Bharaka, Bhāraka: 8 definitions



Bharaka means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Buddhism, Pali, the history of ancient India, Marathi. 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.

In Hinduism

Vastushastra (architecture)

Source: Wisdom Library: Vāstu-śāstra

Bhāraka (भारक) is another name (synonym) for stambha, a Sanskrit technical term referring to “pillar”. These synonyms are defined in texts such as Mayamata (verse 15.2), Mānasāra (verse 15.2-3), Kāśyapaśilpa (verse 8.2) and Īśānaśivagurudevapaddati (Kriya, verses 31.19-20).

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Vastushastra (वास्तुशास्त्र, vāstuśāstra) refers to the ancient Indian science (shastra) of architecture (vastu), dealing with topics such architecture, sculpture, town-building, fort building and various other constructions. Vastu also deals with the philosophy of the architectural relation with the cosmic universe.

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India history and geogprahy

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Indian Epigraphical Glossary

Bharaka.—(CII 4), name of a measure or weight; one load (Ep. Ind., Vol. XIV, p. 309). Cf. mahiṣ-oṣṭra-bharaka (IE 8-8), ‘a load on a buffalo or a camel’; cf. bhāṇḍa-bhṛta-vahitra. Note: bharaka is defined in the “Indian epigraphical glossary” as it can be found on ancient inscriptions commonly written in Sanskrit, Prakrit or Dravidian languages.

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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

Pali-English dictionary

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

Bhāraka, (-°) (fr. bhāra) a load, only in cpd. gadrabha° a donkey-load (of goods) J. II, 109; DhA. I, 123. (Page 502)

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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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Marathi-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

bharākā (भराका).—m (bhara!) The whirr, flurr, or sudden and noisy vibration of wings;--used of birds rising or flying. v māra, uḍa, cāla. 2 A whizzing whirl (as with a sling or from the hand). v māra. 3 A run or rush, lit. fig.; an eager or a smart sally, start, spurt, stretch, go; any rapid and forceful effort or action. Ex. ghōḍyāvara basalōṃ āṇi bharākyāsarasāca puṇyāsa dākhala jhālōṃ. 4 A blast or overpowering afflatus of a god or devil (--piśācā- cā-bhūtācā-dēvācā bha0); a paroxysm of rage (--rāgācā bha0); a flurry or gust of wind (--vāṛyācā bha0); the animation and bustle or brisk progress of any business or work (--kāmācā-lihi- ṇyācā-mhaṇaṇyācā-bōlaṇyācā-cālaṇyācā-māraṇyācā- gāṇyācā bha0). 5 Close or thick showering (as of stones, arrows, darts). 6 Whisk, whirl, stoop, swoop, spring, dash, any movement of suddenness and impetus. Ex. piśāca saṃsaratāñca hyā bharākyā- sarasēñca vihirīnta uḍī ṭākalī; ghārīcyā bharākyānēṃ pōrācī bhākara gēlī; hātācā-padarācā-aṅgācā bha0. 7 Ventris crepitus cum strepitû. v sōḍa, sāra. 8 bharākā, although having other senses, well agrees with the common word jhapāṭā, where see further illustration. bharākyāsarasā uṭhaṇēṃ To start up, spring up, jump up, bounce up. bharākyāsarasā yēṇēṃ-jāṇēṃ-paḍaṇēṃ To come, go, fall with a whirr, whiz, or similar sound, or with a rush or other form of suddenness and impetus.

Source: DDSA: The Aryabhusan school dictionary, Marathi-English

bharākā (भराका).—m The whirr, flurr or sudden and noisy vibration of wings. A run or rush; A blast or overpowering affla- tus of a gas or devil; a paroxysm of rage.

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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.

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Sanskrit dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Bhāraka (भारक).—a. (At the end of comp.) Loaded with.

-kaḥ 1 A load, burden, weight.

2) A particular weight.

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

Bhāraka (भारक).—[bhāra + ka], m. A load, [Mānavadharmaśāstra] 11, 133.

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

1) Bhāraka (भारक):—[from bhāra] m. ([probably]) a burden, load, weight (ifc. f(ikā). , loaded with; cf. phaṇi-bhārikā), [Manu-smṛti; Kathāsaritsāgara]

2) [v.s. ...] a [particular] weight (= bhāra), [Hemādri’s Caturvarga-cintāmaṇi]

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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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