Shivakara, Śivakara, Shiva-kara: 4 definitions

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Shivakara means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, the history of ancient India. 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 Śivakara can be transliterated into English as Sivakara or Shivakara, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

India history and geogprahy

Source: What is India: Epigraphia Indica volume XXXI (1955-56)

Śivakara is one of the Brāhmaṇa donees mentioned in the “Asankhali plates of Narasiṃha II” (1302 A.D.). When a grant was made to a large number of Brāhmaṇas, the chief amongst the donees seems to have been called Pānīyagrāhin especially. In the present record, though all the donees (eg., Śivakara) are referred to as Pāṇigrāhi-mahājana, their list is headed by a Brāhmaṇa with Pāṇigrahī as his surname.

These copper plates (mentioning Śivakara) were discovered from the house of a Santal inhabitant of Pargana Asankhali in the Mayurbhanj State (Orissa). It was made when king Vīra-Narasiṃhadeva was staying at the Bhairavapura-kaṭaka (city, camp or residence).

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The history of India traces the identification of countries, villages, towns and other regions of India, as well as royal dynasties, rulers, tribes, local festivities and traditions and regional languages. Ancient India enjoyed religious freedom and encourages the path of Dharma, a concept common to Buddhism, Hinduism, and Jainism.

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Sanskrit-English dictionary

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Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Śivakara (शिवकर).—(śivaṃkara also) a. conferring happiness, auspicious.

Śivakara is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms śiva and kara (कर).

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

Śivakara (शिवकर).—mfn.

(-raḥ-rā-raṃ) Propitious, auspicious, making happy. m.

(-raḥ) A Jina of the last age. E. śiva good fortune, and kara who makes.

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

1) Śivakara (शिवकर):—[=śiva-kara] [from śiva] mf(ī)n. causing happiness or prosperity, auspicious, propitious, [Horace H. Wilson]

2) [v.s. ...] m. (with Jainas) Name of one of the 24 Arhats of the past Utsarpiṇī, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

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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. 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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