Shodashamatrika, Ṣoḍaśamātṛkā, Shodashan-matrika: 3 definitions
Shodashamatrika 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 Ṣoḍaśamātṛkā can be transliterated into English as Sodasamatrka or Shodashamatrika, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).
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Sanskrit dictionarySource: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary
Ṣoḍaśamātṛkā (षोडशमातृका).—f. pl. the sixteen divine mothers; they are: गौरी पद्मा शची मेधा सावित्री विजया जया । देवसेना स्वधा स्वाहा मातरो लोकमातरः । शान्तिः पुष्टिर्धृतिस्तुष्टिः कुलदेवात्म- देवताः (gaurī padmā śacī medhā sāvitrī vijayā jayā | devasenā svadhā svāhā mātaro lokamātaraḥ | śāntiḥ puṣṭirdhṛtistuṣṭiḥ kuladevātma- devatāḥ) ||.
Ṣoḍaśamātṛkā is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms ṣoḍaśan and mātṛkā (मातृका).Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Ṣoḍaśamātṛkā (षोडशमातृका).—fem. plu. f.
(-kā) The sixteen divine mothers; they are:— gaurī padmā śacī medhā sāvitrī vijayā jayā . devasenā svadhā svāhā mātaro lokamātaraḥ . śāntiḥ puṣṭirdhṛtistuṣṭiḥ kuladevātmadevatā ..Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Ṣoḍaśamātṛkā (षोडशमातृका):—[=ṣoḍaśa-mātṛkā] [from ṣoḍaśa > ṣaṣ] f. [plural] the 16 divine mothers (See mātṛ), [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]
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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