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Piṇḍī, aka: Piṇḍi; 3 Definition(s)


Piṇḍī means something in Buddhism, Pali, Hinduism, Sanskrit. Check out some of the following descriptions and leave a comment if you want to add your own contribution to this article.

The Sanskrit term Piṇḍī can be transliterated into English as Pindi, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Nāṭyaśāstra (theatrics and dramaturgy)

Piṇḍī (पिण्डी) is a collection of all those basic elements which make a composite whole. Just as the sky is spoken of as being with and without limit, piṇḍīs are said to be existing both in parts and also as a whole. Piṇḍī is called piṇḍībandha because it draws in it every aspect and ties them together. Abhinavagupta says that the piṇḍīs reveal the manifestation of the Lord. By this he means the several formations of groups to satisfy or portray different deities.

Source: svAbhinava: Abhinavagupta’s Treatment of the lāsyāṅgas

about this context:

Nāṭyaśāstra (नाट्यशास्त्र, natya-shastra) refers to both the ancient Indian tradition of performing arts, (e.g., theatrics, drama, dance, music), as well as the name of a Sanskrit work dealing with these subjects. It also teaches the rules for composing dramatic plays (nāṭya) and poetic works (kāvya).

In Buddhism


Piṇḍi, (f.) (cp. piṇḍa & Sk. piṇḍī) a lump, round mass, ball, cluster D. I, 74=A. III, 25 (nahāniya° ball of fragrant soap; DA. I, 218: piṇḍa); M. III, 92; J. I, 76 (phala°); II, 393; III, 53 (amba°); Miln. 107; Vism. 500 (piṭṭha°); DhA. III, 207 (amba°). (Page 458)

Source: Sutta: The Pali Text Society's Pali-English Dictionary

piṇḍī : (f.) a cluster; bunch.

Source: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary

about this context:

Pali is the language of the Tipiṭaka, which is the sacred canon of Theravāda Buddhism and contains much of the Buddha’s speech. Closeley related to Sanskrit, both languages are used interchangeably between religions.

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