Sakshatkara, Sākṣātkāra, Sakshat-kara: 10 definitions


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The Sanskrit term Sākṣātkāra can be transliterated into English as Saksatkara or Sakshatkara, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Shaivism (Shaiva philosophy)

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Source: Brill: Śaivism and the Tantric Traditions (philosophy)

Sākṣātkāra (साक्षात्कार) refers to “immediate perception”, according to the Īśvarapratyabhijñāvivṛtivimarśinī 1.93.—Accordingly, “Even though for a [follower of] Sāṅkhya, the twenty-five principles are manifest [as the universe], to begin with, experience, that is, immediate perception (sākṣātkāra-rūpa), consists in nothing but this: the sole five elements and consciousness—and nothing more. This is why for the master [Bhartṛhari], the universe is [entirely] explained as soon as the six elements are explained—it is with this intention that he has undertaken their Examination (Samīkṣā). [...]”.

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Shaiva (शैव, śaiva) or Shaivism (śaivism) represents a tradition of Hinduism worshiping Shiva as the supreme being. Closely related to Shaktism, Shaiva literature includes a range of scriptures, including Tantras, while the root of this tradition may be traced back to the ancient Vedas.

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Marathi-English dictionary

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Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

sākṣātkāra (साक्षात्कार).—m (S) Experiencing, proving, verifying; establishing (as true, just, actual) in one's own person or observation. v kara, karūna pāha, ghē. 2 Perception or apprehension of a god in a vision. v hō, dākhava.

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

sākṣātkāra (साक्षात्कार).—m Experiencing; perception of a god in a vision.

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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

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Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Sākṣātkāra (साक्षात्कार).—perception, apprehension, knowledge.

Derivable forms: sākṣātkāraḥ (साक्षात्कारः).

Sākṣātkāra is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms sākṣāt and kāra (कार).

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

Sākṣātkāra (साक्षात्कार).—m.

(-raḥ) 1. Causing to be visibly present. 2. Making evident to the senses. 3. Actual feeling.

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

Sākṣātkāra (साक्षात्कार).—[sākṣāt-kāra], m. Perception, [Vedāntasāra, (in my Chrestomathy.)] in Chr. 215, 24; Bhāṣāp. 84.

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

Sākṣātkāra (साक्षात्कार).—[masculine] [abstract] to [preceding] [with] kṛ.

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

1) Sākṣātkara (साक्षात्कर):—[=sākṣāt-kara] [from sākṣāt > sākṣa] mfn. putting before the eyes, making evident to the senses, [Catalogue(s)]

2) Sākṣātkāra (साक्षात्कार):—[=sākṣāt-kāra] [from sākṣāt > sākṣa] m. evident or intuitive perception, realization (-tā f.), [Vedāntasāra; Sarvadarśana-saṃgraha]

3) [v.s. ...] the experiencing a result of or reward for ([genitive case]), [Bhāgavata-purāṇa]

[Sanskrit to German]

Sakshatkara 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

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Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Sākṣātkāra (ಸಾಕ್ಷಾತ್ಕಾರ):—

1) [noun] the act of becoming seen in a physical form.

2) [noun] a realisation of an esoteric truth.

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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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