Lohitaka: 10 definitions
Lohitaka means something in Buddhism, Pali, Hinduism, Sanskrit, the history of ancient India. 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.
Theravada (major branch of Buddhism)Source: Pali Kanon: Pali Proper Names
One of the Chabbaggiya. The followers of Lohitaka and Pandu were not as undesirable as the other heretics (Sp.iii.4, 6). See Pandu Lohitaka.
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).
Mahayana (major branch of Buddhism)Source: Wisdom Library: Maha Prajnaparamita Sastra
Lohitaka (लोहितक) in Pali refers to a “bloody corpse” and represents the seventh of the “nine horrible notions” (asubhasaññā), according to the 2nd century Mahāprajñāpāramitāśāstra chapter 35. These nine notions of the horrible eliminate the seven types of lust (saptavidha-rāga) in people. By means of the meditation on the nine notions [viz., Lohitaka], the minds of lust (rāga) are eliminated, but hatred (dveṣa) and delusion (moha) are also decreased. These nine notions eventually lead to the enjoyment of the eternal bliss of Nirvāṇa.
Mahayana (महायान, mahāyāna) is a major branch of Buddhism focusing on the path of a Bodhisattva (spiritual aspirants/ enlightened beings). Extant literature is vast and primarely composed in the Sanskrit language. There are many sūtras of which some of the earliest are the various Prajñāpāramitā sūtras.
India history and geogprahySource: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Indian Epigraphical Glossary
Lohitaka.—weight equal to 3 māṣas (JNSI, Vol. XVI, p. 46). Note: lohitaka is defined in the “Indian epigraphical glossary” as it can be found on ancient inscriptions commonly written in Sanskrit, Prakrit or Dravidian languages.
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Lohitaka.—equal to 3 māṣas (30 ratis). Note: lohitaka is defined in the “Indian epigraphical glossary” as it can be found on ancient inscriptions commonly written in Sanskrit, Prakrit or Dravidian languages.
The history of India traces the identification of countries, villages, towns and other regions of India, as well as royal dynasties, rulers, tribes, local festivities and traditions and regional languages. Ancient India enjoyed religious freedom and encourages the path of Dharma, a concept common to Buddhism, Hinduism, and Jainism.
Languages of India and abroad
Pali-English dictionarySource: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary
lohitaka : (adj.) red.Source: Sutta: The Pali Text Society's Pali-English Dictionary
Lohitaka, (adj.) (fr. lohita) 1. red M. II, 14; A. IV, 306, 349; Ap. 1; Dhs. 247, 617. —°upadhāna a red pillow D. I, 7; A. I, 137; III, 50; IV, 94, 231, 394; °sāli red rice Miln. 252.—2. bloody Pv. I, 78 (pūti° gabbha); Vism. 179, 194. (Page 590)
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.
Sanskrit-English dictionarySource: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary
Lohitaka (लोहितक).—a. (-tikā f.) Red.
-kaḥ 1 A ruby; लयनेषु लोहितकनिर्मिता भुवः (layaneṣu lohitakanirmitā bhuvaḥ) Śi.13.52.
2) The planet Mars.
3) A kind of rice.
-kam 1 Bell-metal.
2) Calx of brass.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Edgerton Buddhist Hybrid Sanskrit Dictionary
Lohitaka (लोहितक).—m. (1) some sort of insect: °kā prāṇakā kālaśīrṣakā (bodhisattvasya) pādatalehi yāvaj jānumāṇ- ḍalāni chādayitvā asthānsuḥ Mv ii.137.4; repeated 138.19 with °ka-prāṇakā; (2) n. of a town: Mv iii.328.2; also Lohitavastuka, 327.20, and Rohitavastu, q.v.; see also Kamaṇḍaluka; (3) n. of two nāga kings: Māy 247.14; compare Sanskrit Lohita, BR s.v., 2 k. See also lohitakopadhāna.
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Lohitakā (लोहितका) or Lohitikā.—(compare Pali lohitaṅka), a kind of gem: musāragalvamuktāhi maṇi-lohitakāhi (mss. °kāni) ca Mv ii.191.5 (verse); °kā-mayānāṃ (chattrāṇāṃ) 302.10; °kā-, in cpd., lists of gems, Divy 67.19; 138.3; °kā, separate word, in list of gems, 502.7.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary
(-kaḥ-tikā or nikā-kaṃ) Red. m.
(-kaḥ) 1. A ruby. 2. The planet Mars. n.
(-kaṃ) Calx of brass. E. kan added to the preceding.
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.
See also (Relevant definitions)
Full-text (+9): Vilohitaka, Lohitavastuka, Rohitavastu, Pandulohita, Pandulohitika, Lohinika, Panduka, Lohitanka, Pandulohitaka, Chabaggiya, Manjettha, Dakshinavarta, Chabbaggiya, Shali, Lohitika, Manjetthaka, Pesi, Kalaka, Nila, Asubhasanna.
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Vinaya (3): The Cullavagga (by T. W. Rhys Davids)
Cullavagga, Khandaka 1, Chapter 8 < [Khandaka 1 - The Minor Disciplinary Proceedings]
Cullavagga, Khandaka 1, Chapter 1 < [Khandaka 1 - The Minor Disciplinary Proceedings]
Cullavagga, Khandaka 1, Chapter 6 < [Khandaka 1 - The Minor Disciplinary Proceedings]
Vinaya Pitaka (3): Khandhaka (by I. B. Horner)
Act of censure < [11. The followers of Paṇḍuka and Lohitaka (Paṇḍulohitaka)]
An act of suspension for not relinquishing a wrong view < [11. The followers of Paṇḍuka and Lohitaka (Paṇḍulohitaka)]
Maha Prajnaparamita Sastra (by Gelongma Karma Migme Chödrön)
II. The ten Asubhasaññā in the pāli Abhidhamma < [Preliminary note on the nine horrible notions (navāśubhasaṃjñā)]
The Great Chronicle of Buddhas (by Ven. Mingun Sayadaw)
Biography (39): Sāgata Mahāthera < [Chapter 43 - Forty-one Arahat-Mahatheras and their Respective Etadagga titles]
Kautilya Arthashastra (by R. Shamasastry)
Chapter 11 - Examination of Gems that are to be entered into the Treasury < [Book 2 - The duties of Government Superintendents]
The Buddha and His Teachings (by Narada Thera)