Shikara, Śīkarā, Śīkara, Sīkara: 8 definitions
Shikara means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Marathi. 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 (?).
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.
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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Marathi-English dictionarySource: 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
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.
Sanskrit-English dictionarySource: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary
1) Spray, thin rain, drizzle, mist; (sīkara is seen used for śīkara); भागीरथीनिर्झर- सीकराणां (bhāgīrathīnirjhara- sīkarāṇāṃ) Ku.1.15;2.42; R.5.42; आचचाम स तुषारशीकरो भिन्नपल्लवपुरो वनानिलः (ācacāma sa tuṣāraśīkaro bhinnapallavapuro vanānilaḥ) 9.68; Ki.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.
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
(-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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(-raḥ) Thin drizzling rain. E. sīk to scatter, (as water,) aran aff.; also śīkara .
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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