Makulaka, Makūlaka: 8 definitions

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Makulaka 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.

In Buddhism

Theravada (major branch of Buddhism)

Source: Pali Kanon: Pali Proper Names

A vihara in Ceylon, to the east of Aritthapabbata, built by Suratissa. Mhv.xxi.6.

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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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India history and geography

Source: archive.org: Ceylon Branch of the Royal Asiatic Society 1963

Makulaka or Maṅgula is the name of an ancient Vihāra near Ariṭṭhagiri, that existed since the ancient kingdom of Anurādhapura, Ceylon (Sri Lanka).—Sūratissa, early in the 2nd century B.C. built Makulaka or Maṅgula-vihāra. In an inscription of 2nd B.C. at Riṭigala, the foundation of the village Ariṭa-mahāgāma is recorded; another inscription of 1st B.C. records the grant to Ariṭa-vihāra of Abadalaka tank. Lañjatissa (b.c 119-110) extended Ariṭṭha-vihāra. Sena I (831-851) built on Ariṭṭhagiri a large, well-equipped and richly endowed Vihāra for the Paṃsukūlika bhikkhus. In this king’s inscription at Kivulekaḍa he is styled the founder of Riṭigal-aram. The Sīgiri Graffitimention Riṭgal.

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The history of India traces the identification of countries, villages, towns and other regions of India, as well as mythology, zoology, 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.

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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Makūlaka (मकूलक).—

1) A bud.

2) The tree called दन्ती (dantī).

Derivable forms: makūlakaḥ (मकूलकः).

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

Makūlaka (मकूलक).—m.

(-kaḥ) A plant commonly Danti. E. maki to adorn, ūlac aff. and kan added.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Makūlaka (मकूलक):—m. Croton Polyandrum, [Caraka]

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Yates Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Makūlaka (मकूलक):—(kaḥ) 1. m. A plant, Danti.

[Sanskrit to German]

Makulaka in German

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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 (even English!). 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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