Pishacika, Piśācikā: 4 definitions


Pishacika 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 Piśācikā can be transliterated into English as Pisacika or Pishacika, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

Alternative spellings of this word include Pishachika.

In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

[«previous next»] — Pishacika in Purana glossary
Source: Wisdom Library: Varāha-purāṇa

Piśācikā (पिशाचिका).—Name of a river originating from Ṛkṣa, a holy mountain (kulaparvata) in Bhārata, according to the Varāhapurāṇa chapter 85. There are settlements (janapada) where Āryas and Mlecchas dwell who drink water from these rivers.

Bhārata is a region south of Hemādri, once ruled over by Bharata (son of Ṛṣabha), whose ancestral lineage can be traced back to Svāyambhuva Manu, who was created by Brahmā, who was in turn created by Nārāyaṇa, the unknowable all-pervasive primordial being.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index

Piśācikā (पिशाचिका).—A river of the Bhāratavarṣa, from the Ṛkṣa hill.*

  • * Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa II. 16. 30. Vāyu-purāṇa 45. 100.
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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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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit dictionary

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

Piśācikā (पिशाचिका).—

1) A she-demon, a female imp.

2) (At the end of comp.) Devilish or diabolical fondness for a thing; किमनया आयुधपिशाचिकया (kimanayā āyudhapiśācikayā) Mv.3 'devilish fondness for fighting'; (piśācī is used in the same sense; tasya khalviyaṃ yāvajjīvamāyudhapiśācī na hṛdayādapakrāmati B. R.4; or kiyacciramiyamatināṭayiṣyati bhavantamāyudhapiśācī A. R.4).

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

1) Piśācikā (पिशाचिका):—[from piśācaka > piś] f. = piśācī ([especially] ifc.; cf. āśā-, āyudha-, gandha-. etc.)

2) [v.s. ...] Name of a river, [Mārkaṇḍeya-purāṇa]

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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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