Vaikarika, Vaikārika: 7 definitions

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Vaikarika means something in 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

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

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Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index

1a) Vaikārika (वैकारिक).—The Sun and the son of Brahmā with rajoguṇa.*

  • * Vāyu-purāṇa 31. 36.

1b) A group of ten devas, born of Vaikārika, called generally digdevatas.*

  • * Bhāgavata-purāṇa II. 5. 30; Vāyu-purāṇa 4. 61.
Source: Shodhganga: The saurapurana - a critical study

Vaikārika (वैकारिक) or Vaikārikāhaṃkāra refers to one of the three forms of ahaṃkāra, originating from mahat, according to the 10th century Saurapurāṇa: one of the various Upapurāṇas depicting Śaivism.—[...] The pradhāna covers the mahat just as a seed is covered by the skin. Being so covered there spring from the three fold mahat the threefold ahaṃkāra called vaikārika, taijasa and bhūtādi or tāmasa.

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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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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit-English dictionary

[«previous (V) next»] — Vaikarika in Sanskrit glossary
Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Vaikārika (वैकारिक).—a. (- f.)

1) Relating to modification.

2) Modifying, changing; सत्त्वेन चित्तं क्षेत्रज्ञे गुणैर्वैकारिकं परे (sattvena cittaṃ kṣetrajñe guṇairvaikārikaṃ pare) Bhāg.7.12.3.

3) Modified.

4) Changeable; एवं वैकारिकीं मायामयुक्ता वस्तु चक्षते (evaṃ vaikārikīṃ māyāmayuktā vastu cakṣate) Bhāg.1.73.11.

5) Relating to Sattva (sāttvika); वैकारिकस्तैजसश्च तामसश्चैत्यहं त्रिधा (vaikārikastaijasaśca tāmasaścaityahaṃ tridhā) Bhāg.3.5.3.

-kaḥ A class of deities; इन्द्रियाणि मनो बुद्धिः सह वैकारिकैर्नृप (indriyāṇi mano buddhiḥ saha vaikārikairnṛpa) Bhāg.11.3.15.

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

Vaikārika (वैकारिक).—f. (-kī) 1. Relating to change or modification. 2. Modified.

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

Vaikārika (वैकारिक).—i. e. vikāra + ika, I. adj. Modified, [Bhāgavata-Purāṇa, (ed. Burnouf.)] 2, 5, 30. Ii. m. A class of deities, ib.; Mahābhārata 12, 13626.

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

Vaikārika (वैकारिक).—[feminine] ī resting on or undergoing a change; [neuter] = seq.

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

1) Vaikārika (वैकारिक):—mf(ī)n. ([from] vi-kāra) based on or subject to modification, modifying or modified, [Mahābhārata; Suśruta; Purāṇa] etc.

2) m. a class of deities, [Monier-Williams’ Sanskrit-English Dictionary]

3) (with kāla) the time necessary for the formation of the fetus, [Caraka]

4) n. emotion, flurry, [Rāmāyaṇa]

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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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