Sutrantika, Sūtrāntika: 2 definitions


Sutrantika means something in 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.

India history and geogprahy

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Indian Epigraphical Glossary

Sūtrāntika.—(LL), a Buddhist monk versed in the sūtra works. See Sūtrāntikinī. Note: sūtrāntika is defined in the “Indian epigraphical glossary” as it can be found on ancient inscriptions commonly written in Sanskrit, Prakrit or Dravidian languages.

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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

Sanskrit-English dictionary

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Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Edgerton Buddhist Hybrid Sanskrit Dictionary

Sūtrāntika (सूत्रान्तिक) or Sūtrāntaka.—adj. -subst. m. (to prec. plus -ka, ika; = Pali suttantika), one versed in the sūtrānta: °tako 'yaṃ sthaviro Divyāvadāna 397.8; ifc., evam adhīta-catuḥ-°tikaṃ (acc. m.) (Ārya-)Mañjuśrīmūlakalpa 38.13, (one) who has studied these four sūtrānta (viz. the Prajñāpāramitā, Candrapradīpasamādhi, Gaṇḍavyūha, and Suvarṇaprabhāsottamasūtra).

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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. 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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