Samsmarana, Saṃsmaraṇa, Saṃsmāraṇa: 11 definitions


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Alternative spellings of this word include Sansmaran.

In Hinduism

Shaktism (Shakta philosophy)

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

1) Saṃsmaraṇa (संस्मरण) means “recollecting”, according to texts such as the Kubjikāmatatantra: the earliest popular and most authoritative Tantra of the Kubjikā cult.—Accordingly, “[...] He should place (his whole) being (bhāva) in the location (between) the lower and upper cavity (roma). Above is the Knot, below the Bulb (kanda), in the centre there is nothing at all. Know that place to be Śāmbhava characterized as Śiva's Void (śambhu-randhra). One should not think of anything there. (There is only) a subtle placement (of awareness) in the energy of consciousness (citi). The bliss of knowledge comes about just by recollecting (saṃsmaraṇa) in this way. (One who has realised this) brings about many insights (pratyaya) in others by (his) speech alone”.

2) Saṃsmaraṇa (संस्मरण) refers to “recollecting” (Buddhist Siddhas), 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, “Such is the Śāmbhava piercing, beyond thought, one should know it for oneself. It has been explained through the venerable Process of Absorption (alaṃgrāsa-krama). By recollecting the Buddhist and other Siddhas [i.e., bauddhādisiddha-saṃsmaraṇa], the piercing (vedha) which is devoid of thought constructs and which is directly perceptible (pratyakṣa) arises in order (to realise) the reality beyond the senses”.

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

Saṃsmaraṇa (संस्मरण).—Remembering, calling to mind.

Derivable forms: saṃsmaraṇam (संस्मरणम्).

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Saṃsmāraṇa (संस्मारण).—Counting over (cattle).

Derivable forms: saṃsmāraṇam (संस्मारणम्).

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

Saṃsmaraṇa (संस्मरण).—n.

(-ṇaṃ) Remembering, calling to mind. E. sam intensitive, and smaraṇa remembering.

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

Saṃsmaraṇa (संस्मरण).—i. e. sam-smṛ + ana, n. Remembering.

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

Saṃsmaraṇa (संस्मरण).—[neuter] remembrance, recollection of ([genetive]).

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

1) Saṃsmaraṇa (संस्मरण):—[=saṃ-smaraṇa] [from saṃ-smṛ] n. the act of remembering, calling to mind, recollecting ([genitive case]), Kuu, [Mahābhārata]

2) Saṃsmāraṇa (संस्मारण):—[=saṃ-smāraṇa] [from saṃ-smāraka > saṃ-smṛ] n. counting over (cattle), [Mahābhārata]

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

Saṃsmaraṇa (संस्मरण):—[saṃ-smaraṇa] (ṇaṃ) 1. n. Remembering, remembrance.

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

Saṃsmaraṇa (संस्मरण) in the Sanskrit language is related to the Prakrit words: Saṃbharaṇa, Saṃbhaṟaṇā, Saṃsaraṇa.

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

Saṃsmaraṇa (संस्मरण) [Also spelled sansmaran]:—(nm) memories, reminiscences; ~[śīla] reminiscent.

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Kannada-English dictionary

[«previous next»] — Samsmarana in Kannada glossary
Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Saṃsmaraṇa (ಸಂಸ್ಮರಣ):—[noun] = ಸಂಸ್ಮರಣೆ [samsmarane].

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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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