Shakambhari, Śākambharī, Śākaṃbharī: 8 definitions

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Shakambhari means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, the history of ancient India, Marathi. 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.

The Sanskrit terms Śākambharī and Śākaṃbharī can be transliterated into English as Sakambhari or Shakambhari, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

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Source: archive.org: Puranic Encyclopedia

Śākambharī (शाकम्भरी).—A sacred place dear to Devī. He, who fasts for three nights here, will derive the same benefits as of eating lettuce (śāka) for twelve years. (Vana Parva, Chapter 84, Verse 13).

Source: JatLand: List of Mahabharata people and places

Śākambharī (शाकम्भरी) refers to the name of a Tīrtha (pilgrim’s destination) mentioned in the Mahābhārata (cf. III.82.11, III.82.13, III.82.14). Note: The Mahābhārata (mentioning Śākambharī) 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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India history and geogprahy

Source: Shodhganga: a concise history of Sanskrit Chanda literature (history)

Śākambharī (शाकम्भरी) is the name of a lake.—Āśādhara (1178-1243 C.E.) belongs to Sapādalakṣa country where Śākambharī is situated. He was born to Sallakṣaṇa and Śrītatnī at the fort town called Maṇalakara in the Vyāghreravāla Vaiśya family.

Source: Shodhganga: Temple management in the Āgamas (history)

Śākambharī is the name of an ancient city in India where Shaivism thrived between the 10th and 12th centuries, according to Dr. Akhilesh K. Dubey (2005). He notes several grants to temples, Śaiva Brāhmaṇas and ascetics of śaiva mutts. The Cāhamānas (of Śākambharī, Jāvalīpura and Naḍḍūla), the Paramāras of Mālvā, Pālas and Senas of Bengal, the Gāhaḍavālas of Kanauj, the Candellas and the Kalacūrīs of Tripurī were all staunch Śaivites. There is also evidence of Śaiva Brāhmaṇas migrating from various places to propagate their wisdom and teachings.

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The history of India traces the identification of countries, villages, towns and other regions of India, as well as royal dynasties, rulers, tribes, local festivities and traditions and regional languages. Ancient India enjoyed religious freedom and encourages the path of Dharma, a concept common to Buddhism, Hinduism, and Jainism.

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Languages of India and abroad

Marathi-English dictionary

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Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

śākambharī (शाकंभरी).—f S A name of Durga. 2 Observances in honor of Durga on the full moon of pauṣa. Various kinds of vegetables are then offered to her.

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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-English dictionary

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Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Śākaṃbharī (शाकंभरी).—

1) An epithet of Durgā; ततो गच्छेत राजेन्द्र देव्याः स्थानं सुदुर्लभम् । शाकंभरीति विख्याता त्रिषु लोकेषु विश्रुता (tato gaccheta rājendra devyāḥ sthānaṃ sudurlabham | śākaṃbharīti vikhyātā triṣu lokeṣu viśrutā) || Mb.3.84.13.

2) Name of a city.

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

Śākambharī (शाकम्भरी).—f. (-rī) 1. Durga. 2. A city, supposed to be the modern Sambher. E. śaka a potherb, bhṛ to nourish, aff. khac, fem. aff. ṅīṣ .

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

1) Śākambharī (शाकम्भरी):—[=śāka-m-bharī] [from śāka] f. ‘herb-nourishing’, Name of a lake in Rājputāna (the modern Sāmbhar), [Vāsavadattā, [Introduction]; Colebrooke]

2) [v.s. ...] a form of Durgā, [Mahābhārata; Purāṇa]

3) [v.s. ...] Name of a place or town sacred to D°, [Mahābhārata]

4) [v.s. ...] observances there in honour of D° ([according to] to some), [Monier-Williams’ Sanskrit-English Dictionary]

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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. 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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