Karka; 4 Definition(s)
Karka means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Jainism, Prakrit, Marathi. 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.
Karka (कर्क).—A ṛtvik at the sacrifice of Brahmā.*
- * Vāyu-purāṇa 106. 37.
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.
General definition (in Jainism)
In 972AD, the 20th ruler of Rāṣṭrakūṭa dynasty, Karka (or Amogha Varṣa-II) was defeated by King Harṣa Siyāla of Dhārā. With this defeat and loss of their capital Mānyakheṭa, the Rāṣṭrakūṭa dynasty, which was the profound propagator and protector of Jainism, became almost extinct.(Source): HereNow4U: Period Of Rule Of Kadamba Dynasty
Jainism is an Indian religion of Dharma whose doctrine revolves around harmlessness (ahimsa) towards every living being. The two major branches (Digambara and Svetambara) of Jainism stimulate self-control (or, shramana, ‘self-reliance’) and spiritual development through a path of peace for the soul to progess to the ultimate goal.
Languages of India and abroad
karka (कर्क).—m (S) A crab. 2 The sign Cancer.(Source): DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary
karka (कर्क).—m A crab. The sign Cancer. karkavṛttaṃ- rēkhā n Tropic of Cancer.(Source): DDSA: The Aryabhusan school dictionary, Marathi-English
Marathi is an Indo-European language having over 70 million native speakers people in (predominantly) Maharashtra India. Marathi, like many other Indo-Aryan languages, evolved from early forms of Prakrit, which itself is a subset of Sanskrit, one of the most ancient languages of the world.
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Verse 3.265 < [Section XX - Domestic Offerings after Śrāddha]
Verse 2.86 < [Section XVII - Rules of Study]
The Tattvasangraha [with commentary] (by Ganganatha Jha)
The Mahavastu (great story) (by J. J. Jones)
Chapter III - The Jātaka of the monkey (vānara), version 1 < [Volume III]
Chapter XXX - The second Avalokita-sūtra < [Volume II]
Buddhist records of the Western world (Xuanzang) (by Samuel Beal)
Chapter 9 - Country of U-ch’a (Udra) < [Book X - Seventeen Countries]
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Baudhāyana Dharmasūtra (by Baudhāyana)