Shankamana, aka: Saṅkamana, Śaṅkamāna, Sankamana; 3 Definition(s)
Shankamana 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 term Śaṅkamāna can be transliterated into English as Sankamana or Shankamana, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).
Purana and Itihasa (epic history)
Śaṅkamāna (शङ्कमान).—A son of Pravīra, the King of the Mahiṣas.*
- * Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa III. 74. 187.
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.
Languages of India and abroad
saṅkamana : (pr.p. of saṅkati) doubting; hesitating. (nt.), a passage; a bridge; going over; to move from place to place.Source: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary
Saṅkamana, (nt.) (fr. saṅkamati) lit. “going over, ” i e. step; hence “bridge, ” passage, path S. I, 110; Vv 5222; 775; Pv. II, 78; II, 925; J. VI, 120 (papā°). Cp. upa°. (Page 662)Source: Sutta: The Pali Text Society's Pali-English Dictionary
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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