Sadhvi, Sādhvī: 7 definitions
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Shaktism (Shakta philosophy)Source: Wisdom Library: Śāktism
Sādhvī (साध्वी, “accomplish”):—Name of one of the goddesses to be worshipped during Āvaraṇapūjā (“Worship of the Circuit of Goddesses”), according to the Durgāpūjātattva (“The truth concerning Durgā’s ritual”). They should be worshipped with either the five upācāras or perfume and flowers.
Her mantra is as follows:
ह्रीं ओं साध्व्यै नमः
hrīṃ oṃ sādhvyai namaḥ
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.
Ayurveda (science of life)Source: WorldCat: Rāj nighaṇṭu
Sādhvī (साध्वी) is another name for Medā, an unidentified medicinal plant, according to verse 5.22-24 of the 13th-century Raj Nighantu or Rājanighaṇṭu. The fifth chapter (parpaṭādi-varga) of this book enumerates sixty varieties of smaller plants (kṣudra-kṣupa). Together with the names Sādhvī and Medā, there are a total of nineteen Sanskrit synonyms identified for this plant.
Āyurveda (आयुर्वेद, ayurveda) is a branch of Indian science dealing with medicine, herbalism, taxology, anatomy, surgery, alchemy and related topics. Traditional practice of Āyurveda in ancient India dates back to at least the first millenium BC. Literature is commonly written in Sanskrit using various poetic metres.
India history and geogprahySource: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Indian Epigraphical Glossary
Sādhvī.—(JHA), a Jain nun. Note: sādhvī is defined in the “Indian epigraphical glossary” as it can be found on ancient inscriptions commonly written in Sanskrit, Prakrit or Dravidian languages.
The history of India traces the identification of countries, villages, towns and other regions of India, as well as royal dynasties, rulers, tribes, local festivities and traditions and regional languages. Ancient India enjoyed religious freedom and encourages the path of Dharma, a concept common to Buddhism, Hinduism, and Jainism.
Languages of India and abroad
Marathi-English dictionarySource: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary
sādhvī (साध्वी).—f (S) The wife of a Sadhu or holy personage: also a holy and saintly woman.Source: DDSA: The Aryabhusan school dictionary, Marathi-English
sādhvī (साध्वी).—f The wife of a sādhu; a holy and saintly woman.
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
1) A virtuous or chaste woman.
2) A faithful wife.
3) Name of a kind of root.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary
1) Sādhvī (साध्वी):—[from sādhu > sādh] a f. a chaste or virtuous woman, faithful wife, [Manu-smṛti; Mahābhārata] etc.
2) [v.s. ...] a saintly woman, [Horace H. Wilson]
3) [v.s. ...] a kind of root (= medā), [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]
4) [from sādh] b f. See under sādhu, p. 1201, col. 2
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.
See also (Relevant definitions)
Starts with: Sadhvika.
Ends with: Mahasadhvi.
Search found 5 books and stories containing Sadhvi, Sādhvī; (plurals include: Sadhvis, Sādhvīs). You can also click to the full overview containing English textual excerpts. Below are direct links for the most relevant articles:
Trishashti Shalaka Purusha Caritra (by Helen M. Johnson)
Part 2: Jamāli’s heresy < [Chapter VIII - Initiation of ṛṣabhadatta and devānandā]
Part 5: Story of Ārdrakakumāra < [Chapter VII - The stories of Celaṇā’s one-pillared palace]
Part 3: Description of Aṣṭāpada < [Chapter VI]
Manusmriti with the Commentary of Medhatithi (by Ganganatha Jha)
Verse 5.158 < [Section XIV - Duties of Women]
Verse 11.9-10 < [Section II - The Brāhmaṇa’s Responsibilities and Privileges regarding Sacrificial Performances]
Verse 5.65 < [Section IX - Other forms of Impurity]
The Tattvasangraha [with commentary] (by Ganganatha Jha)
Verse 2377 < [Chapter 24b - Arguments against the reliability of the Veda (the Revealed Word)]
Verse 3222-3223 < [Chapter 26 - Examination of the ‘Person of Super-normal Vision’]
Verse 337 < [Chapter 7 - Doctrine of the Self (ātman, ‘soul’)]
The Skanda Purana (by G. V. Tagare)