Samikshya, Samīkṣya: 5 definitions


Samikshya means something in 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 term Samīkṣya can be transliterated into English as Samiksya or Samikshya, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

[«previous next»] — Samikshya in Purana glossary
Source: Shiva Purana - English Translation

Samīkṣya (समीक्ष्य) refers to “finding out” [?], according to the Śivapurāṇa 2.3.21 (“Nārada instructs Pārvatī”).—Accordingly, as Brahmā said to Nārada: “O dear, of great intellect, listen to the story of the moon crested lord, my master and the cause of great enjoyment and protection. A wonderfully loud sound arose covering the whole firmament when the fire issuing from Śiva’s eye burnt Kāma. On hearing that loud report [i.e., samīkṣya] and seeing Kāma burnt, Pārvatī was terribly frightened and she returned to her abode along with her maids. [...]”.

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

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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit dictionary

[«previous next»] — Samikshya in Sanskrit glossary
Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Cappeller Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Samīkṣya (समीक्ष्य).—[adjective] to be found out.

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

1) Samīkṣya (समीक्ष्य):—[=sam-īkṣya] [from sam-īkṣa > sam-īkṣ] mfn. idem, [ib.]

2) [v.s. ...] n. the Sāṃkhya philosophy, [Śiśupāla-vadha ii, 59].

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

Samīkṣya (समीक्ष्य):—(a) under review; worth reviewing/criticising/commenting (on).

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