Masakkasara, Masakkasāra: 4 definitions
Masakkasara means something in Buddhism, Pali, Hinduism, Sanskrit, Jainism, Prakrit. 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
A name given to Tavatimsa, the abode of Vasava (Sakka) (J.v.167; vi. 272, 289, 400; VvA.350).
The scholiast explains (J.v.168; vi. 272) that Masakkasara is really the name of Mount Sineru, so called because it is immoveable (Masakkasaro vuccati osakkana parisakkanabhavena ghanasarataya ca Sinerupabbaraja), and Tavatimsa came to be known as Masakkasara because it was built on Sineru.
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 dictionarySource: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Edgerton Buddhist Hybrid Sanskrit Dictionary
Masakkasāra (मसक्कसार).—(= Pali id.), name of the abode of the Trāyastriṃśa gods: °sāra-pravarāsmi devatā (so with mss.) Mahāvastu ii.58.21 (verse) = Pali Jātaka (Pali) v.400.28 °sāra-ppabhav’ amhi de° (possibly read in Mahāvastu °prabhavāsmi). One ms. reads Masatkusāra.Source: DDSA: Paia-sadda-mahannavo; a comprehensive Prakrit Hindi dictionary (S)
Masakkasāra (मसक्कसार) in the Sanskrit language is related to the Prakrit word: Masakkasāra.
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.
Prakrit-English dictionarySource: DDSA: Paia-sadda-mahannavo; a comprehensive Prakrit Hindi dictionary
Masakkasāra (मसक्कसार) in the Prakrit language is related to the Sanskrit word: Masakkasāra.
Prakrit is an ancient language closely associated with both Pali and Sanskrit. Jain literature is often composed in this language or sub-dialects, such as the Agamas and their commentaries which are written in Ardhamagadhi and Maharashtri Prakrit. The earliest extant texts can be dated to as early as the 4th century BCE although core portions might be older.
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