Kashmiraka, Kāśmīraka: 6 definitions

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Kashmiraka 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.

The Sanskrit term Kāśmīraka can be transliterated into English as Kasmiraka or Kashmiraka, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Jyotisha (astronomy and astrology)

[«previous next»] — Kashmiraka in Jyotisha glossary
Source: Wisdom Library: Brihat Samhita by Varahamihira

Kāśmīraka (काश्मीरक) or Kāśmīra refers to an ancient kingdom or tribe of people, according to the Bṛhatsaṃhitā (chapter 5), an encyclopedic Sanskrit work written by Varāhamihira mainly focusing on the science of ancient Indian astronomy astronomy (Jyotiṣa).—Accordingly, “If there should be both lunar and solar eclipses in one month, princes will suffer both from dissensions among their own army and from wars. [...] If the eclipses should fall in the lunar month of Mārgaśīrṣa, the people of Kāśmīra [i.e., kāśmīraka], of Audha and of Puṇdra will suffer miseries; quadrupeds will perish, men of the western countries and Somayajīs will suffer calamities; there will be good rain and prosperity and plenty throughout the land”.

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Jyotisha (ज्योतिष, jyotiṣa or jyotish) refers to ‘astronomy’ or “Vedic astrology” and represents the fifth of the six Vedangas (additional sciences to be studied along with the Vedas). Jyotisha concerns itself with the study and prediction of the movements of celestial bodies, in order to calculate the auspicious time for rituals and ceremonies.

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Sanskrit dictionary

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

Kāśmīraka (काश्मीरक).—a. Born or produced in Kaśmīra. काश्मीरकः कविरयं गुणिनं दिदृक्षुः (kāśmīrakaḥ kavirayaṃ guṇinaṃ didṛkṣuḥ) Bil. Ch.11.

See also (synonyms): kāśmīrika.

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

Kāśmīraka (काश्मीरक).—[kāśmīra + ka], adj. Belonging to Cashmere, Mahābhārata 2, 1025 (the inhabitants); 2, 1271 (the king).

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

1) Kāśmīraka (काश्मीरक):—[from kāśmīra] mfn. ([gana] kacchādi) born or produced in Kaśmīra, relating to Kaśmīra, [Mahābhārata; Rājataraṅgiṇī]

2) [v.s. ...] m. a prince of Kaśmīra, [Varāha-mihira’s Bṛhat-saṃhitā]

3) [v.s. ...] m. [plural] the inhabitants of Kaśmīra, [Mahābhārata iii, 1991]

[Sanskrit to German]

Kashmiraka 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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