Agamika, Āgāmika: 8 definitions


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In Hinduism

Shaivism (Shaiva philosophy)

Source: Brill: Śaivism and the Tantric Traditions

Āgamika (आगमिक) refers to the “future”, according to the Svacchandatantra verse 4.141-145.—Accordingly, “[...] The other form [of bubhukṣu initiation] is the lokadharmiṇī, which destroys both past and future (āgamika) demerit. That lokadharmiṇī-dīkṣā is known to exclude the obligation to propitiate mantras [by means of purvasevā etc.]. However, when the current body breaks, [the candidate] experiences [the series of eight supernatural natural powers] starting with becoming very small. Having experienced [these] enjoyments he moves upwards to whichever [cosmic level] the Guru has joined him [by yojanikā]. Whether this is at the sakala or niṣkala level [of Śiva] depends on [the preference of] the candidate and Guru”.

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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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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Āgāmika (आगामिक).—a. (- f.)

1) Relating to the future time; मतिरागामिका ज्ञेया बुद्धिरतत्कालदर्शिनी (matirāgāmikā jñeyā buddhiratatkāladarśinī) Haima.

2) Impending, arriving.

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

Āgamika (आगमिक).—m., (a monk) that arrives at (or, returns to) a monastery; visitor, guest, arrival. Not in Pali, which uses āgantuka (= Sanskrit) instead as pendant to gamika (q.v.): Mahāvyutpatti 8748, Tibetan ḥoṅs pa, arrival. Note that 8746 also has āgantuka, defined Tibetan blo bur du ḥoṅs pa, sudden arrival.

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Āgāmika (आगामिक).—adj. (Sanskrit Lex.; no literary occurrence found, tho not marked * in [Boehtlingk]; compare Sanskrit āgāmin, future) of or pertaining to the future (opp. to sāṃdṛṣṭika, q.v.): Mahāvastu ii.405.16 (verse) mā āgāmike vihanyāhi hitvā sāṃdṛṣṭi- kaṃ phalam, do not be subject to disappointment in regard to future (fruit), abandoning visible (actual, of the present life) fruit (reward). Senart's note is wrong.

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

1) Āgamika (आगमिक):—[=ā-ga-mika] [from ā-gama > ā-gam] mfn. acquired by tr°adition, [Nyāyasūtra], [Scholiast or Commentator]

2) Āgāmika (आगामिक):—[from ā-gam] a mf(ā)n. relating to the future, [Jaina literature]

3) [from ā-gāntu] b See, [ib.]

Source: DDSA: Paia-sadda-mahannavo; a comprehensive Prakrit Hindi dictionary (S)

Agamika (अगमिक) in the Sanskrit language is related to the Prakrit words: Agamiya, Āgamiya.

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Agamika 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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Kannada-English dictionary

Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Āgamika (ಆಗಮಿಕ):—

1) [noun] a person well learned in scriptures.

2) [noun] a person learned in installation and consecration of idols of deities following traditional rites.

3) [noun] a priest who officiates in a temple.

4) [noun] that which is related to the scriptures.

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Āgamīka (ಆಗಮೀಕ):—[noun] = ಆಗಮಿಕ - [agamika -] 1.

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Āgāmika (ಆಗಾಮಿಕ):—[adjective] of or related to future; coming, (but not yet come).

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Āgāmika (ಆಗಾಮಿಕ):—[noun] expected or probable profit.

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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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