Hradini, Hrādinī, Hradinī: 9 definitions


Hradini 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)

Source: Wisdom Library: Varāha-purāṇa

Hrādinī (ह्रादिनी).—One of the seven major rivers in Kuśadvīpa, according to the Varāhapurāṇa chapter 87. It is also known by the name Candrā. Kuśadvīpa is one of the seven islands (dvīpa), ruled over by Vapuṣmān, one of the ten sons of Priyavrata, son of Svāyambhuva Manu, who was created by Brahmā, who was in turn created by Nārāyaṇa, the unknowable all-pervasive primordial being.

The Varāhapurāṇa is categorised as a Mahāpurāṇa, and was originally composed of 24,000 metrical verses, possibly originating from before the 10th century. It is composed of two parts and Sūta is the main narrator.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index

Hrādinī (ह्रादिनी).—A wife of Havyavāhana.*

  • * Vāyu-purāṇa 29. 14.
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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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Ayurveda (science of life)

Source: Wisdom Library: Local Names of Plants and Drugs

Hradini [ऱ्हादिनी] in the Sanskrit language is the name of a plant identified with Boswellia serrata Roxb. ex Colebr. from the Burseraceae (Torchwood) family having the following synonyms: Boswellia glabra, Boswellia thurifera, Bursera thurifera. For the possible medicinal usage of hradini, you can check this page for potential sources and references, although be aware that any some or none of the side-effects may not be mentioned here, wether they be harmful or beneficial to health.

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Āyurveda (आयुर्वेद, ayurveda) is a branch of Indian science dealing with medicine, herbalism, taxology, anatomy, surgery, alchemy and related topics. Traditional practice of Āyurveda in ancient India dates back to at least the first millenium BC. Literature is commonly written in Sanskrit using various poetic metres.

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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Hradinī (ह्रदिनी).—

1) A river; सुशीततोयां विस्तीर्णां ह्रदिनीं वेतसैर्वृताम् (suśītatoyāṃ vistīrṇāṃ hradinīṃ vetasairvṛtām) Mahābhārata (Bombay) 3.64.12; Bhāgavata 2.7.28;1.21.9.

2) A lightning.

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Hrādinī (ह्रादिनी).—

1) The thunderbolt of Indra.

2) Lightning.

3) A river.

4) The tree called शल्लकी (śallakī).

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

Hradinī (ह्रदिनी).—m. (-nī) 1. A river in general. 2. Lightning. E. hrada deep water, ini and ṅīp affs.

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

Hradinī (ह्रदिनी).—i. e. hrada + in + ī, f. 1. A river, [Bhāgavata-Purāṇa, (ed. Burnouf.)] 6, 4, 41. 2. Lightning.

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

1) Hradinī (ह्रदिनी):—[from hradin > hrada] f. a river, [Varāha-mihira’s Bṛhat-saṃhitā; Bhāgavata-purāṇa]

2) Hrādinī (ह्रादिनी):—[from hrādin > hrada] a f. a river, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

3) [v.s. ...] Name of a river ([varia lectio] hradinī), [Rāmāyaṇa] ([Scholiast or Commentator])

4) [from hrādin > hrād] b f. lightning, [Mahābhārata; Harṣacarita]

5) [v.s. ...] Indra’s thunderbolt, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

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

Hradinī (ह्रदिनी):—(nī) 3. f. A river in general; lightning.

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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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Kannada-English dictionary

Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Hradini (ಹ್ರದಿನಿ):—

1) [noun] a stream or river.

2) [noun] a flash of electric light; a lightning.

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Hrādini (ಹ್ರಾದಿನಿ):—

1) [noun] a brilliant electric spark discharge in the atmosphere, occurring within a thundercloud, between clouds or between a cloud and the ground; a lightning.

2) [noun] the thunder accompanying a flash of lightning; a thunderbolt.

3) [noun] thunderbolt, as a weapon of Indra, the Lord of gods.

4) [noun] a stream or river.

5) [noun] the tree Boswellia serrata of Burseraceae family.

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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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