Shakyasimha, aka: Śākyasiṃha, Shakya-simha; 2 Definition(s)

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Shakyasimha means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, the history of ancient India. 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 term Śākyasiṃha can be transliterated into English as Sakyasimha or Shakyasimha, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

India history and geogprahy

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Shakya-Sima (12th century BCE).—Though Buddhism was introduced in Tibet during the time of Samantabhadra (16th century BCE) but Acharya Vetalakshema [Garab Dorje] (1321-1221 BCE) was the first teacher of Tibetan Buddhism. It appears that early Tibetan Buddhists followed Indian Buddhist scholars like Shakya Simha.

Source: academia.edu: The Chronological History of Tibetan Buddhism
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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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Sanskrit-English dictionary

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Śākyasiṃha (शाक्यसिंह).—epithets of Buddha.

Derivable forms: śākyasiṃhaḥ (शाक्यसिंहः).

Śākyasiṃha is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms śākya and siṃha (सिंह). See also (synonyms): śākyamuni.

Source: DDSA: The practical 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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