Pandaka, Paṇḍaka, Pamdaka: 13 definitions


Pandaka means something in Buddhism, Pali, Jainism, Prakrit, 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 Buddhism

Theravada (major branch of Buddhism)

Source: Pali Kanon: Pali Proper Names

1. Pandaka

A monk, friend of Kapila, who lived in a village near Kosambi. He was found guilty of having taken what did not belong to him and also of unchastity. Vin.iii.67.

2. Pandaka

A Yakkha of the Himalaya region. He, his wife Harita, and his five hundred sons, became sotapannas when Majjhantika preached to Aravala. Mhv.xii.21.

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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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In Jainism

General definition (in Jainism)

Source: Trisastisalakapurusacaritra

Paṇḍaka (पण्डक) is the name of a garden situated on Meru’s peak, according to chapter 1.1 [ādīśvara-caritra] of Hemacandra’s 11th century Triṣaṣṭiśalākāpuruṣacaritra: an ancient Sanskrit epic poem narrating the history and legends of sixty-three illustrious persons in Jainism.—Accordingly, “[...] they [viz., Vajranābha and others] had the art of flying with their legs by which they were able to reach Rucakadvīpa in one jump. [...] When going up in the air, with one jump they could go to the garden Paṇḍaka on Meru’s peak”.

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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

paṇḍaka : (m.) an eunuch.

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

Paṇḍaka, (cp late (dial.) Sk. paṇḍa & paṇḍaka; for etym. see Walde, Lat. Wtb. under pello) a eunuch, weakling Vin. I, 86, 135, 168, 320; IV, 20, 269; A. III, 128; V, 71; Sdhp. 79.—With ref. to the female sex as paṇḍikā at Vin. II, 271 (itthi°). (Page 404)

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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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Sanskrit dictionary

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Edgerton Buddhist Hybrid Sanskrit Dictionary

Pāṇḍaka (पाण्डक).—name of a nāga king: Mahā-Māyūrī 246.20 (corruption for Pāṇḍuka, q.v.?).

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

Pāṇḍaka (पाण्डक).—m.

(-kaḥ) 1. The jaundice. 2. A name of Pandu. 3. Pale or yellowish white, (the colour.) E. kan added to the preceding.

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

Paṇḍaka (पण्डक).— (proceeded from paṇḍraka), m. A eunuch, [Yājñavalkya, (ed. Stenzler.)] 3, 273.

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

Paṇḍaka (पण्डक).—[masculine] eunuch, weakling.

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

1) Paṇḍaka (पण्डक):—[from paṇḍ] m. = paṇḍa, [Maitrāyaṇī-saṃhitā; Yājñavalkya; Kāmandakīya-nītisāra; Daśarūpa] (-tva n., [Kāṭhaka])

2) [v.s. ...] m. Name of one of the sons of the third Manu Savarṇa.

3) Pāṇḍaka (पाण्डक):—m. Name of a teacher, [Vāyu-purāṇa]

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

Pāṇḍaka (पाण्डक) in the Sanskrit language is related to the Prakrit words: Paṃḍuga, Paṃḍuya.

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Pandaka 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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Kannada-English dictionary

Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Paṃḍaka (ಪಂಡಕ):—[noun] = ಪಂಡ [pamda]1.

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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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