Samharakarin, Saṃhārakārī, Saṃhārakārin, Samhara-karin, Samhara-kari, Samharakari: 3 definitions


Samharakarin 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.

In Hinduism

Shaktism (Shakta philosophy)

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

Saṃhārakārin (संहारकारिन्) (Cf. Saṃhārakāriṇī) refers to “one who destroys”, 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, [while desribing the Northern Tradition] “Mounted on the seed-syllable of the Three Heads, he wanders through the three worlds. She is the great and venerable Śāmbhavī energy that operates within the energy of consciousness. When angry she destroys (saṃhārakāriṇī), when content she is the means to achieve success. Devoted to the practice of heroes, she is (one with the goddess) Kulālikā in the Western (tradition). Thus, that goddess is passionate and initiated into the Western Transmission”.

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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

Sanskrit dictionary

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

Saṃhārakārin (संहारकारिन्):—[=saṃ-hāra-kārin] [from saṃ-hāra > saṃ-hṛ] mfn. causing universal destruction, [Pañcatantra]

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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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Nepali dictionary

[«previous next»] — Samharakarin in Nepali glossary
Source: unoes: Nepali-English Dictionary

Saṃhārakārī (संहारकारी):—adj. destructive; devastating; cataclysmic;

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Nepali is the primary language of the Nepalese people counting almost 20 million native speakers. The country of Nepal is situated in the Himalaya mountain range to the north of India.

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