Samudraka: 10 definitions


Samudraka means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Marathi, biology. 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

Vastushastra (architecture)

Source: Wisdom Library: Vāstu-śāstra

Samudraka (समुद्रक):—The Sanskrit name for a classification of a ‘temple’, according to the 2nd century Matsyapurāṇa and the Viśvakarmaprakāśa, both featuring a list of 20 temple types. This list represents the classification of temples in South-India.

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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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Chandas (prosody, study of Sanskrit metres)

[«previous next»] — Samudraka in Chandas glossary
Source: Shodhganga: a concise history of Sanskrit Chanda literature

Samudraka (समुद्रक) refers to one of the seventy-two sama-varṇavṛtta (regular syllabo-quantitative verse) mentioned in the 334th chapter of the Agnipurāṇa. The Agnipurāṇa deals with various subjects viz. literature, poetics, grammar, architecture in its 383 chapters and deals with the entire science of prosody (e.g., the samudraka metre) in 8 chapters (328-335) in 101 verses in total.

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Chandas (छन्दस्) refers to Sanskrit prosody and represents one of the six Vedangas (auxiliary disciplines belonging to the study of the Vedas). The science of prosody (chandas-shastra) focusses on the study of the poetic meters such as the commonly known twenty-six metres mentioned by Pingalas.

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Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

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Source: JatLand: List of Mahabharata people and places

Samudraka (समुद्रक) refers to the name of a Tīrtha (pilgrim’s destination) mentioned in the Mahābhārata (cf. III.82.37). Note: The Mahābhārata (mentioning Samudraka) is a Sanskrit epic poem consisting of 100,000 ślokas (metrical verses) and is over 2000 years old.

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The Purana (पुराण, purāṇas) refers to Sanskrit literature preserving ancient India’s vast cultural history, including historical legends, religious ceremonies, various arts and sciences. The eighteen mahapuranas total over 400,000 shlokas (metrical couplets) and date to at least several centuries BCE.

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Biology (plants and animals)

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Source: Google Books: CRC World Dictionary (Regional names)

Samudraka in India is the name of a plant defined with Leea macrophylla in various botanical sources. This page contains potential references in Ayurveda, modern medicine, and other folk traditions or local practices It has the synonym Ampelocissus sikkimensis auct. non (M.A. Lawson) Planch. (among others).

Example references for further research on medicinal uses or toxicity (see latin names for full list):

· Hortus Regius Botanicus Hafniensis (1813)
· Flora Indica (1824)
· Notulae ad Plantas Asiaticas (1854)
· Flora Indica, or ‘Descriptions of Indian Plants’ (1832)
· Vigne Américaine et la Viticulture en Europe (1884)
· Journal of the Asiatic Society of Bengal (1875)

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This sections includes definitions from the five kingdoms of living things: Animals, Plants, Fungi, Protists and Monera. It will include both the official binomial nomenclature (scientific names usually in Latin) as well as regional spellings and variants.

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Languages of India and abroad

Marathi-English dictionary

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

sāmudraka (सामुद्रक).—a (samudra Ocean or sea.) Seafaring: also maritime.

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

Sāmudraka (सामुद्रक).—

1) Sea-salt.

2) The science of palmistry;

-kaḥ See सामुद्रः (sāmudraḥ).

Derivable forms: sāmudrakam (सामुद्रकम्).

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

Sāmudraka (सामुद्रक).—([adjective] = [preceding] [adjective]*); [feminine] drikā a kind of leech; [neuter] sea-salt.

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

1) Sāmudraka (सामुद्रक):—[from sāmudra] 1. sāmudraka mfn. oceanic, maritime [gana] dhumādi

2) [from sāmudra] n. sea-salt, [Suśruta]

3) [v.s. ...] Name of a Tīrtha, [Mahābhārata]

4) [from sāmudra] 2. sāmudraka m. an interpreter of marks or spots on the body, fortune-teller, [Siṃhāsana-dvātriṃśikā or vikramāditya-caritra, jaina recension]

[Sanskrit to German]

Samudraka 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»] — Samudraka in Kannada glossary
Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Sāmudraka (ಸಾಮುದ್ರಕ):—

1) [noun] = ಸಾಮುದ್ರ [samudra]2 - 2.

2) [noun] the art or practice of telling fortunes and interpreting character from the lines and configurations of the palm of a person’s hand; palmistry.

3) [noun] a man who professes to tell a person’s character or fortune by the lines and marks of the palm of the person’s hand; a palmist.

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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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