Anindita, Animdita: 20 definitions


Anindita means something in Buddhism, Pali, Hinduism, Sanskrit, Jainism, Prakrit, Marathi. 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

Ayurveda (science of life)

Source: Wisdom Library: Local Names of Plants and Drugs

Anindita [अनिंदिता] in the Sanskrit language is the name of a plant identified with Santalum album L. from the Santalaceae (Sandalwood) family having the following synonyms: Sirium myrtifolium, Santalum ovatum, Santalum myrtifolium. For the possible medicinal usage of anindita, you can check this page for potential sources and references, although be aware that any some or none of the side-effects may not be mentioned here, wether they be harmful or beneficial to health.

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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.

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Shaivism (Shaiva philosophy)

Source: Brill: Śaivism and the Tantric Traditions

Anindita (अनिन्दित) refers to “one who is beyond reproach”, according to the Mataṅgapārameśvara (with Rāmakaṇṭha’s commentary).—Accordingly, “The Guru should consecrate [as an Ācārya] a man who is skilled in what is taught in all four pādas, who has great energy, who is beyond reproach (anindita), who expounds the meaning of the teachings [encapsulated] in the six topics [of this scripture], who is devoted to the welfare of all beings, who has performed the observance for [the propitiation of his] mantra. [...]”.

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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.

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Yoga (school of philosophy)

[«previous next»] — Anindita in Yoga glossary
Source: ORA: Amanaska (king of all yogas): A Critical Edition and Annotated Translation by Jason Birch

Anindita (अनिन्दित) refers to “one who is irreproachable”, according to the Mokṣopāya (verse 5.93.31cd-32ab) and Yogavāsiṣṭha (verse 5.92.34cd-35ab).—Accordingly, “The mind cannot be controlled without a method [of restraint], O irreproachable one (anindita), just as a vicious elephant in rut cannot be controlled without a goad”.

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Yoga is originally considered a branch of Hindu philosophy (astika), but both ancient and modern Yoga combine the physical, mental and spiritual. Yoga teaches various physical techniques also known as āsanas (postures), used for various purposes (eg., meditation, contemplation, relaxation).

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In Buddhism

Mahayana (major branch of Buddhism)

Source: A Study and Translation of the Gaganagañjaparipṛcchā

Anindita (अनिन्दित) refers to “irreproachable”, according to the Gaganagañjaparipṛcchā: the eighth chapter of the Mahāsaṃnipāta (a collection of Mahāyāna Buddhist Sūtras).—Accordingly, “Then on that occasion the Lord uttered these verses: [...] (117) Just as the nature of open space or the moon reflected in water, all dharmas are pure and impeccable. Not being contaminated by any vice, pure beings are irreproachable (anindita). (118) He who, by a single dharma, knows that all dharmas are ungraspable, void, unreal, and impermanent just like an illusion or a mirage, he will soon reach the place of awakening. [...]”.

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Mahayana (महायान, mahāyāna) is a major branch of Buddhism focusing on the path of a Bodhisattva (spiritual aspirants/ enlightened beings). Extant literature is vast and primarely composed in the Sanskrit language. There are many sūtras of which some of the earliest are the various Prajñāpāramitā sūtras.

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In Jainism

General definition (in Jainism)

Source: Wisdom Library: Jainism

Anindita (अनिन्दित) refers to a class of kinnara deities according to both the Digambara and Śvetāmbara traditions. The kinnaras refer to a category of vyantaras gods which represents one of the four classes of celestial beings (devas). The kinnaras are black in complexion and their caitya-vṛkṣas (sacred-tree) is Aśoka according to both traditions.

The deities such as Aninditas are defined in ancient Jain cosmological texts such as the Saṃgrahaṇīratna in the Śvetāmbara tradition or the Tiloyapaṇṇati by Yativṛṣabha (5th century) in the Digambara tradition.

Source: Trisastisalakapurusacaritra

Aninditā (अनिन्दिता) refers to one of the Dikkumārikās living in the lower world, according to chapter 2.2 [ajitanātha-caritra] of Hemacandra’s 11th century Triṣaṣṭiśalākāpuruṣacaritra: an ancient Sanskrit epic poem narrating the history and legends of sixty-three illustrious persons in Jainism.

Accordingly: “[...] The eight Dikkumārikās living in the lower world, clothed in devadūṣya-cloth, their hair adorned with flowers: Bhogaṅkarā, Bhogavatī, Subhogā, Bhogamālinī, Toyadhārā, Vicitrā, Puṣpamālā, and Aninditā, each one attended by four thousand Sāmānikīs, each one joined by four Mahattarās, each one surrounded by seven great armies and each by seven generals, each one attended by sixteen thousand body-guards and by other powerful Vyantara-gods and goddesses, got into their cars and set off eagerly in the northeast, with charming song and dance”.

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Jainism is an Indian religion of Dharma whose doctrine revolves around harmlessness (ahimsa) towards every living being. The two major branches (Digambara and Svetambara) of Jainism stimulate self-control (or, shramana, ‘self-reliance’) and spiritual development through a path of peace for the soul to progess to the ultimate goal.

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Languages of India and abroad

Pali-English dictionary

[«previous next»] — Anindita in Pali glossary
Source: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary

anindita : (adj.) blameless; not reviled.

Source: Sutta: The Pali Text Society's Pali-English Dictionary

Anindita, (adj.) (a + nindita) blameless, faultless J.IV, 106 (°aṅgin of blameless body or limbs). (Page 33)

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Pali is the language of the Tipiṭaka, which is the sacred canon of Theravāda Buddhism and contains much of the Buddha’s speech. Closeley related to Sanskrit, both languages are used interchangeably between religions.

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Marathi-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

anindita (अनिंदित).—a (S) Unaccused or unblamed.

Source: DDSA: The Aryabhusan school dictionary, Marathi-English

anindita (अनिंदित).—a Unblamed.

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Marathi is an Indo-European language having over 70 million native speakers people in (predominantly) Maharashtra India. Marathi, like many other Indo-Aryan languages, evolved from early forms of Prakrit, which itself is a subset of Sanskrit, one of the most ancient languages of the world.

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Sanskrit dictionary

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Edgerton Buddhist Hybrid Sanskrit Dictionary

Aninditā (अनिन्दिता).—name of a pond: Gaṇḍavyūha 336.21, 25.

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

Anindita (अनिन्दित).—mfn.

(-taḥ-tā-taṃ) Pious, virtuous, free, unreproachable. E. a neg. and nindita reproached.

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

Anindita (अनिन्दित).—[adjective] unblamed, blameless.

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

Anindita (अनिन्दित):—[=a-nindita] [from a-nindā] mfn. irreproachable, virtuous.

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

Anindita (अनिन्दित):—[tatpurusha compound] m. f. n.

(-taḥ-tā-tam) Irreproachable, blame-less, virtuous, good. E. a neg. and nindita.

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

Anindita (अनिन्दित):—[a-nindita] (taḥ-tā-taṃ) a. Unreproachable, blameless, pious.

Source: DDSA: Paia-sadda-mahannavo; a comprehensive Prakrit Hindi dictionary (S)

Anindita (अनिन्दित) in the Sanskrit language is related to the Prakrit words: Aṇiṃdiya, Aṇiṃdiyā.

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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

Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Aniṃdita (ಅನಿಂದಿತ):—[adjective] not blamed; virtuous.

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Aniṃdita (ಅನಿಂದಿತ):—[noun] an inculpable man.

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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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