Ekakara, Ekākārā, Ekākāra, Eka-kara, Eka-akara: 10 definitions


Ekakara means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Marathi, Hindi. 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 Ekakar.

In Hinduism

Shaktism (Shakta philosophy)

Source: Google Books: Manthanabhairavatantram

1) Ekākārā (एकाकारा) refers to “one whose form is one”, according to the Devīpañcaśataka, an important source of the Kālīkrama that developed in Kashmir after the Kālī Mata of the Jayadrathayāmala.—Accordingly, “[...] It is Śiva’s will in the form of the Transmental and With Mind, (arisen as) both non-dual and dual (respectively). [...] Linked to Moon, Sun and Fire, she generates the seeds of (her) energies. Her form is one [i.e., ekākārā] and, transcendent (nirālokā), is the supreme abode. She assumes a state of oneness in the middle of one who possesses (her) radiant energy. She shines, present in multiplicity (nānākhya) like the light of many suns. [...]”.

2) Ekākāra (एकाकार) refers to “that which has one form”, according to the Kularatnoddyota, one of the earliest Kubjikā Tantras.—Accordingly, “The venerable (sacred seat called) Mātaṅga is Stillness and should be worshipped on the head. It has one form [i.e., ekākāra] and is associated with Mātaṅgī and Vīra. It has the Seed of Power (AIṂ) and should be worshipped in the west. It is associated with the Siddha called Vaṭapura, whose power is astonishing”.

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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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Languages of India and abroad

Marathi-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

ēkākāra (एकाकार).—m (S) Confused crowdedness or intermixture (of various sorts of things); tumultuous assemblage, jumble. 2 Oneness of form or figure: also oneness (i.e., as sensitively apprehended, confusion) of caste and grade and social standing.

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ēkākāra (एकाकार).—a (S) Of one bent, bearing, leaning, propension--the mind or will. 2 Of the like shape, figure, or appearance. 3 Collected, fixed, intent--the mind.

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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

Ekakara (एककर).—a.

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Ekakara is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms eka and kara (कर).

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

Ekākāra (एकाकार).—m., name of a samādhi: Mahāvyutpatti 594; Śatasāhasrikā-prajñāpāramitā 1423.8.

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

Ekakara (एककर).—mfn.

(-raḥ-rā-rī-raṃ) 1. Making one. 2. One-handed. 3. One-rayed. E. eka and kara making, &c.

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

1) Ekakara (एककर):—[=eka-kara] [from eka] mf(ī)n. doing or effecting one, [Pāṇini 3-2, 21]

2) [v.s. ...] mf(ā)n. one-handed, one-rayed, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

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

Ekakara (एककर):—[eka-kara] (raḥ-rā-raṃ) a. Making one; one-handed; one-rayed.

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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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Hindi dictionary

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Source: DDSA: A practical Hindi-English dictionary

Ekākāra (एकाकार) [Also spelled ekakar]:—(a) identical; fused; merged (into one).

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