Anjalika, aka: Anjalikā, Añjalikā, Āñjalika; 4 Definition(s)


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In Hinduism

General definition (in Hinduism)

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Anjalikā (अंजलिका): The greatest of Arjuna's arrows with which he slays Karna

Source: WikiPedia: Hinduism

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Pali-English dictionary

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Añjalikā, (f.) (= añjali) the raising of the hands as a sign of respectful salutation Vv 15 (explained at VvA.24 as dasanakha-samodhāna samujjalaṃ añjaliṃ sirasi paggaṇhantī guṇa-visiṭṭhānaṃ apacayānaṃ akāsiṃ). (Page 13)

Source: Sutta: The Pali Text Society's Pali-English Dictionary
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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-English dictionary

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Añjalikā (अञ्जलिका).—[añjaliriva kāyate prakāśate; kai-ka ṭāp Tv.].

1) A small mouse.

2) The sensitive plant of Mimosa Pudica (Mar. lājāḷū).

3) An insect of the spider tribe (Mar. kāṃtīṇa).

-kaḥ 1 Name of one of Arjuna's arrows.

2) अञ्जल्याकारमुख (añjalyākāramukha) (mouse-mouthed) arrow भल्लैरञ्जलिकैरपि (bhallairañjalikairapi) Rām.6.45.23.

-vedha a fighting stratagem जानन्नञ्जलिकावेधं नापाक्रामत पाण्डवः (jānannañjalikāvedhaṃ nāpākrāmata pāṇḍavaḥ) Mb.7.26.23.

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Āñjalika (आञ्जलिक).—A kind of crescent (ardhacandrākṛti) arrow; Mb.6.62.42.

Derivable forms: āñjalikaḥ (आञ्जलिकः).

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Añjalikā (अञ्जलिका).—f.

(-kā) See añjanikā.

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