Humkara, Huṃkāra, Hum-kara, Hūṃkāra: 7 definitions
Humkara means something in 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.
Shaktism (Shakta philosophy)Source: Shodhganga: Iconographical representations of Śiva (shaktism)
Hūṃkāra (हूंकार) or Hūṃkāratantra refers to one of the twenty-eight Gāruḍatantras, belonging to the Śāktāgama (or Śāktatantra) division of the Āgama tradition. The Śāktāgamas represent the wisdom imparted by Devī to Īśvara and convey the idea that the worship of Śakti is the means to attain liberation. According to the Pratiṣṭhālakṣaṇasamuccaya of Vairocana, the Śāktatantras are divided into to four parts, the Hūṃkāra belonging to the Garuḍa class.
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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Marathi-English dictionarySource: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary
huṃkāra (हुँकार).—m (huṃ or hūṃ Grunt of assent, and kāra Affix.) The uttering of hūṃ (sound intimating consent or acquiescence) in reply to a questioner, or in acknowledgment of approbation or attention to a person relating a story: also the hūṃ so uttered.
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huṃkārā (हुँकारा).—m (hūṃ & kāra Affix.) The uttering, from time to time, of the sound hūṃ by the hearers of a narration, in expression of their clear apprehension, fixed attention &c. v dē.
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
1) uttering the sound 'hum'; पृष्टा पुनः पुनः कान्ता हुंकारैरेव भाषते (pṛṣṭā punaḥ punaḥ kāntā huṃkāraireva bhāṣate).
2) a menacing sound, sound of defiance; क्षतहुंकारशंसिनः (kṣatahuṃkāraśaṃsinaḥ) Ku.2.26; हुंकारेणेव धनुषः स हि विघ्नानपोहति (huṃkāreṇeva dhanuṣaḥ sa hi vighnānapohati) Ś.3.1; R.7.58; Ku.5.54.
3) roaring, bellowing in general.
4) the grunting of a boar.
5) the twang of a bow.
Derivable forms: huṃkāraḥ (हुंकारः).Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Benfey Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Huṃkāra (हुंकार).—i. e. hum (an imitative sound), -kāra, m. 1. Uttering a menacing sound, [Rājataraṅgiṇī] 5, 345. 2. Roaring, bellowing, [Pañcatantra] 162, 25 (of an elephant). 3. Twang (of a bow), [Śākuntala, (ed. Böhtlingk.)] [distich] 52.
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Hūṃkāra (हूंकार).—i. e. hūm-kāra, 1. Uttering the sound hūm, [Devīmāhātmya, (ed. Poley.)] 6, 9; as injury, [Mānavadharmaśāstra] 11, 204. 2. Roaring, [Kathāsaritsāgara, (ed. Brockhaus.)] 4, 24.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Cappeller Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Huṃkāra (हुंकार).—[masculine] the sound hum (v. hum).
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Hūṃkāra (हूंकार).—[masculine] = huṃkṛ & huṃkāra.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary
1) Huṃkāra (हुंकार):—[=huṃ-kāra] a huṃ-kṛta etc. See hum.
2) [=huṃ-kāra] [from huṃ > hum] b m. the sound hum ([especially] expressive of menace or contempt etc.; also applied to the trumpeting of an elephant, to the roaring or grunting etc. of other animals, to the twang of a bow etc.), [Mahābhārata; Rāmāyaṇa] etc.
3) Huṃkārā (हुंकारा):—[=huṃ-kārā] [from huṃ-kāra > huṃ > hum] f. Name of a Yoginī, [Hemādri’s Caturvarga-cintāmaṇi]
4) Hūṃkāra (हूंकार):—[=hūṃ-kāra] hūṃ-kṛti See under hum, [column]2.
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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Chapter 157 - The Greatness of Huṃkārasvāmī < [Section 3 - Revā-khaṇḍa]
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The Padma Purana (by N.A. Deshpande)
Chapter 19 - Śuklatīrtha < [Section 3 - Svarga-khaṇḍa (section on the heavens)]
Chapter 43 - The Boar Gives a Tough Fight to Ikṣvāku < [Section 2 - Bhūmi-khaṇḍa (section on the earth)]
Chapter 38 - The Origin of Ekādaśī and the Killing of Demon Mura < [Section 6 - Uttara-Khaṇḍa (Concluding Section)]
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Chapter 41 - The narrative of Bhārgava Paraśurāma (e) < [Section 3 - Upodghāta-pāda]