Simanta, aka: Sima-anta, Sīmanta, Sīmānta; 4 Definition(s)


Simanta means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, 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.

In Hinduism


Sīmanta (सीमन्त).—One of the saṃskāras enjoined on a dvija.*

  • * Viṣṇu-purāṇa III. 13. 6.
(Source): Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index
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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.

Languages of India and abroad

Marathi-English dictionary

sīmanta (सीमंत).—m (S) The separation or partition of the hair (of the head of women) forming a distinct line along the crown.

(Source): DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

sīmanta (सीमंत).—m The partition of hair (of women).

(Source): DDSA: The Aryabhusan school dictionary, Marathi-English
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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-English dictionary

Sīmanta (सीमन्त).—[sīmno'ntaḥ śakaṃ°]

1) A boundary-line, landmark.

2) The parting line of the hair; the hair parted on each side of the head so as to leave a line; सीमन्तः केशवेशे, सीमान्तोऽन्यः (sīmantaḥ keśaveśe, sīmānto'nyaḥ) Sk. (Mar. bhāṃga); सीमन्ते च त्वदुपगमजं यत्र नीपं वधूनाम् (sīmante ca tvadupagamajaṃ yatra nīpaṃ vadhūnām) Me.67; Śi.8.69; Mv.5.44.

3) A landmark.

4) See सीमन्तोन्नयनम् (sīmantonnayanam) below; Y.1.11.

Derivable forms: sīmantaḥ (सीमन्तः).

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Sīmānta (सीमान्त).—

1) a boundary-line, border, frontier-line.

2) the utmost limit. °पूजनम् (pūjanam)

1) the ceremony of worshipping or honouring a village boundary.

2) worshipping the bridegroom when he arrives at the village boundary.

Derivable forms: sīmāntaḥ (सीमान्तः).

Sīmānta is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms sīmā and anta (अन्त).

(Source): DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary
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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. 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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