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Sanskrit dictionarySource: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Edgerton Buddhist Hybrid Sanskrit Dictionary
Krakuchanda (क्रकुछन्द) or Krakucchanda.—(1) (= Pali Kakusaṃdha), also written Krakutsanda (Mahāvastu i.2.6; v.l. ii.302.22; v.l. iii.246.9; iii.330.6; Gaṇḍavyūha 297.26; 441.15; (Ārya-)Mañjuśrīmūlakalpa 68.27; 426.9); Kakuc- chanda, v.l. Kakutsanda, Karmavibhaṅga (and Karmavibhaṅgopadeśa) 65.7 and 76.14; in Mahāvyutpatti 90 Krakucchanda, 91 also Kakutsunda (but Mironov only the former, with v.l. °tsanda, reporting that 1 ms. adds and then deletes Krakutsunda); the Tibetan translation is regularly ḥkhor ba ḥjig, destroyer of the saṃsāra, which is given in Mahāvyutpatti 91, while 90 strangely gives log pa daṅ sel (which I have found nowhere else and cannot interpret) for Krakucchanda: name of a former Buddha, almost in- variably the third before Śākyamuni in the standard series (but in Mahāvastu iii.231.3 a much earlier Buddha in a long list which later contains at 240.8 the same name in his regular position); as such most commonly named with Kanaka- muni (or equivalent form, see this) and Kāśyapa, the two Buddhas intervening between Kra° and Śākyamuni; in Mahāvastu i.2.6 Kanakamuni is omitted, probably by accident of tradition; sporadically the order is varied; the three together named (often with others in list) in Mahāvyutpatti 90—93; Dharmasaṃgraha 6; Mahāvastu i.294.19—20; 318.13, 18; ii.265.9, 11, 14; 266.3; 300.2, 4, 6; 302.22; 304.12, 13; 336.4, 8, 12; 400.12, 14, 17; 401.7, 8; iii.240.8, 9 f.; 241.17; 243.16; 244.6, 7; 246.9; 247.11; 300.12—13, 18—19; 330.6—7; Lalitavistara 5.16; 281.14, 15; 283.17 (here meter requires krā°; all mss. °chanda, n. sg., Lefm. em. °chandu for no apparent reason); Divyāvadāna 333.5—6; (Ārya-)Mañjuśrīmūlakalpa 68.27; 397.12, 13; 426.8, 9; Gaṇḍavyūha 206.11—12; 297.26—298.4; 441.15—16; Laṅkāvatāra-sūtra 29.1 = 142.14; 141.9—10; 365.5; Karmavibhaṅga (and Karmavibhaṅgopadeśa) 71.20—21; without Kanaka° and Kāśyapa, Divyāvadāna 254.3; 418.23 ff.; Avadāna-śataka i.285.17; ii.29.7; 100.10; Kāraṇḍavvūha 93.14; Karmavibhaṅga (and Karmavibhaṅgopadeśa) 38.12; 65.7; 76.14; Gaṇḍavyūha 300.21; 358.19; (2) name of a yakṣa: Mahā-Māyūrī 1.
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