Dvadashaka, Dvādaśaka: 9 definitions

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Dvadashaka means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, the history of ancient India. 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.

The Sanskrit term Dvādaśaka can be transliterated into English as Dvadasaka or Dvadashaka, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Shaktism (Shakta philosophy)

[«previous next»] — Dvadashaka in Shaktism glossary
Source: Google Books: Manthanabhairavatantram

Dvādaśaka (द्वादशक) [Cf. Dvādaśa] refers to “twelve” (e.g., twelve fingers’ space), according to the Manthānabhairavatantra, a vast sprawling work that belongs to a corpus of Tantric texts concerned with the worship of the goddess Kubjikā.—According to the Ṭīkā the length of the body is eighty-four finger-spans up to the end of the head. Beyond that is the place of the Triple Peak Mountain—Trikūṭa—that covers twelve fingers’ space [i.e., aṅgula-dvādaśaka] and is the End of the Twelve. Together they cover a distance equivalent to the width of ninety-six fingers.

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Shakta (शाक्त, śākta) or Shaktism (śāktism) represents a tradition of Hinduism where the Goddess (Devi) is revered and worshipped. Shakta literature includes a range of scriptures, including various Agamas and Tantras, although its roots may be traced back to the Vedas.

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India history and geography

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Indian Epigraphical Glossary

Dvādaśaka.—(SII 13), partnership in a land; cf. aṣṭaka. Note: dvādaśaka 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

Sanskrit dictionary

[«previous next»] — Dvadashaka in Sanskrit glossary
Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Dvādaśaka (द्वादशक).—mfn.

(-kaḥ-kā-kaṃ) Consisting of twelve, amounting to twelve, &c. E. kan added to the last.

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

Dvādaśaka (द्वादशक).—[dvādaśa + ka], adj. 1. Twelfth, Mahābhārata 12, 11955. 2. Amounting to twelve, [Mānavadharmaśāstra] 8, 268.

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

Dvādaśaka (द्वादशक).—[adjective] & [neuter] = [preceding]

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

1) Dvādaśaka (द्वादशक):—[=dvā-daśaka] [from dvā] mf(ī)n. the twelfth, [Mahābhārata]

2) [v.s. ...] consisting of 12 (syllables), [Ṛg-veda; Prātiśākhya]

3) [v.s. ...] with dama (a fine) amounting to 12 (Paṇas), [Manu-smṛti]

4) [v.s. ...] n. the number or an aggregate of 12 [Yājñavalkya]

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

Dvādaśaka (द्वादशक):—[(kaḥ-kā-kaṃ) a.] Of twelve.

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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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