Kathaka, Kāṭhaka: 15 definitions
Kathaka means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, 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.
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Dharmashastra (religious law)Source: Google Books: Manusmṛti with the Manubhāṣya
Kāṭhaka (काठक):—Though the Vedic text is eternal, yet since it was expounded by Kaṭha, it is called ‘Kāṭhaka,’ after his name; even though there are several other expounders and learners of that Veda, yet it is called after Kaṭha, on account of the superiority of his expounding.
Dharmashastra (धर्मशास्त्र, dharmaśāstra) contains the instructions (shastra) regarding religious conduct of livelihood (dharma), ceremonies, jurisprudence (study of law) and more. It is categorized as smriti, an important and authoritative selection of books dealing with the Hindu lifestyle.
Purana and Itihasa (epic history)Source: archive.org: Puranic Encyclopedia
Kathaka (कथक).—A soldier of Skanda. (Śloka 67, Chapter 45, Śalya Parva).
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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Marathi-English dictionarySource: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary
kathaka (कथक).—a (S) A narrator of legends; one who recites a story, or who publicly reads and expounds the Puran̤.Source: DDSA: The Aryabhusan school dictionary, Marathi-English
kathaka (कथक).—a A narrator of legends.
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.
Sanskrit dictionarySource: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary
Kathaka (कथक).—a. [kath-ṇvul] A narrator, a relator.
-kaḥ 1 A chief actor, speaker of a prologue.
2) A disputant.
3) A story-teller.
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Kāṭhaka (काठक).—a. Relating to Kaṭha (a recension of the kṛṣṇayajurveda); ग्रामे ग्रामे काठकं कालापकं च प्रोच्यते (grāme grāme kāṭhakaṃ kālāpakaṃ ca procyate) Mahābhārata on P. IV.3.11. according to the Kaṭhaka school of the कृष्णयजुर्वेद (kṛṣṇayajurveda).Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary
(-kaḥ-kā-kaṃ) 1. A narrator, a relator, one who recites a story, or who publicly reads and expounds the Puranas, &c. 2. One who speaks or tells. mf.
(-kaḥ-kā) The speaker of a prologue or a monologue. 3. A professional story teller. E. katha to speak, to relate, vun aff.
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(-kaḥ-kī-kaṃ) According to the Katha portion of the Vedas. E. kaṭha, and vuñ aff.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Benfey Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Kathaka (कथक).—[kath + aka], adj. Telling, Śāntiś. 2, 27. m. A narrator, Mahābhārata 1, 7778.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Cappeller Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Kathaka (कथक).—[adjective] relating; [masculine] relater, reciter.
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Kāṭhaka (काठक).—[feminine] ī belonging to Kaṭha; [neuter] T. of a Veda.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Aufrecht Catalogus Catalogorum
1) Kāṭhaka (काठक) as mentioned in Aufrecht’s Catalogus Catalogorum:—a Brāhmaṇa belonging to the Carakaśākhā of the Taittirīya. W. p. 38. Report. I, Quoted in the
—[commentary] on Kātyāyanaśrautasūtra I, 3, 17, etc. by Hemādri, and others.
2) Kāṭhaka (काठक):—i.e. Taittirīyabrāhmaṇa Iii, 10-12. Burnell. 8^a. Oppert. 36. 964. 2174. 4395. 4547. 6319. Ii, 58. 570. 801. 1494. 2322 2561. 3487. 3609. 5172. 5326. 5667. 6024. 7310. 7356. 8830.
—[commentary] by Bhāskaramiśra. Burnell. 8^a. Oppert. Ii, 514. 1040. 1245. 5771. 6228. 8451.
—[commentary] by Sāyaṇa. Oppert. Ii, 610. 740. 1310. 6055. 8545. 9242. 10302.
1) Kathaka (कथक):—[from kath] mfn. relating, reciting, [Śāntiśataka]
2) [v.s. ...] m. a narrator, relater, one who recites a story (or who publicly reads and expounds the Purāṇas etc.), one who speaks or tells, a professional story-teller, [Mahābhārata; Kathāsaritsāgara] etc.
3) [v.s. ...] the speaker of a prologue or monologue, chief actor, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]
4) [v.s. ...] Name of a man
5) [v.s. ...] of a being in the retinue of Skanda.
6) Kāṭhaka (काठक):—[from kāṭha] mf(ī)n. relating to Kaṭha, according to the Kāṭhaka school of the Black Yajur-veda, [Patañjali; Sarvadarśana-saṃgraha]
7) [v.s. ...] n. Name of one of the recensions of the Black Yajur-veda, [Nirukta, by Yāska; Pāṇini; Patañjali]
8) Kāthaka (काथक):—m. a son or descendant of Kathaka, [Pravara texts]Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Yates Sanskrit-English Dictionary
1) Kathaka (कथक):—(kaḥ) 1. m. A speaker, narrator; the speaker of a prologue.
2) Kāṭhaka (काठक):—[(kaḥ-kā-kaṃ) a.] Like the Katha portion of the Vedas.Source: DDSA: Paia-sadda-mahannavo; a comprehensive Prakrit Hindi dictionary (S)
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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.
Kannada-English dictionarySource: Alar: Kannada-English corpus
Kathaka (ಕಥಕ):—[noun] (masc.) a person who relates a story or account, esp. who recites the epics before gatherings of people; a sttory-teller; a narrator.
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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Brahma Sutras (Shankara Bhashya) (by Swami Vireshwarananda)
Chapter III, Section III, Adhikarana III < [Section III]
Chapter III, Section III, Adhikarana VII < [Section III]
Chapter III, Section IV, Adhikarana VII < [Section IV]
Brahma Sutras (Shankaracharya) (by George Thibaut)
III, 3, 8 < [Third Adhyāya, Third Pāda]
III, 3, 14 < [Third Adhyāya, Third Pāda]
III, 2, 4 < [Third Adhyāya, Second Pāda]
Brahma Sutras (Ramanuja) (by George Thibaut)
Brahma Sutras (Nimbarka commentary) (by Roma Bose)
Brahma-Sūtra 3.4.31 < [Adhikaraṇa 7 - Sūtras 28-31]
Brahma-Sūtra 1.3.29 < [Adhikaraṇa 7 - Sūtras 26-30]
Brahma-Sūtra 1.4.1 < [Adhikaraṇa 1 - Sūtras 1-7]
The backdrop of the Srikanthacarita and the Mankhakosa (by Dhrubajit Sarma)
Part 2 - Source of the poem [Śrīkaṇṭhacarita] < [Chapter II - The Śrīkaṇṭhacarita]
Manusmriti with the Commentary of Medhatithi (by Ganganatha Jha)