Khadyota, Khadyotā, Kha-dyota: 13 definitions



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In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

[«previous next»] — Khadyota in Purana glossary
Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index

1) Khadyota (खद्योत).—A stage in which Īśvara roamed like insect during night of Brahmā.*

  • * Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa II. 24. 9; 32. 78.

2) Khadyotā (खद्योता).—One of the Eastern entrances of the city of Purañjana, allegorically the left eye.*

  • * Bhāgavata-purāṇa IV. 25. 47; 29. 10.
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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 Buddhism

Tibetan Buddhism (Vajrayana or tantric Buddhism)

Source: Wisdom Library: Tibetan Buddhism

Khadyota (खद्योत) is the name of a Tathāgata (Buddha) mentioned as attending the teachings in the 6th century Mañjuśrīmūlakalpa: one of the largest Kriyā Tantras devoted to Mañjuśrī (the Bodhisattva of wisdom) representing an encyclopedia of knowledge primarily concerned with ritualistic elements in Buddhism. The teachings in this text originate from Mañjuśrī and were taught to and by Buddha Śākyamuni in the presence of a large audience (including Khadyota).

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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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India history and geography

Source: Shodhganga: a concise history of Sanskrit Chanda literature (history)

Khadyota (खद्योत) is the name of a commentary (on the Gaṇapatisahasranāma) on the topic of Mantraśāstra ascribed to Bhāskararāya (C. 1685-1775 C.E.), a polymath of who composed around forty works covering the subjects of vedānta, mīmāṃsā, vyākaraṇa, nyāya, prosody, kāvya, smṛti, mantraśāstra, Vedic literature. Also see the “New Catalogus Catalogorum” XVII. pp. 133-135.

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The history of India traces the identification of countries, villages, towns and other regions of India, as well as royal dynasties, rulers, tribes, local festivities and traditions and regional languages. Ancient India enjoyed religious freedom and encourages the path of Dharma, a concept common to Buddhism, Hinduism, and Jainism.

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Languages of India and abroad

Marathi-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

khadyōta (खद्योत).—m S A firefly, Elater noctilucus.

Source: DDSA: The Aryabhusan school dictionary, Marathi-English

khadyōta (खद्योत).—m A firefly.

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Marathi is an Indo-European language having over 70 million native speakers people in (predominantly) Maharashtra India. Marathi, like many other Indo-Aryan languages, evolved from early forms of Prakrit, which itself is a subset of Sanskrit, one of the most ancient languages of the world.

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Sanskrit dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Khadyota (खद्योत).—

1) a firefly; खद्योतालीविलसितनिभां विद्युदुन्मेषदृष्टिम् (khadyotālīvilasitanibhāṃ vidyudunmeṣadṛṣṭim) Me.83.

2) the sun.

Derivable forms: khadyotaḥ (खद्योतः).

Khadyota is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms kha and dyota (द्योत).

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

Khadyota (खद्योत).—m.

(-taḥ) 1. A fire-fly. 2. The sun. E. kha the sky, and dyota what is luminous.

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

Khadyota (खद्योत).—[kha-dyota], I. m. A fire-fly, [Rāmāyaṇa] 6, 19, 28. Ii. f. , The same, denoting an eye, [Bhāgavata-Purāṇa, (ed. Burnouf.)] 4, 25, 47.

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

Khadyota (खद्योत).—[masculine] a glowing flying insect.

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

1) Khadyota (खद्योत):—[=kha-dyota] [from kha] a m. = -jyotis, [Chāndogya-upaniṣad; Mahābhārata; Rāmāyaṇa] etc.

2) [v.s. ...] (applied [figuratively] to transient happiness), [Sarvadarśana-saṃgraha xi]

3) [v.s. ...] the sun, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

4) Khadyotā (खद्योता):—[=kha-dyotā] [from kha-dyota > kha] f. ([scilicet] dvār) ‘shining-insect-like door’, the left eye, [Bhāgavata-purāṇa iv]

5) [v.s. ...] Name of a deity, [Buddhist literature]

6) Khadyota (खद्योत):—[=kha-dyota] [from kha-dūra] b etc. See, [ib.]

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

Khadyota (खद्योत):—[kha-dyota] (taḥ) 1. m. A fire-fly; the sun.

[Sanskrit to German] (Deutsch Wörterbuch)

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Böhtlingk and Roth Grosses Petersburger Wörterbuch

Khadyota (खद्योत):—(kha + dyota)

1) m. a) ein leuchtendes fliegendes Insect [Amarakoṣa 2, 5, 28.] [Trikāṇḍaśeṣa 2, 5, 35.] [Hemacandra’s Abhidhānacintāmaṇi 1213.] [Hārāvalī 75.] aṅgāraḥ khadyotamātraḥ [Chāndogyopaniṣad 6, 7, 3.] [Mahābhārata 3, 10336. 15827. 4, 2048. 14, 485.] [Rāmāyaṇa 6, 19, 28.] [Suśruta 2, 315, 9. 316, 21.] vikīryamāṇāṃkhadyotairvṛkṣāṃstejobhireva ca [317, 13.] [Meghadūta 79.] [Prabodhacandrodaja 81, 4.] [Bhāgavatapurāṇa 6, 16, 46.] — b) die Sonne [Jaṭādhara im Śabdakalpadruma] —

2) f. ā (sc. dvār) das wie ein leuchtendes Insect glänzende Thor, Bez. des einen Auges: khadyotāvirmukhī ca prāgdvārāvekatra nirmite [Bhāgavatapurāṇa 4, 25, 47.] khadyotāvirmukhī cātra netre ekatra nirmite [29, 10.]

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Khadyota (खद्योत):—

1) a) [Varāhamihira’s Bṛhajjātaka S. 11,3.] [Spr. 4111.] [Kathāsaritsāgara 60,206. fg.] [Oxforder Handschriften 122,b,26.] Bildlich: nyāyopārjiteṣu viṣayeṣu kiyantaḥ sukhakhadyotāḥ kiyanti duḥkhadurdināni [SARVADARŚANAS. 118, 20.]

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Khadyotā (खद्योता):—f. Nomen proprium einer Göttin [KĀLACAKRA 4, 94.]

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Sanskrit-Wörterbuch in kürzerer Fassung

Khadyota (खद्योत):——

1) m. — a) ein leuchtendes fliegendes Insect (Elater noctilucus [Marāṭhi and English dictionary]). sukhakhadyotāḥ so v.a. die flüchtigen Lichtfunken der Freude im Gegensatz zu duḥkhadurdināni die langen bösen Tage des Leids. — b) *die Sonne.

2) f. ā (sc. dvār) — a) Bez. des linke Auges. — b) Nomen proprium einer buddh. Göttin.

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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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