Hriddesha, Hṛddeśa, Hrid-desha: 6 definitions


Hriddesha 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.

The Sanskrit term Hṛddeśa can be transliterated into English as Hrddesa or Hriddesha, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Yoga (school of philosophy)

[«previous next»] — Hriddesha in Yoga glossary
Source: ORA: Amanaska (king of all yogas): A Critical Edition and Annotated Translation by Jason Birch

Hṛddeśa (हृद्देश) refers to the “region of the heart”, according to the Brahmayāmala-tantra (or Picumata), an early 6th century Śaiva text consisting of twelve-thousand verses.—Accordingly, while describing meditation (dhyāna) and samādhi: “[...] Therefore, [the Yogin] should perform meditation on the region in his heart (hṛddeśatasmin taddhṛdideśe), the navel, †[...]† [and] Bindu, [then] withdraw his mind into Śakti. In that way, an absorption [arises] in that no-mind, aspectless and highest state. He meditates in [that no-mind] state until impartiality [arises] in regard to the object of meditation. O goddess, when his [higher] faculty of discernment has become impartial to all the Tattvas, it is here called samādhi, distinguished by absorption in those [Tattvas]”.

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Yoga is originally considered a branch of Hindu philosophy (astika), but both ancient and modern Yoga combine the physical, mental and spiritual. Yoga teaches various physical techniques also known as āsanas (postures), used for various purposes (eg., meditation, contemplation, relaxation).

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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit dictionary

[«previous next»] — Hriddesha in Sanskrit glossary
Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Hṛddeśa (हृद्देश).—the region of the heart.

Derivable forms: hṛddeśaḥ (हृद्देशः).

Hṛddeśa is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms hṛd and deśa (देश).

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

Hṛddeśa (हृद्देश).—m.

(-śaḥ) The heart or the region of it. E. hṛd, deśa place.

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

Hṛddeśa (हृद्देश):—[=hṛd-deśa] [from hṛd] m. the region of the h°, [Horace H. Wilson]

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

Hṛddeśa (हृद्देश):—[hṛ-ddeśa] (śaḥ) 1. m. Place of the heart.

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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

[«previous next»] — Hriddesha in Kannada glossary
Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Hriddēśa (ಹ್ರಿದ್ದೇಶ):—

1) [noun] the inner portion, region of anything.

2) [noun] the mind, the inner faculty.

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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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