Trishirshaka, Triśīrṣaka, Tri-shirshaka: 8 definitions


Trishirshaka 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.

The Sanskrit term Triśīrṣaka can be transliterated into English as Trisirsaka or Trishirshaka, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Buddhism

Mahayana (major branch of Buddhism)

[«previous next»] — Trishirshaka in Mahayana glossary
Source: De Gruyter: A Buddhist Ritual Manual on Agriculture

Triśīrṣaka (त्रिशीर्षक) is the name of a Snake-king (Nāgarāja), according to the 2nd-century Meghasūtra (“Cloud Sutra”) in those passages which contain ritual instructions.—Accordingly, “He who desires a mighty rain must perform this rite ‘the great-cloud-circle’ in an open space, overspread by a blue canopy, shaded by a blue banner, on a clear spot of earth; [...] then the prophet of the Law, after having painted towards the four quarters with liquid cow-dung on a reed, in the eastern quarter three hastas high must depict the snake-king called Triśīrṣaka, with cow-dung: in the southern quarter him called Pañcaśīrṣaka five hastas high; in the western, seven hastas high, Saptaśīrṣaka; in the northern, Navaśīrṣaka, nine hastas high. [...]”.

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Mahayana (महायान, mahāyāna) is a major branch of Buddhism focusing on the path of a Bodhisattva (spiritual aspirants/ enlightened beings). Extant literature is vast and primarely composed in the Sanskrit language. There are many sūtras of which some of the earliest are the various Prajñāpāramitā sūtras.

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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit dictionary

[«previous next»] — Trishirshaka in Sanskrit glossary
Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Triśīrṣaka (त्रिशीर्षक).—a trident. °अङ्कः, °धारिन् (aṅkaḥ, °dhārin) m. an epithet of Śiva.

Derivable forms: triśīrṣakam (त्रिशीर्षकम्).

Triśīrṣaka is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms tri and śīrṣaka (शीर्षक). See also (synonyms): triśūla.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Edgerton Buddhist Hybrid Sanskrit Dictionary

Triśīrṣaka (त्रिशीर्षक).—= prec.: Megh 302.11.

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

Triśīrṣaka (त्रिशीर्षक).—mfn.

(-kaḥ-kā-kaṃ) Three-headed. m.

(-kaḥ) A trident, tri-pointed spear. E. tri three, and śīrṣa a head, affix kan.

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

Triśīrṣaka (त्रिशीर्षक):—[=tri-śīrṣaka] [from tri] n. a trident, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

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

Triśīrṣaka (त्रिशीर्षक):—[tri-śīrṣaka] (kaḥ) 1. m. A trident.

[Sanskrit to German]

Trishirshaka 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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