Phanakara, Phaṇakara, Phaṇākāra, Phaṇākara, Phana-kara: 7 definitions


Phanakara 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

Sports, Arts and Entertainment (wordly enjoyments)

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Source: Syainika Sastra of Rudradeva with English Translation (art)

Phaṇākāra (फणाकार) refers to “that which resembles the hood (of a snake)”, according to the Śyainika-śāstra: a Sanskrit treatise dealing with the divisions and benefits of Hunting and Hawking, written by Rājā Rudradeva (or Candradeva) in possibly the 13th century.—Accordingly, [while discussing the yellow-eyed division of hawks]: “Of these birds, if the head is like the hood of a snake (phaṇi-phaṇākāra), and if the neck is long, the wings wide and the chest broad, it is the best of its kind”.

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This section covers the skills and profiencies of the Kalas (“performing arts”) and Shastras (“sciences”) involving ancient Indian traditions of sports, games, arts, entertainment, love-making and other means of wordly enjoyments. Traditionally these topics were dealt with in Sanskrit treatises explaing the philosophy and the justification of enjoying the pleasures of the senses.

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Sanskrit dictionary

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

Phaṇakara (फणकर) or Phaṇākara (फणाकर).—a serpent.

Derivable forms: phaṇakaraḥ (फणकरः), phaṇākaraḥ (फणाकरः).

Phaṇakara is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms phaṇa and kara (कर).

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

Phaṇakara (फणकर).—m.

(-raḥ) A snake, especially the Cobra de capello, or Coluber naja. E. phal the hood, and kara who makes; also phaṇākara .

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Phaṇākara (फणाकर).—m.

(-raḥ) A snake: see phaṇakara.

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

1) Phaṇakara (फणकर):—[=phaṇa-kara] [from phaṇa > phaṇ] m. a serpent, snake ([especially] the Coluber Nāga), [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

2) Phaṇākara (फणाकर):—[=phaṇā-kara] [from phaṇā > phaṇ] m. = ṇa-kara, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

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

1) Phaṇakara (फणकर):—[phaṇa-kara] (raḥ) 1. m. A snake, cobra.

2) Phaṇākara (फणाकर):—[phaṇā-kara] (raḥ) 1. m. Idem.

[Sanskrit to German]

Phanakara 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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