Bhindipala, aka: Bhiṇḍipāla, Bhindipāla; 5 Definition(s)


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In Hinduism

Dhanurveda (science of warfare)

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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.

Source: Wisdom Library: Dhanurveda
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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.

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General definition (in Hinduism)

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Bhiṇḍipāla (भिण्डिपाल) is a Sanskrit word translating to “hand javelin”.

Source: Wisdom Library: Hinduism

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Sanskrit-English dictionary

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Bhindipāla (भिन्दिपाल).—

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: DDSA: The practical 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: 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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