Alaukika: 15 definitions
Alaukika means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Marathi, 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 Alaukik.
Kosha (encyclopedic lexicons)Source: Google Books: Kalātattvakośa, volume 2
Alaukika (अलौकिक):—In poetics alaukika has been explained as the distinct or unique (experience) born of laukika (pertaining to life) apparatus (sāmagrī) (vide Vamana Jhalakikara’s commentary on Kāvyaprakāśa, p.93). Thus the mutation of laukika into alaukika takes place in aesthetic experience.
Kosha (कोश, kośa) refers to Sanskrit lexicons intended to provide additional information regarding technical terms used in religion, philosophy and the various sciences (shastra). The oldest extant thesaurus (kosha) dates to the 4th century AD.
Nyaya (school of philosophy)Source: Shodhganga: A study of Nyāya-vaiśeṣika categories
Alaukika (अलौकिक) refers to “extra-ordinary perception”, representing one of the two types of pratyakṣa (perception), according to Gautama’s 2nd-century Nyāyasūtra (verse 1.1.3). Pratyakṣa represents the first of the four “means of valid knowledge” (pramāṇa), which in turn is classified as the first of the sixteen padārthas (“categories”).
Perception (pratyakṣa) is divided into two types laukika (ordinary) and alaukika (extra-ordinary). Laukika and Alaukika pratyakṣas are based on the way in which the sense-organ come in contact with their object. Alaukika-pratyakṣa is that in which sense-organ does not come in contact with the object directly, but through an unusual medium.
Alaukika-pratyakṣa (extra-ordinary perception) has three types—
Nyaya (न्याय, nyaya) refers to a school of Hindu philosophy (astika), drawing its subject-matter from the Upanishads. The Nyaya philosophy is known for its theories on logic, methodology and epistemology, however, it is closely related with Vaisheshika in terms of metaphysics.
Purana and Itihasa (epic history)Source: archive.org: Shiva Purana - English Translation
Alaukika (अलौकिक) means “supermundane”, according to the Śivapurāṇa 2.3.10.—Accordingly, as Brahmā narrated to Nārada:—“[...] The drops of sweat caused by exhaustion fell on the Earth from the lord’s forehead and took the shape of a child immediately. O sage, the child was tawny-coloured and had four arms. He was comely in features. His brilliance was supermundane [i.e., alaukika-dyuti] and unbearable to others. Like a common child he cried in front of the Great lord who was engaged in worldly activities. [...]”.
The Purana (पुराण, purāṇas) refers to Sanskrit literature preserving ancient India’s vast cultural history, including historical legends, religious ceremonies, various arts and sciences. The eighteen mahapuranas total over 400,000 shlokas (metrical couplets) and date to at least several centuries BCE.
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Marathi-English dictionarySource: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary
alaukika (अलौकिक).—a (S) Singular, strange, uncommon, rare, remarkable--persons, actions, qualifications, qualities, and both in praise and dispraise.
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alaukika (अलौकिक).—m (S) Disrepute, dishonor, unpopularity.Source: DDSA: The Aryabhusan school dictionary, Marathi-English
alaukika (अलौकिक).—a Singular, strange, uncom- mon, rare, remarkable. m Disrepute.
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.
Sanskrit dictionarySource: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary
Alaukika (अलौकिक).—a. (-kī f.)
1) Not current in the world, not relating to this world, uncommon, supernatural.
2) Unusual, rare.
3) Not current in the usual language, peculiar to the sacred writings, not used in classics, Vedic; अधिहरि हरि ङि इत्यलौकिकम् (adhihari hari ṅi ityalaukikam).
4) Theoretical; °त्वम् (tvam) rare occurrence of a word; अलौकिकत्वादमरः स्वकोषे न यानि नामानि समुल्लिलेख । विलोक्य तैरप्यधुना प्रचारमयं प्रयत्नः पुरुषोत्तमस्य (alaukikatvādamaraḥ svakoṣe na yāni nāmāni samullilekha | vilokya tairapyadhunā pracāramayaṃ prayatnaḥ puruṣottamasya) Trik.1.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary
(-kaḥ-kī-kaṃ) 1. Supernatural, not relating to this world. 2. Not common, not current in the world. 3. Indifferent to the world, unworldly. E. a neg. laukika mundane.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Benfey Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Alaukika (अलौकिक).—adj. 1. superhuman, [Vikramorvaśī, (ed. Bollensen.)] 19, 6; transcendental, Bhāṣāp. 62. 2. not common. 3. rare. 4. vedic.
Alaukika is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms a and laukika (लौकिक).Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Cappeller Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Alaukika (अलौकिक).—[feminine] ī not common in the world, extraordinary, strange, rare.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary
1) Alaukika (अलौकिक):—[=a-laukika] [from a-loka] a mf(ī)n. not current in the world, uncommon, unusual (especially said of words)
2) [v.s. ...] not relating to this world, supernatural.
3) [=a-laukika] b See a-loka.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Yates Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Alaukika (अलौकिक):—[a-laukika] (kaḥ-kā-kaṃ) a. Supernatural, not common.
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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.
Hindi dictionarySource: DDSA: A practical Hindi-English dictionary
Alaukika (अलौकिक) [Also spelled alaukik]:—(a) unearthly, heavenly, celestial; phenomenal; transcendental, supernatural; hence ~[tā] (nf); —[dṛśya] feast/sight for the gods.
Kannada-English dictionarySource: Alar: Kannada-English corpus
1) [adjective] not natural to the mundane world; supernatural.
2) [adjective] of or related to spirit or spirituality; of spirits or angels; incorporeal; spiritual.
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1) [noun] that which is not mundane or not belonging to this world.
2) [noun] the person in the state of absolute spirit or being an angel or angel-like.
Kannada is a Dravidian language (as opposed to the Indo-European language family) mainly spoken in the southwestern region of India.
See also (Relevant definitions)
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Chaitanya Bhagavata (by Bhumipati Dāsa)
Verse 1.12.68 < [Chapter 12 - The Lord’s Wandering Throughout Navadvīpa]
Verse 2.23.322 < [Chapter 23 - Wandering about Navadvīpa On the Day the Lord Delivered the Kazi]
Verse 3.2.433 < [Chapter 2 - Description of the Lord’s Travel Through Bhuvaneśvara and Other Placesto Jagannātha Purī]
Bhakti-rasamrta-sindhu (by Śrīla Rūpa Gosvāmī)
Verse 1.2.244 < [Part 2 - Devotional Service in Practice (sādhana-bhakti)]
Verse 2.5.124 < [Part 5 - Permanent Ecstatic Mood (sthāyī-bhāva)]
Siddhanta Sangraha of Sri Sailacharya (by E. Sowmya Narayanan)
Aesthetic Experience < [January – March, 1978]
A Point of Intersection Between The Nyaya Theories of Perception and Error < [January – March, 1983]
Our Classical Plays < [January 1937]
The validity of Anumana (inference) in Nyaya system (by Babu C. D)
Shrimad Bhagavad-gita (by Narayana Gosvami)