Sharka, aka: Śārka, Sārka, Śarka; 3 Definition(s)


Sharka means something in 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 Śārka and Śarka can be transliterated into English as Sarka or Sharka, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

Sharka in Purana glossary... « previous · [S] · next »

Śarka (शर्क).—A son of King Kuśāmba. Śarka had a brother called Gāni. (Brahmāṇḍa Purāṇa, Chapter 57).

Source: Puranic Encyclopaedia
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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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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit-English dictionary

Śārka (शार्क).—Candied sugar.

Derivable forms: śārkaḥ (शार्कः).

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Sarka (सर्क).—

1) Wind, air.

2) The mind.

3) Name of Brahman.

Derivable forms: sarkaḥ (सर्कः).

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Sārka (सार्क).—a. Sunny.

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Śārka (शार्क).—m.

(-rkaḥ) Clayed or candied sugar. E. śṝ to injure, aff. ka.

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Sarka (सर्क).—m.

(-rkaḥ) 1. Air, wind. 2. The mind. E. sṛ to go, ka aff.

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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