Samarcana: 8 definitions



Samarcana means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit. 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.

Alternative spellings of this word include Samarchana.

In Hinduism

Shaivism (Shaiva philosophy)

[«previous next»] — Samarcana in Shaivism glossary
Source: Sardhatrisatikalottaragama

Samarcana (समर्चन) refers to “worship” which is prescribed as one of the operations/ preliminary ceremonies related to the kuṇḍa (“fire-pit”), according to the various Āgamas and related literature. Samarcana is mentioned in the Suprabheda-āgama. The Mataṅgapārameśvara (Kriyā-pāda, chap 4) and Acintyaviśvasādākhya (chapter 14) and the Pūrvakāmika-āgama (chapter 8) mentions Arcana. The Ajita-āgama (Kriyā-pāda, chapter 21) mentions Kuṇḍārcana.

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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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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit dictionary

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

Samarcana (समर्चन).—Worshipping, honouring, adoration.

Derivable forms: samarcanam (समर्चनम्).

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

Samarcana (समर्चन).—n.

(-naṃ) Worshipping, adoration. E. sam before arcc to worship, lyuṭ aff.

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

Samarcana (समर्चन).—[neuter] [feminine] honouring, worshipping.

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

Samarcana (समर्चन):—[=sam-arcana] [from sam-arcaka > sam-arc] n. (or f(ā). ) the act of worshipping, adoration, [Pañcarātra]

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

Samarcana (समर्चन) in the Sanskrit language is related to the Prakrit word: Samaccaṇa.

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Samarcana 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

[«previous next»] — Samarcana in Kannada glossary
Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Samarcana (ಸಮರ್ಚನ):—[noun] = ಸಮರ್ಚನೆ [samarcane].

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Samārcana (ಸಮಾರ್ಚನ):—[noun] he who has worshipped (a deity, saint, teacher, etc.).

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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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