Shleshmaka, Śleṣmaka: 8 definitions


Shleshmaka means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit. 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 Śleṣmaka can be transliterated into English as Slesmaka or Shleshmaka, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

[«previous next»] — Shleshmaka in Purana glossary
Source: Puranic Encyclopedia

Śleṣmaka (श्लेष्मक).—(ŚLEṢMĀTAKAM). A forest. It was when Viśravas, the grandson of Brahmā and Kaikasī, the daughter of Sumālī were living in this forest, that Rāvaṇa, Kumbhakarṇa, Vibhīṣaṇa and Śūrpaṇakhā were born to them. (Kamba Rāmāyaṇa, Pūrva Kāṇḍa).

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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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Shaktism (Shakta philosophy)

[«previous next»] — Shleshmaka in Shaktism glossary
Source: Google Books: Manthanabhairavatantram

Śleṣmaka (श्लेष्मक) refers to one of the sacred trees mentioned in the Kaulāvalinirṇaya.—Trees, forests and groves close to human settlements have been venerated throughout the subcontinent up to the present day as the abodes of deities and a range of supernatural beings. [...] In the Kaula and related Tantras, such beings came to be identified with Yoginīs and so the trees they inhabited as Yakṣinīs came to be venerated as Kula trees (kulavṛkṣa) in which Yoginīs reside. The Kaulāvalinirṇaya enjoins that the adept should bow to the Kula and the Lord of Kula when he sees one of these trees [i.e., Śleṣmaka] and recollect that Yoginīs reside in them.

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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

Sanskrit dictionary

[«previous next»] — Shleshmaka in Sanskrit glossary
Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Śleṣmaka (श्लेष्मक).—Phlegm.

Derivable forms: śleṣmakaḥ (श्लेष्मकः).

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

Śleṣmaka (श्लेष्मक).—m.

(-kaḥ) Phlegm, the watery or phlegmatic humour. E. śleṣman the same, kan pleonasm.

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

Śleṣmaka (श्लेष्मक).—i. e. śleṣman + ka, m. Phlegm.

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

Śleṣmaka (श्लेष्मक):—[from śliṣ] n. phlegm, the phlegmatic humour, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

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

Śleṣmaka (श्लेष्मक):—(kaḥ) 1. m. Phlegm.

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Shleshmaka in German

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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.

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