Indukanta, Indukānta, Indu-kanta, Imdukamta: 9 definitions


Indukanta 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

Shaivism (Shaiva philosophy)

[«previous next»] — Indukanta in Shaivism glossary
Source: SOAS University of London: Protective Rites in the Netra Tantra

Indukānta (इन्दुकान्त) refers to “moonstones”, 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 18.63-68, while describing the iconography of Mṛtyujit and the consort Amṛtalakṣmī]—“After [the Mantrin] has meditated on the beautiful form as indicated earlier, he should worship Mṛtyujit and Śrī Devī [Amṛtalakṣmī], [...]. [She is as] white as pearls, covered in white clothes, adorned and resplendent with jewels, white garlands of pearls, moonstone, etc. (śuddhahāra-indukānta-ādi) [Amṭralaksṃī is] beautifully adorned with white garlands, wreathes, mālās, [and] lotuses. [She] laughs, has beautiful limbs [and] a bright white smile. [...]”.

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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

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

Indukānta (इन्दुकान्त).—the moon-stone. (-) 1 night.

2) Name of a plant (ketakī).

Derivable forms: indukāntaḥ (इन्दुकान्तः).

Indukānta is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms indu and kānta (कान्त).

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

Indukānta (इन्दुकान्त).—m.

(-ntaḥ) The lunar gem, the moon-stone. f.

(-ntā) Night. E. indu and kānta a master or husband.

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

1) Indukānta (इन्दुकान्त):—[=indu-kānta] [from indu] m. ‘moon-loved’, the moon-stone, [Kādambarī]

2) Indukāntā (इन्दुकान्ता):—[=indu-kāntā] [from indu-kānta > indu] f. night, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

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

Indukānta (इन्दुकान्त):—[indu-kānta] (ntaḥ) 1. m. Moon-stone. (ntā) f. Night.

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

Indukānta (इन्दुकान्त) in the Sanskrit language is related to the Prakrit word: Iṃdokaṃta.

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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»] — Indukanta in Kannada glossary
Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Iṃdukāṃta (ಇಂದುಕಾಂತ):—[noun] a milky-white, translucent feldspar with a pearly lustre; the moon-stone (supposed to ooze away under the influence of the moon).

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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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