Piyaka: 8 definitions


Piyaka 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

The treasurer (Kosarakkha) of King Munda. When Munda abandoned himself to grief at the death of his wife Bhadda, Piyaka arranged for him to visit Narada at the Kukkutarama. After the visit, Munda was consoled and ordered Piyaka to build a thupa for Bhaddas remains. A.iii.57 ff.

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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: Wisdom Library: Jainism

Piyaka (पियक) is the name of the caitya-tree (identified with Shorea robusta) under which the parents of Abhinandana are often depicted in Jaina iconography, according to the Śvetāmbara tradition. It can also be spelled as Priyaka. According to the Digambara tradition the tree is known as Prayāla. The term caitya refers to “sacred shrine”, an important place of pelgrimage and meditation in Jainism. Sculptures with such caitya-trees generally shows a male and a female couple seated under a tree with the female having a child on her lap. Usually there is a seated Jina figure on top of the tree.

Abhinandana is the fourth of twenty-four tīrthaṅkaras: enlightened beings who, having conquered saṃsāra (cycle of birth and death), leave a path behind for others to follow. His father is Saṃvara and his mother is Siddhartha, according to the Ācāradinakara (14th century work on Jain conduct written by Vardhamāna Sūri).

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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

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

Piyaka, (cp. Class. Sk. priyaka) a plant going under various names, viz. Nauclea cadamba; Terminalia tomentosa; Vitex trifolia J. V, 420 (=setapuppha C.); VI, 269. (Page 460)

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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: Cappeller Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Pīyaka (पीयक).—[masculine] abuser, scoffer.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Aufrecht Catalogus Catalogorum

Piyāka (पियाक) as mentioned in Aufrecht’s Catalogus Catalogorum:—poet. [Sūktikarṇāmṛta by Śrīdharadāsa] See Priyāka.

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

1) Piyāka (पियाक):—m. Name of a poet, [Catalogue(s)] (cf. priyāka).

2) Pīyaka (पीयक):—[from pīy] m. ‘abuser’, ([probably]) Name of a class of demons, [Atharva-veda]

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Piyaka 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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