Vikranti, Vikrānti: 9 definitions


Vikranti means something in Buddhism, Pali, 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.

In Buddhism

Mahayana (major branch of Buddhism)

Source: A Study and Translation of the Gaganagañjaparipṛcchā

Vikrānti (विक्रान्ति) refers to “courage”, according to the Gaganagañjaparipṛcchā: the eighth chapter of the Mahāsaṃnipāta (a collection of Mahāyāna Buddhist Sūtras).—Accordingly, “Through these ten immeasurables (apramāṇa), son of good family, the Bodhisattva completes the accumulations of merit (puṇya-saṃbhāra). What are these ten? [...] (8) completion of the immeasurable enjoyment of the circle of hair between the eyebrows by accumulating endless offerings; (9) completion of the immeasurable, invisible crown of the head by serving teachers (guru) with endless homage and conquering pride; (10) completion of the immeasurable unfailing courage (amogha-vikrānti) by adequately grasping (pradakṣiṇagraha) the coming and going without deception or guile (māyāśāṭhya). [...]”.

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Mahayana (महायान, mahāyāna) is a major branch of Buddhism focusing on the path of a Bodhisattva (spiritual aspirants/ enlightened beings). Extant literature is vast and primarely composed in the Sanskrit language. There are many sūtras of which some of the earliest are the various Prajñāpāramitā sūtras.

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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Vikrānti (विक्रान्ति).—f.

1) Stepping, striding.

2) A horse's gallop or canter.

3) Heroism, valour, prowess.

Derivable forms: vikrāntiḥ (विक्रान्तिः).

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

Vikrānti (विक्रान्ति).—f.

(-ntiḥ) 1. A horse’s canter or gallop. 2. Prowess, heroic strength and valour. 3. Great power or strength. 4. Striding. E. vi before, kram to go, aff. ktin .

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

Vikrānti (विक्रान्ति).—i. e. vi-kram + ti, f. 1. A horse’s canter or gallop. 2. Great strength. 3. Prowess.

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

Vikrānti (विक्रान्ति).—[feminine] the power of bestriding the whole world; also = [preceding]

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

1) Vikrānti (विक्रान्ति):—[=vi-krānti] [from vi-kram] f. stepping or striding through, striding everywhere id est. all-pervading power, [Taittirīya-saṃhitā; Taittirīya-brāhmaṇa; Śatapatha-brāhmaṇa]

2) [v.s. ...] a horse’s gallop, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

3) [v.s. ...] heroism, prowess, courage, strength, might, [Rājataraṅgiṇī]

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

Vikrānti (विक्रान्ति):—[vi-krānti] (ntiḥ) 2. f. A horse’s canter or gallop; prowess, great power or strength.

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

Vikrānti (विक्रान्ति) in the Sanskrit language is related to the Prakrit word: Vikkaṃti.

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Vikranti 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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