Dhimat, Dhīmān, Dhīmat, Dhiman: 12 definitions


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In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

Source: archive.org: Puranic Encyclopedia

Dhīmān (धीमान्).—Second son of Purūravas. (Mahābhārata Ādi Parva, Chapter 75, Stanza 24).

Source: archive.org: Shiva Purana - English Translation

1) Dhīmān (धीमान्) is the name of a Gaṇa-chief who participated in Vīrabhadra’s campaign against Dakṣa, according to the Śivapurāṇa 2.2.33. Accordingly, as Brahmā narrated to Nārada:—“O Nārada, listen to the numerical strength of the most important and courageous of those groups. [...] The chief of Gaṇas, Jvālakeśa went with twelve crores; Dhīmān with seven crores and Dudrabha with eight crores. [...] Thus at the bidding of Śiva, the heroic Vīrabhadra went ahead followed by crores and crores, thousands and thousands, hundreds and hundreds of Gaṇas [viz., Dhīmān]”.

2) Dhīmat (धीमत्) refers to an “intelligent man”, according to the Śivapurāṇa 2.3.17 (“The dialogue between Indra and Kāmadeva”).—Accordingly, as Kāma said to Brahmā: “[...] O dear friend, I shall cause the downfall of that enemy of yours who is performing a severe penance to usurp your position. [...] The sentiment of love is my commander-in-chief. The coquettish gestures and emotions are my soldiers. All these are soft and gentle. O Indra, I too am of that sort. An intelligent man [i.e., dhīmat] shall put together things that are mutually complementary. You shall therefore engage me in a task that accords with my capacity”.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index

1a) Dhīmān (धीमान्).—A son of Mahāvīrya.*

  • * Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa II. 14. 69; Vāyu-purāṇa 33. 58.

1b) One of the six sons of Purūravas and Urvaśī.*

  • * Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa III. 66. 22; Vāyu-purāṇa 91. 51.

1c) A sage of the Tāmasa epoch.*

  • * Matsya-purāṇa 9. 16.

1d) A son of Virāṭ.*

  • * Viṣṇu-purāṇa II. 1. 39.
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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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Jyotisha (astronomy and astrology)

Source: Wisdom Library: Brihat Samhita by Varahamihira

Dhīmat (धीमत्) refers to “men of actual intellect”, according to the Bṛhatsaṃhitā (chapter 13), an encyclopedic Sanskrit work written by Varāhamihira mainly focusing on the science of ancient Indian astronomy astronomy (Jyotiṣa).—Accordingly, “I shall now expound about the movements of the Seven Ṛṣis (saptarṣi), [...] If Aṅgiras should be affected as described above, men of knowledge, men of actual intellect [i.e., dhīmat] and Brāhmaṇas will be afflicted; if Atri should be so affected, the products of the forests and of water, seas and rivers will suffer. Along with Pulastya will suffer the Rākṣasas, the Piśācas, the Asuras, the Daityas and the Nāgas. Along with Pulaha will suffer roots and fruits; and along with Kratu will suffer sacrificial rites and persons performing them”.

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Jyotisha (ज्योतिष, jyotiṣa or jyotish) refers to ‘astronomy’ or “Vedic astrology” and represents the fifth of the six Vedangas (additional sciences to be studied along with the Vedas). Jyotisha concerns itself with the study and prediction of the movements of celestial bodies, in order to calculate the auspicious time for rituals and ceremonies.

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Vedanta (school of philosophy)

Source: ORA: Amanaska (king of all yogas): (Advaita Vedanta)

Dhīmat (धीमत्) refers to “(that which is) intelligent”, according to the Māṇḍūkyopaniṣatkārikā 3.37.—Accordingly, while discussing the no-mind state: “The mode of [this no-mind] mind which is restrained, free of thought and intelligent (dhīmat) should be known. The other [mode of mind] in deep sleep is not the same as that”.

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Vedanta (वेदान्त, vedānta) refers to a school of orthodox Hindu philosophy (astika), drawing its subject-matter from the Upanishads. There are a number of sub-schools of Vedanta, however all of them expound on the basic teaching of the ultimate reality (brahman) and liberation (moksha) of the individual soul (atman).

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Shaktism (Shakta philosophy)

Source: Google Books: Manthanabhairavatantram

Dhīmat (धीमत्) refers to a “wise man”, according to the Ṭīkā (commentary) on the Manthānabhairavatantra, a vast sprawling work that belongs to a corpus of Tantric texts concerned with the worship of the goddess Kubjikā.—Accordingly, “Now what concerns the Middle (Lineage) will be discussed. ‘The present time..’ and so forth. Where, in which place, should the Vidyā of the present time, that is, Aparā, which is knowledge the nature of which is divine light, be worshipped? This is the connection with what has come before. Who is the wise (dhīmat), intelligent man? One who has obtained grace. How else is he? ‘He who has entered the city of the intellect.’ He has entered here into his own intellect and is said to have six faces. [...]”..

Source: ORA: Amanaska (king of all yogas): (shaktism)

Dhīmat (धीमत्) refers to a “wise man”, according to the 17th century Kaulagajamardana (“crushing the Kaula elephant”) authored by Kāśīnātha or Kṛṣṇānandācala.—Accordingly, [as Īśvara said to Pārvatī]: “Listen, O Pārvatī, I shall give a critique of the Pāṣaṇḍas. Knowing this, a wise man (dhīmat) is not defeated by them. Those devoted to fake observances; those who rebuke the religion of the Vedas; those who have fallen from caste and religious duties; those who have erred and think themselves learned, they are [all] called Pāṣaṇḍas [because] they act contrary to [true] religion. They fall into a terrifying hell until the end of the world. [...]”

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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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Languages of India and abroad

Marathi-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

Dhīmān (धीमान्).—a S Wise, sensible, intelligent.

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

Dhīmān (धीमान्).—a Wise, sensible, intelligent.

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

Dhīmat (धीमत्).—mfn. (-mān-matī-mat) Sensible, wise, learned. m. (-mān) A name of Vrihaspati, the preceptor of the gods. E. dhī wisdom, understanding matup possess. aff. dhī asti asya .

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

1) Dhīmat (धीमत्):—[=dhī-mat] mfn. intelligent, wise, learned, sensible, [Manu-smṛti; Mahābhārata] etc.

2) [v.s. ...] m. Name of Bṛhaspati, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

3) [v.s. ...] of a son of Virāj, [Viṣṇu-purāṇa]

4) [v.s. ...] of a Ṛṣi in the 4th Manv-antara, [ib.]

5) [v.s. ...] of a son of Purū-ravas, [Mahābhārata]

6) [v.s. ...] a Bodhi-sattva, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

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

Dhīmat (धीमत्):—[(mān-matī-mat) a.] Sensible, wise. m. Vrihashpati.

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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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