Ikara, Ikāra, Īkāra: 3 definitions


Ikara 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.

In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index

1) Ikāra (इकार).—From the third face of the fourteen faced deva came āditya, yajurmaya and yajurveda.*

  • * Vāyu-purāṇa 26. 34.

2) Īkāra (ईकार).—The red coloured Manu from the fourth face of the fourteen-faced deva the originator of kṣatra.*

  • * Vāyu-purāṇa 26. 35.
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The Purana (पुराण, purāṇas) refers to Sanskrit literature preserving ancient India’s vast cultural history, including historical legends, religious ceremonies, various arts and sciences. The eighteen mahapuranas total over 400,000 shlokas (metrical couplets) and date to at least several centuries BCE.

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Vyakarana (Sanskrit grammar)

Source: Wikisource: A dictionary of Sanskrit grammar

Ikāra (इकार).—The letter इ (i) with all its 18 varieties (इ (i) +कार (kāra)).

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Vyakarana (व्याकरण, vyākaraṇa) refers to Sanskrit grammar and represents one of the six additional sciences (vedanga) to be studied along with the Vedas. Vyakarana concerns itself with the rules of Sanskrit grammar and linguistic analysis in order to establish the correct context of words and sentences.

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Languages of India and abroad

Marathi-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

ikāra (इकार).—a vulgar misspelling of vikaṇēṃ &c. Several such occur in notes &c., and for all turn to vi.

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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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