Dhvamsin, Dhvaṃsi, Dhvaṃsin, Dhvamsi: 17 definitions

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Dhvamsin means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, the history of ancient India. 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

Jyotisha (astronomy and astrology)

Source: Wisdom Library: Brihat Samhita by Varahamihira

Dhvaṃsin (ध्वंसिन्) refers to “one who suffers”, according to the Bṛhatsaṃhitā (chapter 5), an encyclopedic Sanskrit work written by Varāhamihira mainly focusing on the science of ancient Indian astronomy astronomy (Jyotiṣa).—Accordingly, “If there should be both lunar and solar eclipses in one month, princes will suffer both from dissensions among their own army and from wars. [...] If the eclipsed disc should appear yellow resembling the topaz in colour, the Vaiśyas will perish [i.e., vaiśya-dhvaṃsin] and there will be prosperity in the land. If the disc should appear to be burning, there will be fear from fire; if it should resemble gold ore, there will be wars in the land. If the disc should appear black resembling the colour of the stem of dūrvā grass (Agrostis linearis) or yellow, there will be much death in the land. If of the colour of the flower pāṭali (Bignonia Suaveolenis) ‘trumpet flower’ there will be fear from lightning”.

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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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Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

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Source: archive.org: Shiva Purana - English Translation

Dhvaṃsin (ध्वंसिन्) refers to “eradication” [?], according to the Śivapurāṇa 2.3.21 (“Nārada instructs Pārvatī”).—Accordingly, as Nārada said to Pārvatī: “O Pārvatī, listen. I am sympathetic to you. I shall speak truly. My words will be beneficent to you in all respects. They will lead to the achievement of your desire. They are free from aberrations. The great god has been served by you without austerities. You had some pride which He, the blesser of the distressed, eradicated [i.e., dhvaṃsinyadadhvaṃsīddīnānugrahakārakaḥ]. O Śivā, after burning Kāma, lord Śiva though favourably disposed to His devotees, left you, since the lord is a great Yogin and so unattached to you. [...]”.

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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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India history and geography

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Indian Epigraphical Glossary

Dhvaṃśī.—same as vaṃśya; a theoretical unit of measure- ment (JNSI, Vol. XVI, p. 48). Note: dhvaṃśī is defined in the “Indian epigraphical glossary” as it can be found on ancient inscriptions commonly written in Sanskrit, Prakrit or Dravidian languages.

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Dhvaṃśi.—same as vaṃśya; a minute unit of measurement. Note: dhvaṃśi is defined in the “Indian epigraphical glossary” as it can be found on ancient inscriptions commonly written in Sanskrit, Prakrit or Dravidian languages.

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The history of India traces the identification of countries, villages, towns and other regions of India, as well as mythology, zoology, royal dynasties, rulers, tribes, local festivities and traditions and regional languages. Ancient India enjoyed religious freedom and encourages the path of Dharma, a concept common to Buddhism, Hinduism, and Jainism.

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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Dhvaṃsi (ध्वंसि).—The hundredth part of a Muhūrta.

Derivable forms: dhvaṃsiḥ (ध्वंसिः).

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Dhvaṃsin (ध्वंसिन्).—a.

1) Destroying, demolishing, removing.

2) Falling, perishing, as in क्षणध्वंसिन् (kṣaṇadhvaṃsin). -m. The Pīlu tree.

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

Dhvaṃsin (ध्वंसिन्).—mfn. (-sī-sinī-si) 1. Destructive, destroying, 2. Suffering loss, perishing. m. (-sī) A Pilu tree, said to grow in mountainous districts. E. dhvaṃsa to fall, and ṇini aff.

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

Dhvaṃsin (ध्वंसिन्).—[dhvaṃs + in], adj., f. . 1. Perishing, [Bhartṛhari, (ed. Bohlen.)] 3, 35. 2. Destroying, [Harivaṃśa, (ed. Calc.)] 4627.

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

Dhvaṃsin (ध्वंसिन्).—[adjective] decaying, perishing; destroying. ruining.

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

1) Dhvaṃsī (ध्वंसी):—[from dhvaṃsa > dhvaṃs] f. a mote in a sun-beam, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

2) Dhvaṃsi (ध्वंसि):—[from dhvaṃs] m. part of a Muhūrta, [Śāṅkhāyana-śrauta-sūtra]

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

1) Dhvaṃsin (ध्वंसिन्):—[from dhvaṃs] mfn. perishing, disappearing, [Meghadūta 109]

2) [v.s. ...] destroying, removing, [Harivaṃśa; Varāha-mihira] etc.

3) [v.s. ...] m. = dhvaṃsī, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

4) [v.s. ...] a kind of Pīlu-tree, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

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

Dhvaṃsin (ध्वंसिन्):—[(sī-sinī-si) a.] Destructive. m. A pilu tree.

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

Dhvaṃsī (ध्वंसी):—(sī) 3. f. Mote in a sun beam.

[Sanskrit to German]

Dhvamsin 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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Kannada-English dictionary

Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Dhvaṃsi (ಧ್ವಂಸಿ):—

1) [noun] = ಧ್ವಂಸನ - [dhvamsana -] 1, 2 & 4.

2) [noun] he who destroys.

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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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