Karpatika, Kārpaṭika, Karpaṭika: 14 definitions


Karpatika means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Jainism, Prakrit, 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

Kavya (poetry)

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Source: Wisdom Library: Kathāsaritsāgara

Kārpaṭika (कार्पटिक) was staying at prince Naravāhanadatta’s royal gate waiting for a favour, as mentioned in the Kathāsaritsāgara, chapter 53. Accordingly, as Marubhūti said to Naravāhanadatta and Alaṅkāravatī: “... see, King, this miserable dependent[1] of yours remains clothed with one garment of leather, with matted hair, thin and dirty, and never leaves the royal gate, day or night, in cold or heat; so why do you not show him favour at last? For it is better that a little should be given in time, than much when it is too late; so have mercy on him before he dies”.

The Kathāsaritsāgara (‘ocean of streams of story’), mentioning Kārpaṭika, 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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In Jainism

General definition (in Jainism)

[«previous next»] — Karpatika in Jainism glossary
Source: Wisdom Library: Jainism

Kārpaṭika (कार्पटिक, “beggar”), Karpaṭika or Kārpaṭa. The editor of the text interprets the word, in Triṣaṣṭiśalākāpuruṣacaritra 9.4.152 as ‘traveler’ which suits better. Also in 9.4.172. Cf. PS, karpaṭin.

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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.

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India history and geography

Source: archive.org: Personal and geographical names in the Gupta inscriptions

Karpaṭika (कर्पटिक) is an example of a name based on abstract qualities mentioned in the Gupta inscriptions. The Gupta empire (r. 3rd-century CE), founded by Śrī Gupta, covered much of ancient India and embraced the Dharmic religions such as Hinduism, Buddhism and Jainism. Derivation of personal names (e.g., Karpaṭika) during the rule of the Guptas followed patterns such as tribes, places, rivers and mountains.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Indian Epigraphical Glossary

Kārpaṭika.—(BL), probably, a hermit or mendicant; cf. karpaṭi-vrata. (EI 11), explained as ‘a pilgrim’. Note: kārpaṭika 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

Sanskrit dictionary

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Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Karpaṭika (कर्पटिक).—a. Covered with ragged garments.

See also (synonyms): karpaṭikan.

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Kārpaṭika (कार्पटिक).—[karpaṭa-ṭhak]

1) A pilgrim.

2) One who maintains himself by carrying water from holy rivers.

3) A caravan of pilgrims.

4) An experienced man.

5) A parasite.

6) A deceiver, rogue; B. P.

7) A trusty follower; Hch.

Derivable forms: kārpaṭikaḥ (कार्पटिकः).

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

Karpaṭika (कर्पटिक).—m.

(-kaḥ) See the preceding.

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Kārpaṭika (कार्पटिक).—m.

(-kaḥ) 1. A parasite. 2. A pilgrim, one who spends his life in pilgrimage, or who subsists by carrying water from holy rivers. E. kṛp to be able, aṭan affix, ṭhañ added.

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

Kārpaṭika (कार्पटिक).—i. e. karpaṭa + ika, m. A pilgrim, Skandap. Kācīk 12, 14; 30, 66.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Aufrecht Catalogus Catalogorum

Kārpaṭika (कार्पटिक) as mentioned in Aufrecht’s Catalogus Catalogorum:—poet. Quoted in Aucityavicāracarcā 15.

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

1) Karpaṭika (कर्पटिक):—[from karpaṭa] mfn. covered with patched or ragged garments, clothed in a beggar’s raiment, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

2) Kārpaṭika (कार्पटिक):—[from kārpaṭa] m. a pilgrim, [Kathāsaritsāgara]

3) [v.s. ...] a caravan of pilgrims, [Horace H. Wilson]

4) [v.s. ...] a deceiver, rogue, [Bhaviṣya-purāṇa, khaṇḍa 1 & 2: bhaviṣya-purāṇa & bhaviṣyottara-purāṇa]

5) [v.s. ...] a trusty follower, [Harṣacarita]

6) [v.s. ...] an experienced man of the world, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

7) [v.s. ...] Name of a pilgrim, [Kathāsaritsāgara]

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

1) Karpaṭika (कर्पटिक):—(kaḥ) 1. m. Idem.

2) Kārpaṭika (कार्पटिक):—(kaḥ) 1. m. A parasite; a pilgrim carrying holy water.

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

Kārpaṭika (कार्पटिक) in the Sanskrit language is related to the Prakrit word: Kappaḍia.

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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

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Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Karpaṭika (ಕರ್ಪಟಿಕ):—[noun] = ಕರ್ಪಟಿ [karpati].

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Kārpaṭika (ಕಾರ್ಪಟಿಕ):—

1) [noun] a man who travels to a shrine or holy place as a religious act; a pilgrim.

2) [noun] a man who cheats others; a cheat; a deceitful man.

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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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