Jyotika: 5 definitions


Jyotika means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit. 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: archive.org: Puranic Encyclopedia

Jyotika (ज्योतिक).—A famous serpent. This serpent was born to Kaśyapa by his wife Kadrū. (Mahābhārata Ādi Parva, Chapter 35, Stanza 13).

Source: Shodhganga: Kasyapa Samhita—Text on Visha Chikitsa (itihasa)

Jyotika is the name of a Serpent (sarpa) mentioned in the thirty-fifth chapter (verses 4-17) of the Ādiparva of the Mahābhārata.—Accordingly, Sauti, on being implored by Śaunaka to name all the serpents in the course of the sarpa-sattra, tells him that it is humanly impossible to give a complete list because of their sheer multiplicity; but would name the prominent ones in accordance with their significance [e.g., Jyotika].

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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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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit dictionary

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

Jyotika (ज्योतिक).—(1) at end of [bahuvrīhi] [compound] = Sanskrit jyotis, light; ajyotika in garbhagṛhe °ke Mahāvastu ii.444.9 (prose), without light; (2) ? questionable reading in Mahāvastu ii.318.15 (verse), text jyotikāṃ ca (mss. °kaṃ vā, or jyotiṃ ca vā) maṇira- tanāṃ grahetvā; some name of a jewel is concealed here, but jyotika does not seem right; the meter is bad with either ms. reading. Perhaps jyotiṣkaraṃ maṇi°, which improves the meter; Finot, Lap. ind. 138, notes jyotiṣkara as name of a jewel. Or else read jyotīrasaṃ (or °sāṃ = °sān); this is known as name of a jewel in Sanskrit, and in Pali as jotirasa, AMg. joirasa.

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

Jyotika (ज्योतिक):—[from jyut] m. Name of a Nāga, [Mahābhārata i, 1558.]

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Jyotika in German

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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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