Rakkhaka: 3 definitions


Rakkhaka means something in 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 Buddhism

Theravada (major branch of Buddhism)

Source: Pali Kanon: Pali Proper Names

1. Rakkhaka. A general of Vikkamabahu II., he was captured by Viradeva. Cv.lxi.42.

2. Rakkhaka Ilanga. A general of Dappula IV. He built a dwelling house near the Thuparama, which was named after the king. Cv.liii.11.

3. Rakkhaka Sankhanayaka. An officer of Parakkamabahu I., who stationed him at Hillapattakakhanda. Cv.lxxii.41.

context information

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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Languages of India and abroad

Pali-English dictionary

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Source: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary

rakkhaka : (m.) one who guards; observes or keeps; a guard.

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

Rakkhaka, (adj. n.) (fr. rakkha) 1. guarding, protecting, watching, taking care PvA. 7; f. °ikā (dāsī) DhA. IV, 103 (a servant watching the house).—2. observing, keeping J. I, 205 (sīla°).—3. a cultivator J. II, 110.—4. a sentry J. I, 332. (Page 560)

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context information

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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