Samidh, Samidhā, Samidha, Samīdh: 23 definitions
Samidh means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Buddhism, Pali, Marathi, Hindi. 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.
Shaivism (Shaiva philosophy)Source: Wisdom Library: Śaivism
Samidha (समिध) refers to “fire-wood” used thoughout various ceremonies and rituals in Śaivism.Source: Brill: Śaivism and the Tantric Traditions
Samidh (समिध्) refers to “pieces of wood used for oblation”, according to the Mataṅgapārameśvara (with Rāmakaṇṭha’s commentary).—Accordingly, “Having worshipped the Lord, he should oblate into the fire at the three junctures of the day a thousand pieces of Udumbara-wood (audumbara-samidh) smeared with the three [sweet substances]. Consuming [only] milk, he should make oblations [in this manner] for seven days. He will become one who has accomplished the vidyāvrata”.Source: SOAS University of London: Protective Rites in the Netra Tantra
Samidh (समिध्) refers to the “fuel (wood)” (of an oblation into a fire), according to the Netratantra of Kṣemarāja: a Śaiva text from the 9th century in which Śiva (Bhairava) teaches Pārvatī topics such as metaphysics, cosmology, and soteriology.—Accordingly, [verse 6.15cd-18]—“[Mṛtyujit] instantly destroys fever as a result of an oblation into a fire fueled with milk tree wood (kṣīravṛkṣa-samidh-homa). This is the oblation that destroys all bad things. [It] consists of five amṛtas: sesame seed, rice, honey, ghee, and milk. [...]”.
Shaiva (शैव, śaiva) or Shaivism (śaivism) represents a tradition of Hinduism worshiping Shiva as the supreme being. Closely related to Shaktism, Shaiva literature includes a range of scriptures, including Tantras, while the root of this tradition may be traced back to the ancient Vedas.
Jyotisha (astronomy and astrology)Source: Google Books: Studies in the History of the Exact Sciences (Astronomy)
Samidh (समिध्, “faggots”) [=Samidha?] refers to the “items to be offered” to the nine planets (navagraha), according to the grahaśānti (cf. grahayajña) section of the Yājñavalkyasmṛti (1.295-309), preceded by the section called vināyakakalpa (1.271-294), prescribing a rite to be offered to Vināyaka.—[verse 302-303: Faggots to be burned]—These two verses prescribe different faggots [i.e., samidh] to be burned for grahas with offerings of honey, ghee, dadhi, and milk. It is interesting to note that some of the faggots (i.e. parāśa, khadira, pippala, and śamī) mentioned here are also used in the Suśrutasaṃhitā in the context (Uttaratantra chapters 27-37) of curing the diseases caused by grahas, which, in this case, are not planetary. [verse 304-305: Cooked rice (odana) to be offered to grahas]
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.
Purana and Itihasa (epic history)Source: archive.org: Shiva Purana - English Translation
Samidh (समिध्) refers to “sacrificial twigs”, according to the Śivapurāṇa 2.3.13 (“Śiva-Pārvatī dialogue”).—Accordingly, after Śiva permitted Pārvatī to stay by his side: “[...] Sometimes accompanied by her maids, she sang exquisite songs of good note that increased love in the hermitage of Śiva. Sometimes she brought Kuśa grass, flowers and sacrificial twigs [i.e., samidh]. Sometimes, assisted by her maids, she scrubbed and cleaned the place. Sometimes she stayed in the house of the moon-crescent lord, pure and holy. Sometimes she used to gaze at the lord lovingly and with surprise. [...]”.
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.
Languages of India and abroad
Pali-English dictionarySource: Sutta: The Pali Text Society's Pali-English Dictionary
Samidhā, (f.) (fr. saṃ+idh; see indhana) fuel, firewood SnA 174. (Page 687)
Pali is the language of the Tipiṭaka, which is the sacred canon of Theravāda Buddhism and contains much of the Buddha’s speech. Closeley related to Sanskrit, both languages are used interchangeably between religions.
Marathi-English dictionarySource: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary
Samīdha (समीध).—f ē (samidh S) A stick of a span in length, of Butea frondosa, Mimosa catechu, and other pure trees (to be used in kindling sacrificial or sacred fire).Source: DDSA: The Aryabhusan school dictionary, Marathi-English
samīdh (समीध्).—f A sacrificial stick.
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
Samidh (समिध्).—f. (samit or samid in comp.) Wood, fuel; विलापदुःखसमिधो रुदिताश्रुहुताहुतिः (vilāpaduḥkhasamidho ruditāśruhutāhutiḥ) Rām.2.24.6; 6; especially fuel or sacrificial sticks for the sacred fire; समिदाहरणाय प्रस्थिता वयम् (samidāharaṇāya prasthitā vayam) Ś.1; तत्राग्निमाधाय समित्समिद्धम् (tatrāgnimādhāya samitsamiddham) Kumārasambhava 1.57;5. 33.Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary
Derivable forms: samidhaḥ (समिधः).Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Edgerton Buddhist Hybrid Sanskrit Dictionary
Samidhā (समिधा).—(extension of Sanskrit samidh; = Pali id.), firewood: °dhānām Divyāvadāna 70.6 (mss., ed. em. samidhām); °dhā-hāraka- 487.14 ff.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Samidh (समिध्).—f. (-mit or mid) Fuel, wood, grass, &c. so employed. E. sam together, indhi to kindle or inflame, kvip aff., and the nasal rejected.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary
(-dhaḥ) Agni or fire, sam, and indh to kindle, aff. ka .Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Benfey Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Samidh (समिध्).—i. e. sam-indh, f. Fuel, wood, [Śākuntala, (ed. Böhtlingk.)] 7, 9; grass, [Vedāntasāra, (in my Chrestomathy.)] in
Samidh (समिध्).—[adjective] flaming.
— [feminine] log of wood, fuel; kindling, flaming.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary
1) Samidh (समिध्):—[from sam-indh] mfn. igniting, flaming, burning, [Ṛg-veda]
2) [v.s. ...] f. firewood, fuel, a log of wood, faggot, grass etc. employed as fuel (7 Samidhs, or sometimes 3 x 7 are mentioned, as well as 7 Yonis, 7 flames etc.), [Ṛg-veda] etc. etc.
3) [v.s. ...] kindling, flaming, [Ṛg-veda; Vājasaneyi-saṃhitā; Śatapatha-brāhmaṇa]
4) [v.s. ...] = samid-ādhāna, [???]Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary
1) Samidha (समिध):—[from samidh > sam-indh] (ifc.) = samidh, fuel, wood, [Rāmāyaṇa]
2) [v.s. ...] m. fire, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]
3) Samidhā (समिधा):—[from samidha > samidh > sam-indh] f. an oblation to fuel or firewood, [Gṛhyāsaṃgraha]Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Yates Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Samidh (समिध्):—[(d-t)] 5. f. Fuel.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Yates Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Samidha (समिध):—(dhaḥ) 1. m. Agni or fire.Source: DDSA: Paia-sadda-mahannavo; a comprehensive Prakrit Hindi dictionary (S)
Samidh (समिध्) in the Sanskrit language is related to the Prakrit word: Samihā.
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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.
Hindi dictionarySource: DDSA: A practical Hindi-English dictionary
Samidhā (समिधा):—(nf) sacrificial firewood; an oblation to fuel or firewood.
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Rig Veda (translation and commentary) (by H. H. Wilson)
Rig Veda 1.164.25 < [Sukta 164]
Rig Veda 2.6.1 < [Sukta 6]
Rig Veda 3.2.9 < [Sukta 2]
Jnaneshwari (Bhavartha Dipika) (by Ramchandra Keshav Bhagwat)
Verse 9.16 < [Chapter 9 - Raja-vidya and Raja-guhya Yoga]
Verse 4.27 < [Chapter 4 - Brahma-yajna]
Sankhayana-grihya-sutra (by Hermann Oldenberg)
Satapatha-brahmana (by Julius Eggeling)
Kāṇḍa I, adhyāya 5, brāhmaṇa 3 < [First Kāṇḍa]
Kāṇḍa I, adhyāya 8, brāhmaṇa 2 < [First Kāṇḍa]
Kāṇḍa III, adhyāya 8, brāhmaṇa 1 < [Third Kāṇḍa]
Bharadvaja-srauta-sutra (by C. G. Kashikar)
The Agnistoma Somayaga in the Shukla Yajurveda (by Madan Haloi)
Part 5.6: The concluding bath (avabhṛtheṣṭi) < [Chapter 4 - The Agniṣṭoma Ritual]
Part 2.3: The Agnihotra Sacrifice < [Chapter 2 - An Introduction to the Ritualistic Religion of the Vedas]
Part 2.4: Rite of hospitality in honour of Soma (ātithyeṣṭi) < [Chapter 4 - The Agniṣṭoma Ritual]