Khinnamanasa, Khinnamānasa, Khinna-manasa: 2 definitions

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Khinnamanasa 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.

In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

[«previous next»] — Khinnamanasa in Purana glossary
Source: archive.org: Shiva Purana - English Translation

Khinnamānasa (खिन्नमानस) refers to “(one who is) distressed in mind”, according to the Śivapurāṇa 2.3.22 (“Description of Pārvatī’s penance”).—Accordingly, as Pārvatī’s maids said to Menakā: “O excellent sage, after saying this, the maids became silent. Distressed in mind [i.e., khinnamānasa], Mena did not accept the proposal. Then Pārvatī herself spoke to her mother joining her palms in humility and remembering the lotus-like feet of Śiva:—[...]”.

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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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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit dictionary

[«previous next»] — Khinnamanasa in Sanskrit glossary
Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Khinnamānasa (खिन्नमानस):—[=khinna-mānasa] [from khinna > khid] mfn. distressed in mind, [Buddha-carita]

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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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