Vikaca, aka: Vikacā; 6 Definition(s)


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Alternative spellings of this word include Vikacha.

In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

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1) Vikaca (विकच).—A Vānara chief.*

  • * Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa III. 7. 233.

2) Vikacā (विकचा).—A daughter of Nīla, wife of Virūpaka, the Nairṛta Rākṣasa: mother of Bhūmirākṣasas, ugly in shape; bald headed and slow to move.*

  • * Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa III. 7. 232 and 238.
Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index
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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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Ayurveda (science of life)

Vikaca (विकच) refers to “blooming” (viz., of a flower), as mentioned in a list of twenty-six synonyms, according to the second chapter (dharaṇyādi-varga) of the 13th-century Raj Nighantu or Rājanighaṇṭu (an Ayurvedic encyclopedia). The Dharaṇyādi-varga covers the lands, soil, mountains, jungles and vegetation’s relations between trees [viz., Vikaca] and plants and substances, with their various kinds.

Source: Wisdom Library: Raj Nighantu
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Āyurveda (आयुर्वेद, ayurveda) is a branch of Indian science dealing with medicine, herbalism, taxology, anatomy, surgery, alchemy and related topics. Traditional practice of Āyurveda in ancient India dates back to at least the first millenium BC. Literature is commonly written in Sanskrit using various poetic metres.

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Languages of India and abroad

Pali-English dictionary

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vikaca : (adj.) blown; blossoming.

Source: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary

Vikaca, (adj.) blossoming DA. I, 40. (Page 611)

Source: Sutta: The Pali Text Society's Pali-English Dictionary
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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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Sanskrit-English dictionary

Vikaca (विकच).—a. [vikac-ac]

1) Blown, expanded, opened (as a lotus-flower &c.); विकचकिंशुकसंहतिरुच्चकैः (vikacakiṃśukasaṃhatiruccakaiḥ) Śi.6.21; R.9.37; हैमैः स्फीता विकचकमलैर्दीर्घवैडूर्यनालैः (haimaiḥ sphītā vikacakamalairdīrghavaiḍūryanālaiḥ) Me.78.

2) Spread about, scattered over; पुरा सरसि मानसे विकचसारसालि- स्खलत् (purā sarasi mānase vikacasārasāli- skhalat) Bv.1.3.

3) Destitute of hair.

4) Manifested, distinctly apparent; U.5.26; विकचनक्षत्रकुमुदैः (vikacanakṣatrakumudaiḥ) Mu.3.7.

5) Brilliant, radiant; चन्द्रांशुविकचप्रख्यम् (candrāṃśuvikacaprakhyam) Rām.2.15.9; मरीचिविकचः श्रीमान्नारायण उरोगतः (marīcivikacaḥ śrīmānnārāyaṇa urogataḥ) Mb.1.18.36.

-caḥ 1 A Buddhist mendicant.

2) N of Ketu.

3) A flag, banner.

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Vikaca (विकच).—mfn.

(-caḥ-cā-caṃ) 1. Blown, opened, expanded, (as a flower, &c.) 2. Bald, having little or no hair on the head. m.

(-caḥ) 1. A Baud'dha mendicant. 2. The planet Ketu, or the personified descending node. E. vi apart, separate, kac to go, aff. ac; or vi privative, and kaca hair.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary
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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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Vikacaśrī (विकचश्री).—a. having radiant beauty.Vikacaśrī is a Sanskrit compound consisting of t...
Virūpaka (विरूपक).—mfn. (-kaḥ-pikā-kaṃ) 1. Frightful, hideous. 2. Deformed, misshapen. E. kan a...
Avikaca (अविकच).—mfn. (-caḥ-cā-caṃ) Closed, shut. E. a neg. vikaca open.
Ulvaṇarasa (उल्वणरस).—Valour (vīrarasa); विकच विकरालो- ल्बणरसः (vikaca vikarālo- lbaṇarasaḥ) U....
Bhūmirākṣasa (भूमिराक्षस).—Sons of Vikacā and Virūpaka; inferior in status to the Rākṣasa...
Ulbaṇarasa (उल्बणरस).—Valour (vīrarasa); विकच विकरालो- ल्बणरसः (vikaca vikarālo- lbaṇarasaḥ) U....

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