Simhika, aka: Siṃhikā, Siṅhikā; 8 Definition(s)
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Siṃhikā (सिंहिका).—A giantess. (Viṣṇu Purāṇa, Aṃśa 1, Chapter 15, and Agni Purāṇa Chapter 19). Two sons named Hiraṇyakaśipu and Hiraṇyākṣa and a daughter named Siṃhikā were born to Prajāpati Kaśyapa by his wife Diti. Siṃhikā was married by Vipracitti. Two sons named Rāhu and Ketu were born to them. Because they were the sons of Siṃhikā, they came to be known by the name Saiṃhikeyas.
(But it is stated in Mahābhārata, Ādi Parva, Chapter 65, that Siṃhikā was the daughter of Prajāpati Dakṣa and the wife of Kaśyapa.)
A story occurs in Rāmāyaṇa, that this Siṃhikā caught hold of Hanūmān by his shadow and swallowed him, while he was jumping to Laṅkā, and that Hanūmān escaped from her. (See under Rāma, para 27).(Source): archive.org: Puranic Encyclopaedia
1a) Siṃhikā (सिंहिका).—A daughter of Diti and Kaśyapa and sister of Hiraṇyakaśipu: the wife of Vipracitti, and mother of one hundred and one sons of whom Rāhu was the eldest;1 mother of 14 Rākṣasas;2 mother of grahas.3
- 1) Bhāgavata-purāṇa V. 24. 1; VI. 6. 37; 18. 13; Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa II. 24. 92; Matsya-purāṇa 6. 25; Vāyu-purāṇa 67. 60; 128. 50; Viṣṇu-purāṇa I. 15. 141.
- 2) Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa III. 5. 12; Viṣṇu-purāṇa I. 21. 10-11;
- 3) Matsya-purāṇa 171. 60.
The Purāṇas (पुराण, purana) refers to Sanskrit literature preserving ancient India’s vast cultural history, including historical legends, religious ceremonies, various arts and sciences. The eighteen mahāpurāṇas total over 400,000 ślokas (metrical couplets) and date to at least several centuries BCE.
Rasashastra (chemistry and alchemy)
Siṃhikā (सिंहिका):—One of the sixty-eight Siddhauṣadhi, as per Rasaśāstra texts (rasa literature). These drugs give siddhi (success) in mercurial operations. Even so, they are more powerful than rasa (mercury) itself. These may perform all the kāryas (‘effects’) and grant dehasiddhi (‘perfection of body’) and lohasiddhi (‘transmutation of base metals’) both.(Source): Wisdom Library: Rasa-śāstra
Rasaśāstra (रसशास्त्र, rasashastra) is an important branch of Ayurveda, specialising in chemical interactions with herbs, metals and minerals. Some texts combine yogic and tantric practices with various alchemical operations. The ultimate goal of Rasashastra is not only to preserve and prolong life, but also to bestow wealth upon humankind.
General definition (in Hinduism)
Siṅhikā (सिङ्हिका):—Name of the daughter of Hiraṇyakaśyapa and mother of Rāhu.(Source): Wisdom Library: Hinduism
Simhika was a daughter of Daksha, and the wife of the sage Viprachitti.(Source): Apam Napat: Indian Mythology
Languages of India and abroad
siṃhikā (सिंहिका).—f S The name of the mother of Rahu. Ex. tōṃ siṃhikēṃ vadana pasarilēṃ || chāyāsūtra sādhilēṃ ||.(Source): DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary
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.
1) The mother of Rāhu.
2) Name of a form of दाक्षायणी (dākṣāyaṇī).
3) A knock-kneed girl unfit for marriage.(Source): DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary
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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