Guptacara, Gupta-cara, Guptācāra, Gupta-acara: 9 definitions

Introduction

Introduction:

Guptacara means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, 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 Guptachara.

In Hinduism

Shaktism (Shakta philosophy)

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Source: Google Books: Manthanabhairavatantram

Guptācāra (गुप्ताचार) refers to the “secret practice”, according to the Ṣaṭsāhasrasaṃhitā, an expansion of the Kubjikāmatatantra: the earliest popular and most authoritative Tantra of the Kubjikā cult.—Accordingly, “Established in the secret practice (guptācāra), he should always adorn the Teaching. He may have an unmanifest or manifest Liṅga. Whatever his Liṅga is, he should not abandon it. Water falls from the sky and goes to the sea by means of ravines and streams. In the same way all (the teachings culminate) in the Kula tradition. All those who wear a Liṅga (liṅgin) (eventually) reach (the Kula tradition). The reality that is sure and certain (niścayārtha) is not otherwise. How is that? Because there the Command operates in a directly visible form”.

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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

Sanskrit dictionary

[«previous next»] — Guptacara in Sanskrit glossary
Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Guptacara (गुप्तचर).—a. going secretly. (-raḥ) 1 an epithet of Balarāma.

2) a spy, an emissary.

Guptacara is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms gupta and cara (चर).

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

Guptacara (गुप्तचर).—mfn.

(-raḥ-rī-raṃ) Who or what goes secretly. m.

(-raḥ) A name of Balarama. E. gupta and cara who goes, or caraṭ aff.

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

Guptacara (गुप्तचर):—[=gupta-cara] [from gupta > gup] m. ‘going secretly’, Bala-rāma, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

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

Guptacara (गुप्तचर):—[gupta-cara] (raḥ) 1. m. A name of Balarāma. a. Going secretly.

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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

Guptacara (गुप्तचर) [Also spelled guptchar]:—(nm) detective, spy; ~[caryā] espionage.

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Kannada-English dictionary

[«previous next»] — Guptacara in Kannada glossary
Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Guptacara (ಗುಪ್ತಚರ):—[noun] = ಗುಪ್ತಚಾರ [guptacara].

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Guptacāra (ಗುಪ್ತಚಾರ):—[noun] a spy a) a man who keeps close and secret watch on another or others; b) a man employed by a government to get secret information about or monitor the affairs, plans, armed forces, etc. of another government; c) a man employed by a company, as in industry or commerce, to discover the business secrets of another company.

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Kannada is a Dravidian language (as opposed to the Indo-European language family) mainly spoken in the southwestern region of India.

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