Vamshika, Vaṃśika, Vāṃśika, Vaṃśikā, Vaṃsika, Vamsika: 9 definitions


Vamshika means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Buddhism, Pali, the history of ancient India, 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 Vaṃśika and Vāṃśika and Vaṃśikā can be transliterated into English as Vamsika or Vamshika, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Shaivism (Shaiva philosophy)

Source: Shodhganga: Temple management in the Āgamas

Vāṃśika (वांशिक) refers to one of the Pañcācārya, representing members of the dance troupe employed in Śiva temples.—Performance of śuddhanṛtta or classical dance by Rudrakanyā accompanied by Pañcācārya [viz., Vāṃśika] is known as saukhyakarma. This is recommended to be performed as part of nityotsava, sthāpana, prokṣana, prāyaścitta, adbhutaśānti, utsava, snapana, māsapūjā, homakarma, dhvajārohaṇa and other kāmya-karma. The Pañcācāryas are Nartaka, Mardaka, Gāyaka, Vāṃśika and Mauravika. Those who play the flute, with the nuances of udātta and so on are Vāṃśika.

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Shaiva (शैव, śaiva) or Shaivism (śaivism) represents a tradition of Hinduism worshiping Shiva as the supreme being. Closely related to Shaktism, Shaiva literature includes a range of scriptures, including Tantras, while the root of this tradition may be traced back to the ancient Vedas.

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India history and geogprahy

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Indian Epigraphical Glossary

Vāṃśika.—(EI 33), a flute-player. Note: vāṃśika is defined in the “Indian epigraphical glossary” as it can be found on ancient inscriptions commonly written in Sanskrit, Prakrit or Dravidian languages.

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The history of India traces the identification of countries, villages, towns and other regions of India, as well as royal dynasties, rulers, tribes, local festivities and traditions and regional languages. Ancient India enjoyed religious freedom and encourages the path of Dharma, a concept common to Buddhism, Hinduism, and Jainism.

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Languages of India and abroad

Pali-English dictionary

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Source: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary

vaṃsika : (adj.) belonging to a clan or race.

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Pali is the language of the Tipiṭaka, which is the sacred canon of Theravāda Buddhism and contains much of the Buddha’s speech. Closeley related to Sanskrit, both languages are used interchangeably between religions.

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Marathi-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

vaṃśika (वंशिक).—a (S) Relating to a race; descended through a race &c.

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vaṃśīka (वंशीक).—a (vaṃśika) Descending through the family tribe--a practice, disease &c.

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vāṃśika (वांशिक).—a S Relating to bamboo. 2 Relating to a noble or genteel tribe.

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vāṃśīka (वांशीक).—n C (vāṃsā) The frame-work of a roof, the compages of beams, rafters, and laths.

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

vaṃśīka (वंशीक).—a Descending through the family or tribe. A practice or a disease &c.

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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

Vaṃśika (वंशिक).—a. Lineal, genealogical.

-kam Aloe-wood.

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Vaṃśikā (वंशिका).—

1) A kind of flute.

2) Aloe-wood.

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Vāṃśika (वांशिक).—[vaṃśa-ṭhaka]

1) A bamboo-cutter.

2) A fluteplayer, a piper.

Derivable forms: vāṃśikaḥ (वांशिकः).

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

Vaṃśika (वंशिक).—mfn.

(-kaḥ-kī-kaṃ) Belonging or relating to a family or bamboo, &c. nf.

(-kaṃ-kā) 1. Aloe-wood. 2. A Kind of flute. E. vaṃśa, ṭhak aff.

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Vāṃśika (वांशिक).—m.

(-kaḥ) 1. A flute-player, a piper, a fifer. 2. A bamboo-cutter, &c. E. vaśa a pipe, aff. ṭhak or ṭhan .

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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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