Andhatamisra, Andhatāmisra, Andha-tamisra, Andhatamishra, Andhatāmiśra, Andha-tamishra, Amdhatamisra: 16 definitions


Andhatamisra 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.

The Sanskrit term Andhatāmiśra can be transliterated into English as Andhatamisra or Andhatamishra, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

[«previous next»] — Andhatamisra in Purana glossary
Source: Puranic Encyclopedia

Andhatāmisra (अन्धतामिस्र).—One of the 28 hells. (See Naraka). This hell is destined for wives who cheat their husbands and consume food and for husbands who cheat their wives and eat food. Agents of Yama get hold of such sinners and push them into the Andhatāmisra. As the cords of the agents with which they bind the sinners get tighter around their bodies they faint and fall down owing to unbearable pain. When they regain consciousness and try to run away and escape, the Agents of Yama again bind them with the cord. (Devī Bhāgavata, Aṣṭama Skandha).

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index

1a) Andhatāmisra (अन्धतामिस्र).—One of 28 hells. Here the person who deceives the husband and robs him of his wife and property is made to suffer.*

  • * Bhāgavata-purāṇa III. 30. 28 & 33; V. 26. 7 & 9.

1b) A hell.*

  • * Viṣṇu-purāṇa I. 6. 41.
Source: Shodhganga: The saurapurana - a critical study

Andhatāmisra (अन्धतामिस्र) refers to one of the five Avidyās, according to the 10th century Saurapurāṇa: one of the various Upapurāṇas depicting Śaivism.—When Brahmā meditates there is creation of five types of avidyā known as creation predominated by tamas (prādurbhūtaḥ tamomoyaḥ). This avidyā is spoken of as fivefold—tamas, moha, mahāmoha, tāmisra and andhatāmisra. After the creation of this five fold avidyā Brahmā again meditates as, a result of which the world of vegetation is produced. This is termed as mukhyasarga. It is the fourth in order (“mukhyā nagā iti proktā mukhya sargastu sa smṛtaḥ”).

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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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Samkhya (school of philosophy)

[«previous next»] — Andhatamisra in Samkhya glossary
Source: Wisdom Library: Sāṃkhya philosophy

Andhatāmisra (अन्धतामिस्र, “utter darkness”) is the fifth type of viparyaya (ignorance), according to the Sāṃkhya theory of evolution. Viparyaya refers to a category of pratyayasarga (intellectual products), which represents the first of two types of sarga (products) that come into being during tattvapariṇāma (elemental manifestations), which in turn, evolve out of the two types of pariṇāma (change, modification).

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Samkhya (सांख्य, Sāṃkhya) is a dualistic school of Hindu philosophy (astika) and is closeley related to the Yoga school. Samkhya philosophy accepts three pramanas (‘proofs’) only as valid means of gaining knowledge. Another important concept is their theory of evolution, revolving around prakriti (matter) and purusha (consciousness).

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Shaktism (Shakta philosophy)

[«previous next»] — Andhatamisra in Shaktism glossary
Source: Wisdom Library: Śrīmad Devī Bhāgavatam

Andhatāmisra (अन्धतामिस्र) refers to one of the thirty hells (naraka) mentioned in the Devī-bhāgavata-purāṇa 8.21 (on the narrative of hells). The hells are destinations where dead beings brought by messengers of Yama (the God of the Pitṛs), and get punished by him according to their karmas and faults.

The Devī-bhāgavata-purāṇa or Śrīmad-devī-bhāgavatam (mentioning Andhatāmisra), is categorised as a Mahāpurāṇa, a type of Sanskrit literature containing cultural information on ancient India, religious/spiritual prescriptions and a range of topics concerning the various arts and sciences. The whole text is composed of 18,000 metrical verses, possibly originating from before the 6th century.

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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.

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Jyotisha (astronomy and astrology)

[«previous next»] — Andhatamisra in Jyotisha glossary
Source: Wisdom Library: Brihat Samhita by Varahamihira

Andhatāmisra (अन्धतामिस्र) refers to the “hell of darkness”, according to the Bṛhatsaṃhitā (chapter 2), an encyclopedic Sanskrit work written by Varāhamihira mainly focusing on the science of ancient Indian astronomy astronomy (Jyotiṣa).—Accordingly, “[...] A pretentious Jyotiṣaka [i.e., kuhaka] whose knowledge of the science has been picked up from what has occasionally fallen on his ears ought not to be consulted. He who, not having studied the science, passes for a Jyotiṣaka is a sinner and a disgrace to society. He who ridicules the words of a Jyotiṣaka, as well as the person who sneers at the science itself, will suffer miseries in the hell of darkness [i.e., andhatāmisra]”.

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Jyotisha (ज्योतिष, jyotiṣa or jyotish) refers to ‘astronomy’ or “Vedic astrology” and represents the fifth of the six Vedangas (additional sciences to be studied along with the Vedas). Jyotisha concerns itself with the study and prediction of the movements of celestial bodies, in order to calculate the auspicious time for rituals and ceremonies.

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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit dictionary

[«previous next»] — Andhatamisra in Sanskrit glossary
Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Andhatāmisra (अन्धतामिस्र).—

-sram also)

Derivable forms: andhatāmisraḥ (अन्धतामिस्रः).

Andhatāmisra is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms andha and tāmisra (तामिस्र). See also (synonyms): andhatāmiśra.

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Andhatāmiśra (अन्धतामिश्र).—

-sram also)

Derivable forms: andhatāmiśraḥ (अन्धतामिश्रः).

Andhatāmiśra is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms andha and tāmiśra (तामिश्र). See also (synonyms): andhatāmisra.

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

Andhatāmiśra (अन्धतामिश्र).—n.

(-śraṃ) 1. A division of Tartarus, the second of the twentyone hells. 2. The doctrine of annihilation after death. E. andha blind, great, and tāmiśra darkness.

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

Andhatāmisra (अन्धतामिस्र).—n. the name of a hell, [Mānavadharmaśāstra] 4, 88.

Andhatāmisra is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms andha and tāmisra (तामिस्र).

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

Andhatāmisra (अन्धतामिस्र).—[masculine] blind or deep darkness (of the soul); [neuter] [Name] of a hell.

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

1) Andhatāmisra (अन्धतामिस्र):—[=andha-tāmisra] [from andha > andh] a m. complete darkness of the soul

2) [v.s. ...] n. the second or eighteenth of the twenty-one hells, [Manu-smṛti etc.]

3) [v.s. ...] doctrine of annihilation after death.

4) [v.s. ...] b n. darkness, [Mahāvīra-caritra]

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

Andhatāmisra (अन्धतामिस्र):—[karmadharaya compound] n.

(-sram) (Literally: great darkness and hence)

1) A division of Tartarus, accord. to Manu the second, accord. to Yājnav. the eighteenth of the twentyone hells (see naraka).

2) (In the Sāṅkhya philosophy.) A technical term denoting one of the five subdivisions of the viparyaya (q. v.) which is one of the four divisions of the pratyayasarga (q. v., the creation of mental conditions or conditions leading to an affection of the buddhi q. v.), the viparyaya comprising the purely negative conditions or those opposed to the understanding of the true principles of creation; among the latter andhatāmisra is the mental condition of excessive grief, arising when a man who has placed his happiness in the pleasures which may be derived from either of the ten provinces of the ten senses (see indriya) or from the possession of either of the eight superhuman faculties (see aiśvarya), looses the exercise of the latter or dies in the midst of the enjoyments of the former. E. andha and tāmisra.

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

Andhatāmiśra (अन्धतामिश्र):—[andha-tāmiśra] 1. n. Second of the twenty-one Hindu hells.

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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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Kannada-English dictionary

[«previous next»] — Andhatamisra in Kannada glossary
Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Aṃdhatamisra (ಅಂಧತಮಿಸ್ರ):—

1) [noun] absolute darkness.

2) [noun] a division of the second of the twenty one hells.

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Kannada is a Dravidian language (as opposed to the Indo-European language family) mainly spoken in the southwestern region of India.

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