Griddha, Gṛddha: 6 definitions


Griddha means something in Buddhism, Pali, 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.

The Sanskrit term Gṛddha can be transliterated into English as Grddha or Griddha, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Buddhism

Tibetan Buddhism (Vajrayana or tantric Buddhism)

Source: The Structure and Meanings of the Heruka Maṇḍala

Gṛddhā (गृद्धा) or Gṛdhrā is the name of a Ḍākinī who, together with the Vīra (hero) named Gṛdhra forms one of the 36 pairs situated in the Vāyucakra, according to the 10th century Ḍākārṇava chapter 15. Accordingly, the vāyucakra refers to one of the three divisions of the dharma-puṭa (‘dharma layer’), situated in the Herukamaṇḍala. The 36 pairs of Ḍākinīs [viz., Gṛdhrā] and Vīras are dark blue in color; they each have one face and four arms; they hold a skull bowl, a skull staff, a small drum, and a knife.

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Tibetan Buddhism includes schools such as Nyingma, Kadampa, Kagyu and Gelug. Their primary canon of literature is divided in two broad categories: The Kangyur, which consists of Buddha’s words, and the Tengyur, which includes commentaries from various sources. Esotericism and tantra techniques (vajrayāna) are collected indepently.

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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Gṛddha (गृद्ध).—a. Desirous, Longing for; lustful (āsakta); गृद्धां वाससि संभ्रान्तां मेनकां मुनिसत्तमः (gṛddhāṃ vāsasi saṃbhrāntāṃ menakāṃ munisattamaḥ) Mahābhārata (Bombay) 1.72.6.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Edgerton Buddhist Hybrid Sanskrit Dictionary

Gṛddha (गृद्ध).—(AMg. giddha; semi-MIndic for Sanskrit gṛdhra; in Pali aberrantly gijjha), vulture: Lalitavistara 77.15 (prose), text gṛdha, probably intending gṛddha, the reading of Weller's ms. l; 249.1 (prose, no v.l.); Mahāvastu iii.456.1 (no v.l.); also in the mountain name Gṛddha-kūṭa (by the side of Gṛdhra-, also recorded Mahāvastu, see Index), Mahāvastu i.193.8; ii.257.6; iii.197.12, 15; 224.1.

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

Gṛddha (गृद्ध).—[adjective] eager, desirous of, longing for ([locative]).

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

Gṛddha (गृद्ध):—[from gṛdh] mfn. desirous of, eagerly longing for ([locative case]), [Mahābhārata]

Source: DDSA: Paia-sadda-mahannavo; a comprehensive Prakrit Hindi dictionary (S)

Gṛddha (गृद्ध) in the Sanskrit language is related to the Prakrit words: Gahia, Giddha, Gehi.

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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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