Samakula, Samākula: 15 definitions


Samakula means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Buddhism, Pali, Marathi, Hindi. 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

Shaktism (Shakta philosophy)

Source: Google Books: Manthanabhairavatantram

Samākula (समाकुल) means “full of”, 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 mother of the universe, it resides within (the Wheel of) the Self-supported above the (Wheel of) the Foundation. (There is) a triangular wheel (there) that is very brilliant and full of radiant rays [i.e., sphuradraśmi-samākula]. In the middle of that is a great Drop whose form is that of a Kadamba flower. That (Wheel) is said to be the Yoni that causes the path of emanation to flow”.

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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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Shaivism (Shaiva philosophy)

Source: Brill: Śaivism and the Tantric Traditions

Samākula (समाकुल) refers to “(that forest which is) full of (animals)”, according to the Guhyasūtra chapter 3.—Accordingly, “[...] One may perform the Block-of-Wood Observance in a forest full of (samākīrṇa/samākula) bears, tigers and lions, conquering the urges to sleep and eat, [constantly] reciting. If one takes on the appearance of a woman and sings and dances, adorned with bracelets, with a winnowing fan, ball and plait, one observes the Colourful Observance. With a weapon in hand, full of compassion, if one wanders like a saviour of creatures (?) focussed upon recitation, meditation and worship, one performs the Warrior Observance. [...]”.

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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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Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

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

Samākula (समाकुल) refers to “being covered (with flames)”, according to the Śivapurāṇa 2.4.8 (“The battle between the gods and Asuras”).—Accordingly, as Brahmā narrated to Nārada: “[...] The heroic Asura Tāraka, the slayer of enemies, immediately split the arrows of the gods by his own sharp arrows. The Asura Tāraka then quickly hit Viṣṇu with his spear. On being hit thus, Viṣṇu fell unconscious on the ground. In a trice, Viṣṇu got up and in rage seized his discus that was blazing with flames (jvalat-jvālā-samākula) and he roared like a lion. [...]”.

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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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Languages of India and abroad

Pali-English dictionary

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

samākula : (adj.) filled or covered with; crowded together; strewn with.

Source: Sutta: The Pali Text Society's Pali-English Dictionary

Samākula, (adj.) (saṃ+ākula) 1. filled, crowded B II. 4= J. I, 3; Miln. 331, 342.—2. crowded together Vin. II, 117.—3. confused, jumbled together J. V, 302. (Page 684)

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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

samākuḷa (समाकुळ) [or समाकूळ, samākūḷa].—a (Formed out of sam Together or with, and kula S root To gather or collect. ) All, the whole. Used restrictedly, and mainly with words signifying Community or company--a commonwealth (as a nation or people, a village, an army, a council), or a collected body (as any assembly or meeting, any multitude or host). Hence samākūḷa pāṇḍhara f (also samākūḷa singly, used as s n) The whole village--the villagecommunity from top to bottom; samākuḷa dēśa-prānta -jillā-paragaṇā-kasabā-gāṃva-phāja-sabhā-maṇḍaḷī-pañcā- īta; also samākuḷa-jamāva-jamāta-jathā-samudāya -lōka. Used also distributively with the words denoting the individuals of a body; as samākuḷa asāmyā, samākuḷa śipāī, samākuḷa kārakūna.

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

samākuḷa (समाकुळ).—a All, the whole.

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samākūḷa (समाकूळ).—a All, the whole.

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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

Samākula (समाकुल).—a.

1) Full of, thronged, crowded; चमूं विगाह्य शत्रूणां परशक्तिसमाकुलम् (camūṃ vigāhya śatrūṇāṃ paraśaktisamākulam) Mahābhārata (Bombay) 3.151.16.

2) Greatly agitated, bewildered, confused, flurried; समाकुलेषु धर्मेषु किं तु शेषं भविष्यति (samākuleṣu dharmeṣu kiṃ tu śeṣaṃ bhaviṣyati) Mahābhārata (Bombay) 3.19.3.

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

Samākula (समाकुल).—mfn.

(-laḥ-lā-laṃ) 1. Agitated, bewildered, confused. 2. Crowded, thronged. E. sam, and āṅ before kul to accumulate, ka aff.

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

Samākula (समाकुल).—[adjective] crowded, filled with, abundant in ([instrumental] or —°); disturbed, perplexed, confused.

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

1) Samākula (समाकुल):—[=sam-ākula] mf(ā)n. crowded together, crowded or filled with, full of, abounding in ([instrumental case] or [compound]), [Mahābhārata; Rāmāyaṇa] etc.

2) [v.s. ...] greatly agitated or confounded, troubled, confused, flurried, bewildered by ([compound]), [ib.]

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

Samākula (समाकुल):—[samā+kula] (laḥ-lā-laṃ) a. Bewildered.

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

Samākula (समाकुल) in the Sanskrit language is related to the Prakrit word: Samāula.

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Samakula 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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Hindi dictionary

[«previous next»] — Samakula in Hindi glossary
Source: DDSA: A practical Hindi-English dictionary

Samākula (समाकुल):—(a) very eager; restless; hence ~[] (nf).

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