Samhrishta, Saṃhṛṣṭa: 9 definitions


Samhrishta 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.

The Sanskrit term Saṃhṛṣṭa can be transliterated into English as Samhrsta or Samhrishta, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Jyotisha (astronomy and astrology)

[«previous next»] — Samhrishta in Jyotisha glossary
Source: Wisdom Library: Brihat Samhita by Varahamihira

Saṃhṛṣṭa (संहृष्ट) refers to “happiness”, according to the Bṛhatsaṃhitā (chapter 8), an encyclopedic Sanskrit work written by Varāhamihira mainly focusing on the science of ancient Indian astronomy astronomy (Jyotiṣa).—Accordingly, “When Jupiter (bṛhaspati) reappears at the beginning of the constellation of Dhaniṣṭhā in the month of Māgha, the first year of the cycle of 60 years of Jupiter known as Prabhava commences. [...] The next year is known as Vibhava the third as Śukla, the fourth as Pramoda, and the fifth as Prajāpati: in each of these years mankind will be happier than in the next preceding year. In the same four years there will be good growth of the Śālī crop, of sugarcane, of barley and other crops in the land; mankind will be freed from all fears and they will live at peace, in happiness [i.e., saṃhṛṣṭa-lokā] and without the vices of the Kaliyuga”.

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Jyotisha (ज्योतिष, jyotiṣa or jyotish) refers to ‘astronomy’ or “Vedic astrology” and represents the fifth of the six Vedangas (additional sciences to be studied along with the Vedas). Jyotisha concerns itself with the study and prediction of the movements of celestial bodies, in order to calculate the auspicious time for rituals and ceremonies.

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Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

[«previous next»] — Samhrishta in Purana glossary
Source: Shiva Purana - English Translation

Saṃhṛṣṭa (संहृष्ट) refers to “(one who is) delighted”, according to the Śivapurāṇa 2.5.1 (“Description of Tripura—the three cities”).—Accordingly, as the sons of Tāraka-Asura said to Brahmā: “[...] O Preceptor of the universe, Lord of the worlds, by your grace we shall move about on the earth occupying these cities. Tārakākṣa then said—‘Let Viśvakarmā make a city which cannot be broken even by the gods. Let that golden city be mine’. Kamalākṣa requested for a great silver city. The delighted (saṃhṛṣṭa) Vidyunmālī requested for a steel-set magnetic city. [...]”.

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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

[«previous next»] — Samhrishta in Sanskrit glossary
Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Saṃhṛṣṭa (संहृष्ट).—p. p.

1) Thrilled or horripilated with joy, delighted.

2) Bristling, shuddering.

3) Fired with emulation.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Saṃhṛṣṭa (संहृष्ट).—f.

(-ṣṭā) 1. Thrilled with joy. 2. Bristling. 3. Fired with emulation.

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

Saṃhṛṣṭa (संहृष्ट).—[adjective] stiff, erected, bristling; thrilled, rejoiced, merry, gay.

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

1) Saṃhṛṣṭa (संहृष्ट):—[=saṃ-hṛṣṭa] [from saṃ-hṛṣ] mfn. bristling, shuddering, [Mahābhārata]

2) [v.s. ...] one whose hair stands erect (with joy), [Rāmāyaṇa]

3) [v.s. ...] thrilled, delighted, glad, [Mahābhārata; Kāvya literature] etc.

4) [v.s. ...] flaming briskly (as fire), [Rāmāyaṇa]

Source: DDSA: Paia-sadda-mahannavo; a comprehensive Prakrit Hindi dictionary (S)

Saṃhṛṣṭa (संहृष्ट) in the Sanskrit language is related to the Prakrit word: Sāhaṭṭha.

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Samhrishta 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

[«previous next»] — Samhrishta in Kannada glossary
Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Saṃhṛṣṭa (ಸಂಹೃಷ್ಟ):—

1) [adjective] having the hairs of the body erected (as from joy); horripilated.

2) [adjective] overjoyed; greatly delighted.

3) [adjective] quivered; shaken; trembled.

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Saṃhṛṣṭa (ಸಂಹೃಷ್ಟ):—[noun] a delighted man.

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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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