Shikhi, aka: Sikhī, Śikhi, Sikhi, Śikhī; 10 Definition(s)

Introduction

Shikhi means something in Buddhism, Pali, 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 Śikhi and Śikhī can be transliterated into English as Sikhi or Shikhi, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

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

Śikhī (शिखी).—A nāga born in the Kaśyapa dynasty. (Udyoga Parva, Chapter 103, Verse 12).

Source: archive.org: Puranic Encyclopaedia

1a) Śikhī (शिखी).—One of the gods worshipped in housebuilding.*

  • * Matsya-purāṇa 253. 24.

1b) R. a chief river of Plakṣadvīpa.*

  • * Viṣṇu-purāṇa II. 4. 11.
Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index

Śikhī (शिखी) is a name mentioned in the Mahābhārata (cf. V.101.12/V.103) and represents one of the many proper names used for people and places. Note: The Mahābhārata (mentioning Śikhī) is a Sanskrit epic poem consisting of 100,000 ślokas (metrical verses) and is over 2000 years old.

Source: JatLand: List of Mahabharata people and places
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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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Ayurveda (science of life)

1) Śikhi (शिखि):—Another name for Barhi, which is a Sanskrit word referring to the “peacock”. The meat of this animal is part of the māṃsavarga (‘group of flesh’), which is used throughout Āyurvedic literature.

2) Śikhī (शिखी) is another name (synonym) for Śitāvarī, which is a Sanskrit name for a plant. This synonym was identified by Narahari in his 13th-century Rājanighaṇṭu (verses 5.50-51), which is an Āyurvedic medicinal thesaurus.

Source: Wisdom Library: Āyurveda and botany
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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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General definition (in Hinduism)

Śikhi (शिखि, “fire”):—Third of the six seats of the Svādhiṣṭhāna (2nd chakra). It is identified with the third of the seven worlds, named svarloka. Together, these seven seatsthey form the Brahmāṇḍa (cosmic egg). The Randhra seat points to the south-east. This seat is also known as Vahni (वह्नि).

Source: Wisdom Library: Hinduism

In Buddhism

Theravada (major branch of Buddhism)

Sikhi. The twentieth of the twenty four Buddhas.

He was born in the Nisabha pleasance in Arunavati, his father being the khattiya Aruna (Arunava) and his mother Pabhavati. He was so named because his unhisa stood up like a flame (sikha). For seven thousand years he lived in the household in three palaces - Sucanda, Giri, Vahana (BuA.p.201 calls them Sucanda kasiri, Giriyasa and Narivasabha) - his wife being Sabbakama and his son Atula. He left home on an elephant, practised austerities for eight months, was given milk rice by the daughter of Piyadassi setthi of Sudassananigama, and grass for his seat by Anomadassi. His Bodhi was a pundarika. His first sermon was preached in the Migacira pleasaunce near Arunavati, and his Twin Miracle was performed near Suriyavati under a campaka tree.

The Bodhisatta was Arindama, king of Paribhutta. Abhibhu and Sambhava were his chief disciples among monks, and Akhila (Makhila) and Paduma among nuns.

His constant attendant was Khemankara. Among his patrons were Sirivaddha and Canda (Nanda) among men, and Citta and Sugutta among women. His body was sixty cubits high, and he lived to the age of seventy thousand years, dying in Dussarama (Assarama) in Silavati. Over his relics was erected a thupa three leagues in height

(Bu.xxi.; BuA.201ff.; cf. D.ii.7; iii.195f.; J.i.41, 94; DhA.i.69; S.ii.9; Dvy.333).

Sikhi Buddha held the Patimokkha ceremony only once in six years (DhA.iii.236; cf. Sp.i.191).

For a visit paid by him to the Brahma world see Abhibhu. His name also occurs in the Arunavati Paritta (q.v.).

Sikhi Sutta. The process by which Sikhi Buddha, like the other Buddhas, reached Enlightenment. S.iii.9.

Source: Pali Kanon: Pali Proper Names
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Theravāda is a major branch of Buddhism having the the Pali canon (tipitaka) as their canonical literature, which includes the vinaya-pitaka (monastic rules), the sutta-pitaka (Buddhist sermons) and the abhidhamma-pitaka (philosophy and psychology).

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General definition (in Buddhism)

Śikhī (शिखी) refers to the second of the “seven Buddhas” (saptatathāgata) as defined in the Dharma-saṃgraha (section 6). The Dharma-samgraha (Dharmasangraha) is an extensive glossary of Buddhist technical terms in Sanskrit (eg., saptatathāgata and Śikhī). The work is attributed to Nagarguna who lived around the 2nd century A.D.

Source: Wisdom Library: Dharma-samgraha

Languages of India and abroad

Pali-English dictionary

Shikhi in Pali glossary... « previous · [S] · next »

sikhī : (m.) fire; peacock.

Source: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary
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Pali is the language of the Tipiṭaka, which is the sacred canon of Theravāda Buddhism and contains much of the Buddha’s speech. Closeley related to Sanskrit, both languages are used interchangeably between religions.

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Marathi-English dictionary

śikhī (शिखी).—m S (Poetry.) Fire. Ex. śikhī jasā vēṇu- vanīñca pēṭē || gāṛhāniyāñcē uṭhatī capēṭē ||. 2 A peacock: and śikhinī f A pea-hen.

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śikhī (शिखी).—a S Crested;--as a bird: also peaked;--as a mountain.

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

śikhī (शिखी).—m A peacock. Fire. a Crested. Peaked.

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