Gandhendriya, Gandha-indriya: 3 definitions


Gandhendriya means something in Jainism, Prakrit, 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 Jainism

General definition (in Jainism)

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Source: Encyclopedia of Jainism: Tattvartha Sutra 2: the Category of the living

Gandhendriya (गन्धेन्द्रिय, “smell-sense-organ”) is antoher word for Ghrāṇendriya: one of the “five sense-organs” (pañcendriya), according to the 2nd-century Tattvārthasūtra 2.19. What is the meaning of smell sense organ? The sense organ used by its owner for smelling an object of knowledge is called smell sense organ. (gandha-indriya).

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Jainism is an Indian religion of Dharma whose doctrine revolves around harmlessness (ahimsa) towards every living being. The two major branches (Digambara and Svetambara) of Jainism stimulate self-control (or, shramana, ‘self-reliance’) and spiritual development through a path of peace for the soul to progess to the ultimate goal.

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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit-English dictionary

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Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Gandhendriya (गन्धेन्द्रिय).—the organ of smell.

Derivable forms: gandhendriyam (गन्धेन्द्रियम्).

Gandhendriya is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms gandha and indriya (इन्द्रिय).

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

Gandhendriya (गन्धेन्द्रिय):—[from gandha] n. the organ of smell, [Suśruta iii.]

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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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