Samalamkrita, Sam-alankrita, Samalaṃkṛta, Samalaṅkṛta, Sam-alamkrita, Samalankrita: 4 definitions


Samalamkrita means something in Buddhism, Pali, Hinduism, Sanskrit, 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.

The Sanskrit terms Samalaṃkṛta and Samalaṅkṛta can be transliterated into English as Samalamkrta or Samalamkrita or Samalankrta or Samalankrita, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Buddhism

Mahayana (major branch of Buddhism)

[«previous next»] — Samalamkrita in Mahayana glossary
Source: A Study and Translation of the Gaganagañjaparipṛcchā

Samalaṃkṛta (समलंकृत) refers to “well adorned” (i.e., ‘one whose eloquence is well adorned’), according to the Gaganagañjaparipṛcchā: the eighth chapter of the Mahāsaṃnipāta (a collection of Mahāyāna Buddhist Sūtras).—Accordingly, “Then, they [the twenty-four types of pratibhāna—‘eloquence’] are accomplished by means of the following twenty-four preparations (parikarma). What are the twenty-four? [...] (4) he becomes one who has uninterrupted eloquence since he is not attached to anything in particular; (5) he becomes one who has the eloquence of good explanation since he is the absence of slanderous speech; (6) he becomes one who has profound eloquence since he understands the dependent origination; (7) he becomes one who has eloquence in diversity since he accumulates [the merit] of various kinds of giving; (8) he becomes one whose eloquence is well adorned (samalaṃkṛta) since he gives even his beautifully adorned wife; [...]”.

Source: De Gruyter: A Buddhist Ritual Manual on Agriculture

Samalaṃkṛta (समलंकृत) refers to “being embellished with (various jewels and gems)”, according to the Vajratuṇḍasamayakalparāja, an ancient Buddhist ritual manual on agriculture from the 5th-century (or earlier), containing various instructions for the Sangha to provide agriculture-related services to laypeople including rain-making, weather control and crop protection.—Accordingly, “Now the Bhagavān was residing in the abode of Brahmā. [...] All gathered with a great retinue. Vajrapāṇi, the Lord of the Yakṣas, assembled with ten million Yakṣas. Vajradhara, embellished with (samalaṃkṛta) various jewels and gems, with a retinue of a hundred thousand Vidyādharas. [...]”.

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Mahayana (महायान, mahāyāna) is a major branch of Buddhism focusing on the path of a Bodhisattva (spiritual aspirants/ enlightened beings). Extant literature is vast and primarely composed in the Sanskrit language. There are many sūtras of which some of the earliest are the various Prajñāpāramitā sūtras.

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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit dictionary

[«previous next»] — Samalamkrita in Sanskrit glossary
Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Samalaṃkṛta (समलंकृत):—[=sam-alaṃkṛta] [from samalaṃ-kṛ] mfn. highly decorated, well adorned, [ib.]

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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»] — Samalamkrita in Hindi glossary
Source: DDSA: A practical Hindi-English dictionary

Samalaṃkṛta (समलंकृत):—(a) well-decorated, fully adorned, embellished.

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