Saindhava; 14 Definition(s)


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In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

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1) Saindhava (सैन्धव).—A disciple of the hermit Śaunaka. (See under Guruparamparā).

2) Saindhava (सैन्धव).—Mention is made in Mahābhārata, Vana Parva, Chapter 51, Verse 25, that the inhabitants of the kingdom of Sindhu were called Saindhavas.

Source: Puranic Encyclopaedia

1a) Saindhava (सैन्धव).—The king of Sindhu country could not defeat Arjuna supported by Kṛṣṇa;1 killed Abhimanyu during the Kurukṣetra war but was slain by Arjuna; see Jayadratha.2

  • 1) Bhāgavata-purāṇa 1. 15. 16.
  • 2) Ib. X. 78 [95 (v) 30], 35.

1b) The horse of the Sind on which Sudyumna rode to the northern forests.*

  • * Bhāgavata-purāṇa IX. 1. 23.

1c) (c) a kingdom watered by the Sindhu; noted for horses.*

  • * Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa II. 18. 48; IV. 17. 27; Matsya-purāṇa 121. 47.

1d) A disciple of Śaunaka; again divided the saṃhitā into two parts and gave to Muñjakeśa.*

  • * Vāyu-purāṇa 47. 46; 61. 53; Viṣṇu-purāṇa III. 6. 12.

1e) Were enlisted by Jarāsandha against the Yadus;1 country of the.2

  • 1) Bhāgavata-purāṇa X. [50 (v) 3].
  • 2) Viṣṇu-purāṇa II. 3. 17.
Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index

Saindhava (सैन्धव) is a name mentioned in the Mahābhārata (cf. I.177.19) and represents one of the many proper names used for people and places. Note: The Mahābhārata (mentioning Saindhava) is a Sanskrit epic poem consisting of 100,000 ślokas (metrical verses) and is over 2000 years old.

Source: JatLand: List of Mahabharata people and places
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The Purana (पुराण, purāṇas) refers to Sanskrit literature preserving ancient India’s vast cultural history, including historical legends, religious ceremonies, various arts and sciences. The eighteen mahapuranas total over 400,000 shlokas (metrical couplets) and date to at least several centuries BCE.

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Natyashastra (theatrics and dramaturgy)

1) Saindhava (सैन्धव) is the Sanskrit name of one of Bharata’s sons, mentioned in the Nāṭyaśāstra 1.26-33. After Brahmā created the Nāṭyaveda (nāṭyaśāstra), he ordered Bharata to teach the science to his (one hundred) sons. Bharata thus learned the Nāṭyaveda from Brahmā, and then made his sons study and learn its proper application. After their study, Bharata assigned his sons (eg., Saindhava) various roles suitable to them.

2) Saindhava (सैन्धव) is another name for Sindhu, a country pertaining to the Āvantī local usage (pravṛtti) according to the Nāṭyaśāstra chapter 14. These pravṛttis provide information regarding costumes, languages, and manners in different countries of the world. It is mentioned that this local usage (adopted by these countries) depends on the grand style (sāttvatī) and the graceful style (kaiśikī).

3) Saindhava (सैन्धव) refers to one of the twelve types of lāsya, or “gentle form of dance” according to the Nāṭyaśāstra chapter 20. It is also known by the name Saindhavaka. These various lāsya are presented as a specific type of dramatic play (nāṭya) similar to that of the Bhāṇa type

Source: Wisdom Library: Nāṭya-śāstra
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Natyashastra (नाट्यशास्त्र, nāṭyaśāstra) refers to both the ancient Indian tradition (śāstra) of performing arts, (nāṭya, 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 (nataka) and poetic works (kavya).

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Rasashastra (chemistry and alchemy)

Saindhava refers to “rock-salt”. (see Bhudeb Mookerji and his Rasajalanidhi)

Source: Rasa-Jala-Nidhi: Or Ocean of indian chemistry and alchemy
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Rasashastra (रसशास्त्र, rasaśāstra) is an important branch of Ayurveda, specialising in chemical interactions with herbs, metals and minerals. Some texts combine yogic and tantric practices with various alchemical operations. The ultimate goal of Rasashastra is not only to preserve and prolong life, but also to bestow wealth upon humankind.

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Kavya (poetry)

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Saindhava refers to an ancient district or cultural territory, as mentioned in the 7th-century Mudrārākṣasa written by Viśākhadeva. Saindhava corresponds to the Sindh, around or beyond the Indus.

Source: Wisdom Library: Kavya
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Kavya (काव्य, kavya) refers to Sanskrit poetry, a popular ancient Indian tradition of literature. There have been many Sanskrit poets over the ages, hailing from ancient India and beyond. This topic includes mahakavya, or ‘epic poetry’ and natya, or ‘dramatic poetry’.

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General definition (in Hinduism)

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Saindhava (सैन्धव) is the name of a country classified as Hādi (a type of Tantrik division), according to the 13th century Sammoha-tantra (fol. 7).—There are ample evidences to prove that the zone of heterodox Tantras went far beyond the natural limits of India. [...] The zones in the Sammoha-tantra [viz., Saindhava] are here fixed according to two different Tantrik modes, known as Kādi and Hādi.

Source: Indian Historical Quarterly Vol. 7

Saindhava (सैन्धव, ‘coming from the Indus’) is a term applied to ‘water’ in the Taittirīya-saṃhitā, to Guggulu in the Atharvaveda, to a ‘horse’ in the Śatapatha-brāhmaṇa (xi. 5. 5. 12), and to ‘salt’ in the same text.

Source: Vedic index of Names and Subjects

Saindhava (सैंधव): Jayadratha.

Source: WikiPedia: Hinduism

Languages of India and abroad

Marathi-English dictionary

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saindhava (सैंधव).—n m (S) Rock-salt. 2 m A horse.

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saindhava (सैंधव).—a S Relating to the sea, marine, oceanic. 2 Relating to the river Sindh (Indus) or to the country Sindh.

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

saindhava (सैंधव).—n m Rock-salt. m A horse. a Marine.

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

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Saindhava (सैन्धव).—a. (- f.) सिन्धुनदीसमीपे देशे भवः अण् (sindhunadīsamīpe deśe bhavaḥ aṇ)]

1) Produced or born in the Sindhu-territory.

2) Belonging to the Indus.

3) River-born.

4) Belonging to the sea, oceanic, marine.

-vaḥ 1 A horse, especially one bred in Sindhu; दीर्घग्रीवा मुखालम्बमेहनाः पृथुलोचनाः । महान्तस्तनुरोमाणो वलिनः सैन्धवा हयाः (dīrghagrīvā mukhālambamehanāḥ pṛthulocanāḥ | mahāntastanuromāṇo valinaḥ saindhavā hayāḥ) || 'com. Mb.7.23.24; जिनोक्तिषु श्राद्ध- तयैव सैन्धवाः (jinoktiṣu śrāddha- tayaiva saindhavāḥ) N.1.71; धावद्भिरसिधाराभिः शकलीकृतसैन्धवाः (dhāvadbhirasidhārābhiḥ śakalīkṛtasaindhavāḥ) Śiva B.22.33.

2) Name of a sage.

3) Name of a country.

4) Name of Jayadratha, the king of Sindh; क्रोधादुक्तं सैन्धवे चार्जुनेन (krodhāduktaṃ saindhave cārjunena) Mb.1.1.192.

-vaḥ, -vam A kind of rock-salt.

-vāḥ m. pl.

1) The people inhabiting the Sindhu territory.

2) (In drama) A kind of Prākṛt song.

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Saindhava (सैन्धव).—m. (or nt., doubtless = sindhava, q.v.), a musical instrument, probably a kind of drum: mṛdaṅgam āliṅga-saindhavāṃ paṇavāṃ Mv iii.82.3 (verse).

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Edgerton Buddhist Hybrid Sanskrit Dictionary
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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. 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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