Pashandin, Pāṣaṇḍī, Pāṣaṇḍin, Pashandi, Pashamdi, Pasamdi: 15 definitions
Pashandin means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Marathi, 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.
The Sanskrit terms Pāṣaṇḍī and Pāṣaṇḍin can be transliterated into English as Pasandi or Pashandi or Pasandin or Pashandin, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).
Vaishnavism (Vaishava dharma)Source: Prabhupada Books: Sri Caitanya Caritamrta
Pāṣaṇḍī (पाषण्डी).—A definition of pāṣaṇḍī is given in the Hari-bhakti-vilāsa (1.73), wherein it is stated: “A pāṣaṇḍī is one who thinks that the Supreme Lord Nārāyaṇa, the Personality of Godhead, is on the same level with the demigods, headed by Lord Brahmā and Lord Śiva. The devotee never considers Lord Nārāyaṇa to be on the same platform with Lord Brahmā and Lord Śiva”.
Vaishnava (वैष्णव, vaiṣṇava) or vaishnavism (vaiṣṇavism) represents a tradition of Hinduism worshipping Vishnu as the supreme Lord. Similar to the Shaktism and Shaivism traditions, Vaishnavism also developed as an individual movement, famous for its exposition of the dashavatara (‘ten avatars of Vishnu’).
Jyotisha (astronomy and astrology)Source: Wisdom Library: Brihat Samhita by Varahamihira
Pāṣaṇḍin (पाषण्डिन्) (Cf. Pākhaṇḍin) refers to “heretics”, according to the Bṛhatsaṃhitā (chapter 9), an encyclopedic Sanskrit work written by Varāhamihira mainly focusing on the science of ancient Indian astronomy astronomy (Jyotiṣa).—Accordingly, “If she [=Venus] should enter the constellation of Anurādhā, rulers will be at strife; if she should enter the constellation of Jyeṣṭhā, the chief rulers will suffer; if she should enter the constellation of Mūla, physicians that deal in medicinal plants will suffer. In each of these three cases there will be drought in the land. If Venus (Śukra) should enter the constellation of Pūrvāṣādha, the creatures of water will suffer; if she should enter the constellation of Uttarāṣādha, diseases will increase. If she should enter the constellation of Śravaṇa, diseases of the ear will afflict mankind. If she should enter the constellation of Dhaniṣṭhā, heretics [i.e., pāṣaṇḍin] will suffer”.
Jyotisha (ज्योतिष, jyotiṣa or jyotish) refers to ‘astronomy’ or “Vedic astrology” and represents the fifth of the six Vedangas (additional sciences to be studied along with the Vedas). Jyotisha concerns itself with the study and prediction of the movements of celestial bodies, in order to calculate the auspicious time for rituals and ceremonies.
Shaktism (Shakta philosophy)Source: Brill: Śaivism and the Tantric Traditions (shaktism)
Pāṣaṇḍin (पाषण्डिन्) refers to “heretics”, according to the Devīpurāṇa verse 88.1-3.—Accordingly, “People desiring liberation worship the Mothers by way of the Vedas and the Śaiva Tantric revelation. They are also worshipped in accordance with the Gāruḍatantras, Bhūtatantras, and Bālatantras. Beneficent, they bring all endeavors to fruition, and are like wish-fulfilling jewels. Heretics of the future—[viz.] the Buddhist proponents of Gāruḍa Tantra (gāruḍavādin)—will worship them according to their own methods, devoted to their own ways, dear child. They give rewards that accord with any disposition wise people worship them with, whether they be Brahmins or even lowborn outcastes”.
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.
Vastushastra (architecture)Source: Brill: Śaivism and the Tantric Traditions (architecture)
Pāṣaṇḍin (पाषण्डिन्) refers to a “heretic”, according to the Devyāmata (in the section śalyoddhāra-paṭala or “excavation of extraneous substances”).—Accordingly, “[...] If a heretic is seen (pāṣaṇḍin-darśana), that brings an undesirable outcome to householders. If one hears someone hurt, wounded, or killed, or something broken, then [the officiant] should not divide the site with cords. If there are persons who are not praised, undesirable, or blameworthy, then one should avoid seeing such persons, hearing [the names of] such persons announced, and hearing the voices of such persons. [...]”.
Vastushastra (वास्तुशास्त्र, vāstuśāstra) refers to the ancient Indian science (shastra) of architecture (vastu), dealing with topics such architecture, sculpture, town-building, fort building and various other constructions. Vastu also deals with the philosophy of the architectural relation with the cosmic universe.
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Marathi-English dictionarySource: DDSA: The Aryabhusan school dictionary, Marathi-English
Pāṣaṇḍī (पाषण्डी).—& pāṣaṇḍī & pāṣāṇḍa & pāṣāṇḍī See pākhaḍa & pākhaṇḍī.
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.
Sanskrit dictionarySource: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary
Pāṣaṇḍin (पाषण्डिन्).—m., [pākhaṇḍikaḥ] A heretic, a religious hypocrite; Y.1.13;2.7.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Pāṣaṇḍin (पाषण्डिन्).—m. (-ṇḍī) A heretic, &c.: see pāṣaṇḍa. E. pāṣaṇḍa, and ini added.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Benfey Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Pāṣaṇḍin (पाषण्डिन्).—i. e. pāṣaṇḍa + in, m. A heretic, [Mānavadharmaśāstra] 4, 30.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Cappeller Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Pāṣaṇḍin (पाषण्डिन्).—[masculine] heretic.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary
1) Pāṣaṇḍin (पाषण्डिन्):—[from pāṣaṇḍa] ([Manu-smṛti; Yājñavalkya] etc.) m. a heretic (cf. [Indian Wisdom, by Sir M. Monier-Williams 219; 299]).
2) Pāṣāṇḍin (पाषाण्डिन्):—[from pāṣaṇḍa] [varia lectio] for pāṣaṇḍa, ḍin.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Yates Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Pāṣaṇḍin (पाषण्डिन्):—(ṇḍī) 5. m. Idem.Source: DDSA: Paia-sadda-mahannavo; a comprehensive Prakrit Hindi dictionary (S)
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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.
Prakrit-English dictionarySource: DDSA: Paia-sadda-mahannavo; a comprehensive Prakrit Hindi dictionary
Pāsaṃḍi (पासंडि) in the Prakrit language is related to the Sanskrit word: Pāsāṇḍin.
Pāsaṃḍi has the following synonyms: Pāsaṃḍiya.
Prakrit is an ancient language closely associated with both Pali and Sanskrit. Jain literature is often composed in this language or sub-dialects, such as the Agamas and their commentaries which are written in Ardhamagadhi and Maharashtri Prakrit. The earliest extant texts can be dated to as early as the 4th century BCE although core portions might be older.
Kannada-English dictionarySource: Alar: Kannada-English corpus
Pāśāṃḍi (ಪಾಶಾಂಡಿ):—[noun] = ಪಾಷಾಂಡಿ [pashamdi].
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Pāṣaṃḍi (ಪಾಷಂಡಿ):—[noun] = ಪಾಷಂಡ [pashamda]2 - 2.
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1) [noun] = ಪಾಷಂಡ [pashamda]2 - 2.
2) [noun] a wandering, religious mendicant, who has renounced all worldly attachments, comfort and sensual enjoyments.
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Pāsaṃḍi (ಪಾಸಂಡಿ):—[noun] = ಪಾಷಾಂಡಿ [pashamdi].
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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Starts with: Pashandidarshana.
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