Palika, Pālikā: 11 definitions

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Palika means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, the history of ancient India. 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

Shaktism (Shakta philosophy)

Source: Google Books: Manthanabhairavatantram

Pālikā (पालिका) refers to a “guardian (of the forest)”, according to the Śrīmatottara-tantra, an expansion of the Kubjikāmatatantra: the earliest popular and most authoritative Tantra of the Kubjikā cult.—Accordingly, “[...] Then Pārvatī reached the Western Himagahvara. There was a guardian of the forest (vanapālikā) there called Ratnāvatyā. [...] The goddess who was the guardian of the forest bowed her head to the goddess surrounded by the host of female skyfarers. Her face charming, the goddess said to the guardian (pālikā) (of the forest)”.

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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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India history and geography

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Indian Epigraphical Glossary

Palikā or Pālikā.—(EI 1, 11), same as pālī; a measure of capa- city; measure of capacity for liquids (Ep. Ind., Vol. XV, p. 309). Note: palikā is defined in the “Indian epigraphical glossary” as it can be found on ancient inscriptions commonly written in Sanskrit, Prakrit or Dravidian languages.

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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.

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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Palika (पलिक).—a. Weighing a पल (pala).

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Pālikā (पालिका).—

1) The tip of the ear.

2) The sharp edge of a sword or of any cutting instrument.

3) A butterknife; Rām.1.73.21.

4) A pot or boiler.

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

Pālika (पालिक).—m. (= Sanskrit pālaka; perhaps to Sanskrit pālin plus -ka), protector: °ka vardhika (q.v.) sarvaguṇānām Śikṣāsamuccaya 2.18 (verse).

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

Pālikā (पालिका).—f.

(-kā) 1. The sharp edge of a cutting instrument. 2. A sort of ladle or knife for skimming milk, curds, &c. 3. The lobe of the ear. E. pālī as above, with kan added; see also pālaka.

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

Palika (पलिक).—[-palika], i. e. -pala + ika, latter part of comp. adj. preceded by numerals, Weighing (so many) palas, [Yājñavalkya, (ed. Stenzler.)] 2, 105.

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

1) Palika (पलिक):—[from pala] mf(ā)n. weighing a Pala, [Caraka; Hemādri’s Caturvarga-cintāmaṇi]

2) [v.s. ...] (ifc. after a numeral) weighing so many P°, [Yājñavalkya; Suśruta etc.]

3) Pālikā (पालिका):—[from pāli] f. (cf. under pāla) the tip of the ear, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

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

5) [v.s. ...] a pot or boiler, [Hemacandra’s Pariśiṣṭaparvan]

6) [v.s. ...] a cheese or butter knife, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

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

Pālikā (पालिका):—(kā) 1. f. A sharp edge of any instrument; a ladle for skimming milk; lobe of the ear.

[Sanskrit to German]

Palika 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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Kannada-English dictionary

Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Paḷika (ಪಳಿಕ):—

1) [noun] transparent, colourless or slightly tinged quartz; a crystal.

2) [noun] something resembling crystal in transparency, colourlessness and clarity.

3) [noun] a solidified form of a substance in which the atoms or molecules are arranged in a definite pattern that is repeated regularly in three dimensions.

4) [noun] the plant Barleria cristata of Acanthaceae family; purple nail dye plant.

5) [noun] its flower.

6) [noun] the plant Rhinacanthus nasuta ( = R. communis) of Acanthaceae family.

7) [noun] a camphor crystal.

8) [noun] a glow of reflected light; a lustre.

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Kannada is a Dravidian language (as opposed to the Indo-European language family) mainly spoken in the southwestern region of India.

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