Harika, aka: Hārika, Hārikā; 5 Definition(s)


Harika means something in Buddhism, Pali, Hinduism, Sanskrit, Marathi. 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.

In Buddhism

Theravada (major branch of Buddhism)

A bandit of Rajagaha. After death he was born as a peta with a headless trunk, and was seen by Moggallana. His mouth and his eyes were on his chest. v.l. Harita. S.ii.260.

Source: Pali Kanon: Pali Proper Names
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Theravāda is a major branch of Buddhism having the the Pali canon (tipitaka) as their canonical literature, which includes the vinaya-pitaka (monastic rules), the sutta-pitaka (Buddhist sermons) and the abhidhamma-pitaka (philosophy and psychology).

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Languages of India and abroad

Pali-English dictionary

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hārikā : (f.) carrying; removing.

Source: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary

Hārika, (adj.) (fr. hāra) carrying D.II, 348. (Page 731)

Source: Sutta: The Pali Text Society's Pali-English Dictionary
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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.

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Marathi-English dictionary

harīka (हरीक).—m A grain, Paspalum frumentaceum.

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harīka (हरीक) [or हरीख, harīkha].—m (Corr. from harṣa S) Joy, delight, gladness.

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary
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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-English dictionary

Harika (हरिक).—[hari-saṃjñayāṃ kan]

1) A horse of a yellowish or tawny colour.

2) A thief.

3) A gambler (with dice).

Derivable forms: harikaḥ (हरिकः).

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary
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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. 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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Search found 21 related definition(s) that might help you understand this better. Below you will find the 15 most relevant articles:

Majara Harika
mājarā harīka (माजरा हरीक).—sometimes mājaṛyā harīka m Black-skinned variety of harīka. Opp. to...
Gandhahārikā (गन्धहारिका).—a female servant whose business is to prepare perfumes; cf. गन्धकारि...
Kuṭahārikā (कुटहारिका).—a female servant, Hch.Kuṭahārikā is a Sanskrit compound consisting of t...
Taṇḍula (तण्डुल).—[taṇḍ ulac] Grain after threshing, unhusking and winnowing; (especially rice)...
Haraka (हरक).—1) A stealer, thief.2) A rogue.3) A divisor.4) Name of Śiva.5) A long flexible sw...
harakyāṇa (हरक्याण).—n The straw of the grain harīka.
ghumaṇēṃ (घुमणें).—v i To resound. ring, fill the air- a loud and deep sound. To swell and heav...
harakēṇa (हरकेण).—n The straw of the grain harīka.
mājara (माजर).—c māñjarūṃ n A cat.--- OR --- mājarā (माजरा).—n Narcotic. Puffed up.
kēṇḍa (केंड).—n Hollow grains of harīka. m A kind of fish.
gōḍavā (गोडवा).—a Sweet. (Used of water) Fresh-opp. to salt or brackish. (Of a tree or plant) W...
vāghamāṛyā (वाघमाऱ्या).—a A term for a daring, dauntless fellow.
harakyēṇa (हरक्येण).—n C (harīka & tṛṇa) The straw or culms of the grain harīka.
nivaḷaṇēṃ (निवळणें).—v i To become clear. To become cool, calm. To become sober, staid. To sett...
ghumarā (घुमरा).—a Having the quality of affecting with slight intoxication or nausea.

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