Pallanka, Pallaṅka, Pallamka: 5 definitions


Pallanka means something in Jainism, Prakrit, Buddhism, Pali. 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 Jainism

General definition (in Jainism)

Source: Jaina Yoga

Pallaṅka (पल्लङ्क) in Prakrit or Palyaṅka in Sanskrit refers to the beetroot (Beta maritima Linn.). This plant is classifed as ananta-kāya, or “plants that are inhabited by an infinite number of living organisms”, and therefore are abhakṣya (forbidden to consume) according to both Nemicandra (in his Pravacana-sāroddhāra v245-246) and Hemacandra (in his Yogaśāstra 3.44-46). Those plants which are classified as ananta-kāyas (e.g., pallaṅka) seem to be chosen because of certain morphological peculiarities such as the possession of bulbs or rhizomes orthe habit of periodically shedding their leaves; and in general theyare characterized by possibilities of vegetative reproduction.

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Jainism is an Indian religion of Dharma whose doctrine revolves around harmlessness (ahimsa) towards every living being. The two major branches (Digambara and Svetambara) of Jainism stimulate self-control (or, shramana, ‘self-reliance’) and spiritual development through a path of peace for the soul to progess to the ultimate goal.

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Languages of India and abroad

Pali-English dictionary

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Source: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary

pallaṅka : (m.) a sofa; a coach; a cross-legged sitting.

Source: Sutta: The Pali Text Society's Pali-English Dictionary

Pallaṅka, (pary+aṅka, cp. Class Sk. palyaṅka & Māgadhī paliyaṅka) 1. sitting cross-legged, in Instr. pallaṅkena upon the hams S. I, 124, 144; and in phrase pallaṅkaṃ ābhujati “to bend (the legs) in crosswise” D. I, 71; M. I, 56; A. III, 320; J. I, 17, 71; Ps. I, 176; Pug. 68; Miln. 289; DhA. II, 201.—This phrase is explained at Vism. 271 and VbhA. 368 as “samantato ūru-baddh’āsanaṃ bandhati. ” — 2. a divan, sofa, couch Vin. II, 163, 170 (cp. Vin. Texts III, 209, which is to be corrected after Dial. I. 12); D. I, 7; S. I, 95; J. I, 268; IV, 396; V, 161; Vv 311; Pv. II, 127; III, 32; DhA. I, 19; PvA. 189, 219. (Page 442)

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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.

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Prakrit-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: Paia-sadda-mahannavo; a comprehensive Prakrit Hindi dictionary

Pallaṃka (पल्लंक) in the Prakrit language is related to the Sanskrit word: Palyaṅka.

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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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Kannada-English dictionary

Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Pallaṃka (ಪಲ್ಲಂಕ):—[noun] = ಪಲ್ಲಂಗ [pallamga].

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Kannada is a Dravidian language (as opposed to the Indo-European language family) mainly spoken in the southwestern region of India.

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