Suvarnakara, aka: Suvarṇakāra, Suvarna-kara; 7 Definition(s)

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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)

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.

Source: academia.edu: The Structure and Meanings of the Heruka Maṇḍala
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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 geogprahy

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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: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Indian Epigraphical Glossary

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.

Source: What is India: Inscriptions of the Vākāṭakas
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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.

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Languages of India and abroad

Marathi-English dictionary

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suvarṇakāra (सुवर्णकार).—m S A goldsmith.

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

suvarṇakāra (सुवर्णकार).—m A goldsmith.

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.

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Sanskrit-English dictionary

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Suvarṇakāra (सुवर्णकार).—m. a goldsmith.

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

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Suvarṇakāra (सुवर्णकार).—m.

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

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara 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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