Sainhikeya, Saiṅhikeya, Saimhikeya, Saiṃhikeya: 11 definitions


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In Hinduism

Jyotisha (astronomy and astrology)

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Source: Wisdom Library: Brihat Samhita by Varahamihira

Saiṃhikeya (सैंहिकेय) refers to “one that is the son of Siṃhikā” and is used to describe Rāhu, according to the Bṛhatsaṃhitā (chapter 5), an encyclopedic Sanskrit work written by Varāhamihira mainly focusing on the science of ancient Indian astronomy astronomy (Jyotiṣa).—Accordingly, “Some say that Rāhu, the asura, though his head was cut, dies not but lives in the shape of a planet having tasted of ambrosia. That he has a disc like the sun and moon and as that disc is black it is invisible when in the sky except on the occasion of eclipses in virtue of a boon from Brahmā. Others say that he resembles a serpent in shape with his head severed from his tail; a few that he is bodiless, that he is mere darkness and that he is the son of Siṃhikā [i.e., saiṃhikeya]. [...]”.

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Jyotisha (ज्योतिष, jyotiṣa or jyotish) refers to ‘astronomy’ or “Vedic astrology” and represents the fifth of the six Vedangas (additional sciences to be studied along with the Vedas). Jyotisha concerns itself with the study and prediction of the movements of celestial bodies, in order to calculate the auspicious time for rituals and ceremonies.

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Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

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Source: Puranic Encyclopedia

Saiṃhikeya (सैंहिकेय).—The Asuras (Demons) who were the sons of Siṃhikā. Two sons named Hiraṇyākṣa and Hiraṇyakaśipu and a daughter named Siṃhikā were born to Prajāpati Kaśyapa by his wife Diti. Siṃhikā was given in marriage to Vipracitti. The sons of this couple were known by the name Saiṃhikeyas. Rāhu was the first of the Saiṃhikeyas. (Agni Purāṇa. Chapter 19). For further details see under Rāhu.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index

1a) Saiṃhikeya (सैंहिकेय).—Is Rāhu who got a slap with the spoon of Mohinī.*

  • * Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa IV. 10. 19.

1b) The fourteen sons of (Asura) Simhikā and Vipracitti; however only 13 names are given; they had their own sons and grandsons forming groups in thousands (hundreds, Vāyu-purāṇa); vanquished by Bhārgava, son of Jamadagni;1 city of, in the northern slopes of Maryāda hill.2

  • 1) Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa III. 6. 18-22; Matsya-purāṇa 6. 25; 249. 51, 67; Vāyu-purāṇa 68. 17-22.
  • 2) Ib. 40. 11.
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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)

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Source: Wisdom Library: Hinduism

Saiṅhikeya (सैंहिकेय):—Son of Siṅhikā. His body was severed from the head or Rahu by Viṣṇu at the curning of the ocean, but was rendered immortal by having tasted the Amṛta. (see Ṛg-veda 1.166)

Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit dictionary

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

Saiṃhikeya (सैंहिकेय).—A metronymic of Rāhu, q. v.

Derivable forms: saiṃhikeyaḥ (सैंहिकेयः).

See also (synonyms): saiṃhika.

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

Saiṃhikeya (सैंहिकेय).—m.

(-yaḥ) A metronymic of Rahu, the personified ascending node. E. siṃhikā the reputed mother of this being, ḍhan aff.

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

Saiṃhikeya (सैंहिकेय).—i. e. siṃhikā + eya, metronym., m. Rāhu.

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

1) Saiṃhikeya (सैंहिकेय):—[from saiṃha] mfn. descended from Siṃhikā, [Harivaṃśa]

2) [v.s. ...] m. a child of S° (also [plural]; applied to a class of Dānavas), [ib.]

3) [v.s. ...] metr. of Rāhu (cf. [preceding]), [Kāvya literature; Varāha-mihira’s Bṛhat-saṃhitā; Bhāgavata-purāṇa]

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

Saiṃhikeya (सैंहिकेय):—(yaḥ) 1. m. Rāhu.

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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»] — Sainhikeya in Kannada glossary
Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Saiṃhikēya (ಸೈಂಹಿಕೇಯ):—[noun] (astrol.) the planet Rāhu.

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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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