Sahasrarashmi, Sahasraraśmi, Sahasra-rashmi: 8 definitions


Sahasrarashmi means something in Buddhism, Pali, Jainism, Prakrit, 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 Sahasraraśmi can be transliterated into English as Sahasrarasmi or Sahasrarashmi, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Buddhism

Tibetan Buddhism (Vajrayana or tantric Buddhism)

Source: Wisdom Library: Tibetan Buddhism

Sahasraraśmi (सहस्ररश्मि) is the name of Vidyārāja (i.e., “wisdom king”) mentioned as attending the teachings in the 6th century Mañjuśrīmūlakalpa: one of the largest Kriyā Tantras devoted to Mañjuśrī (the Bodhisattva of wisdom) representing an encyclopedia of knowledge primarily concerned with ritualistic elements in Buddhism. The teachings in this text originate from Mañjuśrī and were taught to and by Buddha Śākyamuni in the presence of a large audience (including Sahasraraśmi).

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Tibetan Buddhism includes schools such as Nyingma, Kadampa, Kagyu and Gelug. Their primary canon of literature is divided in two broad categories: The Kangyur, which consists of Buddha’s words, and the Tengyur, which includes commentaries from various sources. Esotericism and tantra techniques (vajrayāna) are collected indepently.

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In Jainism

General definition (in Jainism)

[«previous next»] — Sahasrarashmi in Jainism glossary
Source: Trisastisalakapurusacaritra

Sahasraraśmi (सहस्ररश्मि) (or Sahasrakiraṇa) refers to one of the fifty-thousand sons of Amitatejas, according to chapter 5.1 [śāntinātha-caritra] of Hemacandra’s 11th century Triṣaṣṭiśalākāpuruṣacaritra: an ancient Sanskrit epic poem narrating the history and legends of sixty-three illustrious persons in Jainism.

Accordingly:—“Then Arkakīrti’s son (i.e., Amitatejas) himself gave Śrīvijaya the vidyā obstructing weapons, capturing, and also releasing. He, causing death to enemies, sent fifty thousand of his sons: Raśmivega, Amitavega, Ravivega, Arkakīrti, Bhānuvega, Ādityayaśas, Bhānu, Citraratha, Arkaprabha, Arkaratha, Ravitejas, Prabhākara, Kiraṇavega, Sahasrakiraṇa and others accompanied by an army with the best of heroes, Tripṛṣṭha’s son, to the city Camaracañcā to take Sutārā from Aśanighoṣa at once. [...]”.

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Jainism is an Indian religion of Dharma whose doctrine revolves around harmlessness (ahimsa) towards every living being. The two major branches (Digambara and Svetambara) of Jainism stimulate self-control (or, shramana, ‘self-reliance’) and spiritual development through a path of peace for the soul to progess to the ultimate goal.

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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit dictionary

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

Sahasraraśmi (सहस्ररश्मि).—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.

Sahasraraśmi is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms sahasra and raśmi (रश्मि). See also (synonyms): sahasrāṃśu, sahasrārcis, sahasrakara, sahasrakiraṇa, sahasradīdhiti, sahasradhāman, sahasrapāda, sahasramarīci.

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

Sahasraraśmi (सहस्ररश्मि).—m.

(-śmiḥ) The sun. E. sahasra a thousand, and raśmi a ray.

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

Sahasraraśmi (सहस्ररश्मि).—[masculine] = sahasrakara.

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

1) Sahasraraśmi (सहस्ररश्मि):—[=sahasra-raśmi] [from sahasra] mfn. th°-rayed

2) [v.s. ...] m. the sun, [Maitrī-upaniṣad; Mahābhārata; Kāvya literature; Mārkaṇḍeya-purāṇa]

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

Sahasraraśmi (सहस्ररश्मि):—[sahasra-raśmi] (śmiḥ) 2. m. The sun; Vishnu; a sort of duck.

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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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