Sika, Sīka, Shika: 5 definitions
Sika means something in Buddhism, Pali, Hinduism, Sanskrit, the history of ancient India, Marathi. 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.
Jyotisha (astronomy and astrology)Source: Wisdom Library: Brihat Samhita by Varahamihira
Śika (शिक) or Piśika refers to a country belonging to “Dakṣiṇa or Dakṣiṇadeśa (southern division)” classified under the constellations of Uttaraphālguni, Hasta and Citrā, according to the system of Kūrmavibhāga, according to the Bṛhatsaṃhitā (chapter 14), an encyclopedic Sanskrit work written by Varāhamihira mainly focusing on the science of ancient Indian astronomy astronomy (Jyotiṣa).—Accordingly, “The countries of the Earth beginning from the centre of Bhāratavarṣa and going round the east, south-east, south, etc., are divided into 9 divisions corresponding to the 27 lunar asterisms at the rate of 3 for each division and beginning from Kṛttikā. The constellations of Uttaraphālguni, Hasta and Citrā represent the southern division consisting of [i.e., Śika] [...]”.
Jyotisha (ज्योतिष, jyotiṣa or jyotish) refers to ‘astronomy’ or “Vedic astrology” and represents the fifth of the six Vedangas (additional sciences to be studied along with the Vedas). Jyotisha concerns itself with the study and prediction of the movements of celestial bodies, in order to calculate the auspicious time for rituals and ceremonies.
Theravada (major branch of Buddhism)Source: Pali Kanon: Pali Proper Names
A general of Gajabahu. Cv.lxx.113.
Theravāda is a major branch of Buddhism having the the Pali canon (tipitaka) as their canonical literature, which includes the vinaya-pitaka (monastic rules), the sutta-pitaka (Buddhist sermons) and the abhidhamma-pitaka (philosophy and psychology).
India history and geographySource: Project Gutenberg: Castes and Tribes of Southern India, Volume 1
Sika (“kudumi: tuft of hair”) is one of the many exogamous septs (division) among the Telugu section of the Devangas (a caste of weavers). The Devangas, speaking Telugu or Canarese, are found all over the Madras Presidency. Devanga is composed of Deva and angam, “limb of god”.
The history of India traces the identification of countries, villages, towns and other regions of India, as well as royal dynasties, rulers, tribes, local festivities and traditions and regional languages. Ancient India enjoyed religious freedom and encourages the path of Dharma, a concept common to Buddhism, Hinduism, and Jainism.
Languages of India and abroad
Marathi-English dictionarySource: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary
śikā (शिका).—m Commonly and preferably śikkā.
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śīka (शीक) [or शीख, śīkha].—m ( H) A class of Hindus or an individual of it, a Sikh.
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śīka (शीक).—n (Commonly śikēṃ) A sling.
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sīka (सीक).—See under śī.
Marathi is an Indo-European language having over 70 million native speakers people in (predominantly) Maharashtra India. Marathi, like many other Indo-Aryan languages, evolved from early forms of Prakrit, which itself is a subset of Sanskrit, one of the most ancient languages of the world.
Sanskrit dictionarySource: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Yates Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Śīka (शीक):—(ṛ, ṅa) śekate 1. d. To wet or moisten. (ka) śekayati 10. a. To endure, touch, wet.
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.
See also (Relevant definitions)
Starts with (+76): Shikakai, Shikala, Shikalagara, Shikalakara, Shikaligara, Shikam, Shikami, Shikamidara, Shikamja, Shikana, Shikanau, Shikandara, Shikanem, Shikanji, Shikara, Shikarabaja, Shikarabanda, Shikarakana, Shikarakhana, Shikarambhas.
Ends with (+1093): A-khatva-cullaka-vainashika, A-shanmasika, Abbhokasika, Abhashika, Abhicetasika, Abhidosika, Abhilashika, Abhiniveshika, Abhiprayaprakashika, Abhivarshika, Abhiyuktakshika, Abhravakashika, Abhyasika, Abhyavakashika, Acaradarshika, Acarapancashika, Acaraprakashika, Adamshika, Adandavasika, Addhakasika.
Full-text (+21): Lopashaka, Prakashaka, Pancashaka, Veshaka, Ekavimshaka, Naihshreyasa, Vamshaka, Palashaka, Vikashaka, Anasika, Avasaka, Kulanashaka, Kosaka, Ekoshika, Abhyasika, Duhsahasi, Mushak, Manovishleshan, Caturmasa, Hemashikha.
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Cidgaganacandrika (study) (by S. Mahalakshmi)
Verse 112 [Dikcarī proceeds to the Parāvac, the abode of even the Bindu] < [Chapter 3 - Third Vimarśa]
Verse 126 [Cidambaragatā Śakti’s four forms in Gross body] < [Chapter 3 - Third Vimarśa]
Brahma Sutras (Shankara Bhashya) (by Swami Vireshwarananda)
A History of Indian Philosophy Volume 1 (by Surendranath Dasgupta)
Part 13 - Mahat and Ahaṃkāra < [Chapter VII - The Kapila and the Pātañjala Sāṃkhya (yoga)]
Part 6 - Caraka, Nyāya sūtras and Vaiśeṣika sūtras < [Chapter VIII - The Nyāya-Vaiśeṣika Philosophy]
Complete works of Swami Abhedananda (by Swami Prajnanananda)
A History of Indian Philosophy Volume 3 (by Surendranath Dasgupta)