Samadhin, Samādhin: 4 definitions


Samadhin means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit. 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

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

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Source: Shiva Purana - English Translation

Samādhin (समाधिन्) refers to “one who has entered into trance” and is used to describe Śiva, according to the Śivapurāṇa 2.3.10.—Accordingly, as Brahmā narrated to Nārada:—“[...] Returning to His mountain, Śiva in his excitement caused by his separation from his beloved, remembered Satī, who was dearer to Him than his very life. [...] Abandoning the polished manners of a householder, He cast off his dress and roamed about all the worlds, clever in divine sports that He was. Not seeing her anywhere, the pangs of his separation from Satī increasing, Śiva, the benefactor of His devotees, returned to His mountain and entered into trance [i.e., samādhin] for the destruction of misery. Thereupon He saw His imperishable real form. [...]”.

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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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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Samādhin (समाधिन्).—a.

1) Meditating.

2) Devout, pious; सा भूधराणामधिपेन तस्यां समाधिमत्यामुदपादि भव्या (sā bhūdharāṇāmadhipena tasyāṃ samādhimatyāmudapādi bhavyā) Ku. 1.22.

See also (synonyms): samādhimat.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Benfey Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Samādhin (समाधिन्).—i. e. samādhi + in, adj. Absorbed in contemplation, meditating, [Bhagavadgītā, (ed. Schlegel.)] 4, 24.

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

Samādhin (समाधिन्):—[=sam-ādhin] [from sam-ādhi > samā-dhā] mfn. absorbed in contemplation, [Horace H. Wilson]

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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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