Dagdha: 24 definitions


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Alternative spellings of this word include Dagdh.

In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

Source: archive.org: Shiva Purana - English Translation

Dagdha (दग्ध) means to “burn” (i.e., to burn off the body), according to the Śivapurāṇa 2.2.30. Accordingly as Brahmā narrated to Nārada:—“[...] having sipped water duly, covering up her body entirely with her cloth she closed her eyes and remembered her lord. She then entered the yogic trance. Keeping her face steady she balanced the winds Prāṇa and Apāna [i.e., prāṇāpāna]. She then lifted up the wind Udāna from the umbilical region, stabilised it in the cardiac region took it through the throat and finally fixed it in the middle of the eyebrows. She desired to cast-off her body due to her anger with Dakṣa. She desired to burn off (dagdha) the body (gātra) and retain the pure wind by yogic means. In this posture she remembered the feet of her lord and nothing else”.

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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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Ayurveda (science of life)

Agriculture (Krishi) and Vrikshayurveda (study of Plant life)

Source: Shodhganga: Drumavichitrikarnam—Plant mutagenesis in ancient India

Dagdha (दग्ध) refers to “slightly burning (the stem of a tender plant)”, as prescribed by certain bio-organical recipes for plant mutagenesis, such as dwarfing a plant, according to the Vṛkṣāyurveda by Sūrapāla (1000 CE): an encyclopedic work dealing with the study of trees and the principles of ancient Indian agriculture.—Accordingly, “A plant which is not too tender should be cut at its stem and then slightly burnt (dagdha) [dagdhe'gnināmanāk]. Thereafter it should be smeared with the mixture of clarified butter, cow dung, rock salt, honey and flesh. A nail should then be driven in the root in a slanting manner. The plant then should be watered beautiful branches and without fail produces fruits even in a dwarf state”.

Unclassified Ayurveda definitions

Source: gurumukhi.ru: Ayurveda glossary of terms

Dagdha (दग्ध):—[dagdhaṃ] A stage observed in the preparation of the medicines where the material is burned

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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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Shaktism (Shakta philosophy)

Source: Wisdom Library: Śāktism

Dagdha (दग्ध, “burned”) refers to one of the sixty defects of mantras, according to the 11th century Kulārṇava-tantra: an important scripture of the Kaula school of Śāktism traditionally stated to have consisted of 125.000 Sanskrit verses.—Accordingly, as Īśvara says to Śrī Devī: “For those who do japa without knowing these defects [e.g., dagdha—burned], there is no realization even with millions and billions of japa. [...] Oh My Beloved! there are ten processes for eradicating defects in Mantras as described. [...]”.

Source: Google Books: Manthanabhairavatantram

Dagdha (दग्ध) refers to “being burnt”, according to the Kubjikāmata-tantra, the earliest popular and most authoritative Tantra of the Kubjikā cult.—Accordingly, “[...] If a disciple disrespects (his) teacher (thinking to himself) ‘I have acquired the essence of (his) knowledge, (it is time to) leave’ (and does so) without saying (that he is leaving), the goddesses will block (his development) and make (him) more foolish. O beloved, (the knowledge he has received) is like a burnt (dagdha) seed -it does not grow. [...]”.

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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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Yoga (school of philosophy)

Source: ORA: Amanaska (king of all yogas): A Critical Edition and Annotated Translation by Jason Birch

Dagdha (दग्ध) refers to “burning (cow-dung)”, according to the Haṭhapradīpikā 3.90.—Accordingly, “Pure ashes, which were produced by burning cow-dung (dagdha-gomaya), [should first be] placed in water. After having sex in which Vajrolī Mudrā [was performed], the woman and man, who are sitting comfortably and have finished love making, [should] immediately smear their own bodies [with the ashes mixed with water]

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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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Mantrashastra (the science of Mantras)

Source: Wisdom Library: Mantrashastra

Dagdha (दग्ध) refers to one of the various mantradoṣa (“defects of mantras”), according to Tantric digests such as the Bṛhattantrasāra (part 4 page 814), Nāradapurāṇa (Nārada-mahā-purāṇa) (verses 64.14-58), Śaradātilaka (verses 2.71-108), Padārthādarśa and Śrīvidyārṇava-tantra.—Dagdha is defined as “in a seven-syllable mantra at the end there is a fire seed mantra raṃ or an air seed mantra yaṃ”. [unverified translation!] The Mantra defect elimination methods consist in performing purification rites (saṃskāra).—See Kulārṇava-tantra verse 15.71-2 and Śaradātilaka verse 2.114-22.

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Mantrashastra (शिल्पशास्त्र, mantraśāstra) refers to the ancient Indian science of mantras—chants, incantations, spells, magical hymns, etc. Mantra Sastra literature includes many ancient books dealing with the methods reciting mantras, identifying and purifying its defects and the science behind uttering or chanting syllables.

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In Buddhism

Tibetan Buddhism (Vajrayana or tantric Buddhism)

Source: academia.edu: The Structure and Meanings of the Heruka Maṇḍala

Dagdha (दग्ध) refers to one of the eight charnel grounds (śmaśāna) of the Kāyacakra, according to the 10th century Ḍākārṇava chapter 15. Accordingly, the kāyacakra refers to one of the four divisions of the nirmāṇa-puṭa (‘emanation layer’), situated in the Herukamaṇḍala. Dagdha is associated with the tree (vṛkṣa) named Śālmali and with the hell-guardian (narakapāla) named Śālmali.

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Tibetan Buddhism includes schools such as Nyingma, Kadampa, Kagyu and Gelug. Their primary canon of literature is divided in two broad categories: The Kangyur, which consists of Buddha’s words, and the Tengyur, which includes commentaries from various sources. Esotericism and tantra techniques (vajrayāna) are collected indepently.

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Mahayana (major branch of Buddhism)

Source: Wisdom Library: Maha Prajnaparamita Sastra

Dagdha (दग्ध) refers to “fire” (e.g., the fire of desire), according to Mahāprajñāpāramitāśāstra (chapter 31).—Accordingly, “[...] The person who has renounced desire (vītarāga) has the same feelings towards the lustful: he has compassion for these angry madmen, burned by the fire of desire (kāma-dagdha) who suffer more than they enjoy. For many reasons of this kind, we know that the body has the nature of suffering (duḥkhalakṣaṇa) and is the cause of suffering (duḥkhahetu)”.

Source: academia.edu: A Study and Translation of the Gaganagañjaparipṛcchā

Dagdha (दग्ध) refers to “(having been) burned”, according to the Gaganagañjaparipṛcchā: the eighth chapter of the Mahāsaṃnipāta (a collection of Mahāyāna Buddhist Sūtras).—Accordingly, “Then, the Lord went on to speak these verses: ‘(39) Their thoughts are satisfied with giving (dāna) and discipline (vinaya), and their vices (kleśa), having been burned (dagdha), do not arise [again]. Giving is taught for the benefit of oneself and others (svapara), and they are happy because the giving causes benefit and comport (hita-sukha). [...]’”.

Source: De Gruyter: A Buddhist Ritual Manual on Agriculture

Dagdha (दग्ध) refers to the “buring (of one’s fields)”, according to the Vajratuṇḍasamayakalparāja, an ancient Buddhist ritual manual on agriculture from the 5th-century (or earlier), containing various instructions for the Sangha to provide agriculture-related services to laypeople including rain-making, weather control and crop protection.—Accordingly, “Now there lived a Brahmin called Viṣṇudatta in Navanagara. [...] He enchanted an iron stake and placed it on the head of that Nāga. The head of the Nāga burst and it felt great pain. The Nāga became extremely angry with great fury. Then in a moment, an instant, a short time, the Nāga’s body was overcome with great pain by the intensity of swaying. Then because of this rays came forth from its body and the fields of the Brahmin were burnt (dagdhakṣetrāṇi dagdhāni). [...]”.

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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: The University of Sydney: A study of the Twelve Reflections

Dagdha (दग्ध) refers to a “burnt (tree)”, according to Pūjyapāda’s Sarvārthasiddhi.—Accordingly, “[...] And even among the five-sensed beings, many belong to the animal world such as the cow, the deer, the bird, the serpent, etc. Hence human birth is as difficult of attainment as a heap of jewels at the crossing of the roads. And if one loses the condition of a human being by negligence, it is as difficult to attain it once again, as it is difficult for a burnt tree (dagdha-taru) to regain its old freshness. Even if human birth is attained, a good country, a good family, keen senses, health, etc. are more and more difficult of attainment. [...]”.

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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

Marathi-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

dagdha (दग्ध).—p S Burned. 2 fig. Blasted, marred, spoiled, utterly corrupted, defiled, or ruined in various applications. See ex. under puraścaraṇa.

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

dagdha (दग्ध).—p Burnt. Fig. Blasted, marred, spoiled, defiled.

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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: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Dagdha (दग्ध).—See under दह् (dah). °रथः (rathaḥ) (=citrarathaḥ) Name of a Gandharva.

See also (synonyms): dagdhikā.

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Dagdha (दग्ध).—p. p. [dah-kta]

1) Burnt, consumed by fire.

2) (Fig.) Consumed by grief, tormented, distressed; (mahī) न शक्यते द्रष्टुमपि प्रवासिभिः प्रियावियोगानलदग्धमानसैः (na śakyate draṣṭumapi pravāsibhiḥ priyāviyogānaladagdhamānasaiḥ) Ṛtusaṃhāra 1.1.

3) Famished.

4) Inauspicious, as in दग्धयोग (dagdhayoga).

5) Dry, tasteless, insipid

6) Wretched, accursed, vile, (used as a term of abuse before a word); नाद्यापि मे दग्धदेहः पतति (nādyāpi me dagdhadehaḥ patati) Uttararāmacarita 4; अस्य दग्धोदरस्यार्थे कः कुर्यात् पातकं महत् (asya dagdhodarasyārthe kaḥ kuryāt pātakaṃ mahat) H.1.68; so दग्धजठरस्यार्थे (dagdhajaṭharasyārthe) Bhartṛhari 3.8.

7) Cunning (vidagdha).

-gdhā 1 The quarter where the sun remains overhead.

2) A lunar day or तिथि (tithi) on which it is considered inauspicious or unlucky to do any act.

-gdham 1 Burning; Mahābhārata (Bombay) 12.33.6.

2) Cauterizing.

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

Dagdha (दग्ध).—mfn.

(-gdhaḥ-gdhā-gdhaṃ) 1. Burnt, scorched, consumed by fire. 2. Tasteless. 3. A term of abuse usually prefixed to the word it vilifies. f.

(-gdhā) 1. The quarter where the sun is observable. 2. An epithet of certain lunations, on which it is unlucky to do any thing, and religious rites are prohibited. n.

(-gdhaṃ) A fragrant grass. E. dah to burn, affix kta .

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

Dagdha (दग्ध).—[adjective] burnt, destroyed.

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

1) Dagdha (दग्ध):—mfn. (√dah) burnt, scorched, consumed by fire, [Atharva-veda iv, xviii; Kātyāyana-śrauta-sūtra; Manu-smṛti] etc.

2) tormented, pained, consumed by grief or hunger, distressed, [Ṛtusaṃhāra i, 10; Amaru-śataka 24; Rājataraṅgiṇī]

3) dry, insipid, [Śikṣā]

4) inauspicious, [Purāṇa-sarvasva]

5) miserable, execrable, [Daśakumāra-carita vii, 290; Kādambarī]

6) n. cauterisation (cf. agni-), [Suśruta i, 11 f.]

7) Dagdhā (दग्धा):—[from dagdha] f. (soil. diś) the quarter where the sun remains overhead, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

8) [v.s. ...] ([scilicet] tithi) Name of certain inauspicious days

9) [v.s. ...] = -ruhā, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

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

Dagdha (दग्ध):—[(gdhaḥ-gdhā-gdhaṃ) a.] Burnt. f. Quarter where the sun is observable; unlucky time. n. Fragrant grass.

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

Dagdha (दग्ध) in the Sanskrit language is related to the Prakrit words: Āluṃkhia, Jhalakkia, Ḍaḍḍha, Daḍḍha.

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Dagdha in German

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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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Hindi dictionary

Source: DDSA: A practical Hindi-English dictionary

Dagdha (दग्ध) [Also spelled dagdh]:—(a) burnt, scorched.

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Kannada-English dictionary

Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Dagdha (ದಗ್ಧ):—

1) [adjective] consumed by fire; burnt.

2) [adjective] that is faded, lost freshness or vigour.

3) [adjective] not auspicious; portending ill omen.

4) [adjective] having or working with a wicked intention; villainous.

5) [adjective] ದಗ್ಧಪಟನ್ಯಾಯ [dagdhapatanyaya] dagdha paṭa nyāya the maxim of a piece of burnt cloth that still retains its bare structure, by which its original condition can be conjectured.

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Dagdha (ದಗ್ಧ):—

1) [noun] that which is burnt.

2) [noun] doubtlessness; certainty.

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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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