Shricakra, Śrīcakra, Shri-cakra: 9 definitions

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Shricakra 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 Śrīcakra can be transliterated into English as Sricakra or Shricakra, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

Alternative spellings of this word include Shrichakra.

In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

[«previous next»] — Shricakra in Purana glossary
Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index

Śrīcakra (श्रीचक्र).—The mantra of: is Mahālakṣmī: worshipped by Viṣṇu, Śiva and Brahmā: propitiation of, makes one learned: Icon of: the mudras in connection with the worship of; Dīkṣa and its methods.*

  • * Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa IV. 41. 3-5; chh. 42-3.
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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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Chandas (prosody, study of Sanskrit metres)

[«previous next»] — Shricakra in Chandas glossary
Source: Shodhganga: a concise history of Sanskrit Chanda literature

Śrīcakra (श्रीचक्र) is the name of an author of works dealing with prosodoy (chandas or chandaśśāstra) quoted by Kṣemendra (11th century) in his Suvṛttatilaka. The Suvṛttatilaka is a monumental work of Sanskrit prosody in which the author discusses 27 popular metres which were used frequently by the poets (e.g., Śrīcakra).

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Chandas (छन्दस्) refers to Sanskrit prosody and represents one of the six Vedangas (auxiliary disciplines belonging to the study of the Vedas). The science of prosody (chandas-shastra) focusses on the study of the poetic meters such as the commonly known twenty-six metres mentioned by Pingalas.

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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit dictionary

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

Śrīcakra (श्रीचक्र).—

1) the circle of the earth, the globe.

2) a wheel f Indra's car.

3) A diagram for the worship of त्रिपुरसुन्दरी (tripurasundarī) in Tantra rituals.

4) An astrological division of the body (representing the public region).

Derivable forms: śrīcakram (श्रीचक्रम्).

Śrīcakra is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms śrī and cakra (चक्र).

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

Śrīcakra (श्रीचक्र).—n.

(-kraṃ) 1. A magical diagram. 2. An astrological division of the body, the uterine or pubic region. 3. A wheel of Indra'S car. 4. The circle of the globe or earth. E. śrī prosperity, &c., cakra a wheel.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Aufrecht Catalogus Catalogorum

Śrīcakra (श्रीचक्र) as mentioned in Aufrecht’s Catalogus Catalogorum:—by Śaṅkarācārya. Peters. 6, 524.

Śrīcakra has the following synonyms: Gurvaṣṭaka.

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

1) Śrīcakra (श्रीचक्र):—[=śrī-cakra] [from śrī] n. a magical diagram (supposed to represent the orb of the earth), [Religious Thought and Life in India 196; 203]

2) [v.s. ...] an astrological division of the body (said to, represent the uterine or pubic region), [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

3) [v.s. ...] a wheel of Indra’s car, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

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

Śrīcakra (श्रीचक्र):—[śrī-cakra] (kraṃ) 1. n. A magical diagram; astrological division of the body; wheel of Indra's car; circle of the earth or globe.

[Sanskrit to German]

Shricakra 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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Kannada-English dictionary

[«previous next»] — Shricakra in Kannada glossary
Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Śrīcakra (ಶ್ರೀಚಕ್ರ):—[noun] the most mystic diagram, that represents the orb of the earth, worshipped by mystics.

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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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