Shekhi, Śekhī, Sekhī: 4 definitions


Shekhi means something in Buddhism, Pali, Marathi, Hindi. 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 Śekhī can be transliterated into English as Sekhi or Shekhi, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Buddhism

Tibetan Buddhism (Vajrayana or tantric Buddhism)

Source: The Structure and Meanings of the Heruka Maṇḍala

Śekhī (शेखी) refers to one of the twenty-four Ḍākinīs positioned at the padma (lotus) in the middle of the Herukamaṇḍala, according to the 10th century Ḍākārṇava chapter 15. Accordingly, between the south and east (of the heruka-maṇḍala) are six Ḍākinīs who are half yellow and half black in color. They [viz., Śekhī] are headed by the major four Ḍākinīs of the Cakrasaṃvara tradition. They stand in the Pratyālīḍha posture and, except for the body posture, their physical features and objects that they hold are the same as Vajravārāhīs.

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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

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

śēkhī (शेखी).—f ( P) Boasting, bragging, vaunting: also arrogance or haughtiness. v mirava, cālava, dākhava, lāva, kara. Ex. mājhēṃ mājhēṃ karī saṃsārācē darīṃ || śēkhī durācārī tōcī yēka ||.

Source: DDSA: The Aryabhusan school dictionary, Marathi-English

śēkhī (शेखी).—f Vaunting, boasting; arrogance. v mirava, cālava, dākhava, lāva, kara.

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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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Hindi dictionary

Source: DDSA: A practical Hindi-English dictionary

Śekhī (शेखी):—(nf) boast, brag; ~[khora/khorā/~bāja] boastful; a braggadocio, braggart, boaster; ~[bījī] boastfulness; —[kirakarī honā —jhaḍanā] to be humiliated, all sense of boastfulness to be knocked off; —[badhāranā / -māranā/ —hāṃkanā] to blow one’s own horn, to boast, to brag.

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