Samnidhya, Sāṃnidhya: 6 definitions

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Samnidhya 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»] — Samnidhya in Purana glossary
Source: archive.org: Shiva Purana - English Translation

Sāṃnidhya (सांनिध्य) refers to “coming close to (someone’s neighbourhood)”, according to the Śivapurāṇa 2.5.18 (“The conversation between Nārada and Jalandhara”).—Accordingly, as Nārada said to Jalandhara: “[...] O lord of Daityas, I had been to the summit of Kailāsa casually. There I saw Śiva seated along with Pārvatī. He is fair-complexioned and exquisitely handsome. He has three eyes and the moon for his crest. On seeing this wonderfully great thing, a doubt arose in my mind. Can there be anywhere in the three worlds such a splendour as this? O lord of Daityas then the idea of your prosperity struck into my mind. Now I have come to you (sāṃnidhya) to see it personally. [...]”.

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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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Sanskrit dictionary

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

Sāṃnidhya (सांनिध्य).—

1) Vicinity, proximity; वदनामलेन्दुसांनिध्यतः (vadanāmalendusāṃnidhyataḥ) Mālatīmādhava (Bombay) 3.5.

2) Presence, attendance; परिकल्पितसांनिध्या काले काले च वन्दिषु (parikalpitasāṃnidhyā kāle kāle ca vandiṣu) R.4.6;7.3; Kumārasambhava 7.33.

Derivable forms: sāṃnidhyam (सांनिध्यम्).

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

Sāṃnidhya (सांनिध्य).—[neuter] proximity, presence.

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

Sāṃnidhya (सांनिध्य):—n. ([from] saṃ-nidhi) the being near, nearness, vicinity, presence, attendance ([accusative] with √kṛ, ‘to make one’s appearance, be or become present’; with [Causal] of √kṛ, ‘to cause to be near, call near’; with √, or √vraj ‘to come near, approach’; -pakṣe-√jan with [genitive case], ‘to take the place of’), [Manu-smṛti; Mahābhārata etc.]

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

Sāṃnidhya (सांनिध्य) in the Sanskrit language is related to the Prakrit word: Saṃnijjha.

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Samnidhya 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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