Mahaka: 4 definitions
Mahaka 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.
Theravada (major branch of Buddhism)Source: Pali Kanon: Pali Proper Names
1. Mahaka: A novice, pupil of Upananda, who is mentioned as having been guilty of an unnatural offence with Kandaka, another novice. Vin.i.70.
2. Mahaka Thera: An arahant. See Mahaka Sutta.
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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Sanskrit-English dictionarySource: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary
1) An eminent man.
2) A tortoise.
3) Name of Viṣṇu.
Derivable forms: mahakaḥ (महकः).Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary
(-kaḥ) 1. An excellent man. 2. A tortoise. 3. A name of Vishnu. E. mah to worship, vun aff.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary
1) Mahaka (महक):—[from mah] m. (only [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]) an eminent man
2) [v.s. ...] a tortoise
3) [v.s. ...] Name of Viṣṇu
4) [v.s. ...] Name of a man (cf. māhaki).
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)
Starts with (+97): Maha-kappina, Mahaka Sutta, Mahakaccana, Mahakaccha, Mahakachchha, Mahakada, Mahakadamba, Mahakailasa, Mahakailasadandaka, Mahakala, Mahakalabhairavapancanga, Mahakalamata, Mahakalaphala, Mahakalapura, Mahakalarudroditastotra, Mahakalasamhitakuta, Mahakalasena, Mahakalastotra, Mahakalatva, Mahakalavana.
Ends with: Sahitamahaka.
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