Vikarahetu, Vikārahetu, Vikara-hetu: 2 definitions
Vikarahetu means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit. 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.
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Sanskrit dictionarySource: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary
Vikārahetu (विकारहेतु).—a temptation, seduction, cause of perturbation; विकारहेतौ सति विक्रियन्ते येषां न चेतांसि त एव धीराः (vikārahetau sati vikriyante yeṣāṃ na cetāṃsi ta eva dhīrāḥ) Kumārasambhava 1.59.
Derivable forms: vikārahetuḥ (विकारहेतुः).
Vikārahetu is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms vikāra and hetu (हेतु).Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Vikārahetu (विकारहेतु):—[=vi-kāra-hetu] [from vi-kāra > vi-kṛ] 2. vi-kāra-hetu m. ‘cause of perturbation’, temptation, seduction, [Kumāra-sambhava]
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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