Vasikara, Vāsikāra, Vashikara: 4 definitions



Vasikara means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, the history of ancient India. 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.

India history and geography

Source: What is India: Inscriptions of the Śilāhāras

Vāsikāra is the name of a person from Śrīpurī, the house of which was exempted from tax, according to the “Cintra stone inscription of Aparāditya I”.

These stone inscriptions (mentioning Vāsikāra) were in the vicinity of the Jogeśvarī Cave to the north of Bombay in the Sālsette island. It is dated on the twelfth tithi of the bright fortnight of Caitra in the Śaka year 1059, the cyclic year being Piṅgala.

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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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Sanskrit dictionary

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

Vaśīkāra (वशीकार).—[masculine] vaśīkṛti & vaśīkriyā [feminine] the same.

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

1) Vaśīkara (वशीकर):—[=vaśī-kara] [from vaśī > vaś] mfn. bringing into subjection, subjugating, (ifc.) making any one subject to one’s will, [Mahābhārata; Pañcarātra]

2) Vaśīkāra (वशीकार):—[=vaśī-kāra] [from vaśī > vaś] m. idem, [Yoga-sūtra; Kathāsaritsāgara etc.]

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Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Böhtlingk and Roth Grosses Petersburger Wörterbuch

Vaśīkara (वशीकर):—adj. in die Gewalt bekommend, bezwingend, sich unterthan machend [Mahābhārata 13, 1195.] jagattraya [PAÑCAR. 3, 15, 35.]

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Vaśīkāra (वशीकार):—m. dass. [Yogasūtra 1, 15. 40.] [Kathāsaritsāgara 12, 134.] [SARVADARŚANAS. 169, 4.] nṛpa [ŚUK. ed. Bomb. S. 24.]

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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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