Shamkari, Saṃkārī, Saṃkarī, Samkari, Śāṃkari, Śaṃkarī: 4 definitions

Introduction

Shamkari means something in Buddhism, Pali, Hinduism, Sanskrit. 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 Śāṃkari and Śaṃkarī can be transliterated into English as Samkari or Shamkari, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Vyakarana (Sanskrit grammar)

Source: Wikisource: A dictionary of Sanskrit grammar

1) Śāṃkari (शांकरि).—Name of a glo:s on Kondabhatta's Vaiyakaranabhusanasara by Samkara;

2) Śāṃkari.—Name of a commentary on the Paribhasendusekhara of Nagesa written by Sankarabhatta;

3) Śāṃkari.—The Vyakarana vidya or instructions in Grammar given by God Siva to Panini on which the Siksa of Panini has been based.

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Vyakarana (व्याकरण, vyākaraṇa) refers to Sanskrit grammar and represents one of the six additional sciences (vedanga) to be studied along with the Vedas. Vyakarana concerns itself with the rules of Sanskrit grammar and linguistic analysis in order to establish the correct context of words and sentences.

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In Buddhism

Tibetan Buddhism (Vajrayana or tantric Buddhism)

Source: academia.edu: A Critical Study of the Vajraḍākamahātantrarāja (II)

Śaṃkarī (शंकरी) or Śaṅkarī is the name of a Goddess (Devī) presiding over Dharaṇī: one of the twenty-four sacred districts mentioned in the 9th century Vajraḍākatantra (chapter 18). Her weapon is the gadā or gaya. Furthermore, Śaṃkarī is accompanied by the Kṣetrapāla (field-protector) named Ūrdhvakeśa and their abode is the tāla-tree.

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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

Sanskrit-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Saṃkarī (संकरी).—See संकारी (saṃkārī).

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Saṃkārī (संकारी).—A girl recently deflowered.

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

1) Śaṃkarī (शंकरी):—[from śaṃkara > śam] a f. See p.1055.

2) [from śam] b f. the wife of Śiva, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

3) [v.s. ...] Rubia Munjista, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

4) [v.s. ...] Prosopis Spicigera or Mimosa Suma, [ib.]

5) Śāṃkarī (शांकरी):—[from śāṃkara] a f. See below

6) Śāṃkari (शांकरि):—[from śāṃkara] m. [patronymic] of Skanda, [Bālarāmāyaṇa]

7) [v.s. ...] of Gaṇeśa, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

8) [v.s. ...] fire, [Horace H. Wilson]

9) [v.s. ...] a Muni, [ib.]

10) Śāṃkarī (शांकरी):—[from śāṃkara] b f. Śiva’s arrangement of the letters, the Śiva-sūtra, [Catalogue(s)]

11) [v.s. ...] the commentary of Śaṃkara-miśra, [ib.]

12) Saṃkarī (संकरी):—[from saṃ-kṝ] in [compound] for saṃkara.

13) Saṃkārī (संकारी):—[=saṃ-kārī] [from saṃ-kāra > saṃ-kṝ] f. a girl recently deflowered, new bride, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

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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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