Karika, aka: Kārikā, Karikā; 12 Definition(s)
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Natyashastra (theatrics and dramaturgy)
Kārikā (कारिका, “memorial verse”).—When a rule (lit. meaning) is explained (lit. uttered) briefly in a with a minimum (lit. small) number of words, it is called the Memorial Verse (kārikā) which shows the meaning of the rule clearly.Source: archive.org: Natya Shastra
Natyashastra (नाट्यशास्त्र, nāṭyaśāstra) refers to both the ancient Indian tradition (śāstra) of performing arts, (nāṭya, e.g., theatrics, drama, dance, music), as well as the name of a Sanskrit work dealing with these subjects. It also teaches the rules for composing dramatic plays (nataka) and poetic works (kavya).
Vyakarana (Sanskrit grammar)
Kārikā (कारिका).—A verse or a line or lines in metrical form giving the gist of the explanation of a topic; cf. संक्षिप्तसूत्रबह्वर्थसूचकः श्लोकः कारिका (saṃkṣiptasūtrabahvarthasūcakaḥ ślokaḥ kārikā) Padavyavasthāsūtrakārikā of Udayakīrti.Source: Wikisource: A dictionary of Sanskrit grammar
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.
Theravada (major branch of Buddhism)
A grammatical work in Pall, written by the Elder Dhammasenapati at the Ananda vihara in Pagan. A tika on the work is ascribed to the same author. Gv. p.63, 73; Bode, op. cit., 16 and n.1.Source: Pali Kanon: Pali Proper Names
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).
General definition (in Buddhism)
The Karika is a verse commentary on the Upanishad. It falls into four sections:
- Agama Prakarana
- Extinguishing the torch.
1. The first section is a brief systematic exposition of the Upanishadic text, following its distinction of the four states of consciousness. Several of the most important Indian commentators treat the 29 slokas (verses) of the Agama Prakarana as part of the scriptural text of Mandukya Upanishad..
2. The second section moves beyond the text of the Upanishad to establish the unreality of the things experienced in dreams and, by analogy, the things experienced in the waking state.
3. The Advaita section of the Karika presents a clear, positive statement of the Non-Dualist position: Atman/Brahman alone is real, all else is illusion. Gaudapada teaches the AJATA doctrine: the doctrine of NO-BECOMING.
4. The fourth section of the Karika expounds the means of removing the illusion of duality. Essentially this is the ASPARSHA YOGA mentioned in section three.Source: Abhayagiri: General Essay's
India history and geogprahy
Karika.—(Ep. Ind., Vol XIII, p. 119, text line 8), official designation; probably a mistake for Tarika. Note: karika is defined in the “Indian epigraphical glossary” as it can be found on ancient inscriptions commonly written in Sanskrit, Prakrit or Dravidian languages.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Indian Epigraphical Glossary
The history of India traces the identification of countries, villages, towns and other regions of India, as well as royal dynasties, rulers, tribes, local festivities and traditions and regional languages. Ancient India enjoyed religious freedom and encourages the path of Dharma, a concept common to Buddhism, Hinduism, and Jainism.
Languages of India and abroad
kārikā : (f.) a commentary.Source: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary
Kārikā, see kāraka. (Page 210)Source: Sutta: The Pali Text Society's Pali-English Dictionary
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.
kārikā (कारिका).—f S An expository stanza.
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kārīka (कारीक).—a R (kāra) Prepared or wrought with manure.Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary
kārikā (कारिका).—f An expository stanza.Source: DDSA: The Aryabhusan school dictionary, Marathi-English
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.
Karikā (करिका).—Scratching, a wound caused by a fingernail. 'दिग्दष्टे वर्तुलाकारे करिका नखरेखिका (digdaṣṭe vartulākāre karikā nakharekhikā)' इति वैजयन्ती (iti vaijayantī); Śi.4.29.
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1) A female dancer.
2) A business, or trade
3) A memorial verse, or a collection of such verses, on grammatical, philosophical, or scientific subjects, e. g. Bhattojī Dīkṣita's Kārikās on grammar; called वैयाकरणसिद्धान्तकारिका (vaiyākaraṇasiddhāntakārikā); सांख्यकारिका (sāṃkhyakārikā).
4) Torment, torture.
5) Interest.Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary
Kārika (कारिक).—(-kārika), adj. (= Sanskrit kālika; compare 2 kāra), ifc., belonging to a…time: LV 40.11 (prose) nānāpuṣpaphalavṛkṣā nānar- tukārikās (only one inferior ms. °kālikās),…trees belonging to the time of various seasons, or to various seasons and times.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Edgerton Buddhist Hybrid Sanskrit Dictionary
(-kā) 1. An actress, a dancing woman. 2. Action, agency. 3. Comment, gloss. 4. An art, a profession. 5. Sharp pain, 6. Interest at any stipulated rate. E. kṛñ to do, and vun affix, fem. termination ṭāp and i substituted for the penultimate vowel.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary
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 41 books and stories containing Karika, Kārikā, Karikā, Kārīka, Kārika; (plurals include: Karikas, Kārikās, Karikās, Kārīkas, Kārikas). You can also click to the full overview containing English textual excerpts. Below are direct links for the most relevant articles:
Mandukya Karika, introduction < [Chapter I - Agama Prakarana (Scripture)]
Mandukya Karika, verse 1.6 < [Chapter I - Agama Prakarana (Scripture)]
Mandukya Karika, verse 4.33 < [Chapter IV - Alatashanti Prakarana (Quenching the firebrand)]
A History of Indian Philosophy Volume 1 (by Surendranath Dasgupta)
Part 4 - Vedānta in Gauḍapāda < [Chapter X - The Śaṅkara School Of Vedānta]
Part 5 - Sāṃkhya kārikā, Sāṃkhya sūtra, Vācaspati Miśra and Vijñāna Bhiksu < [Chapter VII - The Kapila and the Pātañjala Sāṃkhya (yoga)]
Part 4 - An Early School of Sāṃkhya < [Chapter VII - The Kapila and the Pātañjala Sāṃkhya (yoga)]
The Tattvasangraha [with commentary] (by Ganganatha Jha)
Verse 304 < [Chapter 7 - Doctrine of the Self (ātman, ‘soul’)]
Verse 7 (statement of the Sāṃkhya Doctrine) < [Chapter 1 - Examination of the Doctrine of Primordial Matter (prakṛti)]
Verse 12 < [Chapter 1 - Examination of the Doctrine of Primordial Matter (prakṛti)]
Maha Prajnaparamita Sastra (by Gelongma Karma Migme Chödrön)
Appendix 8 - The Catuḥśataka (the four hundreds) by Āryadeva < [Chapter XXXVI - The eight recollections (anusmṛti or anussati)]
Conditions note (3): The system in the Madhyamaka < [Part 1 - Understanding the Conditions (pratyaya)]
8. Acquiring the dhyānas < [Part 4 - Questions relating to the dhyānas]
The Sarva-Darsana-Samgraha (by E. B. Cowell)
Preceptors of Advaita (by T. M. P. Mahadevan)