Samkirtana, Saṅkīrtana, Saṃkīrtana, Saṃkīrtanā, Sankirtana: 14 definitions

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Samkirtana means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Marathi, 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.

Alternative spellings of this word include Sankirtan.

In Hinduism

Vaishnavism (Vaishava dharma)

Source: ISKCON Press: Glossary

Saṅkīrtana (सङ्कीर्तन).—The most recommended process of spiritual upliftment in this age is saṅkīrtana, the congregational glorification of the Lord through chanting His holy name.

Source: Pure Bhakti: Bhajana-rahasya - 2nd Edition

Saṅkīrtana (सङ्कीर्तन) refers to:—Congregational chanting of the names of Śrī Kṛṣṇa. (cf. Glossary page from Bhajana-Rahasya).

Source: Pure Bhakti: Brhad Bhagavatamrtam

Saṅkīrtana (सङ्कीर्तन) refers to:—(see nāma-saṅkīrtana). (cf. Glossary page from Śrī Bṛhad-bhāgavatāmṛta).

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Vaishnava (वैष्णव, vaiṣṇava) or vaishnavism (vaiṣṇavism) represents a tradition of Hinduism worshipping Vishnu as the supreme Lord. Similar to the Shaktism and Shaivism traditions, Vaishnavism also developed as an individual movement, famous for its exposition of the dashavatara (‘ten avatars of Vishnu’).

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Shaktism (Shakta philosophy)

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Source: Google Books: Manthanabhairavatantram

Saṃkīrtana (संकीर्तन) refers to “eulogizing”, according to the Ṣaṭsāhasrasaṃhitā, an expansion of the Kubjikāmatatantra: the earliest popular and most authoritative Tantra of the Kubjikā cult.—Accordingly, “Having (mentally) formed (the twenty-four sacred places) beginning with Aṭṭahāsa and ending with Rājagṛha along with the goddesses with (their) weapons and accompanied by the guardians, by attending the sacred fields, primary and secondary, and the meeting places, he becomes pure. O dear one, he who is incompetent or careless (but nevertheless) gets up in the morning and recites (this hymn) achieves perfect purity by eulogizing the sacred seats [i.e., pīṭha-saṃkīrtana]. I will tell (you) that so that (the observance of) the Rule may be purified”.

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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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Vastushastra (architecture)

Source: Brill: Śaivism and the Tantric Traditions (architecture)

Saṃkīrtana (संकीर्तन) (Cf. Kīrtana) refers to “announcing (a creature’s name)”, according to the Devyāmata (in the section śalyoddhāra-paṭala or “excavation of extraneous substances”).—Accordingly, “[...] If a creature [intrudes into the site] stepping over [a cord], then [the officiant] should know that there is the body [of that creature, i.e. bones of that creature beneath the site]. He should prognosticate an extraneous substance beneath the site by the bad condition of the householder’s body. If an omen is seen, or if [a creature] cries out, or if [someone] announces a [creature’s] name (nāman-saṃkīrtana), then [the officiant] should prognosticate an extraneous thing [related to] that [creature]”.

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Vastushastra (वास्तुशास्त्र, vāstuśāstra) refers to the ancient Indian science (shastra) of architecture (vastu), dealing with topics such architecture, sculpture, town-building, fort building and various other constructions. Vastu also deals with the philosophy of the architectural relation with the cosmic universe.

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Languages of India and abroad

Marathi-English dictionary

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

Saṅkīrtana (सङ्कीर्तन).—n Praising, celebrating, magni- fying.

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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

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Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Saṃkīrtana (संकीर्तन) or Saṃkīrtanā (संकीर्तना).—

1) Praising, applauding, extolling.

2) Glorification (of a deity)

3) Repeating the name of a deity as a pious or devotional act.

Derivable forms: saṃkīrtanam (संकीर्तनम्).

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

Saṃkīrtana (संकीर्तन).—i. e. sam-kṛ10t + ana, n., and f. , 1. Praising. 2. Glorification. 3. Honour.

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

Saṃkīrtana (संकीर्तन).—[neuter] mentioning, praising.

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

1) Saṃkīrtana (संकीर्तन):—[=saṃ-kīrtana] [from saṃ-kīrt] n. the act of mentioning fully etc.

2) [v.s. ...] praise, celebration, glorification, [Mahābhārata; Kāvya literature etc.]

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

Saṃkīrtana (संकीर्तन) in the Sanskrit language is related to the Prakrit word: Saṃkittaṇa.

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

Saṃkīrtana (संकीर्तन) [Also spelled sankirtan]:—(nm) (collective) singing of hymns/devotional songs.

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Kannada-English dictionary

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Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Saṃkīrtana (ಸಂಕೀರ್ತನ):—[noun] = ಸಂಕೀರ್ತನೆ [samkirtane].

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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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