Suviraka, Suvīraka, Su-viraka: 5 definitions



Suviraka means something in Buddhism, Pali, Hinduism, Sanskrit. 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

General definition (in Hinduism)

Source: Indian Historical Quarterly Vol. 7

Suvīraka (सुवीरक) is the name of a country classified as Hādi (a type of Tantrik division), according to the 13th century Sammoha-tantra (fol. 7).—There are ample evidences to prove that the zone of heterodox Tantras went far beyond the natural limits of India. [...] The zones in the Sammoha-tantra [viz., Suvīraka] are here fixed according to two different Tantrik modes, known as Kādi and Hādi.

In Buddhism

Theravada (major branch of Buddhism)

Source: Pali Kanon: Pali Proper Names

The horse of Bodhirajakumari (q.v.)

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Theravāda is a major branch of Buddhism having the the Pali canon (tipitaka) as their canonical literature, which includes the vinaya-pitaka (monastic rules), the sutta-pitaka (Buddhist sermons) and the abhidhamma-pitaka (philosophy and psychology).

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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Suvīraka (सुवीरक).—

1) a kind of collyrium.

2) sour gruel (kāñjika); सुवीरकं याच्यमाना मद्रिका कर्षति स्फिचौ (suvīrakaṃ yācyamānā madrikā karṣati sphicau) Mb.8.4.38.

Derivable forms: suvīrakam (सुवीरकम्).

Suvīraka is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms su and vīraka (वीरक).

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

Suvīraka (सुवीरक).—n.

(-kaṃ) A collyrium, prepared from the Amomum anthorhizon. E. su well, vīra power, efficacy, and kan added, or ṇvul aff.

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

1) Suvīraka (सुवीरक):—[=su-vīraka] [from su > su-yaj] m. Helminthostachys Laciniata, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

2) [v.s. ...] n. a collyrium prepared from the Amomum Anthorhizon, [Horace H. Wilson]

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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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