Sankalpa, aka: Saṅkalpa, Saṅkalpā; 6 Definition(s)

Introduction

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In Hinduism

Purana

1) Saṅkalpa (सङ्कल्प).—One of the sons born to Dharmadeva by his wife Saṅkalpā. (Bhāgavata, Skandha 6).

2) Saṅkalpā (सङ्कल्पा).—A daughter of Dakṣa. Dharmadeva married the following ten daughters of Dakṣa, i.e. Arundhatī, Vasu, Yamī, Lambā, Bhānū, Marutvatī, Saṅkalpā, Muhūrtā, Sādhyā and Viśvā.

(Source): archive.org: Puranic Encyclopaedia

1a) Saṅkalpa (सङ्कल्प).—A son of Samkalpā and Dharma; father of Kāma.*

  • * Bhāgavata-purāṇa VI. 6. 10: Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa III. 3. 33; Matsya-purāṇa 5. 19: 203. 10: Vāyu-purāṇa 66. 34. Viṣṇu-purāṇa I. 15. 108.

1b) Created by Brahmā.*

  • * Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa II. 5. 73.

1c) One of the two vṛttis of mahat.*

  • * Vāyu-purāṇa 4. 46.

2) Saṅkalpā (सङ्कल्पा).—A daughter of Dakṣa, and one of Dharma's ten wives; mother of Samkalpa or pious determination.*

  • * Bhāgavata-purāṇa VI. 6. 4 and 10: Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa III. 3. 3 and 33. Matsya-purāṇa 5. 16, 19: 203. 10: Vāyu-purāṇa 66. 3: Viṣṇu-purāṇa I. 15. 105, 108.
(Source): Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index
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context information

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.

General definition (in Hinduism)

Saṅkalpa, volition, the superimposition of the idea of worthiness on objects even though they be bad on account of closing the eyes to their unworthiness. From that volition arise desires, which is then eschwed by analysis of volition through discrimination. Everything, objects extending upto the world of Brahmā, are to be eschwed like porridge vomited by dog. By a discriminating mind, the sense organs are restricted, since desires wich precede them are restricted, since saṅkalpas are restricted.

(Source): Advaita Vedānta: Bhagavad Gītā 6:24

Saṅkalpa basically means resolution. The word saṅkalpa can have positive or negative connotations.

(Source): The Spiritual Scientist: What does vikalpa mean in the mind’s sanklpa-vikalpa?

Languages of India and abroad

Marathi-English dictionary

saṅkalpa (संकल्प).—m (S) A volition or desire. 2 A resolve, resolution, determination, purpose. 3 Solemn and formal enunciation of purpose as preparatory to entrance upon any important religious rite or work (e. g. ablution at a tīrtha, śrāddha, gōpradāna, pṛthvī- dāna, dīpadāna, or other dānadharma). This utterance is made by the subject himself or by a Brahman for him.

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

saṅkalpa (संकल्प).—m A volition or desire; a resolu- tion.

(Source): DDSA: The Aryabhusan school dictionary, Marathi-English
context information

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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