Sannidhi: 8 definitions



Sannidhi means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Buddhism, Pali, the history of ancient India, 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.

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In Hinduism

Vyakarana (Sanskrit grammar)

Source: Shodhganga: Vaiyākaraṇabhūṣaṇasāra: a critical study

Sannidhi (सन्निधि).—Proximity, that is, utterance of words without interval.

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Vyakarana (व्याकरण, vyākaraṇa) refers to Sanskrit grammar and represents one of the six additional sciences (vedanga) to be studied along with the Vedas. Vyakarana concerns itself with the rules of Sanskrit grammar and linguistic analysis in order to establish the correct context of words and sentences.

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Pancaratra (worship of Nārāyaṇa)

Source: Isvara Samhita Vol 5

Sannidhi (सन्निधि) or Sannidhimudrā is the name of a mudrā described in the Īśvarasaṃhitā 67.—Accordingly, “the two hands are to be joined and turned upwards. The two thumbs shall be away from own little finger. This is sannidhimudrā”. Mūdra (eg., Sannidhi-mudrā) is so called as it gives joy to the tattvas in the form of karman for those who offer spotless worship, drive out the defects which move about within and without and sealing up of what is done.

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Pancaratra (पाञ्चरात्र, pāñcarātra) represents a tradition of Hinduism where Narayana is revered and worshipped. Closeley related to Vaishnavism, the Pancaratra literature includes various Agamas and tantras incorporating many Vaishnava philosophies.

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India history and geography

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Indian Epigraphical Glossary

Sannidhi.—cf. sannadi (SII 1), presence of a deity; the front of a temple. Note: sannidhi is defined in the “Indian epigraphical glossary” as it can be found on ancient inscriptions commonly written in Sanskrit, Prakrit or Dravidian languages.

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The history of India traces the identification of countries, villages, towns and other regions of India, as well as royal dynasties, rulers, tribes, local festivities and traditions and regional languages. Ancient India enjoyed religious freedom and encourages the path of Dharma, a concept common to Buddhism, Hinduism, and Jainism.

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Languages of India and abroad

Pali-English dictionary

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Source: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary

sannidhi : (m.) storing up; hoarding.

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

Sannidhi, (saṃ+nidhi) putting together, storing up D. I, 6; Sn. 306, 924; Nd1 372; —kāra storing D. I, 6; —kāraka, storing up, store M. I, 523; Vin. I, 209; IV, 87; D. III, 235; A. III, 109; IV, 370. —kata stored up Vin. II, 270; put by, postponed Vin. I, 254. (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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Sanskrit dictionary

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

Sannidhi (सन्निधि).—f.

(-dhiḥ) 1. Proximity, approximation. 2. Perceptibility, presence, appearance, becoming or being visible or perceptible. 3. Placing. 4. Receiving. 5. A receptacle. E. sam and ni before dhā to have, and ki aff.; also sannidha and sannidhāna .

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

Sannidhi (सन्निधि):—[sanni-dhi] (dhiḥ) 2. f. Idem.

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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

Sannidhi (सन्निधि):—(nf) juxtaposition.

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