Abhicarika, Ābhicārika: 8 definitions


Abhicarika means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Marathi. 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.

Alternative spellings of this word include Abhicharika.

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In Hinduism

Pancaratra (worship of Nārāyaṇa)

Source: Universität Wien: Sudarśana's Worship at the Royal Court According to the Ahirbudhnyasaṃhitā

Ābhicārika (आभिचारिक) [=ābhicārikī?] refers to an “aggressive ritual”, according to the Ahirbudhnyasaṃhitā, belonging to the Pāñcarātra tradition which deals with theology, rituals, iconography, narrative mythology and others.—Accordingly, “An abnormal modification (vikṛti) caused by a aggressive ritual (ābhicārikīnṛpāṇām ābhicārikī) against Kings, occurring at the improper time, dreadful and all-reaching, is characterized by the these signs: Suddenly horses, elephants and ministers perish, the king himself suffers from a serious illness which has seized [his] body; terrifying thunderbolts strike his dominion; [...] from such and other signs he should understand that the enemy is performing a aggressive ritual”.

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Pancaratra (पाञ्चरात्र, pāñcarātra) represents a tradition of Hinduism where Narayana is revered and worshipped. Closeley related to Vaishnavism, the Pancaratra literature includes various Agamas and tantras incorporating many Vaishnava philosophies.

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Marathi-English dictionary

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Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

ābhicārika (आभिचारिक).—a S Magical. 2 A sorcerer or magician.

Source: DDSA: The Aryabhusan school dictionary, Marathi-English

ābhicārika (आभिचारिक).—a Magical. A magician.

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Marathi is an Indo-European language having over 70 million native speakers people in (predominantly) Maharashtra India. Marathi, like many other Indo-Aryan languages, evolved from early forms of Prakrit, which itself is a subset of Sanskrit, one of the most ancient languages of the world.

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Sanskrit dictionary

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Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Ābhicārika (आभिचारिक).—a. (- f.) [अभिचरण-चर-ठञ् (abhicaraṇa-cara-ṭhañ)]

1) Magical.

2) Imprecatory, maledictory; तमाभिचारदहनमायान्तं द्वारकौकसः (tamābhicāradahanamāyāntaṃ dvārakaukasaḥ) Bhāgavata 1.66.35.

-kam A spell or incantation, magic.

See also (synonyms): ābhicaraṇika.

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

Abhicārika (अभिचारिक).—mfn.

(-kaḥ-kī-kaṃ) Magical, magician, relating to spells or magic. E. abhicāra and ṭhak aff.

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

1) Ābhicārika (आभिचारिक):—[from ābhicaraṇika] mf(ī)n. idem

2) [v.s. ...] n. spell, enchantment, magic.

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Abhicarika 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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