Pandaka, aka: Paṇḍaka; 5 Definition(s)
Pandaka means something in Buddhism, Pali, 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.
Theravada (major branch of Buddhism)
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.Source: Pali Kanon: Pali Proper Names
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).
Languages of India and abroad
paṇḍaka : (m.) an eunuch.Source: BuddhaSasana: Concise 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)Source: Sutta: The Pali Text Society's Pali-English Dictionary
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.
Pāṇḍaka (पाण्डक).—n. of a nāga king: Māy 246.20 (corruption for Pāṇḍuka, q.v.?).Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Edgerton Buddhist Hybrid Sanskrit Dictionary
Sanskrit, also spelled संस्कृतम् (saṃskṛtam), is an ancient language of India commonly seen as the grandmother of the Indo-European language family. 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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