Omkara, Oṃkāra, Oṅkāra, Onkara, Om-kara: 23 definitions

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Omkara means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Jainism, Prakrit, Hindi. 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.

Omkara has 21 English definitions available.

Alternative spellings of this word include Onkar.

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Sanskrit dictionary

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Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Böhtlingk and Roth Grosses Petersburger Wörterbuch

Oṃkāra (ओंकार):—(om + kāra)

1) m. die heilige Silbe om (s. d.) [Amarakoṣa 1, 1, 5, 4.] [Trikāṇḍaśeṣa 1, 1, 116.] [Hemacandra’s Abhidhānacintāmaṇi 250.] [Prātiśākhya zur Vājasaneyisaṃhitā 1, 17. 28.] [Kātyāyana’s Śrautasūtrāṇi 2, 2, 9. 19, 7, 5.] [Praśnopaniṣad 5, 1.] [Manu’s Gesetzbuch 2, 75. 81.] [Bhagavadgītā 9, 17.] [Viśvāmitra’s Kampf 15, 21.] [Kathāsaritsāgara 2, 78.] prājyaḥ svavijayaukāraścakre (hier wie [Rāmāyaṇa 5, 81, 11. 12] hätte man nach [Pāṇini’s acht Bücher 6, 1, 95] o für au erwartet) śaṃkaravarmaṇā [śeṣa (s. II.).] verrichtete sein Dankgebet für den errungenen Sieg [Rājataraṅgiṇī 5, 134.] kṛtoṃkāra [Vetālapañcaviṃśati 5, 1.] —

2) f. Name einer buddh. Śakti oder personif. göttlichen Energie [Trikāṇḍaśeṣa 1, 1, 17.]

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Oṃkāra (ओंकार):—

1) personif. [Oxforder Handschriften 69,b,41.] [WILSON, Sel. Works 1,4. 81.] Nach [BENFEY] grumbling [Pañcatantra 158, 7]; hier ist aber kroṃkāra gemeint. —

3) m. Nomen proprium eines Heiligthums (Liṅga) [WILSON, Sel. Works 1,223.] [Oxforder Handschriften 64,a,6. 34. 65,b,36.] tīrtha [67,b,22.]

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Sanskrit-Wörterbuch in kürzerer Fassung

Oṃkāra (ओंकार):—(ein vorangehendes a + oṃ giebt oṃ) —

1) m. — a) die heilige Silbe om. svavijayoṃkāraṃ kar so v.a. sein Dankgebet verrichten für. kṛtoṃkāra Adj. an den man sich mit einem Gebet gewendet hat. Mit einem Gen. ein Glück verheissender Anfang [Bālarāmāyaṇa 269,12.] Wird auch personificirt. — b) Name eines Liṅga. —

2) *f. ā eine best. buddh. Śakti.

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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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