Paktha: 5 definitions



Paktha means something in 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.

In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

Source: Puranic Encyclopedia

Paktha (पक्थ).—A King of Vedic times who was a protege of the Aśvins. Indra was kind to this King. In the Dāśarājña battle Paktha fought against Sudās on the side of Trasadasyu. (Maṇḍala 7, Ṛgveda).

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The Purana (पुराण, purāṇas) refers to Sanskrit literature preserving ancient India’s vast cultural history, including historical legends, religious ceremonies, various arts and sciences. The eighteen mahapuranas total over 400,000 shlokas (metrical couplets) and date to at least several centuries BCE.

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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit dictionary

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

Paktha (पक्थ).—[masculine] [Name] of a man, [plural] of a people.

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

1) Paktha (पक्थ):—[from pac] m. Name of a man protected by the Aśvins, [Ṛg-veda] (thasya saubharasya Name of 2 sāmans, [Ārṣeya-brāhmaṇa])

2) [v.s. ...] [plural] Name of a people, [ib.]

[Sanskrit to German] (Deutsch Wörterbuch)

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Böhtlingk and Roth Grosses Petersburger Wörterbuch

Paktha (पक्थ):—m. Nomen proprium eines Schützlings der Aśvin [Ṛgveda 8, 22, 10. 10, 61, 1.] [Vālakhilya 1, 10.] pakthasya saubharasya sāma [Weber’s Indische Studien 3, 222]; vgl. pakatha . pl. Bez. eines Volksstammes [Ṛgveda 7, 18, 7.]

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Sanskrit-Wörterbuch in kürzerer Fassung

Paktha (पक्थ):—m. Nomen proprium —

1) eines Schützligs der Aśvin. pakthasya saubharastha sāmanī dve [Ārṣeyabrāhmaṇa] —

2) Pl. eines Volksstammes.

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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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