Simhika, aka: Siṃhikā, Siṅhikā; 5 Definition(s)
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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.
Rasaśāstra (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, rasa-shastra) is an important branch of Āyurveda, specialising in chemical interactions with herbs, metals and minerals. Some texts combine yogic and tantric practices with various alchemical operations. The ultimate goal of Rasaśāstra 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
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rahū (रहू).—m C More commonly rōha.--- OR --- rāhu (राहु).—m (S) The ascending node. 2 In mytho...
andhaka (अंधक).—a Dim, pale, faint. A light or alumi- nous body. ad Dimly, hazily, darkly.
kētu (केतु).—m Name of a demon. The 9th of the planets. A banner or flag. Descending node.
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diti (दिति).—f S The mother of the daitya or infernal race: opp. to aditi the mother of the god...
Svarbhānu (स्वर्भानु).—One of the eight rākṣasas facing the eight vasus in the battle ...
1a) Vipracitti (विप्रचित्ति).—An Apsaras with the sun in Hemanta.** Vāyu-purāṇa 52. 18.1b...
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Search found 9 books and stories containing Simhika, Siṃhikā or Siṅhikā. You can also click to the full overview containing English textual excerpts. Below are direct links for the most relevant articles:
Trishashti Shalaka Purusha Caritra (by Helen M. Johnson)
Part 4: Story of Naghuṣa and Siṃhikā < [Chapter IV - The, birth, marriage, and retreat to the forest of Rāma and Lakṣmaṇa]
Part 5: Sodāsa (borne to king Naghuṣa and queen Siṃhikā) < [Chapter IV - The, birth, marriage, and retreat to the forest of Rāma and Lakṣmaṇa]
Gautami Mahatmya (by G. P. Bhatt)
Brahma Purana (by G. P. Bhatt)
The Bhagavata Purana (by A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada)
Chapter 6 - The Progeny of the Daughters of Daksa < [Canto VI - Prescribed Duties for Mankind]
Chapter 24 - The Subterranean Heavenly Planets < [Canto V - The Creative Impetus]
Chapter 18 - Diti Vows to Kill King Indra < [Canto VI - Prescribed Duties for Mankind]
The Nilamata Purana (by Dr. Ved Kumari)
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