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Samara, 3 Definition(s)


Samara means something in Buddhism, Pali, Hinduism, Sanskrit. Check out some of the following descriptions and leave a comment if you want to add your own contribution to this article.

In Hinduism


1a) Samara (समर).—A son of Kāvya; had three sons.*

  • * Matsya-purāṇa 49. 54.

1b) One of the lineal descendants of Nīpa; capital Kampilya.*

  • * Vāyu-purāṇa 99. 176.

1c) A son of Nīla and lord of Kāmpilya; father of three sons, Pāra and two others.*

  • * Viṣṇu-purāṇa IV. 19. 40-1.
Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index

about this context:

The Purāṇas (पुराण, purana) refers to Sanskrit literature preserving ancient India’s vast cultural history, including historical legends, religious ceremonies, various arts and sciences. The eighteen mahāpurāṇas total over 400,000 ślokas (metrical couplets) and date to at least several centuries BCE.

In Buddhism


Samara, (sa+mara) battle Dāvs. IV, 1 (Page 684)

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

samara : (nt.) battle.

Source: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary

about this context:

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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