Sanketa, aka: Saṅketa, Saṅketā; 6 Definition(s)


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In Hinduism

Natyashastra (theatrics and dramaturgy)

One of the hasta-prāṇa, or ‘Twelve Lives of the Hands’: Saṅketa (intimation): communicating an idea without words. (note: Akṣara-muṣṭikā, communicating letters or ideas by the disposition of the fingers, is one of the ‘sixty-four arts.’)

Source: The mirror of gesture (abhinaya-darpana)
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Natyashastra (नाट्यशास्त्र, nāṭyaśāstra) refers to both the ancient Indian tradition (śāstra) of performing arts, (nāṭya, e.g., theatrics, drama, dance, music), as well as the name of a Sanskrit work dealing with these subjects. It also teaches the rules for composing dramatic plays (nataka) and poetic works (kavya).

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Sanketa in Purana glossary... « previous · [S] · next »

Saṅketā (सङ्केता).—Is Lalitā.*

  • * Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa IV. 17. 18.
Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index
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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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Languages of India and abroad

Pali-English dictionary

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saṅketa : (m.; nt.) a mark; appointed place; rendezvous.

Source: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary

Saṅketa, (saṃ+keta: see ketu) intimation, agreement, engagement, appointed place, rendezvous Vin. I, 298; Miln. 212; Nett 15, 18; cp. Cpd. 6, 33. saṅketaṃ gacchati to keep an appointment, to come to the rendezvous Vin. II, 265. asaṅketena without appointing a place Vin. I, 107. vassika° the appointed time for keeping the rainy season Vin. I, 298.

—kamma agreement Vin. III, 47, 53, 78. (Page 663)

Source: Sutta: The Pali Text Society's Pali-English Dictionary
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Pali is the language of the Tipiṭaka, which is the sacred canon of Theravāda Buddhism and contains much of the Buddha’s speech. Closeley related to Sanskrit, both languages are used interchangeably between religions.

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Marathi-English dictionary

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saṅkēta (संकेत).—m (S) Appointment, ordination, establishment in provision. 2 Appointment, agreement, stipulation, compact, engagement. 3 A provision; a measure in preparation; a matter or point previously arranged. 4 A sign or signal; a token or an intimation generally without words; a nod, beck, wink, glance, indicative gesticulation. 5 An assignation (between lovers); and, by a figure, the place of assignation. 6 A condition, a particular fixed or agreed upon.

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

saṅkēta (संकेत).—m Appointment; agreement, stipu- lation, contract. A sign, a token or intimation without words. An assi- gnation (between lovers); the place of assignation.

Source: DDSA: The Aryabhusan school dictionary, Marathi-English
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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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