, also bone in general), skeleton or heap of bones: Mahāvastu iii.297.1 sarvaṃ khāditaṃ, asthikaraṅkāni avaśeṣīkṛtāni; 14 hasti-karaṅkāni cāśvakaraṅkāni ca; 16 karaṅkāny evāvaśeṣitāni; 298.1, 2; Lalitavistara 174.4 (verse; text doubtful, compare citation Śikṣāsamuccaya 204.14, and Lefm.'s Crit. App.), read prob- ably: yatha śvāna karaṅka (n. pl.) śavair amukhā (?); Lalitavistara 207.7 (prose) (iha te bālā) adhyavaśitāḥ (read °sitāḥ) kukkurā ivāsthikaraṅkamadhye.

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

Karaṅka (करङ्क).—m.

(-ṅkaḥ) 1. The head. 2. A cocoanut hollowed so as to form a cup or vessel. 3. Any bone of the body. 4. A kind of sugar-cane. E. kṝ to send or throw, &c. aṃka aff.

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

Karaṅka (करङ्क).—m. The skull, [Mālatīmādhava, (ed. Calc.)] 79, 18.

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

Karaṅka (करङ्क).—[masculine] skull or head.

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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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