Shuklambara, Śuklāmbara, Shukla-ambara: 4 definitions


Shuklambara 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 Śuklāmbara can be transliterated into English as Suklambara or Shuklambara, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Shaivism (Shaiva philosophy)

[«previous next»] — Shuklambara in Shaivism glossary
Source: Brill: Śaivism and the Tantric Traditions

Śuklāmbara (शुक्लाम्बर) refers to a “white garment”, according to the Siddhayogeśvarīmata chapter 10.—Accordingly, “[Bhairava spoke]:—[...] The male or female practitioner, with his/her mind focused on the mantra, should perform worship according to prescriptions and then undertake the vow. [In the first of these] all his limbs covered with ashes, the practitioner is to observe silence and should wear a white garment (śuklāmbara); he should be of good understanding. He must have a white sacred thread, he should be free from desire and established in self-restraint.”.

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Shaiva (शैव, śaiva) or Shaivism (śaivism) represents a tradition of Hinduism worshiping Shiva as the supreme being. Closely related to Shaktism, Shaiva literature includes a range of scriptures, including Tantras, while the root of this tradition may be traced back to the ancient Vedas.

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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit dictionary

[«previous next»] — Shuklambara in Sanskrit glossary
Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Cappeller Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Śuklāmbara (शुक्लाम्बर).—[adjective] wearing white garments.

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

Śuklāmbara (शुक्लाम्बर):—[from śukla > śukra] mfn. having a white garment, [Macdonell’s Dictionary, 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 (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»] — Shuklambara in Kannada glossary
Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Śuklāṃbara (ಶುಕ್ಲಾಂಬರ):—[noun] a white cloth or dress.

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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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