Keshonduka, Keśoṇḍuka: 3 definitions
Keshonduka 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 Keśoṇḍuka can be transliterated into English as Kesonduka or Keshonduka, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).
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Sanskrit dictionarySource: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Edgerton Buddhist Hybrid Sanskrit Dictionary
Keśoṇḍuka (केशोण्डुक).—m. and nt. (recorded once, erroneously, as °ṇḍraka, in Sanskrit, [Boehtlingk], defined as ringförmige Licht- erscheinungen vor geschlossenen Augen), also °ḍu, and v.l. °ḍaka, apparently primarily hair-net or the like; this lit. meaning apparently in Bcṭ 245.3 °ka-maṇḍitam; standardly used as a symbol of unreality, probably with meaning as cited from [Boehtlingk] above: °ḍukaḥ (so also Mironov; v.l. in both °ḍakaṃ) Mahāvyutpatti 2836, among synonyms for māyā; frequent in Laṅkāvatāra-sūtra, e.g. 168.5 (cited Mūla-madhyamaka-kārikā 262.2) keśoṇḍukaṃ yathā mithyā gṛhyate taimirair (Mūla-madhyamaka-kārikā °rikair, unmetrical(ly)) janaiḥ (verse); 96.5 skandhāḥ keśoṇḍukākārāḥ; 17.6 °ka- svabhāvāvasthitānām; 72.6 and 82.1 °ka-prakhyā(ḥ), etc. Suzuki regularly renders hair-net, but this in its literal sense does not fit.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary
1) Keśoṇḍuka (केशोण्डुक):—[from keśa] m. a sling or knot of hair, [Suśruta]
2) [v.s. ...] net-like apparitions seen while the eyes are shut, [Aitareya-āraṇyaka] ([edition] ṇḍraka).
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