Shunyaka, Śūnyaka: 4 definitions


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The Sanskrit term Śūnyaka can be transliterated into English as Sunyaka or Shunyaka, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

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

Śūnyaka (शून्यक).—The city of Bhaṇḍa on the banks of the Mahārṇava (sea?) near Mahendra hill: In extent 100 Yojanas: filled with candraśālas, pleasure parks, sabhā, temples and so on: protected by Kuṭilākṣa on all sides when it was attacked by fifty akṣauhinis of soldiers;1 burnt by Lalitā with civil population.2

  • 1) Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa IV. 21. 3-20, 96; 22. 22; 23. 98; 26. 21.
  • 2) Ib. IV. 29. 21. 143.
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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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Sanskrit dictionary

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Edgerton Buddhist Hybrid Sanskrit Dictionary

Śūnyaka (शून्यक).—adj. (Sanskrit Gr. id., AMg. sunnaya; = Sanskrit śūnya; pejorative force may be suspected, at least in some cases), empty, vain: Aṣṭasāhasrikā-prajñāpāramitā 346.9, see s.v. asāraka; °ka dharma nirātmaka sarve Samādhirājasūtra 19.30 (verse); saṃskāra nirīha °kāḥ Lalitavistara 176.3 (verse); (kṣetrakoṭinayutāni bahūni) °kāni puruṣapravarehi Mahāvastu i.122.3 (verse), empty (in lit. sense) of Buddhas, containing none.

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

1) Śūnyaka (शून्यक):—[from śū] mfn. (= śūnya) empty, void [gana] yāvādi

2) [v.s. ...] n. absence, lack of ([genitive case]), [Mahābhārata]

[Sanskrit to German]

Shunyaka 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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