Shambari, aka: Śāmbarī, Śambarī; 5 Definition(s)


Shambari means something in Buddhism, Pali, Hinduism, Sanskrit, 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 Śāmbarī and Śambarī can be transliterated into English as Sambari or Shambari, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Ayurveda (science of life)

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Śambarī (शम्बरी) is another name for Ākhukarṇī, a medicinal plant identified with Ipomoea reniformis, synonym of Merremia emarginata (kidney leaf morning glory) from the Convolvulaceae or “morning glory family” of flowering plants, according to verse 3.67-68 of the 13th-century Raj Nighantu or Rājanighaṇṭu. The third chapter (guḍūcyādi-varga) of this book contains climbers and creepers (vīrudh). Together with the names Śambarī and Ākhukarṇī, there are a total of twenty Sanskrit synonyms identified for this plant.

Source: WorldCat: Rāj nighaṇṭu
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Āyurveda (आयुर्वेद, ayurveda) is a branch of Indian science dealing with medicine, herbalism, taxology, anatomy, surgery, alchemy and related topics. Traditional practice of Āyurveda in ancient India dates back to at least the first millenium BC. Literature is commonly written in Sanskrit using various poetic metres.

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In Buddhism

Tibetan Buddhism (Vajrayana or tantric Buddhism)

Śambarī (शम्बरी) is the name of a deity associated with the syllable “śaṃ/saṃ” of the Heart Mantra of Heruka (hṛdayamantra): one of the four major mantras in the Cakrasaṃvara tradition, as taught in the eighth chapter of the 9th-century Herukābhidhāna and its commentary, the Sādhananidhi.  The Hṛdaya-mantra consists of twenty-two letters. [...] A practitioner in meditation visualizes that twenty-two deities [viz., Śambarī] are developed from the twenty-two letters constituting the mantra. Each letter of the mantra is used as the initial letter of each deity’s name except for the first and second deities, who are the chief couple deities and located at the center of the maṇḍala.

Source: A Critical Sanskrit Edition and a Translation of Kambala’s Sādhananidhi, Chapter 8
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Tibetan Buddhism includes schools such as Nyingma, Kadampa, Kagyu and Gelug. Their primary canon of literature is divided in two broad categories: The Kangyur, which consists of Buddha’s words, and the Tengyur, which includes commentaries from various sources. Esotericism and tantra techniques (vajrayāna) are collected indepently.

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Languages of India and abroad

Marathi-English dictionary

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śāmbarī (शांबरी).—f S A female juggler or conjurer.

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sāmbarī (सांबरी).—f A sweetmeat made of milk, flour, and sugar, in the form of a cylinder composed of little sticks.

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sāmbarī (सांबरी).—a (sāmbara) Relating to the animal sāmbara--leather &c.: of the leather of a sāmbara--shoes &c.

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sāmbarī (सांबरी).—f The hide of a sāmbara. 2 A kind of pouch or bag (usually of the leather of the sāmbara) for holding powder, bullets, flints, barber's instruments &c.

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary
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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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Śambarī (शम्बरी).—

1) Illusion, jugglery.

2) A female juggler.

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Śāmbarī (शाम्बरी).—

1) Jugglery, sorcery.

2) Magic illusion; शाम्बरीशिल्पमलक्षि दिक्षु (śāmbarīśilpamalakṣi dikṣu) N.6.14.

3) A sorceress.

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Sāmbarī (साम्बरी).—

1) A sorceress.

2) Sorcery; L. D. B.

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Śāmbarī (शाम्बरी).—f. (-rī) 1. A female-juggler. 2. Jugglery, sorcery. E. śambara a demon, aṇ added, and ṅīṣ fem. aff.

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Sāmbarī (साम्बरी).—f. (-rī) A female juggler. E. See śāmbarī; the śa being changed.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara 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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