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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Sanskrit dictionarySource: 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) Mb.13.9.29.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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Starts with: Atharvashikhopanishad.
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