Sadhini, Sadhani, Sādhinī, Sādhanī: 7 definitions


Sadhini means something in Buddhism, Pali, Hinduism, Sanskrit, 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.

In Hinduism

Shaktism (Shakta philosophy)

Source: Google Books: Manthanabhairavatantram

Sādhanī (साधनी) refers to “that which accomplishes”, according to the Kularatnoddyota, one of the earliest Kubjikā Tantras.—Accordingly, “[...] O goddess, (this form) bestows all fruits and gives (both) worldly enjoyment and liberation and accomplishes all (one’s) goals [i.e., sarvārtha-sādhanī]. She destroys all suffering and drags (away all) disturbance. She bestows tranquillity, fulfillment and accomplishment. She bestows flight and the rest as well as the most divine gathering in the circle (of initiates). O beloved, she bestows the cosmic form and whatever desire (kāma) and wealth (one may) wish for. You will thus be the object of adoration (pujyā) by means of the Vidyā of thirty-two syllables”.

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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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In Buddhism

Theravada (major branch of Buddhism)

Source: Pali Kanon: Pali Proper Names

Mother of Sodhana and of Kapila, who, in a later birth, became Kapilamaccha. She and her daughter, Tapana, became nuns, but because they followed Kapilas example and abused and reviled good monks, they were born, after death, in Niraya. DhA.iv.37, 42; SNA.i.305.

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Theravāda is a major branch of Buddhism having the the Pali canon (tipitaka) as their canonical literature, which includes the vinaya-pitaka (monastic rules), the sutta-pitaka (Buddhist sermons) and the abhidhamma-pitaka (philosophy and psychology).

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Languages of India and abroad

Marathi-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

sādhanī (साधनी).—a (sādhana) That accomplishes, achieves, effects; that is clever and skilful, or laborious and persisting, in devising and applying means, measures, expedients, contrivances towards the attainment or achievement of. 2 That is adapted or calculated or conducive &c. towards the acquisition or accomplishment of;--as an instrument or a means. 3 That tends to prove or establish;--as a writing or document.

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sādhanī (साधनी).—f A workman's plummet or level. 2 The metal border or edging around the collet of a ring or other ornament.

Source: DDSA: The Aryabhusan school dictionary, Marathi-English

sādhanī (साधनी).—a That effects. f A workman's plummet.

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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.

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Sanskrit dictionary

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

1) Sadhanī (सधनी):—[=sadha-nī] [from sadha] m. (in, [Padapāṭha] sa-dhanī) a fellow, comrade, [Ṛg-veda]

2) Sādhanī (साधनी):—[from sādh] in [compound] for sādhana.

[Sanskrit to German]

Sadhini in German

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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

Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Sādhani (ಸಾಧನಿ):—[noun] a food, used in small quantities for increasing the taste, appetite, etc. as pickles, chutney, etc.

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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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