Vaikhari, Vaikharī: 6 definitions


Vaikhari 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.

In Hinduism

Pancaratra (worship of Nārāyaṇa)

Source: Isvara Samhita Vol 5

Vaikharī (वैखरी).—Parā, Paśyantī, Madhyamā and Vaikharī are the four stages through which sounds pass through before they become audible. At first, it is in the form of air. Then it teaches the stage of Paśyantī. The next stage is called Madhyamā (Kal P. 182) and the last one is Vaikharī where it is uttered, tridhā: into three.

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Pancaratra (पाञ्चरात्र, pāñcarātra) represents a tradition of Hinduism where Narayana is revered and worshipped. Closeley related to Vaishnavism, the Pancaratra literature includes various Agamas and tantras incorporating many Vaishnava philosophies.

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Languages of India and abroad

Marathi-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

vaikharī (वैखरी).—f S Speech in the fourth of its four stages from the first stirring of the air or breath,--articulate utterance: also the faculty of speech, or the divinity supposed to preside over it. See parā, paśyantī, madhyamā. 2 (Freely or in poetry.) Language: also speech or expression in general. Ex. tujhēṃ udāratva śrīharī || vadūṃ na śakē prākṛta vaikharī || sācāra śiṇalē māpārī || parī lēkhā satvara navhē tyā ||.

Source: DDSA: The Aryabhusan school dictionary, Marathi-English

vaikharī (वैखरी).—f The faculty of speech. Speech. Language.

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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

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Vaikharī (वैखरी).—

1) Articulate utterance, production of sound; see Malli. on Ku.2.17.

2) The faculty of speech; वैखरी सर्ववद्यासु प्रशस्ता (vaikharī sarvavadyāsu praśastā) Narāyaṇapūrvatāpi. Up.5.8.

3) Speech in general.

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

Vaikharī (वैखरी).—f. (-rī) 1. Articulate utterance. 2. Speech in general.

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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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