Kikata, aka: Kīkaṭa; 7 Definition(s)


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In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

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1) Kīkaṭa (कीकट).—A King born in the dynasty of Priyavrata, son of Manu. He was one of the nineteen sons of King Bharata, the other eighteen being Kuśavarman, llāvarta, Brahmāvarta, Āryāvarta, Malaya, Bhadraketu, Sena, Indraspṛk, Vidarbha, Kapi, Hari, Antarīkṣa, Prabuddha, Pippalāyana, Āvirhotra, Dramiḍa, Camasa and Karabhājana. (Bhāgavata, 5th Skandha).

2) Kīkaṭa (कीकट).—The country ruled by King Kīkaṭa. The following story is told in Devī Bhāgavata as to how an ass in this kingdom attained heaven.

2) There was once in Kīkaṭa a merchant who had an ass to carry his merchandise. Once the merchant was returning home from Bhadrācala with his ass loaded with bundles of costly Rudrākṣas. The old ass fell down dead on the way, the weight of the Rudrākṣa bundles having been too much for it, and immediately it assumed the form of Śiva and went to Kailāsa. Even if a man does not know what he is carrying, if he carries sacred things he will certainly attain salvation, like the ass that attained salvation in this case. (Devī Bhāgavata, 11th Skandha).

Source: Puranic Encyclopaedia

1a) Kīkaṭa (कीकट).—A son of Ṛṣabha.*

  • * Bhāgavata-purāṇa V. 4. 10.

1b) A son of Saṃkaṭa. His sons were godlings, being the presiding deities of fortresses.*

  • * Bhāgavata-purāṇa VI. 6. 6.

1c) —(c)—the land in which the Buddha was born; its people became purified by their devotion to Hari;1 noted for the sacred Gayā and the garden park rājagṛha, also for the āśrama of Cyavana. Other sacred spots fit for śrāddha offerings were Vaikuṇṭha, Lohadaṇḍa, Gṛdhrakūṭā and Śoṇaka.2

  • 1) Bhāgavata-purāṇa I. 3. 24; VII. 10. 19.
  • 2) Vāyu-purāṇa 108. 73-4.
Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index

Kīkaṭa (कीकट) is a name mentioned in the Mahābhārata (cf. VIII.30.45) and represents one of the many proper names used for people and places. Note: The Mahābhārata (mentioning Kīkaṭa) is a Sanskrit epic poem consisting of 100,000 ślokas (metrical verses) and is over 2000 years old.

Source: JatLand: List of Mahabharata people and places
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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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General definition (in Hinduism)

Kīkaṭa (कीकट).—The name of this people occurs only in one passage of the Rigveda, where they appear as hostile to the singer and as under the leadership of Pramaganda. Yāska declares that Kīkaṭa was the name of a non-Āryan country, and later Kīkaṭa is given as a synonym of Magadha. Hence Zimmer concludes that the Kīkaṭas were a non-Āryan people living in the country later known as Magadha. Weber holds that this people were located in Magadha, but were Āryan, though at variance with other Āryan tribes, perhaps because of heretical tendencies, for Magadha was later a seat of Buddhism. But the identification is uncertain, and is doubted by Oldenberg and Hillebrandt.

Source: Vedic index of Names and Subjects

Languages of India and abroad

Marathi-English dictionary

kikaṭa (किकट) [or किंकट, kiṅkaṭa].—a (Corrupted and misapplied from kīkaṭa S A country, Behar.) A term of reviling for a country, implying Barbarous, savage, barren, unhealthy &c.

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kīkaṭa (कीकट).—a S See the popular form kiṅkaṭa.

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary
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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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Sanskrit-English dictionary

Kīkaṭa (कीकट).—a. (-ṭī f.)

1) Poor, indigent.

2) Miserly.

-ṭāḥ (pl.) Name of a country (Behar). Name of a people not belonging to the Aryan race; किं ते कृण्वन्ति कीकटेषु गावो नाशिरं दुह्रे न तपन्ति धर्मम् (kiṃ te kṛṇvanti kīkaṭeṣu gāvo nāśiraṃ duhre na tapanti dharmam) Rv.3.53.14.

-ṭaḥ A horse. -a.

1) Poor.

2) Avaricious. See कोटक (koṭaka).

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Kīkaṭa (कीकट).—mfn.

(-ṭaḥ-ṭī-ṭaṃ) 1. Miserly, avaricious. 2. Poor, needy. m.

(-ṭaḥ) 1. A country, (Behar;) or m. plu.

(-ṭāḥ) its inhabitants. 2. A horse. E. kaki to go, aṭac affix, deriv. irr.

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