Abhishikta, Abhiṣikta: 11 definitions



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The Sanskrit term Abhiṣikta can be transliterated into English as Abhisikta or Abhishikta, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

Alternative spellings of this word include Abhishikt.

In Buddhism

Mahayana (major branch of Buddhism)

[«previous next»] — Abhishikta in Mahayana glossary
Source: Wisdom Library: Maha Prajnaparamita Sastra

Abhiṣikta (अभिषिक्त) refers to “anointed with crucial anointment” and represents one of the ten Bodhisattva vyavasthānas, according to the Avataṃsaka in the chapter on the bodhisattva-daśavyavasthāna, as mentioned in the 2nd century Mahāprajñāpāramitāśāstra chapter 52. Abhiṣikta-vyavasthāna is also known as kouang ting. The Sanskrit names of these ten abodes are given by the Gaṇḍhavyūha.

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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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India history and geography

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Indian Epigraphical Glossary

Abhiṣikta.—(CII 1), cf. dvādaśa-varṣa-abhiṣikta, ‘when one has been anointed twelve years’, ‘when twelve years have elapsed from one's coronation’. See Ep. Ind., Vol. XXXIII, pp. 333 ff. Note: abhiṣikta 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

Marathi-English dictionary

[«previous next»] — Abhishikta in Marathi glossary
Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

abhiṣikta (अभिषिक्त).—p S pop. abhiṣēkī a Inaugurated, installed, solemnly purified and invested. See the noun.

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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

[«previous next»] — Abhishikta in Sanskrit glossary
Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Abhiṣikta (अभिषिक्त).—a. Sprinkled, anointed, installed. cf. मूर्धाभिषिक्त (mūrdhābhiṣikta).

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

Abhiṣikta (अभिषिक्त).—mfn.

(-ktaḥ-ktā-ktaṃ) 1. Sprinkled. 2. Anointed, installed, inaugurated, enthroned. E. abhi before sic to sprinkle, kta aff.

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

1) Abhiṣikta (अभिषिक्त):—[=abhi-ṣikta] [from abhi-ṣic] mfn. sprinkled

2) [v.s. ...] anointed, installed, enthroned (cf. mūrdhābhiṣikta.)

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

Abhiṣikta (अभिषिक्त):—[tatpurusha compound] m. f. n.

(-ktaḥ-ktā-ktam) 1) Sprinkled over; e. g. Chaurapanch.: adyāpi tāṃ kṣaṇaviyogaviṣopameyāṃ saṅge punarbahutarāmamṛtābhiṣiktām…smarāmi.

2) Sprinkled over with consecrated water &c. (as an idol or a king), inaugurated, solemnly invested, enthroned, see abhiṣeka; e. g. Hariv.: śrutvābhiṣiktaṃ rājendraṃ bahubhirvasudhādhipaiḥ &c.; or Bhāgavata Pur.: yadābhiṣiktaḥ pṛthuraṅga viprairāmantrito janatāyāśca pālaḥ; or Hitopad.: ahaṃ bhagavatyā vanadevatayā svahastenāraṇyarājye sarvauṣadhirasenābhiṣiktaḥ; or Vīramītr.: pārthivo bhiṣiktakṣatriyaḥ. E. sic with abhi, kṛt aff. kta.

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

Abhiṣikta (अभिषिक्त):—[abhi-ṣikta] (ktaḥ-ktā-ktaṃ) par. Sprinkled, anointed, installed.

[Sanskrit to German] (Deutsch Wörterbuch)

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Böhtlingk and Roth Grosses Petersburger Wörterbuch

Ābhiṣikta (आभिषिक्त):—adj. von abhiṣikta gaṇa saṃkalādi zu [Pāṇini’s acht Bücher 4, 2, 75.]

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Sanskrit-Wörterbuch in kürzerer Fassung

Ābhiṣikta (आभिषिक्त):—Adj. von abhiṣikta.

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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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Hindi dictionary

[«previous next»] — Abhishikta in Hindi glossary
Source: DDSA: A practical Hindi-English dictionary

Abhiṣikta (अभिषिक्त) [Also spelled abhishikt]:—(a) consecrated; enthroned.

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