Parikshi, Parīkṣi, Parikṣi: 6 definitions


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The Sanskrit terms Parīkṣi and Parikṣi can be transliterated into English as Pariksi or Parikshi, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

[«previous next»] — Parikshi in Purana glossary
Source: Wisdom Library: Bhagavata Purana

Parīkṣi (परीक्षि):—One of the four sons of Kuru (son of Saṃvaraṇa and his wife Tapatī) who was king of Kurukṣetra. He had no sons. (see Bhāgavata Purāṇa 9.22.4-5, 9.22.9)

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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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Shaktism (Shakta philosophy)

Source: Google Books: Manthanabhairavatantram

Parikṣi (परिक्षि) refers to “having ceased”, according to the Ciñcinīmatasārasamuccaya verse 7.233cd-236.— Accordingly, “One is established in the sequence of the worship of Kālī that consists of the forceful attainment of the foundation of consciousness, when grasping and rejecting, brought about by the distinction between taking up and abandoning, has ceased (parikṣityāgagrahaparikṣaye). (Such a one) who knows reality lights up the Sun of Consciousness (even as) he looks (at it). [...]”.

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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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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Parikṣi (परिक्षि).—5, 9 P.

1) To decay, wane.

2) To be emaciated or lean.

3) To destroy, put an end to.

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

Parikṣi (परिक्षि).—dwell about ([accusative]).

Parikṣi is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms pari and kṣi (क्षि).

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Parikṣi (परिक्षि).—destroy; [Passive] suffer loss, become poor. —pra, sam A. & [Passive] = [Simple] — Cf. parikṣīṇa, pra/kṣīṇa.

Parikṣi is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms pari and kṣi (क्षि).

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

1) Parikṣi (परिक्षि):—[=pari-kṣi] a. pari-√4. kṣi [Parasmaipada] -kṣiṇoti, to destroy, [Bhāgavata-purāṇa] :

—[Passive voice] -kṣīyate, to waste away, decay, become exhausted, [Hitopadeśa]

2) [=pari-kṣi] b. pari-√2. kṣi [Parasmaipada] -kṣeti, to dwell around (with [accusative]), [Aitareya-brāhmaṇa vi, 32.]

3) [v.s. ...] c m. [varia lectio] for next, [Viṣṇu-purāṇa]

4) Pārikṣi (पारिक्षि):—[=pāri-kṣi] [from pāri] (1) m. Name of a man, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

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Parikshi 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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