Duhkhini, Duḥkhinī: 2 definitions


Duhkhini means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit. 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)

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Source: archive.org: Shiva Purana - English Translation

Duḥkhinī (दुःखिनी) refers to “she who is unhappy”, according to the Śivapurāṇa 2.3.51 (“The resuscitation of Kāma”).—Accordingly, as Rati said to Śiva: “[...] O lord Śiva, in the great festival of your marriage, all people are happy. I alone am unhappy (duḥkhinī) without my husband. O lord, make me possessed of my husband. O Śiva, be pleased. O lord, friend of the distressed, please make your words true. Excepting you, who is there in the three worlds including the mobile and immobile creatures who can destroy my sorrow. Knowing this, be merciful. [...]”.

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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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Languages of India and abroad

Kannada-English dictionary

Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Duḥkhini (ದುಃಖಿನಿ):—[noun] = ದುಃಖಿತೆ [duhkhite].

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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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