Randhra; 4 Definition(s)
Randhra means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, the history of ancient India, Marathi. 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.
Shaivism (Shaiva philosophy)
Randhra (रन्ध्र, “opening”):—First seat of the Svādhiṣṭhāna (2nd chakra), according to the Kubjikāmata-tantra. It is identified with the first of the seven worlds, named bhūrloka. Together, these seven seats form the Brahmāṇḍa (cosmic egg). The Randhra seat points to the east.
The associated pura is called manas, at the head of which is the Siddha named Mitreśāna. These Siddhas are considered to have been the expounders of the kula doctrine in former times.
The associated dhātu (constituents of the physical body) is the Skin (tvac).
Randhra has the following twelve guṇas associated with it:
- Jayantī (Kampanī),
- Vamanī (Bhramiṇī),
- Prabhā (Samā),
- and Sutejā.
They are represented as female deities, according to tantric sources such as the Śrīmatottara-tantra and the Gorakṣasaṃhitā (Kādiprakaraṇa). According to the Ṣaṭsāhasrasaṃhitā however, they are explained as particular syllables.Source: Wisdom Library: Kubjikāmata-tantra
Shaiva (शैव, śaiva) or Shaivism (śaivism) represents a tradition of Hinduism worshiping Shiva as the supreme being. Closely related to Shaktism, Shaiva literature includes a range of scriptures, including Tantras, while the root of this tradition may be traced back to the ancient Vedas.
Languages of India and abroad
randhra (रंध्र).—n (S) A hole, esp. a bore or perforation. 2 fig. A flaw, defect, imperfection, a hole.Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary
randhra (रंध्र).—n A hole. A bore. Fig. A flaw, defect.Source: DDSA: The Aryabhusan school dictionary, Marathi-English
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.
1) A hole, an aperture, a cavity, an opening, a chasm, fissure; रन्ध्रोष्विवालक्ष्यनभःप्रदेशा (randhroṣvivālakṣyanabhaḥpradeśā) R.13.56;15.82; नासाग्ररन्ध्रम् (nāsāgrarandhram) Māl.1.1; क्रौञ्चरन्ध्रम् (krauñcarandhram) Me.59.
2) (a) A weak or vulnerable point, assailable point; रन्ध्रोपनिपातिनोऽनर्थाः (randhropanipātino'narthāḥ) Ś.6; रन्ध्रान्वेषणदक्षाणां द्विषामामिषतां ययौ (randhrānveṣaṇadakṣāṇāṃ dviṣāmāmiṣatāṃ yayau) R.12.11;15.17;17.61; रन्ध्रं च प्रकृतीनाम् (randhraṃ ca prakṛtīnām) Kau. A.1.16. (b) A defect, fault, an imperfection.
3) A symbolical expression for the number 'nine'. (there being nine openings in the human body).
4) The vulva.
5) Name of the 8th astrological mansion; Bri. S.
6) A mischief; रन्ध्रदर्शनासहैः (randhradarśanāsahaiḥ) Dk.2.7.
Derivable forms: randhram (रन्ध्रम्).Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary
Sanskrit, also spelled संस्कृतम् (saṃskṛtam), is an ancient language of India commonly seen as the grandmother of the Indo-European language family. 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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