Samyamini, Saṃyaminī: 4 definitions

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Samyamini 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»] — Samyamini in Purana glossary
Source: Wisdom Library: Varāha-purāṇa

Saṃyaminī (संयमिनी) is the city city of Yama, guardian (dikpāla) of the southern direction, according to the Varāhapurāṇa chapter 76.

Source: archive.org: Shiva Purana - English Translation

Saṃyaminī (संयमिनी) or Saṃyamanī refers to the “abode of Yama”, as mentioned in the Śivapurāṇa 2.1.18.—Accordingly:—“[...] by the favour of Śiva (viz., śivānugraha) or by the power of accumulated merit, the son of Yajñadatta could not partake of the offerings of eatables made to Lord Śiva. The terrible soldiers of Yama [viz., Yamagaṇas] who desired to take him to Saṃyamani (Saṃyaminī, the abode of Yama), approached him with nooses and clubs in their hands and bound him. In the meantime the attendants of Śiva [viz., Śivagaṇas] with tridents in their hands and tinkling anklets on their arms reached the spot in an aerial chariot in order to take him to Śivaloka”.

Note: Saṃyaminī or Saṃyamanī, the city of Yama is fabled to be situated on Mount Meru.

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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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General definition (in Hinduism)

[«previous next»] — Samyamini in Hinduism glossary
Source: Wisdom Library: Hinduism

Saṃyaminī (संयमिनी, “city of bondage”):—The name of the city where Yama resides with his scribe Citragupta and various other attendants. Yama is the vedic God of death and represents the embodiment of Dharma. He rules over the kingdom of the dead and binds humankind according to the fruits of their karma.

Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit dictionary

[«previous next»] — Samyamini in Sanskrit glossary
Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary

1) Saṃyaminī (संयमिनी):—[=saṃ-yaminī] [from saṃ-yamin > saṃ-yam] f. Name of the city Kāśī, [Kāśī khaṇḍa, from the skanda-purāṇa]

2) [v.s. ...] Name of Yama’s residence (also written saṃ-yamanī q.v.), [Śaṃkarācārya]

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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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