Shikhandini, Śikhaṇḍinī: 4 definitions



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The Sanskrit term Śikhaṇḍinī can be transliterated into English as Sikhandini or Shikhandini, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

[«previous next»] — Shikhandini in Purana glossary
Source: Puranic Encyclopedia

Śikhaṇḍinī (शिखण्डिनी).—(ii) Wife of Antardhāna born in the dynasty of emperor Pṛthu. The emperor had two sons called Antardhāna and Vādī. To Antardhāna was born of Śikhaṇḍinī a son called Havirdhāna, who married Dhiṣaṇā born in the dynasty of Agni, and the couple had six sons called Prācīnabarhis, Śukra, Gaya, Kṛṣṇa, Vraja and Ajina. (Viṣṇu Purāṇa, Chapter 14, Part 1).

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index

1a) Śikhaṇḍinī (शिखण्डिनी).—The queen of Vijitāśva and mother of three sons.*

  • * Bhāgavata-purāṇa IV. 24. 3.

1b) (Śikhaṇḍī-m.p.); the wife of Antardhāna, [Antardhi (Antardhana, Vāyu-purāṇa), (Antarddhi-vi. p.)] and mother of Havirdhāna.*

  • * Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa II. 37. 23; Matsya-purāṇa 4. 45; Vāyu-purāṇa 63. 22; Viṣṇu-purāṇa I. 14. 1.
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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»] — Shikhandini in Sanskrit glossary
Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Śikhaṇḍinī (शिखण्डिनी).—

1) A pea-hen; बर्हाणामपरशिखण्डिनीं भरेण । आलोक्य व्यवदधतं पुरो मयूरम् (barhāṇāmaparaśikhaṇḍinīṃ bhareṇa | ālokya vyavadadhataṃ puro mayūram) || Śi. 8.11.

2) A kind of jasmine.

3) Name of the daughter of Drupada; see शिखण्डिन् (śikhaṇḍin) above.

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

1) Śikhaṇḍinī (शिखण्डिनी):—[from śikhaṇḍin > śikhaṇḍa] f. a pea-hen, [Mahābhārata]

2) [v.s. ...] the shrub Abrus Precatorius, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

3) [v.s. ...] Name of a daughter of Drupada (afterwards changed to a male; See above), [Mahābhārata]

4) [v.s. ...] of the wife of Antardhāna, [Harivaṃśa; Purāṇa]

5) [v.s. ...] of two Apsaras (daughters of Kaśyapa and regarded as the authoresses of [Ṛg-veda ix, 104]), [Anukramaṇikā]

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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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