Trishikha, Triśikha, Triśikhā, Tri-shikha: 11 definitions

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Trishikha means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, 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.

The Sanskrit terms Triśikha and Triśikhā can be transliterated into English as Trisikha or Trishikha, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

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In Hinduism

Natyashastra (theatrics and dramaturgy)

Source: Wisdom Library: Nāṭya-śāstra

Triśikha (त्रिशिख) is the Sanskrit name of one of Bharata’s sons, mentioned in the Nāṭyaśāstra 1.26-33. After Brahmā created the Nāṭyaveda (nāṭyaśāstra), he ordered Bharata to teach the science to his (one hundred) sons. Bharata thus learned the Nāṭyaveda from Brahmā, and then made his sons study and learn its proper application. After their study, Bharata assigned his sons (eg., Triśikha) various roles suitable to them.

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Natyashastra (नाट्यशास्त्र, nāṭyaśāstra) refers to both the ancient Indian tradition (śāstra) of performing arts, (nāṭya, e.g., theatrics, drama, dance, music), as well as the name of a Sanskrit work dealing with these subjects. It also teaches the rules for composing dramatic plays (nataka) and poetic works (kavya).

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Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

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Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index

1a) Triśikha (त्रिशिख).—Was Indra of the Tāmasa epoch.*

  • * Bhāgavata-purāṇa VIII. 1. 28.

1b) The Veda-Vyāsa of the eleventh Dvāpara, see Trivarṣa.*

  • * Viṣṇu-purāṇa III. 3. 14.
Source: JatLand: List of Mahabharata people and places

Triśikhā (त्रिशिखा) is a name mentioned in the Mahābhārata (cf. IX.44.90) and represents one of the many proper names used for people and places. Note: The Mahābhārata (mentioning Triśikhā) is a Sanskrit epic poem consisting of 100,000 ślokas (metrical verses) and is over 2000 years old.

Source: Wisdomlib Libary: The Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa

Triśikha (त्रिशिख) refers to “three-pronged arrows” and represents one of the various weapons equipped by the Daityas in their war against Lalitā, according to the Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa 4.22. Accordingly, “[...] thereupon, crores of Daityas producing reverberating chattering noise furiously prepared themselves (to fight) against Parameśvarī (Lalitā). [...] Crores of Daityas were fully equipped with coats of mail and had the following weapons and missiles in their hands [viz.:  Triśikhas (three-pronged arrows)], and thousands of similar weapons and missiles very dreadful and capable of destroying living beings”.

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The Purana (पुराण, purāṇas) refers to Sanskrit literature preserving ancient India’s vast cultural history, including historical legends, religious ceremonies, various arts and sciences. The eighteen mahapuranas total over 400,000 shlokas (metrical couplets) and date to at least several centuries BCE.

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Vyakarana (Sanskrit grammar)

Source: Wikisource: A dictionary of Sanskrit grammar

Triśikhā (त्रिशिखा).—Name of a commentary on the Paribhasendusekhara written by Laksminrsimha in the 18th century.

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Vyakarana (व्याकरण, vyākaraṇa) refers to Sanskrit grammar and represents one of the six additional sciences (vedanga) to be studied along with the Vedas. Vyakarana concerns itself with the rules of Sanskrit grammar and linguistic analysis in order to establish the correct context of words and sentences.

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Marathi-English dictionary

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Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

triśikha (त्रिशिख).—a S Three-crested, three-peaked, three-headed.

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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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Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Triśikha (त्रिशिख).—

1) a trident; तदापतद्वै त्रिशिखं गरुत्मते (tadāpatadvai triśikhaṃ garutmate) Bhāg.1.59.9.

2) a crown or crest (with three points).

Derivable forms: triśikham (त्रिशिखम्).

Triśikha is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms tri and śikha (शिख).

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

Triśikha (त्रिशिख).—mfn.

(-khaḥ-khā-khaṃ) Three-crested, three-headed. n.

(-khaṃ) 1. A crest, a tiara with three points. 2. A trident, a three pronged spear. m.

(-khaḥ) The son of Ravana, a demon with three heads. E. tri three, and śikhā a crest.

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

Triśikha (त्रिशिख).—[adjective] = seq.; [neuter] trident.

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

1) Triśikha (त्रिशिख):—[=tri-śikha] [from tri] mf(ā)n. three-pointed, trident-shaped, [Bhāgavata-purāṇa iii, v f.]

2) [v.s. ...] three-flamed, [Harivaṃśa 12292]

3) [v.s. ...] = -śākha, [Mahābhārata i; Harivaṃśa; Pañcatantra i, 15, 24/25; iv, 4, 4/5]

4) [v.s. ...] m. = -śākha-pattra, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

5) [v.s. ...] a Rakṣas, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

6) [v.s. ...] Indra in Tāmasa’s Manv-antara, [Bhāgavata-purāṇa viii, 1]

7) [v.s. ...] n. a trident, [Kathāsaritsāgara lv, ci, cvii]

8) [v.s. ...] a three-pointed tiara, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

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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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