śaṃkara शंकर

Definition: a. (î) causing prosperity, beneficent (C.); m. ep. of Rudra or Siva (V., C.); N., esp. of a philosopher, regenerator of Brâhmanism (born 788 a. d.): -giri, m. Name of a mountain; -gaurî½îsa, m. Name of a tem ple; -datta, m. Name of a Brâhman; -priyâ, f. Siva's wife; -vardhana, m. N.; -varman, m. N.; -vrishabha, m. Siva's (white) bull; -siddhi, m. N.; -svâmin, m. Name of a Brâh man; -½âkârya, m. Name of a celebrated scholar, author of numerous philosophical commen taries, reformer of Saivism (died 820 a. d.).

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