Arika, Ārika: 2 definitions


Arika means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, the history of ancient India. 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.

India history and geogprahy

Source: Project Gutenberg: Castes and Tribes of Southern India, Volume 1

Arika is one of the septs (divisions) among the Jatapus (a civilised section of the Khonds). Arika refers to those who revere the arika (Paspalum scrobiculatum). The name Jatapu is popularly believed to be an abbreviated form of Konda Jatapu Doralu, or lords of the Khond caste

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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

Sanskrit-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Ārika (आरिक).—[ā-ric ghañ]

1) Emptying.

2) Contraction.

3) Doubt.

4) Excess.

Derivable forms: ārikaḥ (आरिकः).

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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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