Vishikha, Visikhā, Viśikha, Viśikhā, Visikha: 12 definitions

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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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Source: archive.org: Puranic Encyclopedia

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: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index

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

  • * Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa III. 7. 450.

2) Viśikhā (विशिखा).—A gem.*

  • * Matsya-purāṇa 218. 35.
Source: Wisdomlib Libary: The Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa

Viśikha (विशिख) refers to “iron-tipped arrows” and represents one of the various weapons equipped by the Daityas in their war against Lalitā, according to the Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa 4.22. Accordingly, “[...] thereupon, crores of Daityas producing reverberating chattering noise furiously prepared themselves (to fight) against Parameśvarī (Lalitā). [...] Crores of Daityas were fully equipped with coats of mail and had the following weapons and missiles in their hands [viz.:  Viśikhas (iron-tipped arrows)], and thousands of similar weapons and missiles very dreadful and capable of destroying living beings”.

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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

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Indian Epigraphical Glossary

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.

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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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Source: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary

visikhā : (f.) a street.

Source: Sutta: The Pali Text Society's Pali-English Dictionary

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

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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

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

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

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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

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

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

Viśikha (विशिख).—m.

(-khaḥ) 1. An arrow. 2. An iron crow. 3. A kind of reed. f.

(-khā) 1. A spade, a hoe. 2. A highway, a broad or carriage road. 3. A very minute arrow, a sort of needle or spindle. 4. A barber’s wife. 5. A sick room, or the dwelling of the sick. E. vi implying possessed of, &c., and śikhā a crest.

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

Viśikha (विशिख).—[vi-śikha] (probably from śikhā), I. m. 1. An arrow, Chr. 34, 13; [Rājataraṅgiṇī] 5, 221 (utkhāyamāna-, adj. While the arrow was drawn out). 2. An iron crow. Ii. f. khā. 1. A sort of needle. 2. A spade. 3. A highway.

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

Viśikha (विशिख).—[adjective] having no tuft of hair, bald; unfeathered or unpointed, blunt (arrow); [masculine] a (blunt) arrow.

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Viśikha (विशिख).—[adjective] having no tuft of hair, bald; unfeathered or unpointed, blunt (arrow); [masculine] a (blunt) arrow.

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

1) Viśikha (विशिख):—[=vi-śikha] [from vi] a (or vi-ś) mfn. devoid of the top-knot or tuft of hair (left on the head after tonsure), [Vājasaneyi-saṃhitā; Atharva-veda; Hemādri’s Caturvarga-cintāmaṇi]

2) [v.s. ...] bald, unfeathered (as an arrow), [Ṛg-veda]

3) [v.s. ...] pointless, blunt (as an arrow), [Rāmāyaṇa]

4) [v.s. ...] flameless (as fire), [Rāmāyaṇa]

5) [v.s. ...] tailless (as a comet), [Varāha-mihira’s Bṛhat-saṃhitā]

6) [v.s. ...] weak (?), [Monier-Williams’ Sanskrit-English Dictionary]

7) [v.s. ...] m. an arrow (in general), [Mahābhārata; Kāvya literature] etc.

8) [v.s. ...] a spear, javelin, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

9) [v.s. ...] an iron crow, [Horace H. Wilson]

10) [v.s. ...] a versed sine (= śara), [Gaṇitādhyāya]

11) [v.s. ...] a sort of Śara or reed, [Monier-Williams’ Sanskrit-English Dictionary]

12) Viśikhā (विशिखा):—[=vi-śikhā] [from vi-śikha > vi] (ā) f. a little shovel, spade, hoe, [Horace H. Wilson]

13) [v.s. ...] a small arrow, [ib.]

14) [v.s. ...] a sort of pin or needle, [ib.]

15) [v.s. ...] a spindle, [ib.]

16) [v.s. ...] a passage, road, street, [Suśruta; Harṣacarita]

17) [v.s. ...] a barber’s wife, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

18) [v.s. ...] = nalikā or nālikā, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

19) [v.s. ...] a sickroom or the dwelling of the sick, [Horace H. Wilson]

20) Viśikha (विशिख):—[=vi-śikha] b etc. See p. 952, col. 3.

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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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