Vikarmakriya, Vikarmakriyā, Vikarman-kriya: 5 definitions

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Vikarmakriya 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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Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Vikarmakriyā (विकर्मक्रिया).—an illegal act, irreligious conduct; (pracchanna- taskarāḥ) विकर्मक्रियया नित्यं बाधन्ते भद्रिकाः प्रजाः (vikarmakriyayā nityaṃ bādhante bhadrikāḥ prajāḥ) Manusmṛti 9.226.

Vikarmakriyā is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms vikarman and kriyā (क्रिया).

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

Vikarmakriyā (विकर्मक्रिया).—f. 1. vicious conduct, [Mānavadharmaśāstra] 9, 226. 2. illegal act. Sa-kriya, adj. one who observes his religious duties, [Lassen, Anthologia Sanskritica.] 42, 2.

Vikarmakriyā is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms vikarman and kriyā (क्रिया).

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

Vikarmakriyā (विकर्मक्रिया).—[feminine] commission of bad acts.

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

Vikarmakriyā (विकर्मक्रिया):—[=vi-karma-kriyā] [from vi-karman > vi] 1. vi-karma-kriyā f. an illegal or immoral act, vicious conduct, [Manu-smṛti ix, 226]

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

Vikarmakriyā (विकर्मक्रिया):—[vikarma-kriyā] (yā) 1. f. Illegal act.

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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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