Samucchraya, Samucchrāya: 11 definitions


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Alternative spellings of this word include Samuchchhraya.

In Hinduism

Vastushastra (architecture)

Source: Catalogue of Pancaratra Agama Texts (vastu)

Samucchrāya (समुच्छ्राय, “height”) refers to one of the defining characteristics of the Adhiṣṭhānas (or “basements” of temples), as discussed in chapter 7 (Kriyāpāda) of the Padmasaṃhitā: the most widely followed of Saṃhitā covering the entire range of concerns of Pāñcarātra doctrine and practice (i.e., the four-fold formulation of subject matter—jñāna, yoga, kriyā and caryā) consisting of roughly 9000 verses.—Description of the chapter [adhiṣṭhāna-vidhi]:— The purpose of the basement-elements of a temple are threefold, beauty [śobhā], protection [rakṣaṇa] and added height [samucchrāya]. The component parts, proportionate measurements and decorative motifs of upapīṭhas are first discussed (2-24); [...]

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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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Sanskrit dictionary

[«previous next»] — Samucchraya in Sanskrit glossary
Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Samucchraya (समुच्छ्रय).—

1) Elevation; height.

2) Opposition, enmity; तेषामपि श्रीनिमित्तं महानासीत् समुच्छ्रयः (teṣāmapi śrīnimittaṃ mahānāsīt samucchrayaḥ) Mahābhārata (Bombay) 12.33. 26.

3) Accumulation; multitude; साक्षात् पुण्यसमुच्छ्रया इव मनोर्वैवस्वतस्यान्वये (sākṣāt puṇyasamucchrayā iva manorvaivasvatasyānvaye) Mv.4.17.

4) War, battle; महान्त्यनीकानि महासमुच्छ्रये (mahāntyanīkāni mahāsamucchraye) Mahābhārata (Bombay) 6.44.6;99.29.

5) A hill, mountain.

6) Increase, growth.

7) (with Buddhists) Birth.

Derivable forms: samucchrayaḥ (समुच्छ्रयः).

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Samucchrāya (समुच्छ्राय).—Elevation, height.

Derivable forms: samucchrāyaḥ (समुच्छ्रायः).

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Edgerton Buddhist Hybrid Sanskrit Dictionary

Samucchraya (समुच्छ्रय).—m. (Pali samussaya; Sanskrit = height, elevation, also [Buddhist Hybrid Sanskrit], e.g. Saddharmapuṇḍarīka 150.10; 153.4; 159.9), (1) (Pali, ltiv. 34.15) large quantity, mass: mahādāna-°yaṃ kartuṃ Kāraṇḍavvūha 29.22; (2) (= Pali, the usual meaning), body, especially often bodity existence: svaśarīra-°yā (abl.) Mahāvastu ii.197.2 (verse), from his own bodily frame; virūpeṇa durvarṇena durdṛśena °yeṇa 491.20; sphuliṅgajālā va tato °ye (in hell; so read for text °yāḥ, compare kāye in same verse Jātaka (Pali) v. 143.22) iii.369.5; °yaḥ Mahāvyutpatti 7220 = Tibetan lus (body) or mtho ba (height); patanāntāḥ °yāḥ Divyāvadāna 27.29; 100.18 (verses), bodies end in ruin; paryaṅka-baddhena °yena Gaṇḍavyūha 337.3 (in Gaṇḍavyūha 467.5, 9 read °raya for text °rāya); suvarṇavarṇaiḥ °yair Saddharmapuṇḍarīka 202.7; °yasya Saddharmapuṇḍarīka 43.12, see s.v. paścimaka (1); paścime °ye, in the last incarnation, Divyāvadāna 70.2; 140.20; Saddharmapuṇḍarīka 144.4; 148.7; Avadāna-śataka i.162.4; paścimake °ye Saddharmapuṇḍarīka 68.7 (verse); carimasmi °yasmin Saddharmapuṇḍarīka 222.2 (verse); dvitīye °ye Saddharmapuṇḍarīka 349.11, in his next incarnation; nirvāṇa-paryanti °ye 'smin Saddharmapuṇḍarīka 117.7 (verse), in this bodily existence which ends in nirvāṇa (said of Hīnayānists); °yi tattva niviṣṭāḥ Lalitavistara 308.11 (verse); jahiyā (m.c., mss. jāhiya) °yaṃ Mahāvastu ii.63.14 (verse), leaving the body (Senart em. wrongly); Avadāna-śataka i.162.4; ii.198.12 (nikṣepsyanti °yam); Rāṣṭrapālaparipṛcchā 25.11 (tyakta °yaḥ); 26.9; Śikṣāsamuccaya 277.13; Bodhisattvabhūmi 235.3 ff.; 253.21 (puruṣasya °yaṃ, acc.). Cf. next two, and ucchraya.

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

Samucchraya (समुच्छ्रय).—m.

(-yaḥ) 1. Opposition, enmity. 2. Height, elevation. E. sam, and ud up, above, and śriñ to serve, aff. ac or ṇac .

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Samucchrāya (समुच्छ्राय).—m.

(-yaḥ) Height, elevation. E. sam and ud before śri to serve, aff. ṇac, and the vowel made long, or ghañ aff.

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

Samucchraya (समुच्छ्रय).—i. e. sam -ud-śri + a, m. 1. Height, elevation. 2. Opposition, enmity.

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Samucchrāya (समुच्छ्राय).—i. e. sam -ud-śri + a, m. Height, elevation.

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

Samucchraya (समुच्छ्रय).—[masculine] erection, elevation, eminence, height (lit. & [figuratively]).

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

1) Samucchraya (समुच्छ्रय):—[=sam-ucchraya] [from samuc-chri] mfn. who or what rises or grows up (sarvam rayam = ‘all living beings’), [Rāmāyaṇa]

2) [v.s. ...] m. raising aloft, erection, elevation, [Mahābhārata; Saddharma-puṇḍarīka]

3) [v.s. ...] height, length, [Harivaṃśa; Raghuvaṃśa; Varāha-mihira’s Bṛhat-saṃhitā]

4) [v.s. ...] an eminence, hill, mountain, [Mahābhārata]

5) [v.s. ...] rising, rise, exaltation, high position, [Mahābhārata; Kāvya literature] etc.

6) [v.s. ...] increase, growth, high degree, [Harivaṃśa; Suśruta]

7) [v.s. ...] stimulation, [Suśruta]

8) [v.s. ...] accumulation, multitude, [Kāraṇḍa-vyūha]

9) [v.s. ...] (with, [Buddhist literature]) birth (according to others, ‘body’), [Divyāvadāna]

10) [v.s. ...] opposition, enmity, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

11) Samucchrāya (समुच्छ्राय):—[=sam-ucchrāya] [from sam-ucchraya > samuc-chri] m. rising, increase, growth, height, high degree, [Suśruta; Dhātupāṭha]

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

1) Samucchraya (समुच्छ्रय):—(yaḥ) 1. m. Opposition; elevation.

2) Samucchrāya (समुच्छ्राय):—(yaḥ) 1. m. Height.

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

Samucchraya (समुच्छ्रय) in the Sanskrit language is related to the Prakrit word: Samussaya.

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Samucchraya 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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Kannada-English dictionary

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

Samucchraya (ಸಮುಚ್ಛ್ರಯ):—

1) [noun] the distance from bottom to the top; vertical length; tallness; height.

2) [noun] the distance from one end to the aother; length.

3) [noun] antagonism; hostility; opposition.

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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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