Dhishana, Dhiṣaṇā, Dhiṣaṇa: 18 definitions

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Dhishana means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Jainism, Prakrit. 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.

The Sanskrit terms Dhiṣaṇā and Dhiṣaṇa can be transliterated into English as Dhisana or Dhishana, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Kavya (poetry)

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Source: Shodhganga: The Kavyamimamsa of Rajasekhara

Dhīṣaṇa (धीषण) is the name of an important person (viz., an Ācārya or Kavi) mentioned in Rājaśekhara’s 10th-century Kāvyamīmāṃsā.—One of the eighteen disciples of Kāvya-puruṣa. He was also known as Devguru. According to the Kāvyamīmāṃsā of Rājaśekhara, he was the composer of a treatise on Kāvyadoṣa (poetic demerit).

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Kavya (काव्य, kavya) refers to Sanskrit poetry, a popular ancient Indian tradition of literature. There have been many Sanskrit poets over the ages, hailing from ancient India and beyond. This topic includes mahakavya, or ‘epic poetry’ and natya, or ‘dramatic poetry’.

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Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

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Source: archive.org: Puranic Encyclopedia

Dhiṣaṇā (धिषणा).—The wife of Havirdhāna born in the dynasty of the emperor Pṛthu. Dhiṣanā was born from fire. (Six sons, Prācīnabarhis, Śukra, Gaya, Kṛṣṇa, Vraja and Ajina, were born to Havirdhāna by his wife Dhiṣaṇā born of fire. (Agni Purāṇa, Chapter 18).

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index

1) Dhiṣaṇa (धिषण).—An expert in divine music.*

  • * Vāyu-purāṇa 69. 46.

2a) Dhiṣaṇā (धिषणा).—The wife of Kṛśāśva and mother of Vedaśiras and others.*

  • * Bhāgavata-purāṇa VI. 6. 20.

2b) The wife of Havirdhana Agni^1 and the mother of Prācīnabarhis and five other sons.^2*

  • * Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa II. 37. 23-24; Matsya-purāṇa 4. 45; Viṣṇu-purāṇa I. 14. 2.
Source: JatLand: List of Mahabharata people and places

Dhiṣaṇā (धिषणा) is a name mentioned in the Mahābhārata (cf. IX.44.12) and represents one of the many proper names used for people and places. Note: The Mahābhārata (mentioning Dhiṣaṇā) is a Sanskrit epic poem consisting of 100,000 ślokas (metrical verses) and is over 2000 years old.

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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)

Source: Shodhganga: Dietetics and culinary art in ancient and medieval India

Dhiṣana (धिषन) is the name of an author of books dealing with the topics of dietetics and culinary art, also known as Pākaśāstra or Pākakalā as quoted by Raghunātha in his 17th century Bhojanakutūhala.—It is a noticeable fact that Āyurveda and its tradition, stood as the champions for the development of critical notions of dietetics and culinary art in ancient and medieval India. [...] Bhojanakutūhala records many earlier important treatises [...] and quotes many other scholars like [...] Dhiṣana.

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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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General definition (in Hinduism)

Source: archive.org: Vedic index of Names and Subjects

Dhiṣaṇā (धिषणा), according to the St. Petersburg Dictionary, denotes an implement used in preparing the Soma, ‘bowl’ or ‘vat’, and by metonymy also the Soma draught itself. The dual, by a metaphor, also expresses the ‘two worlds’, heaven and earth. Hillebrandt, however, thinks that the word properly means earth, in the dual heaven and earth, in the plural the triad, earth, atmosphere, and heaven, while in some passages Dhiṣaṇā denotes the Vedi, the excavated ground used as an altar.

Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Dhiṣaṇa (धिषण).—Name of Bṛihaspati, preceptor of the gods; बुद्ध्या यो धिषणाधिकः (buddhyā yo dhiṣaṇādhikaḥ) Parṇāl.3.15.

-ṇam A dwellingplace, an abode, residence; यत्रात्मयोनिधिषणाखिललोकपद्मम् (yatrātmayonidhiṣaṇākhilalokapadmam) Bhāg.3.28.25.

-ṇā 1 Speech.

2) Praise, hymn.

3) Intellect, understanding; विशुद्धैवोत्पत्त्या पतति न च तत्पाप- धिषणा (viśuddhaivotpattyā patati na ca tatpāpa- dhiṣaṇā) Mv.6.8; आर्यपुत्रार्यधिषण, प्राणनाथ, शुभव्रत (āryaputrāryadhiṣaṇa, prāṇanātha, śubhavrata) Kāśīkhaṇḍam.

4) Earth.

5) A cup, bowl.

Derivable forms: dhiṣaṇaḥ (धिषणः).

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

Dhiṣaṇa (धिषण).—m.

(-ṇaḥ) 1. A name of Vrihaspati. 2. Any Guru or spiritual preceptor. f.

(-ṇā) The understanding, the intellect. E. dhṛṣ to be presumptuous, Unadi affix kyu, and dhiṣa substituted for the root.

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

Dhiṣaṇa (धिषण).—I. n. An abode, a seat, [Bhāgavata-Purāṇa, (ed. Burnouf.)] 3, 16, 33. Ii. f. ṇā, 1. Intellect, [Bhāgavata-Purāṇa, (ed. Burnouf.)] 1, 15, 47. 2. The name of one of the wives of the gods, Mahābhārata 9, 2516. 3. A proper name, [Bhāgavata-Purāṇa, (ed. Burnouf.)] 6, 6, 20.

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

Dhiṣaṇa (धिषण).—[adjective] intelligent, wise; [masculine] [Epithet] of Bṛhaspati.

— [feminine] ā a cert. Soma-vessel, also [figuratively] = the Soma-juice & its effects; intelligence, wisdom, knowledge, a woman’s name; [dual] the two worlds (lit. bowls), i.e. heaven and earth; [plural] heaven, earth, and air.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Aufrecht Catalogus Catalogorum

Dhiṣaṇa (धिषण) as mentioned in Aufrecht’s Catalogus Catalogorum:—a writer on Tājaka. Peters. 2, 131.

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

1) Dhiṣaṇa (धिषण):—[from dhiṣ] mfn. intelligent, wise, [Hemādri’s Caturvarga-cintāmaṇi]

2) [v.s. ...] m. Name of an evil being, [Atharva-veda ii, 14, 1]

3) [v.s. ...] of Bṛhas-pati (the regent of the planet Jupiter, also ṇādhipa, [Matsya-purāṇa]), [Harṣacarita]

4) [v.s. ...] of the pl° J° itself, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

5) [v.s. ...] of a Nārāyaṇa, [Catalogue(s)]

6) [v.s. ...] of an astronomer, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

7) [v.s. ...] of a writer on Tājaka works, [Catalogue(s)]

8) [v.s. ...] any Guru or spiritual preceptor, [Horace H. Wilson]

9) Dhiṣaṇā (धिषणा):—[from dhiṣaṇa > dhiṣ] f. a sort of Soma-vessel, a cup, goblet, bowl [figuratively] the S° juice itself and its effects, [Ṛg-veda] ([dual number] the two bowls or worlds id est. heaven and earth; [plural] h°, e° and the intermediate atmosphere, [ib.])

10) [v.s. ...] knowledge, intelligence (generally ifc.), [Varāha-mihira’s Bṛhat-saṃhitā civ, 29; Bhāgavata-purāṇa] (cf. agādha- [add.], bodha-, viśuddha-)

11) [v.s. ...] speech, praise, hymn, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

12) [v.s. ...] dwelling-place, abode, seat, [Bhāgavata-purāṇa]

13) [v.s. ...] Name of a deity presiding over wealth and gain (also in [plural]), [Ṛg-veda; Mahābhārata]

14) [v.s. ...] of the wife of Havir-dāna and daughter of Agni, [Harivaṃśa; Viṣṇu-purāṇa]

15) [v.s. ...] of the w° of Kṛśāśva and mother of Veda-śira, Devala, Vayuna and Manu, [Bhāgavata-purāṇa]

16) Dhiṣaṇa (धिषण):—[from dhiṣ] n. understanding, intellect, [Bhāgavata-purāṇa viii, 5, 39.]

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

Dhiṣaṇa (धिषण):—(ṇaḥ) 1. m. Vrihashpatī; a Guru. f. (ṇā) The intellect.

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

Dhiṣaṇa (धिषण) in the Sanskrit language is related to the Prakrit word: Dhisaṇa.

[Sanskrit to German]

Dhishana 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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Prakrit-English dictionary

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

Dhisaṇa (धिसण) in the Prakrit language is related to the Sanskrit word: Dhiṣaṇa.

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Prakrit is an ancient language closely associated with both Pali and Sanskrit. Jain literature is often composed in this language or sub-dialects, such as the Agamas and their commentaries which are written in Ardhamagadhi and Maharashtri Prakrit. The earliest extant texts can be dated to as early as the 4th century BCE although core portions might be older.

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Kannada-English dictionary

Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Dhiṣaṇa (ಧಿಷಣ):—

1) [noun] a man having profound knowledge and intelligence; a learned person or scholar.

2) [noun] ಬೃಹಸ್ಪತಿ, [brihaspati,] the preceptor of gods.

3) [noun] a religious teacher.

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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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