Shikhamani, Śikhāmaṇi, Shikha-mani: 9 definitions
Shikhamani 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 term Śikhāmaṇi can be transliterated into English as Sikhamani or Shikhamani, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).
Shaivism (Shaiva philosophy)Source: academia.edu: Kāpālikas
Śikhāmaṇi (शिखामणि, “hair jewel”).—In addition to carrying the skull-bowl, they wore a sacred thread (yajñopavīta) made of human hair obtained from corpses, and they adorned themselves with ornaments mostly made of human bones: a necklace, earrings, bracelets or armlets, and a hair jewel (śikhāmaṇi).
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.
Shaktism (Shakta philosophy)Source: Google Books: Manthanabhairavatantram
Śikhāmaṇi (शिखामणि) refers to a “crest jewel” and represents one of the various insignias (i.e., mudrās) worn by a Kāpālika, according to the Āgamaprāmāṇya.—The Kāpālika, as his name—‘Skull Bearer’—implies, carried a skull as part of his penance modelled on that prescribed for having murdered a Brahmin. Along with the skull he was to wear six insignias, namely, a necklace (kuṭhikā), neck ornament (rucaka), earrings (kuṇḍala), crest jewel (śikhāmaṇi), ashes (bhasma) and sacred thread (yajñopavīta). These are described by Yāmunācārya in his Āgamaprāmāṇya and by Rāmānuja who draws from him in his commentary on the Brahmasūtra. The wearing of similar insignia was common practice amongst Buddhist Tantric ascetics who were inspired in their own way by the same model.
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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Marathi-English dictionarySource: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary
śikhāmaṇi (शिखामणि).—m (S) A gem of a diadem or crest. 2 A principal or excellent gem.
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 dictionarySource: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary
Śikhāmaṇi (शिखामणि).—a crest-jewel.
Derivable forms: śikhāmaṇiḥ (शिखामणिः).
Śikhāmaṇi is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms śikhā and maṇi (मणि).Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Benfey Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Śikhāmaṇi (शिखामणि).—m. a jewel worn on the head, [Vikramorvaśī, (ed. Bollensen.)] [distich] 129.
Śikhāmaṇi is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms śikhā and maṇi (मणि).Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Cappeller Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Śikhāmaṇi (शिखामणि).—[masculine] crest-gem; best of (—°).Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary
1) Śikhāmaṇi (शिखामणि):—[=śikhā-maṇi] [from śikhā] m. a crest-jewel, jewel worn on the head, [Kāvya literature; Kathāsaritsāgara]
2) [v.s. ...] (ifc.) the head or chief or best of a class, [Bhāgavata-purāṇa; Rājataraṅgiṇī]
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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 (even English!). 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.
Kannada-English dictionarySource: Alar: Kannada-English corpus
1) [noun] a small flat ornament, with a jewel, worn as a frontlet at the partition of hair in combing.
2) [noun] a person or thing that is par excellent in a particular class.
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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