Thakkana, Ṭhakkana: 4 definitions


Thakkana means something in Buddhism, Pali, 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

Mahayana (major branch of Buddhism)

Source: Bulletin of the French School of the Far East (volume 5)

Ṭhakkana (ठक्कन) [or Ṭekin] (in Chinese: Tch'e-k'in) refers to one of the fifty-five kingdoms enumerated in chapter 17 of the Candragarbha: the 55th section of the Mahāsaṃnipāta-sūtra, a large compilation of Sūtras (texts) in Mahāyāna Buddhism partly available in Sanskrit, Tibetan and Chinese.—In the Candragarbhasūtra, the Bhagavat invites all classes of Gods and Deities to protect the Law [dharma?] and the faithful in their respective districts.—In Ṭhakkana, the following deities are appointed (among others): The Devaputra K'ia-lou-na (Kharoṇa); the Kinnara Ti-li-kia; the Yakṣa Tripātra; the Asura Suvarṇakarṇa [?]; the Rakṣa Hiraṇyakesara.

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Mahayana (महायान, mahāyāna) is a major branch of Buddhism focusing on the path of a Bodhisattva (spiritual aspirants/ enlightened beings). Extant literature is vast and primarely composed in the Sanskrit language. There are many sūtras of which some of the earliest are the various Prajñāpāramitā sūtras.

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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit dictionary

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

1) Ṭhakkana (ठक्कन):—m. Name of a prince, [Rājataraṅgiṇī vi, 230ff. and 236]([vv.ll.] ḍkakk, thakk).

2) Thakkana (थक्कन):—m. See ṭhakk, [Rājataraṅgiṇī]

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Thakkana 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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