Suvarnakara, Suvarṇakāra, Suvarna-kara: 14 definitions


Suvarnakara 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.

In Buddhism

Tibetan Buddhism (Vajrayana or tantric Buddhism)

Source: The Structure and Meanings of the Heruka Maṇḍala

Suvarṇakāra (सुवर्णकार) is the name of a Vīra (hero) who, together with the Ḍākinī named Suvarṇakārī forms one of the 36 pairs situated in the Guṇacakra, according to the 10th century Ḍākārṇava chapter 15. Accordingly, the guṇacakra refers to one of the four divisions of the sahaja-puṭa (‘innate layer’), situated within the padma (lotus) in the middle of the Herukamaṇḍala. The 36 pairs of Ḍākinīs and Vīras [viz., Suvarṇakāra] are whitish red in color; they each have one face and four arms; they hold a skull bowl, a skull staff, a small drum, and a knife.

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Tibetan Buddhism includes schools such as Nyingma, Kadampa, Kagyu and Gelug. Their primary canon of literature is divided in two broad categories: The Kangyur, which consists of Buddha’s words, and the Tengyur, which includes commentaries from various sources. Esotericism and tantra techniques (vajrayāna) are collected indepently.

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India history and geography

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Indian Epigraphical Glossary

Suvarṇakāra.—(EI 24, BL), a goldsmith; often the epithet of the engravers of copper-plate grants. Note: suvarṇakāra is defined in the “Indian epigraphical glossary” as it can be found on ancient inscriptions commonly written in Sanskrit, Prakrit or Dravidian languages.

Source: What is India: Inscriptions of the Vākāṭakas

Suvarṇakāra (सुवर्णकार) refers to “goldsmiths”, commonly found during the reign of the Vākāṭakas (mid-3rd century CE).— Some records mention the suvarṇakāras (goldsmiths) who engraved the copper-plates.

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The history of India traces the identification of countries, villages, towns and other regions of India, as well as mythology, zoology, 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.

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Languages of India and abroad

Marathi-English dictionary

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Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

suvarṇakāra (सुवर्णकार).—m S A goldsmith.

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

suvarṇakāra (सुवर्णकार).—m A goldsmith.

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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.

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Sanskrit dictionary

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Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Suvarṇakāra (सुवर्णकार).—m. a goldsmith.

Suvarṇakāra is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms suvarṇa and kāra (कार). See also (synonyms): suvarṇakartṛ, suvarṇakṛt.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Suvarṇakāra (सुवर्णकार).—m.

(-raḥ) A goldsmith. E. suvarṇa gold, and kāra a workman.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Cappeller Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Suvarṇakāra (सुवर्णकार).—[masculine] gold-worker, goldsmith.

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

Suvarṇakāra (सुवर्णकार):—[=su-varṇa-kāra] [from su-varṇa] m. idem, [Manu-smṛti; Rāmāyaṇa; Varāha-mihira; Vāsavadattā]

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Yates Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Suvarṇakāra (सुवर्णकार):—[suvarṇa-kāra] (raḥ) 1. m. Idem.

Source: DDSA: Paia-sadda-mahannavo; a comprehensive Prakrit Hindi dictionary (S)

Suvarṇakāra (सुवर्णकार) in the Sanskrit language is related to the Prakrit word: Suṇṇāra.

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Suvarnakara 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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Kannada-English dictionary

[«previous next»] — Suvarnakara in Kannada glossary
Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Suvarṇakāra (ಸುವರ್ಣಕಾರ):—

1) [noun] a man who makes and deals with articles of gold; a goldsmith.

2) [noun] a man belonging to the caste of goldsmiths.

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Kannada is a Dravidian language (as opposed to the Indo-European language family) mainly spoken in the southwestern region of India.

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Nepali dictionary

[«previous next»] — Suvarnakara in Nepali glossary
Source: unoes: Nepali-English Dictionary

Suvarṇakāra (सुवर्णकार):—n. a goldsmith;

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Nepali is the primary language of the Nepalese people counting almost 20 million native speakers. The country of Nepal is situated in the Himalaya mountain range to the north of India.

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