Vikasa, Vikāsa, Vikasha, Vikaṣā, Vikasā, Vikāśa, Vīkāśa: 16 definitions
Vikasa means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Buddhism, Pali, Marathi, Hindi, biology. 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.
The Sanskrit terms Vikaṣā and Vikāśa and Vīkāśa can be transliterated into English as Vikasa or Vikasha, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).
Shaivism (Shaiva philosophy)Source: Shodhganga: Cidgagana candrika a study
Vikāsa (विकास) refers to “expansion towards independence”, according to a comparative analysis of the Divyacakorika and Kramaprakāśika commentaries on Kālidāsa’s Cidgaganacandrikā.—Accordingly, “[...] Śaktis also are different as per their grouping with respect to āveśa-nimajjana-vikāsa-nigurṇaṇa. Āveśa is Identity; Nimajjana is entry into the Independent soul; Vikāsa is Expansion towards Independence; Nighurṇaṇa is the oscillation towards expansion. Thus in the activities of the wise persons arises these varities of experiences”.
Shaiva (शैव, śaiva) or Shaivism (śaivism) represents a tradition of Hinduism worshiping Shiva as the supreme being. Closely related to Shaktism, Shaiva literature includes a range of scriptures, including Tantras, while the root of this tradition may be traced back to the ancient Vedas.
Shaktism (Shakta philosophy)Source: Google Books: Manthanabhairavatantram
1) Vikāsa (विकास) refers to the “unfolding” (of the microcosm), according to Śitikaṇṭha’s Mahānayaprakāśa.—If (consciousness) abides in the Point (bindu) one can drink the nectar of the Moon located above. It is the light of the Abode of the Moon. Achieve repose by the unfolding of the microcosm (aṇḍa-vikāsa). This is the unique and special (quality) of the light of the Abode of the Sun. The digestion (of multiplicity) is the power of the gastric fire of the navel because, even though (this) Fire pervades the entire body, the Violent digestion (haṭhapāka) of diversity takes place in the belly.
Note: The word ‘aṇḍa’ literally means ‘egg’. Presumably, what is meant here is the Egg of Brahmā, i.e. the universe that is projected into the body.
2) Vikāsa (विकास) refers to the “expansion” (of of consciousness) or the “blooming” (of the heart), according to Abhinava’s Tantrāloka verse 15.107-109.—Accordingly, “The wealth of the sacrifice (yāgaśrī) is well established in that place (dhāman), whether internal or external, where the lotus of the heart blooms (vikāsa). Liberation is not (attained) in any other way except by severing the knot of ignorance and that, according to the venerable Vīrāvalītantra, is (brought about) by the expansion (vikāsa) of consciousness”.
Shakta (शाक्त, śākta) or Shaktism (śāktism) represents a tradition of Hinduism where the Goddess (Devi) is revered and worshipped. Shakta literature includes a range of scriptures, including various Agamas and Tantras, although its roots may be traced back to the Vedas.
Languages of India and abroad
Pali-English dictionarySource: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary
vikāsa : (nt.) expansion; opening.Source: Sutta: The Pali Text Society's Pali-English Dictionary
Vikāsa, (vi+kas: see vikasati1) opening, expansion J. VI, 497 (vana° opening of the forest); Dhtp 265. (Page 613)
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.
Marathi-English dictionarySource: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary
vikāsa (विकास).—m (S) vikāsana n S Opening, expanding, blooming, blow.Source: DDSA: The Aryabhusan school dictionary, Marathi-English
vikāsa (विकास).—m Opening, expanding.
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.
Sanskrit dictionarySource: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary
Vikaṣā (विकषा).—Bengal madder.
See also (synonyms): vikasā.
--- OR ---
Vikasa (विकस).—The moon.
Derivable forms: vikasaḥ (विकसः).
--- OR ---
1) Blowing, expanding, blooming, budding.
2) Increase, growth; पुरा रूढे स्नेहे परिचयविकासादुपचिते (purā rūḍhe snehe paricayavikāsādupacite) Uttararāmacarita 6.28; see विकाश (vikāśa) also.
Derivable forms: vikāsaḥ (विकासः).
--- OR ---
1) Manifestation, display, exhibition.
2) Blowing, expanding (usually written vikāsa in this sense); बालेन्दुवक्राण्यविकाशभावाद्बभुः पलाशान्यतिलोहितानि (bālenduvakrāṇyavikāśabhāvādbabhuḥ palāśānyatilohitāni) Ku. 3.29; विकाशः केषांचिन्नयनसुभगौर्विद्युदुदयैः (vikāśaḥ keṣāṃcinnayanasubhagaurvidyududayaiḥ) Rāj. T.
3) An open or direct course; विकाशमीयुर्जगतीशमार्गणाः (vikāśamīyurjagatīśamārgaṇāḥ) Kirātārjunīya 15.52.
4) An oblique course; Kirātārjunīya 15.52.
5) Joy, pleasure, Ki. 15.52.
6) Sky, heaven (ākāśa); Kirātārjunīya 15.52.
7) Eagerness, ardent desire; युगपद्विकासमुदयाद्गमिते शशिनः शिली- मुखगणोऽलभत (yugapadvikāsamudayādgamite śaśinaḥ śilī- mukhagaṇo'labhata) Si.9.41 (where it means 'blowing' also).
8) Retreat, solitude, privacy.
9) Brightness, radiance.
Derivable forms: vikāśaḥ (विकाशः).
--- OR ---
Vīkāśa (वीकाश).—See विकाश (vikāśa).Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary
(-ṣā) Bengal madder, (Rubia manjith.) E. vi before, kaṣ to injure, ac aff.; also vikasā .
--- OR ---
(-saḥ) The moon. f.
(-sā) Bengal madder. E. vi before, kas to go, aff. ac .
--- OR ---
(-śaḥ) 1. Solitude, loneliness, privacy. 2. Display, manifestation, open or splendid appearance. 3. Opening, expanding. 4. Budding, blowing, (as a flower.) 5. Pleasure, enjoyment. 6. Ether, heaven. 7. An open course. 8. An oblique course. 9. Retreat. 10. Eagerness. E. vi before, kāśa to shine, aff. ghañ; the vowel of the prefix is more usually made long: see vīkāśa .
--- OR ---
(-śaḥ) 1. Solitude, privacy. 2. Display, manifestation. E. vi, kāś to shine, aff. ac; the vowel of the prefix made long.
Vīkāśa can also be spelled as Vikāśa (विकाश).Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Benfey Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Vikāśa (विकाश).—[vi-kāś + a], m. 1. Æther, heaven. 2. Solitude, loneliness.
--- OR ---
Vikāśa (विकाश).—and (better) vikāsa vikāsa, i. e. vi-kas + a, m. 1. Opening, expanding, exhibition, [Vikramorvaśī, (ed. Bollensen.)] 35, 8 (sa -doṣa-, A defective exhibition). 2. Budding, blowing, [Śiśupālavadha] 9, 41 (ś, of flowers, and of the heart for falling in love); figuratively, [Pañcatantra] 187, 2. 3. Display, splendid appearance, [Śiśupālavadha] 9, 53 (ś). 4. Pleasure, enjoyment.
--- OR ---
Vikāsa (विकास).—vikāsa, vīkāsin, see vikāśa, śin.
--- OR ---
Vīkāśa (वीकाश).—i. e. vi-kāś + a, m. Æther, heaven.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Cappeller Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Vikāśa (विकाश).—1. [masculine] bright sheen.
--- OR ---
Vikāśa (विकाश).—2. v. vikāsa.
--- OR ---
Vikāsa (विकास).—[masculine] opening, blossoming, expansion, diffusion; opening of the heart, i.e. cheerfulness, merriment.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary
1) Vikāśa (विकाश):—[=vi-kāśa] [from vi] 1. vi-kāśa m. (for 2. See vi-√kāś) absence of manifestation or display, loneliness, privacy, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]
2) Vikasa (विकस):—[=vi-kasa] [from vi-kas] m. the moon, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]
3) Vikasā (विकसा):—[=vi-kasā] [from vi-kasa > vi-kas] f. Bengal madder (also written vikaṣā), [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]
4) [v.s. ...] = māṃsa-rohiṇī, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]
5) Vikāsa (विकास):—[=vi-kāsa] [from vi-kas] a m. expanding, budding, blowing (of flowers), [Kumāra-sambhava; Śiśupāla-vadha]
6) [v.s. ...] opening (of the mouth or eyes), [Varāha-mihira’s Bṛhat-saṃhitā; Pañcatantra]
7) [v.s. ...] opening (of the heart), cheerfulness, serenity, [Daśakumāra-carita; Śiśupāla-vadha]
8) [v.s. ...] expansion, development, growth, [Śiśupāla-vadha; Purāṇa; Sarvadarśana-saṃgraha]
9) Vikāśa (विकाश):—[=vi-kāśa] [from vi-kāś] 2. vi-kāśa m. (for 1. See p. 950, col. 1) brightness, radiance, [Inscriptions]
10) [v.s. ...] appearance, display, manifestation, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]
11) [v.s. ...] = prasāra and viṣama-gati, [Kirātārjunīya xv, 52] ([Scholiast or Commentator])
12) Vikāsa (विकास):—[=vi-kāsa] b etc. See above.
13) Vīkāśa (वीकाश):—[=vī-kāśa] m. = vi-k1 [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]
14) [v.s. ...] = vi-k2, brightness, light, lustre, [Daśakumāra-carita]Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Yates Sanskrit-English Dictionary
1) Vikaṣā (विकषा):—[vi-kaṣā] (ṣā) 1. f. Bengal madder.
2) Vikasa (विकस):—[vi-kasa] (saḥ) 1. m. The moon. f. Bengal madder.
3) Vikāśa (विकाश):—[vi-kāśa] (śaḥ) 1. m. Solitude, privacy; manifestation; expanding; pleasure; heaven, sky.
4) Vīkāśa (वीकाश):—[vī-kāśa] (śaḥ) 1. m. Solitude; display.Source: DDSA: Paia-sadda-mahannavo; a comprehensive Prakrit Hindi dictionary (S)
[Sanskrit to German]
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.
Hindi dictionarySource: DDSA: A practical Hindi-English dictionary
1) Vikāśa (विकाश):—(nm) display, manifestation; splendour; expansion.
2) Vikāsa (विकास) [Also spelled vikas]:—(nm) evolution; development, growth; bloom; ~[vāda] theory of evolution; evolutionism; ~[vādī] an evolutionist; evolutionistic; ~[śīla] developing; evolving.
Kannada-English dictionarySource: Alar: Kannada-English corpus
1) [noun] a becoming known to others, published; a coming into light.
2) [noun] the act of blowing, expanding.
--- OR ---
1) [noun] the process or act of blowing, expanding (of flowers).
2) [noun] a wide extent; great breadth; expanse.
3) [noun] the sky.
4) [noun] a bringing something to light, to the notice of general public.
5) [noun] expansion; development; growth.
6) [noun] joy; merriment; gaiety and fun; mirth.
7) [noun] an unfolding, opening out or working out; process of development, as from a simple to a complex form or of gradual, progressive change, as in a social and economic structure; evolution.
8) [noun] a result of this or the state of being so evolved.
9) [noun] (biiol.) the development of a species organism or organ from its original or primitive state to its present or specialised state; evolution.
--- OR ---
1) [noun] the fact of being seen very clearly.
2) [noun] that which is seen clearly.
3) [noun] a being, living in a lonely place.
4) [noun] a lonely place.
Kannada is a Dravidian language (as opposed to the Indo-European language family) mainly spoken in the southwestern region of India.
See also (Relevant definitions)
Starts with: Vikasabhaj, Vikasadvaktra, Vikasagolisu, Vikasagollu, Vikasalakshmi, Vikasamana, Vikasana, Vikasanem, Vikasanti, Vikasarodhamane, Vikasat, Vikasati, Vikasavada, Vikashabhrit, Vikashaka, Vikashata, Vikashatva, Vikashayitri.
Ends with: Amtarvikasa, Andavikasa, Apavikasa, Atmavikasa, Avikasa, Buddhivikasa, Hridvikasa, Jivanavikasa, Kramavikasa, Manovikasa, Nirvikasa, Nyayakusumanjalivikasha, Pravikasha, Sadoshavikasha, Sambandhavyavasthavikasha, Samvikasha, Savikasha, Shivaprakashavikasa, Vadanavikasa.
Full-text (+31): Savikasha, Vikashabhrit, Vikasana, Vikashata, Vaikaseya, Visatta, Nirvikasa, Vikashatva, Vikasvara, Vikasita, Vikasabhaj, Kusumanjali, Viasa, Vikasuka, Vikas, Vikasitavadana, Vikasti, Nirvikasatva, Vikasat, Bikasa.
Search found 15 books and stories containing Vikasa, Vikāsa, Vikasha, Vikaṣā, Vikasā, Vikāśa, Vīkāśa, Vi-kasha, Vi-kāśa, Vi-kasa, Vi-kasā, Vi-kāsa, Vī-kāśa, Vi-kaṣā; (plurals include: Vikasas, Vikāsas, Vikashas, Vikaṣās, Vikasās, Vikāśas, Vīkāśas, kashas, kāśas, kasas, kasās, kāsas, kaṣās). You can also click to the full overview containing English textual excerpts. Below are direct links for the most relevant articles:
Bhakti-rasamrta-sindhu (by Śrīla Rūpa Gosvāmī)
Verse 2.5.121 < [Part 5 - Permanent Ecstatic Mood (sthāyī-bhāva)]
Verse 2.5.120 < [Part 5 - Permanent Ecstatic Mood (sthāyī-bhāva)]
Verse 4.1.16 < [Part 1 - Laughing Ecstasy (hāsya-rasa)]
Garga Samhita (English) (by Danavir Goswami)
Cidgaganacandrika (study) (by S. Mahalakshmi)
Verse 292 [Sṛṣṭi krama consists of thirty five elements of Śakti] < [Chapter 4 - Fourth Vimarśa]
Verse 85 [Śakti’s grace causes Sṛṣṭi and Sthiti of Jagat] < [Chapter 3 - Third Vimarśa]
Amarakoshodghatana of Kshirasvamin (study) (by A. Yamuna Devi)
Shishupala-vadha (Study) (by Shila Chakraborty)
Preceptors of Advaita (by T. M. P. Mahadevan)