Sakkara, Sakkāra, Shakkara, Śakkara, Śākkara: 8 definitions



Sakkara means something in Buddhism, Pali, Hinduism, Sanskrit, 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.

The Sanskrit terms Śakkara and Śākkara can be transliterated into English as Sakkara or Shakkara, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Buddhism

Theravada (major branch of Buddhism)

Source: Pali Kanon: Pali Proper Names

See Sakkhara.

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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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India history and geogprahy

Source: Ancient Buddhist Texts: Geography of Early Buddhism

Sakkara (सक्कर) is the name of ancient Śākya village in the vicinity of Kapilavatthu: an ancient locality situated in Majjhimadesa (Middle Country) of ancient India, as recorded in the Pāli Buddhist texts (detailing the geography of ancient India as it was known in to Early Buddhism).—Kapilavatthu the capital of the Śākya country, named after the Ṛṣi Kapila. The Lalitavistara calls [Kapilavatthu as] Kapilavastu and sometimes Kapilapura or Kapilāhvayapura. According to Yuan Chwang it was about 500 li south-east from the neighbourhood of Srāvastī. Besides Kapilavastu there were also other Śākya towns: Cātumā, Sāmagāma, Ulumpā, Devadaha, Sakkara, Sīlavatī and Khomadussa.

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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.

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Languages of India and abroad

Pali-English dictionary

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Source: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary

sakkāra : (m.) honour; hospitality.

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

Sakkāra, (fr. sat+kṛ) hospitality, honour, worship Vin. I, 27, 183; A. II, 203; J. I, 63; II, 9, 104; Dh. 75; Miln. 386; Dhs. 1121; Vism. 270; SnA 284; VbhA. 466. °ṃ karoti to pay reverence, to say goodbye DhA. I, 398. Cp. lābha. (Page 661)

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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: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Śakkara (शक्कर).—A bull; Hch.6.

Derivable forms: śakkaraḥ (शक्करः).

See also (synonyms): śakkari.

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Śākkara (शाक्कर).—An ox.

Derivable forms: śākkaraḥ (शाक्करः).

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Śakkara (शक्कर).—m.

(-raḥ) A bull. f. (-rī) 1. A river. 2. A zone, a girdle. 3. A form of metre, a stanza of four lines of fourteen syllables each. 4. A woman of an impure caste; it is also read śakvara, q. v.

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Śākkara (शाक्कर).—m.

(-raḥ) An ox. n.

(-raṃ) A form of metre. E. śakkara, and aff.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Benfey Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Śakkara (शक्कर).—and śakvara śakvara, i. e. śak + van + a (with r for n), I. m. A bull. Ii. f. , 1. A zone, a girdle. 2. A woman of impure caste.

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

1) Śakkara (शक्कर):— See śakvara, .

2) Śākkara (शाक्कर):—See śākvara, [column]3.

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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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