Andhatamisra, aka: Andhatāmisra, Andha-tamisra, Andhatamishra, Andhatāmiśra, Andha-tamishra; 6 Definition(s)


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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)

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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: Puranic Encyclopaedia

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: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index
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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)

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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).

Source: Wisdom Library: Sāṃkhya philosophy
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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)

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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.

Source: Wisdom Library: Śrīmad Devī Bhāgavatam
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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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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit-English dictionary

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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: DDSA: The practical 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: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary
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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. 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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