Khankharaka, Khaṅkharaka: 1 definition


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[«previous next»] — Khankharaka in Sanskrit glossary
Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Edgerton Buddhist Hybrid Sanskrit Dictionary

Khaṅkharaka (खङ्खरक).—m., also °kā, f. ? (= prec.): °ko Mūla-Sarvāstivāda-Vinaya iv.67.16; (Ārya-)Mañjuśrīmūlakalpa 392.5 eṣa…buddhānāṃ khaṅkharaka- mudrāmantraḥ…; (tāḥ) °kāḥ kṛtvā in Mūla-Sarvāstivāda-Vinaya ii.142.3 (and 8) certainly means monk's staff (= khakkhara, khakhara- ka; Tibetan khar sil, compare Tibetan on Mahāvyutpatti 8955); in view of this, probably this is the meaning (rather than lock of hair) in (Ārya-)Mañjuśrīmūlakalpa, here and in prec.; parallel are sarvatathāgatoṣṇīṣāṇāṃ mahāmudrā 391.18, and sarvatathāgatānāṃ pātra-mudrā 392.9—10.

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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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