Madhyahnika, Madhya-ahnika, Mādhyāhnika: 8 definitions


Madhyahnika 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.

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Shaktism (Shakta philosophy)

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Source: Google Books: Manthanabhairavatantram

Madhyāhnika (मध्याह्निक) refers to the “midday rite”, according to the Brahmayāmala verse 21.5cd-10.—Accordingly, “[...] Having performed the morning (rites), he should wander about by day. Once he has performed the midday rite [i.e., madhyāhnika] and that of the evening at night, the adept (sādhaka) should always eat at night as a part of the vow. He should perform the midnight (rite) along with the rite of adoration and the rest. (He should) always wander about at night and should be free of doubt (and fear). O mistress of the gods, there is no need to reflect here (on what should or should not be done) here in these Vows of Knowledge”.

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Shakta (शाक्त, śākta) or Shaktism (śāktism) represents a tradition of Hinduism where the Goddess (Devi) is revered and worshipped. Shakta literature includes a range of scriptures, including various Agamas and Tantras, although its roots may be traced back to the Vedas.

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Sanskrit dictionary

[«previous next»] — Madhyahnika in Sanskrit glossary
Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Mādhyāhnika (माध्याह्निक).—a. (- f.) Belonging to noon.

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

Mādhyāhnika (माध्याह्निक).—[feminine] ī belonging to midday, noon-.

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

1) Madhyāhnika (मध्याह्निक):—[from madhya] m. Pentapetes Phoenicea, [Bhāvaprakāśa]

2) Mādhyāhnika (माध्याह्निक):—[from mādhya] mf(ī)n. ([from] madhyāhna) belonging to midday, taking place at noon, [Mārkaṇḍeya-purāṇa]

Source: DDSA: Paia-sadda-mahannavo; a comprehensive Prakrit Hindi dictionary (S)

Mādhyāhnika (माध्याह्निक) in the Sanskrit language is related to the Prakrit word: Majjhaṇhiya.

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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

[«previous next»] — Madhyahnika in Kannada glossary
Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Mādhyāhnika (ಮಾಧ್ಯಾಹ್ನಿಕ):—[adjective] that is to be observed, performed in the noon.

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Mādhyāhnika (ಮಾಧ್ಯಾಹ್ನಿಕ):—[noun] the religious observances as prayers, offerings to be presented, etc. that are to be done in the noon.

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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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