Bhindipala, Bhiṇḍipāla, Bhindipāla: 8 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”.
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Sanskrit-English 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: Mvy 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: 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, 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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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 19 - Demon Mahiṣa Slain by Durgā < [Section 3b - Arunācala-khaṇḍa (Uttarārdha)]
Chapter 20 - Viṣṇu Fights with Daityas < [Section 2 - Kaumārikā-khaṇḍa]
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)]
Trishashti Shalaka Purusha Caritra (by Helen M. Johnson)
Part 2: Youth of Ajita and Sagara < [Chapter III - The initiation and omniscience of Ajita]
The Devi Bhagavata Purana (by Swami Vijñanananda)
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)