Pindaka, Piṇḍaka, Piṇḍakā: 11 definitions
Pindaka means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Buddhism, Pali, the history of ancient India. 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.
Ayurveda (science of life)Source: Wisdom Library: Āyurveda and botany
Piṇḍaka (पिण्डक) is another name for Piṇḍālu, which is a Sanskrit word referring to Dioscorea alata (purple yam). It is classified as a medicinal plant in the system of Āyurveda (science of Indian medicine) and is used throughout literature such as the Suśrutasaṃhita and the Carakasaṃhitā. The synonym was identified in the Rājanighaṇṭu (verse 7.69), which is a 13th-century medicinal thesaurus.Source: Shodhganga: Dietetics and culinary art in ancient and medieval India
Piṇḍaka (पिण्डक) refers to a type of dish featuring milk (kṣīra) as an ingredient, as described as described in the 17th century Bhojanakutūhala (dravyaguṇāguṇa-kathana), and is commonly found in literature dealing with the topics of dietetics and culinary art, also known as Pākaśāstra or Pākakalā.
(Ingredients of Piṇḍaka): milk, sugar, cardamom, cloves and black pepper.
(Cooking instructions): Boil milk with sugar until it is condensed. Add cardamom, cloves and black pepper into this mixture. This preparation is called as piṇḍaka. This preparation is comparable with the famous sweet ‘peḍa’.
Āyurveda (आयुर्वेद, ayurveda) is a branch of Indian science dealing with medicine, herbalism, taxology, anatomy, surgery, alchemy and related topics. Traditional practice of Āyurveda in ancient India dates back to at least the first millenium BC. Literature is commonly written in Sanskrit using various poetic metres.
India history and geogprahySource: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Indian Epigraphical Glossary
Piṇḍaka.—(Ep. Ind., Vol. IV, p. 254, text line 55), same as piṇḍa-adāna or bhāga-bhoga; cf. samucita-kara-piṇḍaka-ādi-samasta- pratyāya; taxes assessed in a lump; cf. piṇda-kara. (IA 2), same as grāsā; probably, a part of the produce of the fields for the maintenance of certain persons. (HRS), known from Pāla records; same as hiraṇya, according to some. (LL), probably, a slab. Note: piṇḍaka is defined in the “Indian epigraphical glossary” as it can be found on ancient inscriptions commonly written in Sanskrit, Prakrit or Dravidian languages.
The history of India traces the identification of countries, villages, towns and other regions of India, as well as royal dynasties, rulers, tribes, local festivities and traditions and regional languages. Ancient India enjoyed religious freedom and encourages the path of Dharma, a concept common to Buddhism, Hinduism, and Jainism.
Languages of India and abroad
Pali-English dictionarySource: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary
piṇḍaka : (m.) a lump; a lump of food.Source: Sutta: The Pali Text Society's Pali-English Dictionary
Piṇḍaka, (fr. piṇḍa) (alms)—food A. IV, 185 (SS piṇḍapāta); in phrase na piṇḍakena kilamati not go short of food Vin. III, 15, 87; IV, 23, in ukka-piṇḍaka meaning a cluster of msects or vermin Vin. I, 211=239 (v. l. piṇḍuka). (Page 458)
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.
Sanskrit-English dictionarySource: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary
Piṇḍaka (पिण्डक) or Piṇḍakā (पिण्डका).—A small boil, pimple, pustule.
Derivable forms: piṇḍakaḥ (पिण्डकः).
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1) A lump, ball, globe.
2) A round swelling or protuberance.
3) A lump of food.
4) The calf of the leg.
7) (In astr.) A sine expressed in numbers.
-kaḥ A goblin, demon.
Derivable forms: piṇḍakaḥ (पिण्डकः), piṇḍakam (पिण्डकम्).Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Edgerton Buddhist Hybrid Sanskrit Dictionary
Piṇḍakā (पिण्डका).—(= Sanskrit, Pali piṇḍa, piṇḍaka; compare also piṇḍikā), (alms-) food: Divy 87.2, 7, 10.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary
(-kaḥ-kaṃ) 1. Incense. 2. Carrot. 3. The calf of the leg. 4. A lump of food. 5. A lump or ball. m.
(-kaḥ) A goblin, a demon. E. piṇḍa as above, and kan added.
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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