Khadgi, Khaḍgi, Khaḍgī, Khadgidhenuka, Khadgimriga: 5 definitions


Khadgi means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Jainism, Prakrit. 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

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

Source: Puranic Encyclopedia

Khaḍgī (खड्गी).—See under Kalki.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index

Khaḍgi (खड्गि).—A name of Gaṇeśa.*

  • * Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa IV. 44. 70.
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The Purana (पुराण, purāṇas) refers to Sanskrit literature preserving ancient India’s vast cultural history, including historical legends, religious ceremonies, various arts and sciences. The eighteen mahapuranas total over 400,000 shlokas (metrical couplets) and date to at least several centuries BCE.

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In Jainism

General definition (in Jainism)

Source: Trisastisalakapurusacaritra

Khaḍgī (खड्गी) is the name of an ancient city, according to chapter 6.1 [kunthusvāmi-caritra] of Hemacandra’s 11th century Triṣaṣṭiśalākāpuruṣacaritra (“lives of the 63 illustrious persons”): a Sanskrit epic poem narrating the history and legends of sixty-three important persons in Jainism.

Accordingly:—“In this very Jambūdvīpa, in the East Videhas, in the fair province Āvarta which surpassed heaven in beauty, in the capital, Khaḍgī, King Siṃhāvaha was the receptacle of boundless virtues, the crest of the leaders in justice. He was like a mountain of justice, like an axe to crime, like the family-home of law, like the native land of intelligence. [...]”.

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Jainism is an Indian religion of Dharma whose doctrine revolves around harmlessness (ahimsa) towards every living being. The two major branches (Digambara and Svetambara) of Jainism stimulate self-control (or, shramana, ‘self-reliance’) and spiritual development through a path of peace for the soul to progess to the ultimate goal.

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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit dictionary

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

Khaḍgi (खड्गि):—[from khaḍga] (for ḍgin).

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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

Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Khaḍgi (ಖಡ್ಗಿ):—

1) [noun] = ಖಡ್ಗ - [khadga -] 2.

2) [noun] a man (as a soldier, guard, etc.) holding a sword or who uses it in fighting; a swordsman.

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Khaḍgidhēnuka (ಖಡ್ಗಿಧೇನುಕ):—[noun] a female rhinoceros.

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Khaḍgimṛga (ಖಡ್ಗಿಮೃಗ):—[noun] = ಖಡ್ಗಿಧೇನುಕ [khadgidhenuka].

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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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