Dhishnya, Dhiṣṇya: 11 definitions

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The Sanskrit term Dhiṣṇya can be transliterated into English as Dhisnya or Dhishnya, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

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Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index

Dhiṣṇya (धिष्ण्य).—A Pratardana God.*

  • * Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa II. 36. 30.
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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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Vaishnavism (Vaishava dharma)

Source: Devotees Vaishnavas: Śrī Garga Saṃhitā

Dhiṣṇya (धिष्ण्य) refers to a “realm” or “kingdom” (viz., of King Indra), according to the Gargasaṃhitā chapter 6.3. Accordingly, “[...] by his mystic power he [viz., Raivata] traveled to Brahmaloka. His intention to ask for a proper husband for his daughter, he bowed before the demigod Brahmā. As the Apsarā Pūrvacitti was singing, he found his opportunity. Aware that now he had Brahmā’s attention, he spoke what was in his heart: ‘[...] The realm of King Indra [viz., mahendra-dhiṣṇya] is under your control, what to speak of the realms of ordinary kings or the perfections of yoga. You always stay in the highest realm. To you, O lord of limitless virtue, I offer my respectful obeisances’”.

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Vaishnava (वैष्णव, vaiṣṇava) or vaishnavism (vaiṣṇavism) represents a tradition of Hinduism worshipping Vishnu as the supreme Lord. Similar to the Shaktism and Shaivism traditions, Vaishnavism also developed as an individual movement, famous for its exposition of the dashavatara (‘ten avatars of Vishnu’).

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Vastushastra (architecture)

Source: OpenEdition books: Architectural terms contained in Ajitāgama and Rauravāgama

Dhiṣṇya (धिष्ण्य) refers to “n. of a type of building capable of serving as a temple or chapel §§ 3.12; 4.1, 2, 39; 5.1.”.—(For paragraphs cf. Les enseignements architecturaux de l'Ajitāgama et du Rauravāgama by Bruno Dagens)

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Vastushastra (वास्तुशास्त्र, vāstuśāstra) refers to the ancient Indian science (shastra) of architecture (vastu), dealing with topics such architecture, sculpture, town-building, fort building and various other constructions. Vastu also deals with the philosophy of the architectural relation with the cosmic universe.

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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Dhiṣṇya (धिष्ण्य).—a. Ved.

1) To be praised or meditated upon.

2) Worthy of a high place.

3) Mindful, attentive.

4) Benevolent, liberal; धिष्ण्या वनतं गिरः (dhiṣṇyā vanataṃ giraḥ) Rv.1.3.2.

-ṣṇyaḥ 1 A place for the sacrificial fire; अमी वेदिं परितः क्लृप्त- धिष्ण्याः (amī vediṃ paritaḥ klṛpta- dhiṣṇyāḥ) Ś.4.8.

2) Name of Śukra, preceptor of the demons.

3) The planet Venus.

4) Power, strength.

-ṣṇyam 1 A seat, an abode, site, place, house; न भौमान्येव धिष्ण्यानि हित्वा ज्योतिर्मयान्यपि (na bhaumānyeva dhiṣṇyāni hitvā jyotirmayānyapi) R.15.59; उदग्रधिष्ण्यं गगनेऽवगाढम् (udagradhiṣṇyaṃ gagane'vagāḍham) Bu. Ch.1.2; विवेश धिष्ण्यं क्षितिपालकात्मजः (viveśa dhiṣṇyaṃ kṣitipālakātmajaḥ) 4.12.

2) A meteor.

3) Fire (m. also)

4) A star, an asterism; धिष्ण्यमाकाशगं यथा (dhiṣṇyamākāśagaṃ yathā) Mb.5.184.6.

5) A quarter of the sky (maṇḍala); य एष दिवि धिष्ण्येन नाकं व्याप्नोति तेजसा (ya eṣa divi dhiṣṇyena nākaṃ vyāpnoti tejasā) Mb.1.171.6.

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

Dhiṣṇya (धिष्ण्य).—n.

(-ṣṇyaṃ) 1. A place, a spot, a country. 2. A house. 3. A star, an asterism. 4. Fire. 5. Power. strength. m.

(-ṣṇyaḥ) A name of Agni, the deity of fire. 2. A name of Sukra, regent of Venus. E. dhṛṣ to be proud or overbearing, deriv. irr.; or more correctly. dhṛṣa-ṇya-ni0 the word is also written dhiṣṭya or dhiṣṭhya .

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

Dhiṣṇya (धिष्ण्य).— (i. e. probably dhā + sna + ya), I. m. A fireplace, [Bhāgavata-Purāṇa, (ed. Burnouf.)] 8, 15, 9. Ii. n. 1. An abode, a seat, [Bhāgavata-Purāṇa, (ed. Burnouf.)] 8, 3, 27; Mahābhārata 3, 17090. A meteor, Mahābhārata 5, 7272.

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

Dhiṣṇya (धिष्ण्य).—1. [adjective] spiritual, transcendental, holy, devout, pious.

— [masculine] ([feminine] ā & [neuter]) a heap of earth, forming a sort of inferior or side-altar; [neuter] meteor (also [feminine]); place, abode, region, star, asterism.

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Dhiṣṇya (धिष्ण्य).—2. [adjective] placed upon the earth-altar (v. [preceding]); [masculine] (±agni) such a fire.

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

1) Dhiṣṇya (धिष्ण्य):—[from dhiṣ] mfn. mindful, attentive, benevolent, liberal (Aśvins), [Ṛg-veda i, 3, 2; 89, 4 etc.]

2) [v.s. ...] devout, pious (voice, hymn), [x, 114, 9]

3) [v.s. ...] m. (f(ā). only, [Ṛg-veda iv, 3, 6]; n., [Mahābhārata i, 7944]) a sort of subordinate or side-altar (generally a heap of earth covered with sand on which the fire is placed, and of which 8 are enumerated, viz. besides the āgnīdhrīya [in the Āgnīdhra] those in the Sadas [see sub voce] belonging to the hotṛ, the maitrā-varuṇa or pra-śastṛ, the brāhmaṇācchaṃsin, the potṛ, neṣṭṛ and acchā-vāka; and the mārjālīya), [Brāhmaṇa; ???] etc. (cf. kḷpta-) etc.

4) [v.s. ...] m. Name of Uśanas id est. the planet Venus, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.] (cf. dhiṣaṇa)

5) Dhiṣṇyā (धिष्ण्या):—[from dhiṣṇya > dhiṣ] f. a meteor, [Varāha-mihira] (n. only, [Mahābhārata v, 7272])

6) Dhiṣṇya (धिष्ण्य):—[from dhiṣ] n. site, place, abode, region, house, [Mahābhārata; Kāvya literature; Purāṇa] etc.

7) [v.s. ...] the seat of a god id est. a quarter of the sky, [Viṣṇu-purāṇa]

8) [v.s. ...] star, asterism (looking like the fire on the side altars), [Varāha-mihira]

9) [v.s. ...] the orb of an asterism (on which its light seems to centre), [Mahābhārata; Viṣṇu-purāṇa]

10) [v.s. ...] power, strength, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

11) [v.s. ...] mfn. placed upon a mound of earth serving as an altar, [Atharva-veda; Brāhmaṇa] etc.

12) [v.s. ...] m. (with or [scilicet] agni) a fire so placed, [Vājasaneyi-saṃhitā; Taittirīya-saṃhitā] etc.

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

Dhiṣṇya (धिष्ण्य):—(ṣṇyaṃ) 1. n. A place, a country; a house; a star; fire; power. m. Agnī; Shukra.

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Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Böhtlingk and Roth Grosses Petersburger Wörterbuch

Dhiṣṇya (धिष्ण्य):—

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Dhiṣṇya (धिष्ण्य):—

9) m. nach dem Comm. zu [Taittirīyasaṃhitā 1, 227, 16] heissen so auch gewisse Soma-hütende Genien, wofür aus der Śruti angeführt wird: dhiṣṇiyā vā amuṣmi~lloke somamarakṣan. agrayo dhiṣṇyā aiśvarayaḥ als Ṛṣi [Weber’s Indische Studien.3,201,b.]

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Sanskrit-Wörterbuch in kürzerer Fassung

Dhiṣṇya (धिष्ण्य):—1. und dhiṣṇia

1) Adj. — a) etwa nur geistig wahrzunehmen ; nach [GRASSMANN.] freigebig , gern helfend. — b) gedankenreich oder andächtig.

2) m. f. ( ā , Nur einmal im [Ṛgveda (roth). ]) und n. (nur einmal im [Mahābhārata]) Erdaufwurf , welcher oben , wo das Feuer aufgesetzt wird , mit Sand bestreut wird ; ein kleiner Nebenoder Seitenaltar , der Sitzplatz der dienstthuenden Priester. Gewöhnlich sind sie acht an Zahl. —

3) *m. der Planet Venus.

4) f. ( ā) und n. Meteor.

5) n. — a) Standort , Sitz , Wohnort. — b) der Sitz eines Gottes , Weltgegend [Viṣṇupurāṇa 6,8,24.] — c) Sternbild. — d) die Scheibe eines Gestirnes (auf der das Licht desselben zu ruhen scheint) [Mahābhārata 1,171,6.] [Wilson's Uebersetzung des Viṣṇupurāṇa ,12,25.] — e) *Macht , Kraft.

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Dhiṣṇya (धिष्ण्य):—2. und dhiṣṇia

1) Adj. auf einem Erdwurf , der als Altar dient , aufgesetzt ; βώμιος. —

2) m. ein solches Feuer. agnayo (so ist zu lesen) dhiṣṇyā aiśvarayaḥ als Ṛṣi [Indische studien von Weber 3,201,] a. Nach den Lexicographen Feuer überh.

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