Didhiti, Dīdhiti: 13 definitions


Didhiti means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Buddhism, Pali. 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)

Source: archive.org: Shiva Purana - English Translation

Dīdhiti (दीधिति) refers to “splendour and energy”, according to the Śivapurāṇa 2.3.3.—Accordingly, as the Gods eulogized Umā with devotion:—“[...] we worship you, Śiva the cause of welfare, the pure, the gross, the subtle, the great goal and the one delighted with the inner and good learning. You are faith, fortitude and prosperity. You alone have control over everything; you are the splendour and energy of the sun (i.e., dīdhiti-sūrya) illuminating your own universe”.

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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

Dīdhiti (दीधिति) refers to the “rays (of the sun)”, according to the Bṛhatsaṃhitā (chapter 3), an encyclopedic Sanskrit work written by Varāhamihira mainly focusing on the science of ancient Indian astronomy astronomy (Jyotiṣa).—Accordingly, “If the sun should appear like a pot; he brings on hunger and death; if he should appear broken, the reigning prince dies; if without rays [i.e., dīdhitividīdhiti], mankind will be afflicted with fears; if like a gate, then the capital city, if like an umbrella then the country, will perish. If the sun should appear like a flag staff, or a bow, or quivering or of sharp rays he will bring on wars; if there should appear black lines on his disc the reigning prince will die by the hand of his own minister”.

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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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Languages of India and abroad

Pali-English dictionary

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Source: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary

dīdhiti : (f.) light; radiance.

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Pali is the language of the Tipiṭaka, which is the sacred canon of Theravāda Buddhism and contains much of the Buddha’s speech. Closeley related to Sanskrit, both languages are used interchangeably between religions.

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Sanskrit dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Dīdhiti (दीधिति).—f.

1) A ray of light; तैरेव प्रतियुवतेरकारि दूरात् कालुष्यं शशधरदीधितिच्छटाच्छैः (taireva pratiyuvaterakāri dūrāt kāluṣyaṃ śaśadharadīdhiticchaṭācchaiḥ) Śiśupālavadha 8.38; R.3.22;17.48; N.2.69; Uttararāmacarita 6.18.

2) Splendour, brightness.

3) Bodily lustre, energy; विपन्नदीधितिरपि (vipannadīdhitirapi) Bhartṛhari 2.29.

4) A finger.

5) Ved. A religious prayer or devotion; इयं सा वो अस्मे दीधितिर्यजत्रा (iyaṃ sā vo asme dīdhitiryajatrā) Ṛgveda 1.186. 11.

6) A son-in-law.

7) Divine inspiration.

Derivable forms: dīdhitiḥ (दीधितिः).

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

Dīdhiti (दीधिति).—f.

(-tiḥ) 1. A ray of light, a sun or a moonbeam. 2. Light in general. E. dīdhī to shine, affix ktin.

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

Dīdhiti (दीधिति).—i. e. dīdhī + ti, f. 1. A ray of light, a sun or moonbeam, Mahābhārata 3, 188; [Prabodhacandrodaya, (ed. Brockhaus.)] 94, 6. 2. Light, [Pañcatantra] i. [distich] 369; Mārk. P. 18, 19. 3. Splendour (?), [Bhartṛhari, (ed. Bohlen.)] 2, 22.

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

Dīdhiti (दीधिति).—1. [feminine] religious reflection, devotion.

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Dīdhiti (दीधिति).—2. [feminine] brightness, splendour.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Aufrecht Catalogus Catalogorum

1) Dīdhiti (दीधिति) as mentioned in Aufrecht’s Catalogus Catalogorum:—See Tattvacintāmaṇidīdhiti.

2) Dīdhiti (दीधिति):—Khaṇḍanakhaṇḍakhādyaṭīkā by Raghunātha.

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

1) Dīdhiti (दीधिति):—[from dīdhī] 1. dīdhiti f. brightness, splendour, light, a ray, [Naighaṇṭuka, commented on by Yāska i, 5; Mahābhārata; Kālidāsa] etc.

2) [v.s. ...] majesty, power, [Bhartṛhari ii, 2]

3) [v.s. ...] Name of works., [especially] ifc.

4) [from dīdhī] 2. dīdhiti f. religious reflection, devotion, inspiration, [Ṛg-veda i, 186, 11 etc.]

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

Dīdhiti (दीधिति):—(tiḥ) 2. f. A ray of light.

[Sanskrit to German]

Didhiti 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

Dīdhiti (ದೀಧಿತಿ):—

1) [noun] great lustre or brightness; brilliance; splendour.

2) [noun] a ray of light.

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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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