Samidadhana, Samidādhāna, Samidh-adhana: 5 definitions


Samidadhana 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)

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

Samidādhāna (समिदाधान) refers to the “collection of sacrificial twigs”, as defined in the Śivapurāṇa 1.14.—Accordingly, “the offering made into the fire is called fire-sacrifice (agniyajña). In the case of persons in the brahmacarya-āśrama (i.e Religious Students) it is called samidādhāna (collection of sacrificial twigs). O Brahmins, until the rite of aupāsana (fire sacrifice of the householder) all the persons in the first āśrama perform their vratas and special sacrifices in the fire from sacrificial twigs”.

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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»] — Samidadhana in Sanskrit glossary
Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Samidādhāna (समिदाधान).—the placing on of fuel (as oblation); (kuryāt) समिदाधानमेव च (samidādhānameva ca) Manusmṛti 2.176.

Derivable forms: samidādhānam (समिधाधानम्).

Samidādhāna is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms samidh and ādhāna (आधान).

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

Samidādhāna (समिदाधान).—[neuter] the placing of fuel (on the sacred fire).

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Aufrecht Catalogus Catalogorum

Samidādhāna (समिदाधान) as mentioned in Aufrecht’s Catalogus Catalogorum:—prayoga. ibid.

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

Samidādhāna (समिदाधान):—[=samid-ādhāna] [from samid > sam-indh] n. the placing on of wood or fuel (for the oblation to fire), [Manu-smṛti ii, 176.]

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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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