Sahasrakara, Sahasrākāra, Sahasra-kara, Sahasra-akara: 6 definitions


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In Hinduism

Shaktism (Shakta philosophy)

[«previous next»] — Sahasrakara in Shaktism glossary
Source: Google Books: Manthanabhairavatantram

Sahasrākāra (सहस्राकार) refers to “that which has a thousands of forms”, according to the Manthānabhairavatantra, a vast sprawling work that belongs to a corpus of Tantric texts concerned with the worship of the goddess Kubjikā.—Accordingly, “O Śambhu, the liberating Dhruvā of the Western House which, by virtue of (its) vitality (ojas) has thousands of forms [i.e., sahasrākāra], is an aggregate (of energies) in the form of a ball (golaka). It is located in the middle between the anus and the genital organs, within the bud (golaka) of the Kadamba”.

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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

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

Sahasrakara (सहस्रकर).—m. the sun; तदण्डमभवद्धैमं सहस्रांशुसमप्रभम् (tadaṇḍamabhavaddhaimaṃ sahasrāṃśusamaprabham) Manusmṛti 1.9; तं चेत् सहस्रकिरणो धुरि नाकरिष्यत् (taṃ cet sahasrakiraṇo dhuri nākariṣyat) Ś.7.4; पुनः सहस्रार्चिषि संनिधत्ते (punaḥ sahasrārciṣi saṃnidhatte) R.13.44; धाम्नाति- शाययति धाम सहस्रधाम्नः (dhāmnāti- śāyayati dhāma sahasradhāmnaḥ) Mu.3.17; सहस्ररश्मेरिव यस्य दर्शनम् (sahasraraśmeriva yasya darśanam) Śiśupālavadha 1.53.

Sahasrakara is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms sahasra and kara (कर). See also (synonyms): sahasrāṃśu, sahasrārcis, sahasrakiraṇa, sahasradīdhiti, sahasradhāman, sahasrapāda, sahasramarīci, sahasraraśmi.

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

Sahasrakara (सहस्रकर).—[masculine] the sun (thousand-rayed).

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

Sahasrakara (सहस्रकर):—[=sahasra-kara] [from sahasra] m. ‘thousand-rayed’, the sun, [Varāha-mihira’s Yogayātrā; Kathāsaritsāgara]

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Sahasrakara 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

[«previous next»] — Sahasrakara in Kannada glossary
Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Sahasrakara (ಸಹಸ್ರಕರ):—

1) [noun] the sun, from whom emanates innumerable rays.

2) [noun] he (as Viṣṇu) who has innumerable hands.

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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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