Sannidhana, Sannidhāna, Shannidhana: 10 definitions


Sannidhana 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.

Alternative spellings of this word include Sannidhan.

In Hinduism

Shaivism (Shaiva philosophy)

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Source: Shodhganga: Temple management in the Āgamas

Sannidhāna (सन्निधान) refers to certain a ceremony to be performed during pūjā (ritualistic worship), according to the Arcanāvidhipaṭala of Kāmikāgama.—Then [after āvāhana], the Ācārya, with flowers in his hands, meditates on the Śiva that he has invoked. He then performs sthāpana and sannidhāna with the respective mudrās. He performs sānnirodhana with the corresponding mudrā. The pūjā is fruitless if this is not performed. He then performs avakuṇṭhana with the corresponding mudrā.

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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.

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General definition (in Hinduism)

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Source: Shodhganga: Temples and cult of Sri Rama in Tamilnadu (h)

Sannidhana refers to “infusing the divinity in image” and represents one of the various daily ceremonies performed during puja (worship).—Offering of water and food or tirtham and prasadam to the deities on the different occasions or specified hours of the day is an important item in the daily pujas. [...] While for the daily routine, only ordinary plain rice was offered, special food preparations were offered often on festival days. [...] The daily routine includes a number of ceremonies [viz., Sannidhana] that are repeated.

Languages of India and abroad

Pali-English dictionary

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Source: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary

sannidhāna : (nt.) proximity; vicinity; storing.

Source: Sutta: The Pali Text Society's Pali-English Dictionary

Sannidhāna, (nt.) (saṃ+nidhāna) lit. “putting down together, ” proximity Dāvs. V, 39. (Page 679)

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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.

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Marathi-English dictionary

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Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

sannidhāna (सन्निधान).—n S Nearness, nighness, proximity, propinquity. 2 Appearance; becoming visible or perceptible.

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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.

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Sanskrit dictionary

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

Sannidhāna (सन्निधान).—n.

(-naṃ) 1. Proximity. 2. Appearance, perceptibility. 3. Placing, depositing. 4. Receiving, taking charge of. 5. A receptacle. 6. Placing down together. E. sam and ni before dhā to have lyuṭ aff.

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

Ṣaṇṇidhana (षण्णिधन):—[=ṣaṇ-ṇidhana] [from ṣaṇ > ṣaṣ] n. Name of a Sāman, [Ārṣeya-brāhmaṇa]

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

Sannidhāna (सन्निधान):—[sanni-dhāna] (naṃ) 1. m. Proximity; appearance; depositing; abiding; receiving.

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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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Hindi dictionary

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Source: DDSA: A practical Hindi-English dictionary

Sannidhāna (सन्निधान) [Also spelled sannidhan]:—(nm) juxtaposition, proximity.

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Kannada-English dictionary

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Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Sannidhāna (ಸನ್ನಿಧಾನ):—

1) [noun] closeness; proximity; vicinity; contiguity.

2) [noun] a placing, putting (something) side by side; juxtaposition.

3) [noun] a taking up of something for execution; an undertaking.

4) [noun] the presence (of a person or of an idol of a deity, etc.).

5) [noun] a pronoun meaning 'you' used honorifically.

6) [noun] the system of governing a state or nation; government.

7) [noun] the act of installing a deity in an idol, place, etc. by invocation.

8) [noun] the sense of nearness, as one of the several senses brought out by using the possessive case.

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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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