Madhyandina, Mādhyandina, Madhyaṃdina, Mādhyaṃdina, Madhyamdina: 15 definitions


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In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

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Source: Shiva Purana - English Translation

Mādhyaṃdina (माध्यंदिन) refers to the “hymns of the Yajurveda”, according to the Śivapurāṇa 2.3.48 (“Description of Marriage of Śiva and Pārvatī”).—Accordingly, as Brahmā narrated to Nārada: “[...] O sage, he gave a crore of elephants and chariots inlaid with gold and made beautiful by gems. Thus Himavat attained perfect satisfaction after giving his daughter Pārvatī to Śiva, the great lord, in accordance with the rules. Then the lord of mountains with palms joined in reverence eulogised lord Śiva joyously with the hymns of the Yajurveda [e.g., mādhyaṃdinamādhyaṃdinoktastotrato mudā]. [...]”.

Note: Mādhyandina is a popular recension of the white Yajurveda of which the mantras are used by the priests in the nuptial and other ceremonies.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index

1) Madhyandina (मध्यन्दिन).—A son of Puṣpārṇa and Prabhā;1 a vājin.2

  • 1) Bhāgavata-purāṇa IV. 13. 13.
  • 2) Vāyu-purāṇa 61. 25.

2) Mādhyandina (माध्यन्दिन).—Learnt the vājaseni yajus.*

  • * Bhāgavata-purāṇa XII. 6. 74.

3) Madhyaṃdina (मध्यंदिन).—A pupil of Yājñavalkya.*

  • * Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa II. 35. 28.

4) Mādhyaṃdina (माध्यंदिन).—A Trayārṣeya.*

  • * Matsya-purāṇa 200. 15.
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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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Dharmashastra (religious law)

Source: Srimatham: History of Dharmaśāstra

Mādhyandina (माध्यन्दिन) (or Saṅgava or Madhyahna) refers to “mid-day”.—The day (of 12 hours) was often divided into five parts, viz. prāta or udaya (sunrise), saṅgava, mādhyandina or madhyahna (mid-day), aparahna (afternoon) and sāyāhna or astagamana or sāya (evening). Each of these five parts of day time will be equal to three muhūrtas. In some smṛtis and Purānas these five parts are mentioned and defined; e.g. in the Prajāpati-smṛti, vv.156157, Matsya Purāṇa 22.82-84, 124.88-90, Vayu 50.170-174.

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Dharmashastra (धर्मशास्त्र, dharmaśāstra) contains the instructions (shastra) regarding religious conduct of livelihood (dharma), ceremonies, jurisprudence (study of law) and more. It is categorized as smriti, an important and authoritative selection of books dealing with the Hindu lifestyle.

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In Buddhism

General definition (in Buddhism)

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Source: The Chronological History of Buddhism

Madhyandina and Ananda II: The Buddhist Monks (1480-1400 BCE).—Gilgit Manuscript Vinayavastu part 1 (Bhaishajyavastu) mentions that Mahayana Buddhist monks Madhyandina and Ananda II lived 100 years after the nirvana of Nagarjuna Vajrapani.

Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit dictionary

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

Madhyaṃdina (मध्यंदिन).—a.

1) Middle, central.

2) Meridional, belonging to noon (also madhyaṃdinīya).

-nam 1 The midday (the third division of the day out of five); अथ यत् संप्रति मध्यंदिने (atha yat saṃprati madhyaṃdine) Ch. Up.2.9.5.

2) The time of the day between 16 to 2 Ghaṭakās; मध्यंदिने विष्णुररीन्द्रपाणिः (madhyaṃdine viṣṇurarīndrapāṇiḥ) Bhāgavata 6.8.2.

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Mādhyaṃdina (माध्यंदिन).—a. (- f.)

1) Midday, meridional.

2) Middle, central.

-naḥ 1 Name of a branch of Vājasaneyins.

2) Name of an astronomical school which fixed the starting point of planetary movements at noon.

-nam A branch of the शुक्ल (śukla) or white Yajurveda (followed by the Mādhyandinas).

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Edgerton Buddhist Hybrid Sanskrit Dictionary

Madhyaṃdina (मध्यंदिन).—(also Mādhy°, q.v.; seems to cor-resp. to Pali Majjhantika, a word which means noon, midday, see prec.; both were missionaries to Kashmir), name of a Buddhist missionary to Kashmir: Karmavibhaṅga (and Karmavibhaṅgopadeśa) 61.11 (for northern sources see Lévi's note).

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Madhyaṃdina (मध्यंदिन) or Mādhyandina.—q.v.: Mūla-Sarvāstivāda-Vinaya i.xvii.4; i.4.4.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Edgerton Buddhist Hybrid Sanskrit Dictionary

Mādhyandina (माध्यन्दिन) or Madhyaṃdina.—q.v.: Mūla-Sarvāstivāda-Vinaya i.xvii.4; i.4.4.

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

Madhyandina (मध्यन्दिन).—i. e. madhya + m-dina, n. Noon, [Pañcatantra] 82, 1.

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

Madhyaṃdina (मध्यंदिन).—[masculine] midday or midday offering.

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Mādhyaṃdina (माध्यंदिन).—[adjective] meridional, midday-; [masculine] [plural] [Name] of a Vedic school.

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

1) Madhyaṃdina (मध्यंदिन):—[=madhya-ṃ-dina] [from madhya] m. (madhya-) (n., [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]) midday, noon, [Ṛg-veda] etc. etc.

2) [v.s. ...] the midday offering (Savana or Pavamāna), [Brāhmaṇa; ???]

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

4) [v.s. ...] Name of a disciple of Yājñavalkya, [Catalogue(s)]

5) [v.s. ...] n. Midday (personified as a son of Puṣpārṇa by Prabhā), [Bhāgavata-purāṇa]

6) [v.s. ...] mfn. = mādhyaṃdina (q.v.)

7) Mādhyaṃdina (माध्यंदिन):—[=mādhya-ṃ-dina] [from mādhya] mf(ī)n. (mādh) ([from] madhyaṃ-dina) belonging to midday, meridional, [Ṛg-veda] etc. etc.

8) [v.s. ...] m. = mādhyaṃdinaḥ pavanaḥ, [Śāṅkhāyana-śrauta-sūtra]

9) [v.s. ...] [plural] Name of a branch of she Vājasaneyins, [Inscriptions] etc. (cf. [Indian Wisdom, by Sir M. Monier-Williams 150; 245, 2])

10) [v.s. ...] of an [astronomy] school who fixed the starting-point of planetary movements at noon, [Colebrooke]

11) [v.s. ...] of a family, [Pravara texts]

12) [=mādhya-ṃ-dina] [from mādhya] n. = mādhyaṃdinaṃ savanam, [Kātyāyana-śrauta-sūtra]

13) [v.s. ...] Name of a Tīrtha, [Catalogue(s)]

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

Madhyandina (मध्यन्दिन) in the Sanskrit language is related to the Prakrit word: Majjhaṃdiṇa.

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Hindi dictionary

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Source: DDSA: A practical Hindi-English dictionary

Mādhyaṃdina (माध्यंदिन):—(a) middle, central, intermediate.

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Kannada-English dictionary

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

Madhyaṃdina (ಮಧ್ಯಂದಿನ):—

1) [noun] midday; noon.

2) [noun] something that is or is placed, at the centre or halfway between two other things.

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Mādhyaṃdina (ಮಾಧ್ಯಂದಿನ):—

1) [noun] the middle of the day; noon; midday.

2) [noun] the middle, central portion (of anything).

3) [noun] name of a branch of Yajurvēda.

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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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