Karaviraka, Karavīraka, Kara-viraka: 8 definitions

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Karaviraka 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

Ayurveda (science of life)

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Source: gurumukhi.ru: Ayurveda glossary of terms

Karavīraka (करवीरक):—Nerium odorum and Thevetia nerifolia, both are varieties of karveer plant, which is mentioned in poisonous plants having poison in its roots (all parts are poisonous as per toxicology).

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Āyurveda (आयुर्वेद, ayurveda) is a branch of Indian science dealing with medicine, herbalism, taxology, anatomy, surgery, alchemy and related topics. Traditional practice of Āyurveda in ancient India dates back to at least the first millenium BC. Literature is commonly written in Sanskrit using various poetic metres.

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Shaktism (Shakta philosophy)

[«previous next»] — Karaviraka in Shaktism glossary
Source: Google Books: Manthanabhairavatantram

Karavīraka (करवीरक) or Karavīra is the name of a cremation ground, according to the Devīpañcaśatikā verse 1.3.—Accordingly, “The cremation ground of the venerable Northern Seat is Karavīraka which is worshipped by Śiva, the Supreme Self. [...] The terrible Bhairavī, present in the gross and the subtle, resides there accompanied by the mistresses of the sacred seat and surrounded by the Siddhas”.

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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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Sanskrit dictionary

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

Karavīraka (करवीरक).—

1) a sword or scimitar.

2) a cemetery.

3) Name of a town in the S. M. country.

4) a kind of tree. (Mar. kaṇhera, arjunasādaḍā); Rām.5.2.1. Māna.18.242.3.

- red arsenic. (-) 1 a woman who has borne a son, a mother.

Derivable forms: karavīrakaḥ (करवीरकः).

Karavīraka is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms kara and vīraka (वीरक). See also (synonyms): karavīra.

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

Karavīraka (करवीरक).—m.

(-kaḥ) 1. A sword. 2. A poison, the poisonous root of the Oleander. 3. A tree, (Pentaptera arjuna.) E. kan added to the preceding.

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

1) Karavīraka (करवीरक):—[=kara-vīraka] [from kara] m. the poisonous root of Oleander, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

2) [v.s. ...] Terminalia Arjuna, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

3) [v.s. ...] a sword, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

4) [v.s. ...] a cemetery, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

5) [v.s. ...] a particular part of the face, [Varāha-mihira’s Bṛhat-saṃhitā]

6) [v.s. ...] Name of a Nāga, [Harivaṃśa]

7) Karavīrakā (करवीरका):—[=kara-vīrakā] [from kara-vīraka > kara] f. red arsenic, [Nighaṇṭuprakāśa]

8) Karavīraka (करवीरक):—[=kara-vīraka] [from kara] n. the flower of Oleander, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

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

Karavīraka (करवीरक):—(kaḥ) 1. m. A sword.

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