Samsaracakra, aka: Samsara-cakra, Saṃsāracakra; 2 Definition(s)


Samsaracakra means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, 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.

Alternative spellings of this word include Samsarachakra.

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Marathi-English dictionary

[Samsaracakra in Marathi glossaries]

saṃsāracakra (संसारचक्र).—n (S Wheel of the world.) The world or human life viewed as constituted of changes and chances, of vicissitudes and ever-varying scenes or forms; the whirl and maze of mundane affairs or secular life.

(Source): DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary
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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-English dictionary

[Samsaracakra in Sanskrit glossaries]

Saṃsāracakra (संसारचक्र).—succession of births and deaths, metempsychosis.

Derivable forms: saṃsāracakram (संसारचक्रम्).

Saṃsāracakra is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms saṃsāra and cakra (चक्र).

(Source): DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary
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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. 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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