Shamika, aka: Sāmika, Śamīka, Sāmikā, Samika, Samīka, Ṣamīka; 6 Definition(s)


Shamika means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Buddhism, Pali. 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 Śamīka and Ṣamīka can be transliterated into English as Samika or Shamika, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism


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1) Śamīka (शमीक).—General. A muni. He remained with herds of cattle and performed tapas feeding himself on the foam from the mouth of calves drinking their mother’s milk. He was the father of Śṛṅgī, who cursed king Parīkṣit, who once threw a dead snake on the neck of Śamīka. The curse was that he would die within seven days of the incident by snake-bite. For details see under Parīkṣit, Para 3). Other information.

i) Śamīka worships Indra in his court. (Sabhā Parva, Chapter 7, Verse 16).

ii) Śamīka too was present on the occasion when Vyāsa called up and showed Janamejaya the souls of dead kings. (Aśvamedhika Parva, Chapter 35, Verse 8). (See full article at Story of Śamīka from the Puranic encyclopaedia by Vettam Mani)

2) Śamīka (शमीक).—(SAMĪKA). A great warrior of the Vṛṣṇi dynasty and one of the seven mahārathis in Dvārakā. He was present at the wedding of Draupadī. (Ādi Parva. Chapter 14, Verse 58).

Source: Puranic Encyclopaedia

1a) Śamīka (शमीक).—A son of Devamīḍha and Māriṣā; queen Sudāminī; father of Sumitra and other sons.*

  • * Bhāgavata-purāṇa IX. 24. 29 and 44.

1b) A son of Śūra and Bhoja, and father of four sons; became a Rājaṛṣi.*

  • * Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa III. 71. 150, 194; Matsya-purāṇa 46. 3, 27, 28.

1c) A brother of Vāsudeva.*

  • * Vāyu-purāṇa 96. 148.

2) Sāmikā (सामिका).—A portion of the Pūrvasamhitā.*

  • * Vāyu-purāṇa 61. 57.
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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Itihasa (narrative history)

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Samīka (समीक) is a name mentioned in the Mahābhārata (cf. I.177.18) and represents one of the many proper names used for people and places. Note: The Mahābhārata (mentioning Samīka) is a Sanskrit epic poem consisting of 100,000 ślokas (metrical verses) and is over 2000 years old.

Ṣamīka is also mentioned in the Mahābhārata (cf. I.38.3, I.42) and represents one of the many proper names used for people and places.

Source: JatLand: List of Mahabharata people and places
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Itihasa (इतिहास, itihāsa) refers to ‘epic history’ and represents a branch of Sanskrit literature which popularly includes 1) the eighteen major Puranas, 2) the Mahabharata and 3) the Ramayana. It is a branch of Vedic Hinduism categorised as smriti literature (‘that which is remembered’) as opposed to shruti literature (‘that which is transmitted verbally’).

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Languages of India and abroad

Pali-English dictionary

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sāmika : (m.) the husband; the owner.

Source: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary

Sāmika, (fr. sāmin) 1. owner M. I, 27; J. I, 194; Vism. 63. ‹-› 2. husband Vin. III, 137; J. I, 307; II, 128; A. II, 58 sq.; Pv. II, 37. (Page 705)

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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Sanskrit-English dictionary

Samika (समिक).—A javelin, dart.

Derivable forms: samikam (समिकम्).

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Samīka (समीक).—War, battle; निद्राप्रियो यः खलु कुम्भकर्णो हतः समीके स रघूत्तमेन (nidrāpriyo yaḥ khalu kumbhakarṇo hataḥ samīke sa raghūttamena) Subhāṣ.; सुदृशः समीकगमनाय युवभिरथ संवभाषिरे (sudṛśaḥ samīkagamanāya yuvabhiratha saṃvabhāṣire) Śi.15.83.

Derivable forms: samīkam (समीकम्).

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Sāmika (सामिक).—A tree.

Derivable forms: sāmikaḥ (सामिकः).

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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