Dindima, Diṇḍima: 13 definitions



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In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

Source: Google Books: Cultural History from the Vāyu Purāna

Diṇḍima (दिण्डिम): a Musical Instrument.—It is not mentioned in the Vedic literature, but the Jātakas have it. The Rāmāyaṇa says that it had a leather facing. The Vāyu-purāṇa information is the same as in the case of Bherī.

Source: archive.org: Shiva Purana - English Translation

Ḍiṇḍima (डिण्डिम) refers to a type of “battle-drum”, according to the Śivapurāṇa 2.2.36. Accordingly, as Brahmā narrated to Nārada:—“on hearing these words of Dakṣa. the gods including Indra set off immediately in their readiness to fight. [...] Conchs were blown. Drums were beaten in that great war festival. Battle drums were sounded both big and small [viz., ḍiṇḍima]. Being encouraged by that sound, the devas in the company of the guardians of the quarters hit and thrashed the attendants of Śiva”.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index

Diṇḍima (दिण्डिम).—A war-musical instrument.*

  • * Matsya-purāṇa 138. 56; Mā. 40. 24.
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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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Natyashastra (theatrics and dramaturgy)

Source: Wisdom Library: Nāṭya-śāstra

Diṇḍima (दिण्डिम) refers to a musical instrument, first mentioned in Nāṭyaśāstra 4.253, after Śiva danced using Recakas and Aṅgahāras, and Pārvatī performed a ‘gentle dance’.

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Natyashastra (नाट्यशास्त्र, nāṭyaśāstra) refers to both the ancient Indian tradition (śāstra) of performing arts, (nāṭya, e.g., theatrics, drama, dance, music), as well as the name of a Sanskrit work dealing with these subjects. It also teaches the rules for composing dramatic plays (nataka) and poetic works (kavya).

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Languages of India and abroad

Pali-English dictionary

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Source: Sutta: The Pali Text Society's Pali-English Dictionary

Dindima, (nt.) (Sk. ḍiṇḍima, cp. dundubhi) a musical instrument, a small drum J.VI, 580; Bu I.32. See also deṇḍima. (Page 322)

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

Ḍiṇḍima (डिण्डिम).—m.

(-maḥ) 1. A musical instrument, a kind of small drum or tabor. 2. A plant, bearing a small fruit, (Carissa carandas:) (pānaāmalā) see kṛṣṇapāka. E. ḍiṇḍi imitative sound, a din, and ma what emits, from mi, with ḍa aff.

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

Ḍiṇḍima (डिण्डिम).—m. A kind of drum, [Rāmāyaṇa] 5, 13, 49.

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

Ḍiṇḍima (डिण्डिम).—[masculine] a kind of drum (also ā & [neuter]); humming, sound.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Aufrecht Catalogus Catalogorum

1) Ḍiṇḍima (डिण्डिम) as mentioned in Aufrecht’s Catalogus Catalogorum:—Somavallīyogānanda prahasana. Taylor. 1, 82. 334.

2) Ḍiṇḍima (डिण्डिम):—the author of the Somavallīyogānanda prahasana, see Aruṇagirinātha.

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

1) Ḍiṇḍima (डिण्डिम):—m. a kind of drum, [vii, ix; Harivaṃśa] (once f(). , [14836]), [Rāmāyaṇa v; Kathāsaritsāgara] (once n., [xci, 23]) etc. (ifc. f(ā). , [Amaru-śataka])

2) great noise, murmuring, clamour, loud assertion, [Kādambarī; Bālarāmāyaṇa; Vikramāṅkadeva-carita, by Bilhaṇa] (-tva n. abstr.) etc.

3) Carissa Carandas, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

4) mfn. humming, [Kādambarī ii, 154.]

5) Dindima (दिन्दिम):—m. Name of a man, [Horace H. Wilson]

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

Ḍiṇḍima (डिण्डिम):—(maḥ) 1. m. A musical instrument, kind of drum or tabor; a plant (Carissa carondas).

[Sanskrit to German] (Deutsch Wörterbuch)

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

Ḍiṇḍima (डिण्डिम):—m.

1) eine Art Trommel [Amarakoṣa 1, 1, 7, 8.] [Hemacandra’s Abhidhānacintāmaṇi 86] (ḍindima). [Mahābhārata.7, 9025. 9, 2676.] [Harivaṃśa 12221. 13094. 13212. 14857. 15889.] [Rāmāyaṇa 5, 13, 49.] [Hitopadeśa II, 83.] [Kathāsaritsāgara 10, 171.] samāhataḍiṇḍimā adj. [Amaruśataka 28.] ḍiṇḍimā f. [Harivaṃśa 14836.] āravaḍiṇḍima [Gītagovinda 11, 7] nach dem Schol. Schlachttrommel.

2) Name eines Strauchs, Carissa Carandas Lin. (kṛṣṇapākaphala), [Śabdacandrikā im Śabdakalpadruma]

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Ḍiṇḍima (डिण्डिम):—

1) [Sāhityadarpana 91, 12.] bhramita [Kathāsaritsāgara 115, 79.] caṇḍa [112, 166.] dattaṃ tadā codghoṣaḍiṇḍimam (also auch n.) [91, 23.] adātāmatra tau śeṣajanasyābhayaḍiṇḍimam verkündeten unter Trommelschlag [118, 104.] saḍiṇḍimam adv. unter Trommelschlag [77, 82. 88, 33.] iti śrutismṛtiḍiṇḍimaḥ so v. a. so verkünden laut die Veda und Gesetzbücher [Nīlakaṇṭha 31.] [SARVADARŚANAS. 152, 17.] —

3) Abkürzung von śaṃkaravijayaḍiṇḍima [HALL 168.]

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Dindima (दिन्दिम):—s. u. ṭiṇṭiṇi .

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

Ḍiṇḍima (डिण्डिम):——

1) m. f. ( ā) und n. eine Art Trommel. Am Ende eines adj. Comp. f. ā

2) m. — a) Gebrumme [Bālarāmāyaṇa 50,4.90,11.] [Kād. (1872) 70,9.] madaḍiṇḍimatva n. [Vikramāṅkadevacarita 9,124.] iti śrutismṛtiḍiṇḍimaḥ so v.a. so verkünden laut die Veda und die Gesetzbücher. vāgḍiṇḍimāḍambara m. so v.a. lauter Wortschwall [Indische studien von Weber 15,292.] — b) *Carissa Carandas. — c) Abkürzung von śaṃkaravijayaḍiṇḍima. —

3) Adj. summend [Kād. (1872) 28,22.]

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Dindima (दिन्दिम):—und dinnasūri m. Nomen proprium zweier Männer.

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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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