Sahakara, Sahakāra, Saha-kara: 15 definitions


Sahakara means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Buddhism, Pali, Marathi. 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

Shilpashastra (iconography)

Source: Shodhganga: Elements of Art and Architecture in the Trtiyakhanda of the Visnudharmottarapurana (shilpa)

Sahakāra (सहकार) refers to a “mango tree”, according to the Viṣṇudharmottarapurāṇa, an ancient Sanskrit text which (being encyclopedic in nature) deals with a variety of cultural topics such as arts, architecture, music, grammar and astronomy.—According to the Viṣṇudharmottarapurāṇa, Painting was created by the sage Nārāyaṇa while he was making the picture of the damsel Urvaśī. It is related in this book that extracting the juice from sahakāra i.e., mango tree, the sage Nārāyaṇa created the most beautiful woman in this world. Through the application of Painting, she became the most beautiful damsel. After that the sage Nārāyaṇa gave this knowledge of Painting to Viśvakarmā and thus this art form had received momentum through the ages.

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Shilpashastra (शिल्पशास्त्र, śilpaśāstra) represents the ancient Indian science (shastra) of creative arts (shilpa) such as sculpture, iconography and painting. Closely related to Vastushastra (architecture), they often share the same literature.

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Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

[«previous next»] — Sahakara in Purana glossary
Source: Shiva Purana - English Translation

Sahakāra (सहकार) refers to “Mango trees”, according to the Śivapurāṇa 2.3.18 (“Description of the perturbation caused by Kāma”).—Accordingly, as Brahmā narrated: “After going there, the haughty Kāma, deluded by Śiva’s magic power, stationed himself, after first spreading the enchanting power of Spring all around. [...] The fragrant flowers of Mango [i.e., sahakāra] and Aśoka trees shone heightening feelings of love. The water lilies with bees hovering on them proved to be the causes for the rise of love in the minds of everyone. The sweet cooings of the cuckoos heightened emotions of love. They were exquisite and pleasing to the mind”.

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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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General definition (in Hinduism)

Source: Sanskrit Literature: Mango

Sahakāra (सहकार)—Sanskrit word for the “Mango”. This may be a plain synonym or may denote a different species of mangoes. The sahakāra is also used interchangeably with cūta. The Ṛtusaṃhāra for instance has two verses which describe the cūta and the sahakāra’s very similar effects on travellers and there is no suggestion of a distinction between the two.

Languages of India and abroad

Pali-English dictionary

[«previous next»] — Sahakara in Pali glossary
Source: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary

sahakāra : (m.) a sort of fragrant mango.

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Pali is the language of the Tipiṭaka, which is the sacred canon of Theravāda Buddhism and contains much of the Buddha’s speech. Closeley related to Sanskrit, both languages are used interchangeably between religions.

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Marathi-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

sahakāra (सहकार).—m (S Working or doing with.) Assisting, aiding.

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sahākāra (सहाकार).—& sahākārī Properly sahakāra & sahakārī.

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sāhakāra (साहकार).—& sāhakārī, also sāhākāra &c. Properly sahakāra & sahakārī.

Source: DDSA: The Aryabhusan school dictionary, Marathi-English

sahakāra (सहकार).—m Aiding. sahakārī m An aider.

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Marathi is an Indo-European language having over 70 million native speakers people in (predominantly) Maharashtra India. Marathi, like many other Indo-Aryan languages, evolved from early forms of Prakrit, which itself is a subset of Sanskrit, one of the most ancient languages of the world.

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Sanskrit dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Sahakāra (सहकार).—a. Having the sound ह (ha); सहकारवृते समये सहका रहणस्य के न सस्मार पदम् । सहकारमुपरि कान्तैः सह का रमणी पुरः सकलवर्णमपि (sahakāravṛte samaye sahakā rahaṇasya ke na sasmāra padam | sahakāramupari kāntaiḥ saha kā ramaṇī puraḥ sakalavarṇamapi) || Nalod.2.14.

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Sahakāra (सहकार).—

1) co-operation.

2) a mango tree; क इदानीं सहकारमन्तरेण पल्लवितामतिमुक्तलतां सहेत (ka idānīṃ sahakāramantareṇa pallavitāmatimuktalatāṃ saheta) Ś.3. °भञ्जिका (bhañjikā) a kind of game.

Derivable forms: sahakāraḥ (सहकारः).

Sahakāra is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms saha and kāra (कार).

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

Sahakāra (सहकार).—m.

(-raḥ) 1. A fragrant sort of mango. 2. Co-operation. E. saha with, kṛ to make, aṇ aff.

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

Sahakāra (सहकार).—[sa-ha-kāra]i. e. I., adj. Endowed with the letter ha, i. e. the vocative particle, i. e. calling, [Nalodya, (ed. Benary.)] 2, 14. Ii. 2. saha-kāra, m. A fragrant sort of mango, [Vikramorvaśī, (ed. Bollensen.)] [distich] 25.

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

Sahakāra (सहकार).—[masculine] assistance, cooperation; a kind of Mango, [neuter] its blossom or juice.

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

1) Sahakāra (सहकार):—[=saha-kāra] [from saha] a m. (for sa-hakāra See p. 1195, col. 1) acting with, co-operation, assistance, [Kusumāñjali; Bhāṣāpariccheda [Scholiast or Commentator]]

2) [v.s. ...] a kind of fragrant mango tree, [Mahābhārata; Kāvya literature] etc.

3) [v.s. ...] n. a m° blossom, [Harivaṃśa]

4) [v.s. ...] m° juice, [Varāha-mihira’s Bṛhat-saṃhitā]

5) [=sa-hakāra] [from sa > sahaṃsa-pāta] b mfn. (for saha-k See p. 1193, col. 3) having the sound ha (id est. the sound used in calling), [Nalôd.]

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

Sahakāra (सहकार):—[saha-kāra] (raḥ) 1. m. A fragrant sort of mango.

Source: DDSA: Paia-sadda-mahannavo; a comprehensive Prakrit Hindi dictionary (S)

Sahakāra (सहकार) in the Sanskrit language is related to the Prakrit word: Sāhāra.

[Sanskrit to German]

Sahakara 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

Sahakāra (ಸಹಕಾರ):—

1) [noun] the action of cooperating; a joint effort or operation; co-operation.

2) [noun] association of persons for common benefit; co-operation.

3) [noun] any of various evergreen trees of Anacardiaceae family, esp. Mangifera indica; mango tree.

4) [noun] its edible fruit; mango tree.

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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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