Dhikdhik, Dhik-dhik, Dhigdhik: 2 definitions


Dhikdhik 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.

In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

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Source: archive.org: Shiva Purana - English Translation

Dhikdhik (धिक्धिक्) refers to “exclamations of fie, fie!”, according to the Śivapurāṇa 2.2.30. Accordingly as Brahmā narrated to Nārada:—“[...] When people were saying thus on seeing the self-immolation of Satī, her attendants rose up in anger with their weapons. They had been waiting near the door numbering sixty thousand. Those powerful attendants of lord Śiva became furious. Those attendants of Śiva shouted exclamations—Hā Hā, fie, fie [viz., dhikdhik], no, no, loudly and frequently. The quarters were pervaded with the shouts of Hā, Hā. The Devas and sages who had assembled there were struck with fear”.

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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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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit dictionary

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

Dhikdhik (धिक्धिक्) in the Sanskrit language is related to the Prakrit words: Chichi, Dhiddho, Dhidhī.

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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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