Shikara, Śīkarā, Śīkara, Sīkara: 15 definitions

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Shikara means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, 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 terms Śīkarā and Śīkara can be transliterated into English as Sikara or Shikara, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

Alternative spellings of this word include Shikar.

In Hinduism

Shaivism (Shaiva philosophy)

Source: Wisdom Library: Kubjikāmata-tantra

Śīkarā (शीकरा, “Drizzle”):—Second of the eight Mātṛs born from the body of Śaśinī, according to the Kubjikāmata-tantra. These eight sub-manifestations (mātṛ), including Śīkarā, symbolize a connection to the moon. They are presided over by the Bhairava Krodha and his consort Vaiṣṇavī. Śaśinī is the third of the Eight Mahāmātṛs, residing within the Mātṛcakra (third of the five cakras) and represents the moon.

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Shaiva (शैव, śaiva) or Shaivism (śaivism) represents a tradition of Hinduism worshiping Shiva as the supreme being. Closely related to Shaktism, Shaiva literature includes a range of scriptures, including Tantras, while the root of this tradition may be traced back to the ancient Vedas.

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Ayurveda (science of life)

Source: archive.org: Vagbhata’s Ashtanga Hridaya Samhita (first 5 chapters)

Śīkara (शीकर) refers to “drizzle”, mentioned in verse 3.47-48 of the Aṣṭāṅgahṛdayasaṃhitā (Sūtrasthāna) by Vāgbhaṭa.—Accordingly, “[...] Not going on foot, smelling sweetly, (and) wearing constantly fumigated garments: one shall stay on a (sheltered) palace-roof garden free from vapour, cold, and drizzle [viz., śīkara]”.

Note: Śīkara (“drizzle”) has been rendered by char-gyi zer(-ma), which signifies literally “raindrop”.

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Āyurveda (आयुर्वेद, ayurveda) is a branch of Indian science dealing with medicine, herbalism, taxology, anatomy, surgery, alchemy and related topics. Traditional practice of Āyurveda in ancient India dates back to at least the first millenium BC. Literature is commonly written in Sanskrit using various poetic metres.

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Shaktism (Shakta philosophy)

Source: Google Books: Manthanabhairavatantram

Śīkara (शीकर) refers to “fine” (e.g., a ‘fine spray of snow’), according to the Tantrasadbhāva, an important Trika Tantra and a major authority for Kashmiri Trika Śaivites.—Accordingly, “O goddess Umā! one should think of it in the heart. It has the form of a Kadamba bud and is like a fine spray of snow [i.e., tusāratusāram iva śīkaram]. Once seen that supreme radiant energy (tejas), the knowledge of time arises”.

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Shakta (शाक्त, śākta) or Shaktism (śāktism) represents a tradition of Hinduism where the Goddess (Devi) is revered and worshipped. Shakta literature includes a range of scriptures, including various Agamas and Tantras, although its roots may be traced back to the Vedas.

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Languages of India and abroad

Marathi-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

śikarā (शिकरा).—m ( P) A hawk or falcon.

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śikāra (शिकार).—f ( P) Hunting, venery, the chace. 2 Game. Pr. sādhalī tara śikāra nāhīṃ tara bhikāra. 3 fig. Perquisites, peculations, illicit gains, pelf. v sādha.

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

śikāra (शिकार).—f Hunting. Game. Ex. sādhalī tara śikāra nāhīṃ tara bhikāra. Fig. Perquisites, peculations. v. sādha

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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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Sanskrit dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Śīkara (शीकर).—[śīk-aran]

1) Spray, thin rain, drizzle, mist; (sīkara is seen used for śīkara); भागीरथीनिर्झर- सीकराणां (bhāgīrathīnirjhara- sīkarāṇāṃ) Kumārasambhava 1.15;2.42; R.5.42; आचचाम स तुषारशीकरो भिन्नपल्लवपुरो वनानिलः (ācacāma sa tuṣāraśīkaro bhinnapallavapuro vanānilaḥ) 9.68; Kirātārjunīya 5.15.

2) A drop of water or rain; गतमुपरि घनानां वारिगर्भोदराणां पिशुनयति रथस्ते शीकरक्लिन्ननेमिः (gatamupari ghanānāṃ vārigarbhodarāṇāṃ piśunayati rathaste śīkaraklinnanemiḥ) Ś.7.7; R.16.62.

-ram 1 The Sarala tree.

2) The resin of this tree.

3) Wind.

Derivable forms: śīkaraḥ (शीकरः).

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Sīkara (सीकर).—[sīkyate sicyate'nena, sīk-aran]

1) Drizzling rain, drizzle, mist.

2) Spray, thin drops of water. See शीकर (śīkara).

Derivable forms: sīkaraḥ (सीकरः).

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Śīkara (शीकर).—m.

(-raḥ) 1. Thin rain, or rain driven by wind. 2. A drop of water. n.

(-raṃ) A sort of pine or its resin. E. śīk to sprinkle, aff. aran .

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Sīkara (सीकर).—m.

(-raḥ) Thin drizzling rain. E. sīk to scatter, (as water,) aran aff.; also śīkara .

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Benfey Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Śīkara (शीकर).— (cf. 1. śīk), I. m. 1. A drop of water, [Raghuvaṃśa, (ed. Stenzler.)] 16, 62; of rain, [Śākuntala, (ed. Böhtlingk.)] [distich] 166. 2. Thin rain, [Ṛtusaṃhāra] 1, 15; [Kirātārjunīya] 5, 15 (also sīkara, Mahābhārata 14, 2201). 3. Spray, [Mālatīmādhava, (ed. Calc.)] 147, 14. Ii. n. A sort of pine, or its resin.

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Sīkara (सीकर).—see śīkara.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Cappeller Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Śīkara (शीकर).—[masculine] thin or drizzling rain; kaṇa [masculine] drop.

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Sīkara (सीकर).—v. śīkara & rin.

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

1) Śīkara (शीकर):—[from śīk] m. (mostly [plural]; also written sīkara) fine or drizzling rain, drizzle, spray, mist, [Mahābhārata; Kāvya literature] etc.

2) [v.s. ...] a fine drop of rain or water, [Horace H. Wilson]

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

4) [v.s. ...] n. the resin of the Sarala pine or the tree itself, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

5) [v.s. ...] mf(ā)n. cold, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Yates Sanskrit-English Dictionary

1) Śīkara (शीकर):—(raḥ) 1. m. Thin rain, drop of water. n. Pine or its resin.

2) Sīkara (सीकर):—(raḥ) 1. m. Drizzling rain.

Source: DDSA: Paia-sadda-mahannavo; a comprehensive Prakrit Hindi dictionary (S)

Śīkara (शीकर) in the Sanskrit language is related to the Prakrit word: Sīara.

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Shikara in German

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Hindi dictionary

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Source: DDSA: A practical Hindi-English dictionary

1) Śikāra (शिकार) [Also spelled shikar]:—(nm) a victim, prey; ~[gāha] hunting ground/resort; —[kī ṭaṭṭī] small camouflage of a hunter; —[karanā] to hunt, to prey; to trap; —[khelanā] to go hunting; —[hātha se jātā rahanā/nikala jānā] a bird to fly away; —[honā] to fall a victim/prey (to).

2) Śikārā (शिकारा):—(nm) a long (partly covered) boat, house-boat.

3) Sīkara (सीकर) [Also spelled sikar]:—(nm) a tiny drop (of water etc.).

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Kannada-English dictionary

Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Śikārā (ಶಿಕಾರಾ):—[noun] a big, strong boat with apartments for staying in, while on water.

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Śīkara (ಶೀಕರ):—[noun] a very small drop of water; a droplet.

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Ṣikāra (ಷಿಕಾರ):—[noun] = ಷಿಕ್ಮಿದಾರ [shikmidara].

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Sikara (ಸಿಕರ):—

1) [noun] (correctly, ಶಿಖರ [shikhara]) 1. the peak of a mountain, tree, etc.

2) [noun] the tower of a temple.

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Sīkara (ಸೀಕರ):—

1) [noun] a very small drop of water; a droplet.

2) [noun] a fine, mist-like rain; drizzle.

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Kannada is a Dravidian language (as opposed to the Indo-European language family) mainly spoken in the southwestern region of India.

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