Vicarin, Vicārin, Vicārī, Vicari: 13 definitions


Vicarin means something in Buddhism, Pali, 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.

Alternative spellings of this word include Vicharin.

In Hinduism

Jyotisha (astronomy and astrology)

Source: Wisdom Library: Brihat Samhita by Varahamihira

Vicārī (विचारी) refers to “one who courses through”, according to the Bṛhatsaṃhitā (chapter 11), an encyclopedic Sanskrit work written by Varāhamihira mainly focusing on the science of ancient Indian astronomy astronomy (Jyotiṣa).—Accordingly, “Kapāla Ketu is visible on new-moon days; its tail is of the colour of smoke; its course lies through the eastern half [i.e., ardha-vicārī] of the visible hemisphere; when it appears mankind will suffer from hunger, death, drought and disease. Raudra Ketu is a comet resembling the dagger’s end and is of a dull red colour; it appears in the south-east and travels through a third of the sky and produces the same effects as the Kapāla Ketu”.

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Jyotisha (ज्योतिष, jyotiṣa or jyotish) refers to ‘astronomy’ or “Vedic astrology” and represents the fifth of the six Vedangas (additional sciences to be studied along with the Vedas). Jyotisha concerns itself with the study and prediction of the movements of celestial bodies, in order to calculate the auspicious time for rituals and ceremonies.

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General definition (in Hinduism)

Source: Vedic index of Names and Subjects

Vicārin (विचारिन्) or “Vicārin Kābandhi” (‘descendant of Kabandha’) is the name of a mythical teacher in the Gopatha Brāhmaṇa.

In Buddhism

Tibetan Buddhism (Vajrayana or tantric Buddhism)

Source: OSU Press: Cakrasamvara Samadhi

Vicāriṇ (विचारिण्) refers to “traversing (existence and non-existence)”, according to the Ṭīkā Pot Worship [i.e., Kalaśapūjā] ritual often performed in combination with the Cakrasaṃvara Samādhi, which refers to the primary pūjā and sādhanā practice of Newah Mahāyāna-Vajrayāna Buddhists in Nepal.—Accordingly, “Rising out across the circle, that kindles the wind, of a hundred shining suns, A burning triad, infatuating the three worlds, an overflowing stream of nectar, Giving her own abundant bliss, having the pure essence of Buddha knowledge, Free from traversing existence and non-existence (bhāvābhāva-vicāriṇā), beloved sow, drink to you”.

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Tibetan Buddhism includes schools such as Nyingma, Kadampa, Kagyu and Gelug. Their primary canon of literature is divided in two broad categories: The Kangyur, which consists of Buddha’s words, and the Tengyur, which includes commentaries from various sources. Esotericism and tantra techniques (vajrayāna) are collected indepently.

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Languages of India and abroad

Pali-English dictionary

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Source: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary

vicari : (aor. of vicarati) went about; wandered.

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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 Aryabhusan school dictionary, Marathi-English

Vicārī (विचारी).—a Consid- erate, thoughtful.

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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 dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Vicārin (विचारिन्).—a.

1) Roaming, wandering; लोकालोकविचारिचारणगणैरुद्गीयमानं यशः (lokālokavicāricāraṇagaṇairudgīyamānaṃ yaśaḥ) Nāg.5.18.

2) Dissolute, wanton.

3) Deliberating, judging.

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

Vicārin (विचारिन्).—mfn. (-rī-riṇī-ri) Judging. E. vi before, car to go, ṇini aff.

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

Vicārin (विचारिन्).—i. e. vi-car + in, adj., f. iṇī, 1. Wandering, Chr. 46, 25. 2. Discussing, judging. 3. Lascivious, [Cāṇakya] 29 in Berl. Monatsb. 1864, 408.

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

Vicārin (विचारिन्).—[adjective] spreading, wide; roaming, wandering; going through, judging, considering (—°).

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

1) Vicārin (विचारिन्):—[=vi-cārin] [from vi-cāra > vi-car] mfn. having wide paths (as the earth), [Ṛg-veda v, 84, 2]

2) [v.s. ...] moving about, wandering, traversing, [Mahābhārata; Rāmāyaṇa] etc.

3) [v.s. ...] proceeding, acting, [Mahābhārata]

4) [v.s. ...] changing, mutable, [Āśvalāyana-śrauta-sūtra]

5) [v.s. ...] wanton, dissolute, lascivious, [Cāṇakya] ([varia lectio])

6) [v.s. ...] (ifc.) deliberating, judging, discussing, [Mahābhārata; Mṛcchakaṭikā]

7) [v.s. ...] m. Name of a son of Kavandha, [Gopatha-brāhmaṇa]

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

Vicārin (विचारिन्):—[vi-cārin] (rī-riṇī-ri) a. Judging.

Source: DDSA: Paia-sadda-mahannavo; a comprehensive Prakrit Hindi dictionary (S)

Vicārin (विचारिन्) in the Sanskrit language is related to the Prakrit word: Viāri.

[Sanskrit to German]

Vicarin 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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