Kanthadharin, Kantha-dharin, Kanthādhārin: 5 definitions
Kanthadharin 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.
Shaivism (Shaiva philosophy)Source: Wisdom Library: Śaivism
Kanthādhārin (कन्थाधारिन्) is the disciple of Bhūtanātha: a teacher to whom the Kāpālika doctrine was revelead, mentioned in the Śābaratantra. The Śābara-tantra is an early tantra of the Kāpālika sect containing important information about the evolution of the Nātha sect. It also lists the twelve original Kāpālika teachers and their disciples (eg., Kanthādhārin). Several of these names appear in the Nātha lists of eighty-four Siddhas and nine Nāthas.
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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Sanskrit dictionarySource: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary
Kanthādhārin (कन्थाधारिन्).—m. a religious mendicant, Yogin; क्वचित् कन्थाधारी क्वचिदपि च दिव्याम्बरधरः (kvacit kanthādhārī kvacidapi ca divyāmbaradharaḥ) Bh.
Kanthādhārin is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms kanthā and dhārin (धारिन्).Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Kanthādhārin (कन्थाधारिन्).—mf. (-rī-riṇī) A Yogi, a religious mendicant. E. kanthā, and dhārin who wears.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Benfey Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Kanthādhārin (कन्थाधारिन्).—adj. wearing a patched cloth, [Bhartṛhari, (ed. Bohlen.)] 2, 79.
Kanthādhārin is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms kanthā and dhārin (धारिन्).Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Kanthādhārin (कन्थाधारिन्):—[=kanthā-dhārin] [from kanthā] m. ‘rag-wearer’, a Yogin, religious mendicant, [Bhartṛhari]
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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