Kanduya, Kaṇḍūyā, Kamduya: 8 definitions


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In Buddhism

Tibetan Buddhism (Vajrayana or tantric Buddhism)

Source: Brill: Śaivism and the Tantric Traditions (tantric Buddhism)

Kaṇḍūya (कण्डूय) or Kaṇḍūyamāna refers to “scratching (one’s head)”, according to Kuladatta’s Kriyāsaṃgrahapañjikā, a text within Tantric Buddhism representing a construction manual for monasteries.—Accordingly, [nimittokti section of chapter 3]—“If someone, either the Tantric officiant, a craftsman [involved in the rite], the donor or his officials scratches his head (śiras-kaṇḍūyamāna) [in the site for a monastery etc.], then there is an extraneous thing [that causes a calamity at a depth of] the full height of a man underground”.

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Tibetan Buddhism includes schools such as Nyingma, Kadampa, Kagyu and Gelug. Their primary canon of literature is divided in two broad categories: The Kangyur, which consists of Buddha’s words, and the Tengyur, which includes commentaries from various sources. Esotericism and tantra techniques (vajrayāna) are collected indepently.

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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Kaṇḍūyā (कण्डूया).—

1) Scratching.

2) Itching.

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

Kaṇḍūyā (कण्डूया).—f.

(-yā) 1. Itching. 2. Scratching. E. kaṇḍū to itch, affixes yak and ṭāp.

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

Kaṇḍūya (कण्डूय).—a denominative derived from kaṇḍu, [Parasmaipada.] ([Ātmanepada.] Mahābhārata 13, 5023). 1. To scratch, Mahābhārata 1, 5932. 2. To rub, [Śākuntala, (ed. Böhtlingk.)] [distich] 144. 3. To stroke, [Mānavadharmaśāstra] 4, 82. khara-kaṇḍūyita, n. (proverbially) Scratching with a thorn for ‘doing an absurd action,’ Mahābhārata 3, 1329.

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

1) Kaṇḍūya (कण्डूय):—[from kaṇḍ] [Nominal verb] [Parasmaipada] [Ātmanepada] kaṇḍūyati, -te, to scratch, scrape, rub, [Taittirīya-saṃhitā; Śatapatha-brāhmaṇa; Manu-smṛti] etc.;

—to itch, [Śārṅgadhara]:—[Passive voice] kaṇḍūyate, to be scratched, [Varāha-mihira’s Bṛhat-saṃhitā] :—[Desiderative] kaṇḍūyiyiṣati [vArttika] on [Pāṇini 6-1, 3; Vopadeva]

2) Kaṇḍūyā (कण्डूया):—[from kaṇḍ] f. scratching, itching [commentator or commentary] on [Pāṇini; Vopadeva]

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

Kaṇḍūyā (कण्डूया):—(yā) 1. f. Idem.

[Sanskrit to German]

Kanduya 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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