Purushakara, aka: Puruṣakāra, Purusha-kara; 5 Definition(s)

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The Sanskrit term Puruṣakāra can be transliterated into English as Purusakara or Purushakara, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Vyakarana (Sanskrit grammar)

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Puruṣakāra (पुरुषकार).—Name of a commentary on the Sarasvatikaņthābharaņa of Bhoja by Kŗşņalilāśukamuni.

Source: Wikisource: A dictionary of Sanskrit grammar
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Vyakarana (व्याकरण, vyākaraṇa) refers to Sanskrit grammar and represents one of the six additional sciences (vedanga) to be studied along with the Vedas. Vyakarana concerns itself with the rules of Sanskrit grammar and linguistic analysis in order to establish the correct context of words and sentences.

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India history and geogprahy

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Puruṣa-akāra.—(SITI), human form. Note: puruṣa-akāra is defined in the “Indian epigraphical glossary” as it can be found on ancient inscriptions commonly written in Sanskrit, Prakrit or Dravidian languages.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Indian Epigraphical Glossary
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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-English dictionary

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Puruṣakāra (पुरुषकार).—

1) human effort or exertion, manly act, manliness, prowess (opp. daiva); एवं पुरुषकारेण विना दैवं न सिध्यति (evaṃ puruṣakāreṇa vinā daivaṃ na sidhyati) H. Pr.32; दैवे पुरुषकारे च कर्मसिद्धिर्व्यवस्थिता (daive puruṣakāre ca karmasiddhirvyavasthitā) Y.1.349; cf. 'god helps those who help themselves'; अभिमतसिद्धिर- शेषा भवति हि पुरुषस्य पुरुषकारेण (abhimatasiddhira- śeṣā bhavati hi puruṣasya puruṣakāreṇa) Pt.5.3; Ki.5.52.

2) manhood, virility.

3) haughtiness, pride.

Derivable forms: puruṣakāraḥ (पुरुषकारः).

Puruṣakāra is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms puruṣa and kāra (कार).

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Puruṣakāra (पुरुषकार).—m.

(-raḥ) 1. Manly act, virility. 2. Effort, exertion. 3. Any act of a man, manhood. E. puruṣa, and kāra a doing.

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