Camarika, Camarikā, Cāmarika: 9 definitions

Introduction

Introduction:

Camarika means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit. 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.

Alternative spellings of this word include Chamarika.

In Hinduism

Rasashastra (chemistry and alchemy)

Source: Wisdom Library: Rasa-śāstra

Camarikā (चमरिका):—One of the sixty-four Divyauṣadhi, which are powerful drugs for solidifying mercury (rasa), according to Rasaprakāśa-sudhākara (chapter 9).

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Rasashastra (रसशास्त्र, rasaśāstra) is an important branch of Ayurveda, specialising in chemical interactions with herbs, metals and minerals. Some texts combine yogic and tantric practices with various alchemical operations. The ultimate goal of Rasashastra is not only to preserve and prolong life, but also to bestow wealth upon humankind.

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Arthashastra (politics and welfare)

Source: Shodhganga: Kakati Ganapatideva and his times (artha)

Cāmarika (चामरिक, “fly-whisk bearer”) or Cāmaragrāha is an official title designating one of the seventy-two officers (niyoga) of the Bāhattaraniyogādhipati circle, according to the Inscriptional glossary of Andhra Pradesh (Śāsana-śabdakośāmu). The bāhattaraniyoga-adhipati is the highest executive officer of this circle (including a Cāmarika). For example: During the reign of Gaṇapatideva, the area extending between Pānagal to Mārjavāḍi was entrusted to Gaṇḍapeṇḍāru Gangayasāhiṇi as Bāhattaraniyogādhipati. Later on, this office was entrusted to Kāyastha Jannigadeva.

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Arthashastra (अर्थशास्त्र, arthaśāstra) literature concerns itself with the teachings (shastra) of economic prosperity (artha) statecraft, politics and military tactics. The term arthashastra refers to both the name of these scientific teachings, as well as the name of a Sanskrit work included in such literature. This book was written (3rd century BCE) by by Kautilya, who flourished in the 4th century BCE.

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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Camarika (चमरिक).—The Kovidāra tree.

Derivable forms: camarikaḥ (चमरिकः).

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Cāmarika (चामरिक).—A person who carries a chowrie.

Derivable forms: cāmarikaḥ (चामरिकः).

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Edgerton Buddhist Hybrid Sanskrit Dictionary

Cāmarika (चामरिक).—m. (Sanskrit cāmara plus -ika), chowrie- bearer, a royal attendant: Mahāvyutpatti 3728.

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

Camarika (चमरिक).—m.

(-kaḥ) A species. of ebony, (Bauhinia variegata.) E. camara a Chowri, and ṭhan affix, growing in clusters, resembling a Chowri.

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

1) Camarika (चमरिक):—[from camara] m. ‘growing in clusters resembling a chowrie’, Bauhinia variegata, [Bhāvaprakāśa v, 3, 102.]

2) Cāmarika (चामरिक):—[from cāmara] m. = ra-grāha, [Buddhist literature; cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

3) Cāmarikā (चामरिका):—[from cāmara] f. a cluster, [Harṣacarita v, 416] ([varia lectio])

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

Camarika (चमरिक):—(kaḥ) 1. m. A species of ebony.

[Sanskrit to German] (Deutsch Wörterbuch)

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Böhtlingk and Roth Grosses Petersburger Wörterbuch

Camarika (चमरिक):—(von camara) m. Bauhinia variegata Lin. (kovidāra) [Amarakoṣa 2, 4, 2, 3.]

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Cāmarika (चामरिक):—(von cāmara) m. Fliegenwedelhalter [Vyutpatti oder Mahāvyutpatti 95.]

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Sanskrit-Wörterbuch in kürzerer Fassung

Camarika (चमरिक):—m. Bauhinia variegata [Bhāvaprakāśa 1,204.]

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Cāmarika (चामरिक):—m. Fliegenwedelhalter.

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Cāmarikā (चामरिका):—f. Wedel , Büschel [Harṣacarita 139,11.]

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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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