Bhindipala, Bhiṇḍipāla, Bhindipāla: 11 definitions
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Purana and Itihasa (epic history)Source: Wisdomlib Libary: The Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa
Bhindipāla (भिन्दिपाल) refers to a “short javelin thrown with hand” and represents one of the various weapons equipped by the Daityas in their war against Lalitā, according to the Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa 4.22. Accordingly, “[...] thereupon, crores of Daityas producing reverberating chattering noise furiously prepared themselves (to fight) against Parameśvarī (Lalitā). [...] Crores of Daityas were fully equipped with coats of mail and had the following weapons and missiles in their hands [viz.: Bhindipālas (a short javelin thrown with hand)], and thousands of similar weapons and missiles very dreadful and capable of destroying living beings”.
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.
Dhanurveda (science of warfare)Source: Wisdom Library: Dhanurveda
Bhindipāla (भिन्दिपाल) refers to a weapon (a short javelin or arrow thrown from the hand or shot through a tube). It is a Sanskrit word defined in the Dhanurveda-saṃhitā, which contains a list of no less than 117 weapons. The Dhanurveda-saṃhitā is said to have been composed by the sage Vasiṣṭha, who in turn transmitted it trough a tradition of sages, which can eventually be traced to Śiva and Brahmā.
Dhanurveda (धनुर्वेद) refers to the “knowledge of warfare” and, as an upaveda, is associated with the Ṛgveda. It contains instructions on warfare, archery and ancient Indian martial arts, dating back to the 2nd-3rd millennium BCE.
General definition (in Hinduism)Source: Wisdom Library: Hinduism
Bhiṇḍipāla (भिण्डिपाल) is a Sanskrit word translating to “hand javelin”.
General definition (in Jainism)Source: archive.org: Trisastisalakapurusacaritra
Bhindipāla (भिन्दिपाल) refers to “javelin” or “sling”, according to chapter 2.2 [ajitanātha-caritra] of Hemacandra’s 11th century Triṣaṣṭiśalākāpuruṣacaritra (“lives of the 63 illustrious persons”): a Sanskrit epic poem narrating the history and legends of sixty-three important persons in Jainism.—(cf. Abhidhānacintāmaṇi 3.449)
Accordingly: “Sagara put in his heart archery and the characteristics of other weapons just from hearing them, as easily as his own name. He attained skill in fighting with the bow, sword and shield, dagger, arrow, axe, lance, javelin (i.e., bhindipāla), club, kampaṇa (?), staff, spear, pike, plow-share, mace, cudgel, pattiṣa, duḥsphoṭa (?), bhuṣaṇḍhī sling, arrow, trident, dart, and other weapons in conformity with the manuals. He became filled with all the arts like the full moon with digits, and he was adorned with good qualities, reverence, etc., like ornaments”.
Note: In I, n. 76, bhindipāla is interpreted as “sling”, in accordance with its meaning in M and H. PH, with ref. to Praś and Jiv., defines it as ‘knife’ or ‘dagger’. For other interpretations, see the lexicons and Meyer, p. 153, whose com. says it is “like a kunta with a broad point”. Agnipurāṇa 251.15 compares it with a laguḍa.
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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Sanskrit dictionarySource: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary
1) A small javelin thrown from the hand; वानरान् भिन्दिपालैश्च शूलैश्चैव व्यदारयन् (vānarān bhindipālaiśca śūlaiścaiva vyadārayan) Rām.6.42. 45.
2) A sling, an instrument like a sling for throwing stones; उत्काबाणैश्च शतशः भिन्दिपालैश्च भूरिशः (utkābāṇaiśca śataśaḥ bhindipālaiśca bhūriśaḥ) Śiva B. 14.2; भिन्दिपालासिपट्टिशैः (bhindipālāsipaṭṭiśaiḥ) Parṇāl.4.76.
Derivable forms: bhindipālaḥ (भिन्दिपालः).
See also (synonyms): bhindapāla.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Edgerton Buddhist Hybrid Sanskrit Dictionary
Bhiṇḍipāla (भिण्डिपाल).—m. (compare Sanskrit Lex. and AMg. bhiṇḍimāla), = Sanskrit bhindipāla, a kind of missile weapon: Mahāvyutpatti 6103 = Tibetan mtshon rtse gcig pa, one-pointed dart.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Bhindipāla (भिन्दिपाल) or Bhindapāla.—m.
(-laḥ) 1. A short arrow thrown from the hand, or shot through a tube. 2. A sling, a string-instrument for throwing stones. E. bhidi-in bhindi, pāli-an .Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Cappeller Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Bhindipāla (भिन्दिपाल).—[masculine] a kind of spear.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Bhindipāla (भिन्दिपाल):—m. a short javelin or arrow thrown from the hand or shot through a tube (others ‘a stone fastened to a string’ or ‘a kind of sling for throwing stones’), [Mahābhārata; Rāmāyaṇa etc.] ([varia lectio] bhindapāla, BiRqimAlA, bhindomāla, bhindimāla or laka, bhindumāla).
[Sanskrit to German] (Deutsch Wörterbuch)Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Böhtlingk and Roth Grosses Petersburger Wörterbuch
Bhindipāla (भिन्दिपाल):—m. eine Art Speer [Amarakoṣa 2, 8, 2, 59.] [Hemacandra’s Abhidhānacintāmaṇi 785, v. l.] [Mahābhārata 5, 572. 5248. 6, 1770.] [Harivaṃśa 2290. 12534.] [Rāmāyaṇa 3, 28, 24. 6, 27, 25. 28, 21.] [Bhāgavatapurāṇa 8, 10, 35.] [Mārkāṇḍeyapurāṇa 82, 46. 83, 17.] bhindapāla [Hemacandra’s Abhidhānacintāmaṇi 785.] bhindamāla, bhindumāla, bhiṇḍimāla, bhiṇḍimālā [Halāyudha 2, 321.]
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Starts with: Bhindipalaka.
Ends with: Panditakarabhindipala.
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The Skanda Purana (by G. V. Tagare)
Chapter 17 - The Fight between Yama and Grasana < [Section 2 - Kaumārikā-khaṇḍa]
Chapter 171 - Battle between Vasiṣṭha and Viśvāmitra < [Section 1 - Tīrtha-māhātmya]
Chapter 19 - Demon Mahiṣa Slain by Durgā < [Section 3b - Arunācala-khaṇḍa (Uttarārdha)]
The Shiva Purana (by J. L. Shastri)
Chapter 48 - Swallowing of Śukra < [Section 2.5 - Rudra-saṃhitā (5): Yuddha-khaṇḍa]
Chapter 20 - The destruction of Dakṣa’s sacrifice (1) < [Section 7.1 - Vāyavīya-saṃhitā (1)]
The Ramayana of Valmiki (by Hari Prasad Shastri)
Chapter 86 - Indrajita breaks off his Sacrifice to fight with Lakshmana < [Book 6 - Yuddha-kanda]
Chapter 21 - Ravana goes to the Nether Regions to challenge Yama < [Book 7 - Uttara-kanda]
Chapter 96 - Ravana goes out to fight and encounters ill Omens < [Book 6 - Yuddha-kanda]
Trishashti Shalaka Purusha Caritra (by Helen M. Johnson)
Part 2: Youth of Ajita and Sagara < [Chapter III - The initiation and omniscience of Ajita]
Yoga Vasistha [English], Volume 1-4 (by Vihari-Lala Mitra)
Chapter CXI - The flight of the soldiers on all sides < [Book VII - Nirvana prakarana part 2 (nirvana prakarana)]
Chapter xxxvi < [Book III - Utpatti khanda (utpatti khanda)]
The Indian Buddhist Iconography (by Benoytosh Bhattachacharyya)