Sakata-mukha, aka: Sakaṭa-mukha; 2 Definition(s)

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In Buddhism

Pali

sakata-mukha : (adj.) narrow in front like the yoke of a boggie.

(Source): BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary

Sakaṭa-mukha the front or opening of the waggon, used as adj. “facing the waggon or the cart” (?) at D. II, 234, of the earth — that is, India as then known — and at D. II, 235 (comp. Mahāvastu III, 208), of six kingdoms in Northern India. At the second passage B. explains that the six kingdoms all debouched alike on the central kingdom, which was hexagonal in shape. This explanation does not fit the other passage. Could sakaṭa there be used of the constellation Rohinī, which in mediæval times was called the Cart? Cp. Dial. II. 269.

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