Dushtabuddhi, aka: Duṣṭabuddhi, Dushta-buddhi; 5 Definition(s)


Dushtabuddhi means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Marathi. 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.

The Sanskrit term Duṣṭabuddhi can be transliterated into English as Dustabuddhi or Dushtabuddhi, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

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Duṣṭabuddhi (दुष्टबुद्धि).—See Mitrabheda.

Source: archive.org: Puranic Encyclopaedia
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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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Katha (narrative stories)

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Duṣṭabuddhi (दुष्टबुद्धि) is the son of a merchant (vaṇij), according to the Kathāsaritsāgara, chapter 59. Accordingly, as Karaṭaka said to Damanaka: “... there were long ago in a certain village two brothers, the sons of a merchant, Dharmabuddhi and Duṣṭabuddhi by name. They left their father’s house and went to another country to get wealth, and with great difficulty acquired two thousand gold dīnāra (dīnārs)... ”.

The Kathāsaritsāgara (‘ocean of streams of story’), mentioning Duṣṭabuddhi, is a famous Sanskrit epic story revolving around prince Naravāhanadatta and his quest to become the emperor of the vidyādharas (celestial beings). The work is said to have been an adaptation of Guṇāḍhya’s Bṛhatkathā consisting of 100,000 verses, which in turn is part of a larger work containing 700,000 verses.

Source: Wisdom Library: Kathāsaritsāgara
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Katha (कथा, kathā) refers to narrative Sanskrit literature often inspired from epic legendry (itihasa) and poetry (mahākāvya). Some Kathas reflect socio-political instructions for the King while others remind the reader of important historical event and exploits of the Gods, Heroes and Sages.

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Languages of India and abroad

Marathi-English dictionary

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duṣṭabuddhi (दुष्टबुद्धि).—f (S) Evil-mindedness; wickedness of mind or intent: also attrib. evil-minded.

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

duṣṭabuddhi (दुष्टबुद्धि).—f Evil-mindedness; wickedness of mind or intent.

Source: DDSA: The Aryabhusan school dictionary, Marathi-English
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Marathi is an Indo-European language having over 70 million native speakers people in (predominantly) Maharashtra India. Marathi, like many other Indo-Aryan languages, evolved from early forms of Prakrit, which itself is a subset of Sanskrit, one of the most ancient languages of the world.

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Sanskrit-English dictionary

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Duṣṭabuddhi (दुष्टबुद्धि).—a. evil-minded, malevolent, wicked.

Duṣṭabuddhi is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms duṣṭa and buddhi (बुद्धि). See also (synonyms): duṣṭacetas, duṣṭadhī.

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary
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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. 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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