Dandadharin, Daṇḍadhārin, Daṇḍadhārī, Danda-dharin, Danda-dhari, Dandadhari: 6 definitions


Dandadharin means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit. 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.

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Shaktism (Shakta philosophy)

[«previous next»] — Dandadharin in Shaktism glossary
Source: Google Books: Manthanabhairavatantram

Daṇḍadhārin (दण्डधारिन्) (Cf. Daṇḍadhāriṇī) refers to “one who holds a stick”, according to the Manthānabhairavatantra, a vast sprawling work that belongs to a corpus of Tantric texts concerned with the worship of the goddess Kubjikā.—Accordingly, “The teacher in the western house is one who belongs to the sequence of the line (of teachers). [...] He is adorned with a white garland and his limbs are smeared with lead paste. He holds a stick and wears anklets [i.e., daṇḍadhārindaṇḍanūpuradhāriṇam]. Being a yogi thus mounted on the proclamation of the Kula (teachings), he wears a hat and cloth and wanders in the sacred sites (of the Eight Mothers) (engaged) in the practice of the Lords of the Heroes. [...]”.

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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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Sanskrit dictionary

[«previous next»] — Dandadharin in Sanskrit glossary
Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Benfey Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Daṇḍadhārin (दण्डधारिन्).—adj. chastising, [Bhāgavata-Purāṇa, (ed. Burnouf.)] 6, 3, 5.

Daṇḍadhārin is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms daṇḍa and dhārin (धारिन्).

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

Daṇḍadhārin (दण्डधारिन्).—[adjective] bearing the rod, punishing.

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

Daṇḍadhārin (दण्डधारिन्):—[=daṇḍa-dhārin] [from daṇḍa] mfn. = raka, [Bhāgavata-purāṇa vi, 3, 5.]

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Dandadharin 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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