Himadri, Himādri, Hima-adri: 10 definitions


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In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

Source: archive.org: Shiva Purana - English Translation

Himādri (हिमाद्रि) refers to Himavat (i.e., ‘the lord of mountains’), according to the Śivapurāṇa 2.3.8.—Accordingly, as Brahmā narrated to Sage Nārada:—“O excellent sage, being thus requested by Himavat [i.e., Himādri] the lord of mountains, you looked at Kālī’s palm and the limbs as well. O dear, you are wise. You know many facts. You are eloquent in speech. You then spoke”.

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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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Shaivism (Shaiva philosophy)

Source: SOAS University of London: Protective Rites in the Netra Tantra

Himādri (हिमाद्रि) refers to “mountain snow”, according to the Netratantra of Kṣemarāja: a Śaiva text from the 9th century in which Śiva (Bhairava) teaches Pārvatī topics such as metaphysics, cosmology, and soteriology.—Accordingly, [verse 3.17-23, while describing a meditation on Amṛteśa in his form as Mṛtyujit]—“And so now, having constructed the amṛtāmudrā or the padmamudrā, [the mantrin] should meditate on the Ātman. The deity is equal in splendor [to that] of ten million moons, as bright as pellucid pearls, and as magnificent as quartz stone, he resembles drop of cow’s milk or jasmine, mountain snow (himādri-sadṛśa), and is everywhere. [...]”.

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Shaiva (शैव, śaiva) or Shaivism (śaivism) represents a tradition of Hinduism worshiping Shiva as the supreme being. Closely related to Shaktism, Shaiva literature includes a range of scriptures, including Tantras, while the root of this tradition may be traced back to the ancient Vedas.

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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Himādri (हिमाद्रि).—the Himālaya mountain; प्रस्थं हिमाद्रे- र्मृगनाभिगन्धि किंचित् क्वणत् किंनरमध्युवास (prasthaṃ himādre- rmṛganābhigandhi kiṃcit kvaṇat kiṃnaramadhyuvāsa) Kumārasambhava 1.54; R.4.79; 4.3. °जा, °तनया (jā, °tanayā)

1) Pārvatī.

2) the Ganges.

Derivable forms: himādriḥ (हिमाद्रिः).

Himādri is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms hima and adri (अद्रि). See also (synonyms): himācala.

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

Himādri (हिमाद्रि).—m.

(-driḥ) The snowy range of mountains, skirting the north of India, the Imaus or Emodus. E. hima cold, and adri a mountain; also similar compounds, as himācala, &c.

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

Himādri (हिमाद्रि).—[masculine] = himagiri.

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

Himādri (हिमाद्रि):—[from hima > him] m. the Himālaya mountain, [Kāvya literature; Kathāsaritsāgara] etc.

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

Himādri (हिमाद्रि):—[himā+dri] (driḥ) 2. m. Snowy range of mountains, Imaus or Himālaya.

[Sanskrit to German]

Himadri in German

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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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Hindi dictionary

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Source: DDSA: A practical Hindi-English dictionary

Himādri (हिमाद्रि):—(nm) see [himācala].

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Kannada-English dictionary

Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Himādri (ಹಿಮಾದ್ರಿ):—[noun] = ಹಿಮಾಲಯ [himalaya].

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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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