Atharvashikha, Atharvaśikhā, Atharvan-shikha: 5 definitions


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The Sanskrit term Atharvaśikhā can be transliterated into English as Atharvasikha or Atharvashikha, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

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Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Atharvaśikhā (अथर्वशिखा).—n. (atharvaṇo vedasya śikhā śira iva vā brahmavidyāpratipādakatvena śreṣṭhatvāt) Name of an Upaniṣad dealing with Brahmavidyā. अथर्वशिरसोऽध्येता ब्रह्मचारी यतव्रतः (atharvaśiraso'dhyetā brahmacārī yatavrataḥ) Mahābhārata (Bombay) 13.9.29.

Atharvaśikhā is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms atharvan and śikhā (शिखा). See also (synonyms): atharvaśiras.

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

Atharvaśikhā (अथर्वशिखा):—[=atharva-śikhā] [from atharva > atharvan] f. Name of an Upaniṣad.

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

Atharvaśikhā (अथर्वशिखा):—[tatpurusha compound] f.

(-khā) The name of one of the Upani-shads of the Atharvaveda. E. atharvan and śikhā ‘the crest’ i. e. (according to the comm.) the essence of the Atharvaveda.

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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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