Kolaka, aka: Kolakā; 6 Definition(s)

Introduction

Kolaka means something in Buddhism, Pali, Hinduism, Sanskrit. 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

Vastushastra (architecture)

Kolaka (कौलिक) refers to a variety of prāsāda (upper storey of any building), according to the Mayamata (18.14). In the Śilparatna (32.6), the Kamikāgama (57.8) and the Īśānaśiva (32.70), this variety is known as Kaulika.

Source: Wisdom Library: Vāstu-śāstra
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Vastushastra (वास्तुशास्त्र, vāstuśāstra) refers to the ancient Indian science (shastra) of architecture (vastu), dealing with topics such architecture, sculpture, town-building, fort building and various other constructions. Vastu also deals with the philosophy of the architectural relation with the cosmic universe.

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In Buddhism

Theravada (major branch of Buddhism)

Mentioned in a list of tribes. Ap.ii.359.

Source: Pali Kanon: Pali Proper Names
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Theravāda is a major branch of Buddhism having the the Pali canon (tipitaka) as their canonical literature, which includes the vinaya-pitaka (monastic rules), the sutta-pitaka (Buddhist sermons) and the abhidhamma-pitaka (philosophy and psychology).

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Languages of India and abroad

Pali-English dictionary

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kolaka : (nt.) pepper.

Source: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary
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Pali is the language of the Tipiṭaka, which is the sacred canon of Theravāda Buddhism and contains much of the Buddha’s speech. Closeley related to Sanskrit, both languages are used interchangeably between religions.

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Sanskrit-English dictionary

Kolaka (कोलक).—

1) A kind of village; Māna.9.486.

2) A kind of fort; Māna.1.41.

3) Some fruit or material employed in the foundation-pit.

Derivable forms: kolakam (कोलकम्).

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Kolaka (कोलक).—(1) (nt.? = Sanskrit kola; possibly dim. -ka; but same phrase repeated next line with kolam), jujube berry: Mv ii.125.9 (prose) ekaṃ kolakam advitīyam āhāram āhareyam; (2) m., n. of a nāga: Māy 222.2.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Edgerton Buddhist Hybrid Sanskrit 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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