Samkranta, Saṅkrānta, Saṃkrānta, Sankranta: 10 definitions


Samkranta means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Jainism, Prakrit, Marathi. 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)

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Source: Google Books: Manthanabhairavatantram

Saṃkrāntā (संक्रान्ता) refers to “having transmitted” (supreme power), according to the Ambāmatasaṃhitā (verse 8.88cd-94a).—Accordingly, “[...] Ciñcinin (i.e., Śrīnātha) viewed the (tamarind) tree with the support of (the energy of the goddess) Ciñcinī and when it was broken, as a sign (of his) realisation, (the goddess) brought it back to life. Instructed in restraint and grace, she, the supreme power, was transmitted (saṃkrāntā) to him in a pure form and so he is said to be Ciñcinin. (Thus) by virtue of (this) power there are two Siddhas with the (same) name, Śrīnātha and Aṃvilī. [...]”.

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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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In Jainism

General definition (in Jainism)

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Source: The University of Sydney: A study of the Twelve Reflections

Saṃkrānta (संक्रान्त) refers to “that which passes”, according to the 11th century Jñānārṇava, a treatise on Jain Yoga in roughly 2200 Sanskrit verses composed by Śubhacandra.—Accordingly, “Truly, life perishes exceedingly quickly like water lying in the hand [and] youth perishes like snow passes from the petal of a lotus (nalinī-dala-saṃkrānta)”.

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Jainism is an Indian religion of Dharma whose doctrine revolves around harmlessness (ahimsa) towards every living being. The two major branches (Digambara and Svetambara) of Jainism stimulate self-control (or, shramana, ‘self-reliance’) and spiritual development through a path of peace for the soul to progess to the ultimate goal.

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Languages of India and abroad

Marathi-English dictionary

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

Saṅkrānta (सङ्क्रान्त).—p S Passed or gone on, proceeded: also that has been passed (over, through, by).

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

Saṅkrānta (सङ्क्रान्त).—p Passed on, proceeded.

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saṅkrānta (संक्रांत).—f Transit or passage (of the sun or a planet from one sign of the zodiac into another). Passage from one time or condition in life to another. Colloq. Anyone adversely affecting one's interests. saṅkrānta basaṇēṃ To suffer the alighting or affecting of some malign influence of a planet. To suffer harm or injury from.

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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»] — Samkranta in Sanskrit glossary
Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Saṃkrānta (संक्रान्त).—p. p.

1) Passed through or into, entered into; संक्रान्तचन्दनरसाहितवर्णभेदम् (saṃkrāntacandanarasāhitavarṇabhedam) Kirātārjunīya 8.57.

2) Transferred, devolved, entrusted; पुत्रसंक्रान्तलक्ष्मीकैर्यद्वृद्धेक्ष्वाकुभिर्धृतम् (putrasaṃkrāntalakṣmīkairyadvṛddhekṣvākubhirdhṛtam) U. 1.22.

3) Seized, affected.

4) Reflected, imaged; संक्रान्तमूर्तिर्मणिमेदिनीषु (saṃkrāntamūrtirmaṇimedinīṣu) Śiśupālavadha 3.23.

5) Depicted.

6) Having Saṃkrānti (in astr.)

-tam Property got by a woman from her husband.

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

Saṅkrānta (सङ्क्रान्त).—mfn.

(-ntaḥ-ntā-ntaṃ) 1. Passed, gone from one to another, transferred, &c. 2. Entered, (into a new sign.) 3. Depicted, imaged, reflected. E. sam before kram to go, aff. kta.

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

Saṃkrānta (संक्रान्त).—[adjective] come together, met; transferred, passed over from ([ablative]), to (—°).

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

1) Saṃkrānta (संक्रान्त):—[=saṃ-krānta] [from saṃ-kram] mfn. gone or come together, met etc.

2) [v.s. ...] passed or transferred from ([ablative]) to ([locative case]), [Kāvya literature]

3) [v.s. ...] transferred to a picture, imaged, reflected, [Horace H. Wilson]

4) [v.s. ...] (in [astronomy]) having a Saṃkrānti (as a mouth cf. a-s), [Monier-Williams’ Sanskrit-English Dictionary]

5) Saṃkrāntā (संक्रान्ता):—[=saṃ-krāntā] [from saṃ-krānta > saṃ-kram] f. Name of a [chapter] of the Maitrāyaṇī-saṃhitā.

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

Saṅkrānta (सङ्क्रान्त):—[sa-ṅkrānta] (ntaḥ-ntā-ntaṃ) a. Passed from one place to another; entered; depicted.

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

Saṃkrānta (संक्रान्त) in the Sanskrit language is related to the Prakrit word: Saṃkaṃta.

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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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