Samharaka, Saṃhāraka: 9 definitions


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Alternative spellings of this word include Sanharak.

In Hinduism

Shaktism (Shakta philosophy)

[«previous next»] — Samharaka in Shaktism glossary
Source: Google Books: Manthanabhairavatantram

Saṃhāraka (संहारक) [=saṃhāra?] refers to “that which destroys”, according to the second ṣaṭka of the Jayadrathayāmala, while explaining the ‘end of the sixteen’ (ṣoḍāśānta).—Accordingly, “I have explained the mother of mantras consisting of seventeen syllables along with (her) letters. [...] She is the abode at the beginning and at the end of time and is the consumer of time of the (lunar) energies (kalā). Established in the dynamism of the centre, she consumes the threefold time (of past, present and future). Gross time is emanation (sṛṣṭi). It abides as the first of all (things). The secret one of (all the) gods and goddesses is located at the End of the Sixteen. Located on the plane of Kula, that is the time that destroys [i.e., saṃhāraka]”.

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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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Languages of India and abroad

Pali-English dictionary

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

saṃhāraka : (adj.) drawing together.

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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

[«previous next»] — Samharaka in Marathi glossary
Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

saṃhāraka (संहारक).—a S That demolishes or destroys utterly. 2 That extinguishes, extirpates, annihilates &c. and. preëminently, that slaughters. 3 That collects; that abridges; that contracts. See the noun.

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

saṃhāraka (संहारक).—a That destroys utterly. That collects; that contracts.

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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

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

Saṃhāraka (संहारक).—a.

1) Destructive.

2) Compressing, contracting, closing.

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

1) Saṃhāraka (संहारक):—[=saṃ-hāraka] [from saṃ-hāra > saṃ-hṛ] mfn. (cf. asthi-s) drawing together, compressing, closing, [Monier-Williams’ Sanskrit-English Dictionary]

2) [v.s. ...] destructive, ruinous, [ib.]

3) [v.s. ...] a destroyer, [ib.]

[Sanskrit to German]

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

Saṃhāraka (संहारक) [Also spelled sanharak]:—(a) an annihilator; destroyer, slaughterer.

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Kannada-English dictionary

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

Saṃhāraka (ಸಂಹಾರಕ):—

1) [adjective] causing destruction.

2) [adjective] killing.

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Saṃhāraka (ಸಂಹಾರಕ):—

1) [noun] that which kills.

2) [noun] he who kills; a killer.

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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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