Vishikha, aka: Visikhā, Viśikha, Viśikhā, Visikha; 7 Definition(s)


Vishikha means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Buddhism, Pali, the history of ancient India, Marathi. 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 Viśikha and Viśikhā can be transliterated into English as Visikha or Vishikha, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

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Viśikha (विशिख).—A King of the birds. It is stated in Brahmāṇḍa Purāṇa, that Viśikha was one of the sons born to Garuḍa by Śukī.

Source: Puranic Encyclopaedia

1) Viśikha (विशिख).—A son of Śukī and Garuḍa.*

  • * Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa III. 7. 450.

2) Viśikhā (विशिखा).—A gem.*

  • * Matsya-purāṇa 218. 35.
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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India history and geogprahy

Viśikha.—(BL), name of a kind of building. Note: viśikha is defined in the “Indian epigraphical glossary” as it can be found on ancient inscriptions commonly written in Sanskrit, Prakrit or Dravidian languages.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Indian Epigraphical Glossary
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The history of India traces the identification of countries, villages, towns and other regions of India, as well as royal dynasties, rulers, tribes, local festivities and traditions and regional languages. Ancient India enjoyed religious freedom and encourages the path of Dharma, a concept common to Buddhism, Hinduism, and Jainism.

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Languages of India and abroad

Pali-English dictionary

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visikhā : (f.) a street.

Source: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary

Visikhā, (f.) (cp. *Sk. (lexicogr.) viśikhā) a street, road Vin. IV, 312; J. I, 338; IV, 310; V, 16, 434.

—kathā gossip at street corners D. I, 179; M. I, 513; Dh. I, 90. (Page 640)

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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Marathi-English dictionary

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viśikha (विशिख).—a (S) Wanting the shenḍi or tuft of hair on the crown. Used by the Hindus of other nations.

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary
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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.

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Sanskrit-English dictionary

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Viśikha (विशिख).—a. Crownless, crestless, pointless.

-khaḥ 1 An arrow; माधव मनसिजविशिखभयादिव भावनया त्वयि लीना (mādhava manasijaviśikhabhayādiva bhāvanayā tvayi līnā) Gīt.4; R.5.5; Mv.2.38.

2) A kind of reed.

3) An iron crow.

4) (In Math.) A versed sine.

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Viśikhā (विशिखा).—

1) A spade.

2) A spindle.

3) A needle or pin.

4) A minute arrow.

5) A highway; विशिखायां सौवर्णिकप्रचारः (viśikhāyāṃ sauvarṇikapracāraḥ) Kau. A.2; Śi.15.7.

6) A barber's wife.

7) A sick-room.

Source: DDSA: The practical 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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