Jrimbhakastra, aka: Jṛmbhakāstra, Jrimbhaka-astra; 2 Definition(s)


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The Sanskrit term Jṛmbhakāstra can be transliterated into English as Jrmbhakastra or Jrimbhakastra, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Dhanurveda (science of warfare)

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Jṛmbhakāstra (जृम्भकास्त्र) refers to a weapon (a mythical missile; also known as Jimbhakāstra). It is a Sanskrit word defined in the Dhanurveda-saṃhitā, which contains a list of no less than 117 weapons. The Dhanurveda-saṃhitā is said to have been composed by the sage Vasiṣṭha, who in turn transmitted it trough a tradition of sages, which can eventually be traced to Śiva and Brahmā.

Source: Wisdom Library: Dhanurveda
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Dhanurveda (धनुर्वेद) refers to the “knowledge of warfare” and, as an upaveda, is associated with the Ṛgveda. It contains instructions on warfare, archery and ancient Indian martial arts, dating back to the 2nd-3rd millennium BCE.

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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit-English dictionary

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Jṛmbhakāstra (जृम्भकास्त्र).—A kind of missile causing yawning and sleepiness; नियतममितवीर्यं जृम्भते जृम्भकास्त्रम् (niyatamamitavīryaṃ jṛmbhate jṛmbhakāstram) U.5.13.

Derivable forms: jṛmbhakāstram (जृम्भकास्त्रम्).

Jṛmbhakāstra is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms jṛmbhaka and astra (अस्त्र).

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary
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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. 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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Astra (अस्त्र).—n. (-straṃ) 1. A weapon in general. 2. A sword. 3. A bow. 4. A missile weapon. ...
Brahmāstra (ब्रह्मास्त्र).—n. (-straṃ) The Brahma'S weapon, a fabulous weapon originally from B...
Āgneyāstra (आग्नेयास्त्र).—A powerful weapon or missile. One night Arjuna fought against a gand...
Pāśupatāstra (पाशुपतास्त्र).—Name of a missile presided over by पशुपति (paśupati) or Śiva (whic...
Nārāyaṇāstra (नारायणास्त्र).—Name of a missile. Derivable forms: nārāyaṇāstram (नारायणास्त्रम्)...
Mohanāstra (मोहनास्त्र).—a missile which fascinates or bewitches the person against whom it is ...
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Jṛmbhaka (जृम्भक).—[jṛmbh-ṣvul]1) 'A yawner', a sort of demon; जृम्भकैर्यक्षरक्षोभिः स्रग्विभिः...
Rūpāstra (रूपास्त्र).—m. (-straḥ) Kamadeva. E. rūpa beauty, and astra a weapon.
Kṛtāstra (कृतास्त्र).—mfn. (-straḥ-strā-straṃ) Armed. E. kṛta, and astra weapon.
Astranivāraṇa (अस्त्रनिवारण).—n. (-ṇaṃ) Guarding off a blow. E. astra and nivāraṇa guarding.
Astraveda (अस्त्रवेद).—n. (-daṃ) The science of arms and war. E. astra a weapon, and veda a Ved...
Astracikitsā (अस्त्रचिकित्सा).—f. (-tsā) Surgery. E. astra a knife, a lancet, and cikitsā heali...
Pallavāstra (पल्लवास्त्र).—m. (straḥ) Kamadeva E. pallava a sprout or bloosom, and astra a weap...
Astrakāraka (अस्त्रकारक).—m. (-kaḥ) An armourer. E. astra and kāraka who makes: so astrakāraḥ a...

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