Aindava: 9 definitions



Aindava means something in 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 Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

Source: Puranic Encyclopedia

Aindava (ऐन्दव).—(See paragraph 13 under the word BRAHMĀ).

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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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Kavya (poetry)

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Source: Naisadhacarita of Sriharsa

Aindava (ऐन्दव) refers to a moon-worshipper and is mentioned in the Naiṣadha-carita 11.76.

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Kavya (काव्य, kavya) refers to Sanskrit poetry, a popular ancient Indian tradition of literature. There have been many Sanskrit poets over the ages, hailing from ancient India and beyond. This topic includes mahakavya, or ‘epic poetry’ and natya, or ‘dramatic poetry’.

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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Aindava (ऐन्दव).—a. (- f.) [इन्दु-अण् (indu-aṇ)] Lunar; ऐन्दवः प्राक्प्रकाशः (aindavaḥ prākprakāśaḥ) Māl.8.1; U.1.34.

-vaḥ A lunar month.

-vī The plant सोमराजी (somarājī).

-vam 1 The asterism Mṛgaśiras.

2) The Vrata called चान्द्रायण (cāndrāyaṇa) q. v.; संकरापात्रकृत्यासु मासं शोध- नमैन्दवम् (saṃkarāpātrakṛtyāsu māsaṃ śodha- namaindavam) Ms.11.126.

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

Aindava (ऐन्दव).—mfn.

(-vaḥ-vī-vaṃ) Lunar. n.

(-vaṃ) The asterism Mrigasiras. f. (-vī) A plant, (Serratula anthelmintica.) E. indu the moon, aṇ aff.

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

Aindava (ऐन्दव).—i. e. indu + a, adj., f. , Referring to the moon, lunar, [Mānavadharmaśāstra] 11, 125.

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

Aindava (ऐन्दव).—[feminine] ī lunar, belonging to the moon.

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

1) Aindava (ऐन्दव):—mf(ī)n. ([from] indu), relating to the moon, like the moon, lunar, [Prabodha-candrodaya; Kathāsaritsāgara]

2) m. the planet Mercury, [Varāha-mihira’s Bṛhat-saṃhitā]

3) mn. the Nakṣatra Mṛgaśiras, [Varāha-mihira’s Bṛhat-saṃhitā]

4) m. (with and without śodhana) the observance called Cāndrāyaṇa (q.v.), [Manu-smṛti xi, 125; Parāśara-smṛti]

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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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