Aindri, Aindrī: 14 definitions
Aindri means something in Buddhism, Pali, 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.
Shaivism (Shaiva philosophy)Source: Wisdom Library: Kubjikāmata-tantra
Aindrī (ऐन्द्री):—One of the nine Dūtī presided over by one of the nine bhaivaravas named Diṅmaheśvara (emanation of Ananta, who is the central presiding deity of Dūtīcakra), according to the Kubjikāmata-tantra and the Ṣaṭsāhasrasaṃhitā.Source: academia.edu: Yakṣiṇī-sādhana in the Kakṣapuṭa tantra
Aindrī (ऐन्द्री) or Māhendrī is the name of one of the thirty-two Yakṣiṇīs mentioned in the Kakṣapuṭatantra. In the yakṣiṇī-sādhana, the Yakṣiṇī is regarded as the guardian spirit who provides worldly benefits to the practitioner. The Yakṣiṇī (e.g., Aindrī) provides, inter alia, daily food, clothing and money, tells the future, and bestows a long life, but she seldom becomes a partner in sexual practices.
Shaiva (शैव, śaiva) or Shaivism (śaivism) represents a tradition of Hinduism worshiping Shiva as the supreme being. Closely related to Shaktism, Shaiva literature includes a range of scriptures, including Tantras, while the root of this tradition may be traced back to the ancient Vedas.
Purana and Itihasa (epic history)Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index
Aindrī (ऐन्द्री).—Indra's town; Amarāvatī.*
- * Bhāgavata-purāṇa X. 89. 44.
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.
Shaktism (Shakta philosophy)Source: Sreenivasarao's blog: Saptamatrka (part 4)
Aindri or Indrani refers to one of the seven mother-like goddesses (Matrika).—The Matrikas emerge as shaktis from out of the bodies of the gods: Indrani from Indra. The order of the Saptamatrka usually begins with Brahmi symbolizing creation. Then, Vaishnavi, Maheshvari, Kaumari and Varahi. Then, Indrani is the sovereignty intolerant of opposition and disorder.
Shakta (शाक्त, śākta) or Shaktism (śāktism) represents a tradition of Hinduism where the Goddess (Devi) is revered and worshipped. Shakta literature includes a range of scriptures, including various Agamas and Tantras, although its roots may be traced back to the Vedas.
Shilpashastra (iconography)Source: Sreenivasarao's blog: Saptamatrka (part 4) (shilpa)
Aindri or Indrani refers to the sixth Matrka and is the shakthi of Indra. Her complexion is dark-red. She is seated under the Kalpaka tree. She is depicted as having two or three or a thousand eyes, like Indra. The Indrani is depicted with four arms. In two of her hands she carries the vajra (thunderbolt) and the shakti; while the other two gesture Varada and Abhaya mudra. Sometimes, she is shown holding ankusha (goad) and lotus. She is richly ornamented; and adorned with kirita-makuta. Her vahana as well as the emblem on her banner is the charging elephant. (Devi-purana and Purvakaranagama)
According to the Vishnudharmottara, Indrani should be depicted with thousand eyes; and she should be of golden colour. She should have six arms, four of the hands carrying the sutra, vajra, kalasa (a pot) and patra (a drinking cup) and the remaining hands being held in Abhaya and Varada mudra.
Shilpashastra (शिल्पशास्त्र, śilpaśāstra) represents the ancient Indian science (shastra) of creative arts (shilpa) such as sculpture, iconography and painting. Closely related to Vastushastra (architecture), they often share the same literature.
Ayurveda (science of life)Source: WorldCat: Rāj nighaṇṭu
Aindrī (ऐन्द्री) is another name for Indravāruṇī, a medicinal plant identified with Citrullus colocynthis (colocynth, bitter apple or desert gourd) from the Cucurbitaceae or “gourd family” of flowering plants, according to verse 3.70-72 of the 13th-century Raj Nighantu or Rājanighaṇṭu. The third chapter (guḍūcyādi-varga) of this book contains climbers and creepers (vīrudh). Together with the names Aindrī and Indravāruṇī, there are a total of twenty-nine Sanskrit synonyms identified for this plant.
Āyurveda (आयुर्वेद, ayurveda) is a branch of Indian science dealing with medicine, herbalism, taxology, anatomy, surgery, alchemy and related topics. Traditional practice of Āyurveda in ancient India dates back to at least the first millenium BC. Literature is commonly written in Sanskrit using various poetic metres.
Tibetan Buddhism (Vajrayana or tantric Buddhism)Source: Wisdom Library: Tibetan Buddhism
Aindrī (ऐन्द्री) refers to one of the various Mātṛs and Mahāmātṛs mentioned as attending the teachings in the 6th century Mañjuśrīmūlakalpa: one of the largest Kriyā Tantras devoted to Mañjuśrī (the Bodhisattva of wisdom) representing an encyclopedia of knowledge primarily concerned with ritualistic elements in Buddhism. The teachings in this text originate from Mañjuśrī and were taught to and by Buddha Śākyamuni in the presence of a large audience (including Aindrī).
Tibetan Buddhism includes schools such as Nyingma, Kadampa, Kagyu and Gelug. Their primary canon of literature is divided in two broad categories: The Kangyur, which consists of Buddha’s words, and the Tengyur, which includes commentaries from various sources. Esotericism and tantra techniques (vajrayāna) are collected indepently.
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Sanskrit dictionarySource: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary
1) Name of Jayanta, Arjuna, or Vāli, the monkey-chief.
2) A crow; ऐन्द्रिः किल नखैस्तस्या विददार स्तनौ द्विजः (aindriḥ kila nakhaistasyā vidadāra stanau dvijaḥ) R.12.22.
Derivable forms: aindriḥ (ऐन्द्रिः).Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary
(-ndriḥ) 1. The patronymick of Jayanta the son of Indra. 2. A name of the monkey Bali. 3. A name of Arjuna. 4. A crow. E. indra, iñ patronymick aff.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Benfey Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Aindri (ऐन्द्रि).—i. e. indra + i, patron. Offspring of Indra, Mahābhārata 1, 2751.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary
1) Aindrī (ऐन्द्री):—[from aindra] f. ([scilicet] ṛc) a verse addressed to Indra, [Śatapatha-brāhmaṇa iv; Āśvalāyana-śrauta-sūtra vi; Nirukta, by Yāska] etc.
2) [v.s. ...] ([scilicet] diś) Indra’s quarter, the east, [Varāha-mihira’s Bṛhat-saṃhitā]
3) [v.s. ...] ([scilicet] tithi) the eighth day in the second half of the month Mārgaśīrṣa
4) [v.s. ...] ([scilicet] śakti) Indra’s energy (personified as his wife and sometimes identified with Durgā), [Mārkaṇḍeya-purāṇa; Devī-bhāgavata-purāṇa] etc.
5) [from aindra] a species of cucumber, [Bhāvaprakāśa; Caraka]
6) [v.s. ...] Cardamom, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]
7) [v.s. ...] misfortune, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]
8) Aindri (ऐन्द्रि):—[from aindra] m. a descendant of Indra
9) [v.s. ...] Name of Jayanta, [Harivaṃśa]
10) [v.s. ...] of Arjuna, [Mahābhārata]
11) [v.s. ...] of the monkey-king Vālin, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]
12) [v.s. ...] a crow, [Raghuvaṃśa xii, 22.]
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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Ends with: Agneyyaindri.
Full-text: Agneyyaindri, Matri, Aindri meghamala, Aindri mahashanti, Navagrahamakha, Agneyaindra, Saptamatrika, Indrani, Mahendri, Prajasthapana, Matrika, Kamalakara, Indravaruni, Meghamala, Yogini, Arjuna.
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Brihad Bhagavatamrita (commentary) (by Śrī Śrīmad Bhaktivedānta Nārāyana Gosvāmī Mahārāja)
The Gautami Mahatmya (by G. P. Bhatt)
Bhagavati-sutra (Viyaha-pannatti) (by K. C. Lalwani)
Satapatha Brahmana (by Julius Eggeling)
The Garuda Purana (by Manmatha Nath Dutt)
Chapter XXXVIII - The mode of worshipping the deities, Durga, etc. < [Agastya Samhita]
Sushruta Samhita, Volume 6: Uttara-tantra (by Kaviraj Kunja Lal Bhishagratna)
Chapter LXII - Symptoms and Treatment of Insanity (Unmada) < [Canto IV - Bhuta-vidya-tantra (psychology and psychiatry)]