Adhikarika, Ādhikārika: 13 definitions


Adhikarika means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Buddhism, Pali, the history of ancient India, Hindi. 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 Adhikarik.

In Hinduism

Natyashastra (theatrics and dramaturgy)

Source: Wisdom Library: Nāṭya-śāstra

Ādhikārika (आधिकारिक, “principal plot”) refers to one of the two kinds of “plot” (itivṛtta or vastu) of a dramatic play (nāṭya), according to the Nāṭyaśāstra chapter 21. The plot of the play is divided into five segments (sandhi).

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Natyashastra (नाट्यशास्त्र, nāṭyaśāstra) refers to both the ancient Indian tradition (shastra) of performing arts, (natya—theatrics, drama, dance, music), as well as the name of a Sanskrit work dealing with these subjects. It also teaches the rules for composing Dramatic plays (nataka), construction and performance of Theater, and Poetic works (kavya).

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Shaivism (Shaiva philosophy)

[«previous next»] — Adhikarika in Shaivism glossary
Source: SOAS University of London: Protective Rites in the Netra Tantra

Adhikārika (अधिकारिक) refers to “occasions” [?], according to the Netratantra of Kṣemarāja: a Śaiva text from the 9th century in which Śiva (Bhairava) teaches Pārvatī topics such as metaphysics, cosmology, and soteriology.—Accordingly, [verse 22.5-10ab]—“Listen! I will speak to the question that remains in your heart. All the innumerable Mantras, on all occasions (sarva-adhikārikaasaṃkhyātā sarvāḥ sarvādhikārikāḥ), have the majesty of Śiva and Śakti, all are endowed with Śakti, all grant rewards and liberation, and [all] are nourished by one's own Śakti. However, the highest Deva is tranquil, in possession of imperceptible guṇas, [namely] Śiva who consists of all, who is pure, and who is to be understood as unsurpassed. [...]

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Shaiva (शैव, śaiva) or Shaivism (śaivism) represents a tradition of Hinduism worshiping Shiva as the supreme being. Closely related to Shaktism, Shaiva literature includes a range of scriptures, including Tantras, while the root of this tradition may be traced back to the ancient Vedas.

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India history and geography

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Indian Epigraphical Glossary

Adhikārika or Ādhikārika.—(IE 8-3; EI 2, 23, 28; CII 4; BL; HD), ‘an officer’; same as Adhikārin, Niyogika, Adhyakṣa, etc., regarded as meaning a minister, magistrate, superintendent, governor or director. See Ep. Ind., Vol. XXIV, p. 184. Note: adhikārika 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 mythology, zoology, 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

[«previous next»] — Adhikarika in Pali glossary
Source: Sutta: The Pali Text Society's Pali-English Dictionary

Adhikārika, (adj.) (-°) (to adhikāra) serving as, referring to Vin.III, 274 (Bdhgh). (Page 28)

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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

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

Ādhikārika (आधिकारिक).—a. (- f.)

1) Supreme, superior, relating to a person or thing in authority.

2) Official, belonging to any office or duty.

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

Adhikārika (अधिकारिक).—(-adhikārika), ifc. adj., f. °kī, (= Pali id.), referring [Page012-b+ 71] to, concerned with: -pratyaṅgaśīrṣachedādhikārikāś ca duḥkhās Gaṇḍavyūha 159.21; kiṃcid evālpaṃ vā prabhūtaṃ vā pūjādhikārikam akṛtvā Bodhisattvabhūmi 160.19, without doing at least something, be it little or much, that relates to homage; dharmā- dhikārikī kathā Mūla-Sarvāstivāda-Vinaya i.162.14. In MPS 45.2 and 6 (prose) yasya vayaṃ pūjādhikārikām autsukyaṃ na samāpannāḥ, I cannot explain the ā in °kām (reported 3 times from 2 mss.); I should expect °kam; a fem. substantive °kā seems implausible.

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

Ādhikārika (आधिकारिक).—mfn.

(-kaḥ-kī-kaṃ) 1. Supreme, superior, relating or belonging to any thing or person of importance or sway. 2. Official, relating to any office or duty. E. adhikāra and ṭhañ aff.

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

1) Ādhikārika (आधिकारिक):—[from ādhikaraṇika] mf(ā)n. ([from] adhi-kāra), belonging to a chief matter or principal person, [Sāhitya-darpaṇa] etc.

2) [v.s. ...] belonging to particular sections or head chapters (adhikāra), [Śāṅkhāyana-gṛhya-sūtra]

3) [v.s. ...] official, relating to any office or duty, [Bādarāyaṇa’s Brahma-sūtra]

4) [v.s. ...] m. the supreme ruler, the supreme spirit, [Bādarāyaṇa’s Brahma-sūtra]

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

Ādhikārika (आधिकारिक):—[ādhi-kārika] (kaḥ-kī-kaṃ) a. Supreme, superior; official.

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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»] — Adhikarika in Hindi glossary
Source: DDSA: A practical Hindi-English dictionary

Ādhikārika (आधिकारिक) [Also spelled adhikarik]:—(a) official, authoritative; (nm) the main plot; hence ~[] (nf).

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Kannada-English dictionary

[«previous next»] — Adhikarika in Kannada glossary
Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Ādhikārika (ಆಧಿಕಾರಿಕ):—[adjective] official a) of or holding an office or position of authority; b) by, from or with the proper authority; authorised or authoritative; c) in a formal or ceremonious manner, often involving persons of authority.

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Ādhikārika (ಆಧಿಕಾರಿಕ):—[noun] the main story or theme (as opp. to incidental anecdotes) of a literary work.

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Kannada is a Dravidian language (as opposed to the Indo-European language family) mainly spoken in the southwestern region of India.

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