Desika, Deshika, Deśika, Deśikā: 13 definitions
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The Sanskrit terms Deśika and Deśikā can be transliterated into English as Desika or Deshika, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).
Shilpashastra (iconography)Source: Wisdom Library: Elements of Hindu Iconograpy
Deśika (additional aspect of Subrahmaṇya, according to the Śrītatvanidhi) is the aspect in which Subrahmaṇya taught Śiva, his own father, the significance of the sacred syllable om. As a teacher he should be represented as possessing one face, six arms and as seated upon the peacock. His head should be adorned with a karaṇḍa-makuṭa; two of his hands should carry the śakti, one an akṣamālā and two others kept in the varada and the abhaya poses+ the remaining hand should perhaps be held in the chinmudrā pose.
Shilpashastra (शिल्पशास्त्र, śilpaśāstra) represents the ancient Indian science (shastra) of creative arts (shilpa) such as sculpture, iconography and painting. Closely related to Vastushastra (architecture), they often share the same literature.
Purana and Itihasa (epic history)Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index
Deśikā (देशिका).—Ordinary teachers.*
- * Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa IV. 8. 5.
The Purana (पुराण, purāṇas) refers to Sanskrit literature preserving ancient India’s vast cultural history, including historical legends, religious ceremonies, various arts and sciences. The eighteen mahapuranas total over 400,000 shlokas (metrical couplets) and date to at least several centuries BCE.
India history and geogprahySource: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Indian Epigraphical Glossary
Deśika.—(SII 1), a [Jain] teacher. Note: deśika is defined in the “Indian epigraphical glossary” as it can be found on ancient inscriptions commonly written in Sanskrit, Prakrit or Dravidian languages.
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.
Languages of India and abroad
Pali-English dictionarySource: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary
desika : (adj.) belonging to a country or province.Source: Sutta: The Pali Text Society's Pali-English Dictionary
Desika, (adj.) (Sk. deśika)=desaka, su° one who points out well, a good teacher Miln.195. (Page 331)
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.
Marathi-English dictionarySource: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary
dēśika (देशिक).—m S A Guru or spiritual teacher. 2 A sojourner, passenger, traveler, a wanderer in foreign lands.
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.
Sanskrit dictionarySource: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary
Deśika (देशिक).—a. [deśe prasitaḥ ṭhan] Local, pertaining to a particular place, native, अदेशिका महारण्ये ग्रीष्मे शत्रुवशं गताः (adeśikā mahāraṇye grīṣme śatruvaśaṃ gatāḥ) Mb.4.47.23.
-kaḥ 1 A spiritual teacher (guruḥ) धर्माणां देशिकः साक्षात् स भविष्यति धर्मभाक् (dharmāṇāṃ deśikaḥ sākṣāt sa bhaviṣyati dharmabhāk) Mb.
2) A traveller.
3) A guide.
4) One familiar with places.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary
(-kaḥ) 1. A traveller, a stranger, a so-journer. 2. A Guru or spiritual teacher. E. deśa a country, &c. ṭhak aff.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Benfey Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Deśika (देशिक).—i. e. deśa + ika, m. 1. A guide, Mahābhārata 7, 143. 2. A teacher, 13, 6847.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Cappeller Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Deśika (देशिक).—[adjective] & [masculine] showing the way, guide, teacher.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary
1) Deśika (देशिक):—[from deśa] mfn. familiar with a place, a guide ([literally] and [figuratively]), [Mahābhārata i, 3599] ([varia lectio] daiś cf. a- [add.])
2) [v.s. ...] m. a Guru or spiritual teacher, [Mahābhārata; Agni-purāṇa]
3) [v.s. ...] a traveller, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]
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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Ends with (+8): Adeshika, Anudeshika, Apradeshika, Ashtangamargadeshika, Atideshika, Auddeshika, Aupadeshika, Hridayadeshika, Lakshmana deshika, Lakshmanadeshika, Lakshmidhara deshika, Madhyadeshika, Margadeshika, Naideshika, Nairdeshika, Navadeshika, Padesika, Paradeshika, Pradeshika, Samanadeshika.
Full-text (+74): Sudeshika, Daishika, Deshikavijaya, Varada deshika acarya, Vedantadeshika, Adeshika, Deshikopanishad, Lakshmidhara deshika, Varada deshika, Naideshika, Paradeshika, Bhashyacandrika, Nairdeshika, Samanadeshika, Margadeshika, Badhula venkata guru, Desaka, Shailacarya, Shrishailacarya, Tarapradipa.
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