Shodha, Śōdha, Śodha, Soḍha, Ṣoḍhā: 16 definitions

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Shodha means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Marathi, Jainism, Prakrit, 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.

The Sanskrit terms Śōdha and Śodha and Ṣoḍhā can be transliterated into English as Sodha or Shodha, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

Alternative spellings of this word include Shodh.

In Hinduism

Vyakarana (Sanskrit grammar)

Source: Wikisource: A dictionary of Sanskrit grammar

Soḍha (सोढ).—tad. affix सेढ (seḍha) prescribed in the sense of ' milk ', optionally along with the affixes दूस (dūsa) and मरीस (marīsa) after the word अवि (avi); e. g. अविसोढम् (avisoḍham) cf. अवेर्दुग्धे सोढदूसमरीसत्रः (averdugdhe soḍhadūsamarīsatraḥ) P. IV. 2. 36. Vart. 5.

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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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Shaktism (Shakta philosophy)

Source: Google Books: Manthanabhairavatantram

Ṣoḍhā (षोढा) or Ṣoḍhānyāsa refers to the “sixfold deposition”, according to the Manthānabhairavatantra, a vast sprawling work that belongs to a corpus of Tantric texts concerned with the worship of the goddess Kubjikā.—Accordingly, “[...] Practice Yoga [i.e., yogābhyāsa] in the sphere of the Supreme Syllable. The thread (sūtra) of the Supreme Syllable is the heart that fulfils all desires. He who, established in the venerable (goddess) Kujā, knows (this) is liberated from the bondage of birth. (Perfect) contemplation (samādhi) is with (these) sixteen aspects and is (attained) within the form of the sixfold deposition (ṣoḍhā-nyāsa). He who knows this is (a veritable) Lord of Yogis, the others (who do not) are (just) quoting from books. Once attained the plane that is Void and Non-void, the yogi is freed from bondage”.

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Shakta (शाक्त, śākta) or Shaktism (śāktism) represents a tradition of Hinduism where the Goddess (Devi) is revered and worshipped. Shakta literature includes a range of scriptures, including various Agamas and Tantras, although its roots may be traced back to the Vedas.

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Languages of India and abroad

Marathi-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

śōdha (शोध).—m (S) Search, quest, exploration. 2 Inquiry, investigation, searching out. 3 Examination, scrutiny, scanning, inspection. 4 The result of search or investigation--the ascertainment or finding; the discovery of or the determination respecting. 5 A correction (of an inaccuracy or an omission in a writing) written over or under or on the margin of the line in which it is to be read. 6 S Cleansing, purifying, correcting &c. See śōdhana. śōdha ṭhēvaṇēṃ g. of o. To keep the search or quest of; to take account, observation, or supervision of; to look out after (whether unto provision for the wants of, or unto correction of the ways and walk of).

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śōdhā (शोधा).—f Better sōdā, sōdēgirī, sōdēśāī.

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sōdhā (सोधा).—Better sōdā &c.

Source: DDSA: The Aryabhusan school dictionary, Marathi-English

śōdha (शोध).—m Search; inquiry. Cleansing. Scrutiny. śōdha ṭhēvaṇēṃ Keep the search or quest of; look out after.

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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

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Śodha (शोध).—[śudh-ghañ]

1) Purification.

2) Correction, rectification.

3) Acquittance, paying off (as of debts).

4) Retaliation, requital.

Derivable forms: śodhaḥ (शोधः).

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Ṣoḍhā (षोढा).—ind. In six ways.

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Soḍha (सोढ).—p. p. [sah-kta iḍabhāvaḥ]

1) Borne, suffered, endured, put up with &c.; see सह् (sah).

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

Śodha (शोध).—m.

(-dhaḥ) 1. Purification. 2. Correction. 3. Retalition. 4. Acquittance.

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Ṣoḍhā (षोढा).—Ind. In six ways. E. ṣaṣ six, u substituted for the final, dhāc aff., and dha changed to ḍha.

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Soḍha (सोढ).—mfn.

(-ḍhaḥ-ḍhā-ḍhaṃ) 1. Borne, suffered, endured. 2. Patient, enduring. E. sah to bear, aff. kta .

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

Ṣoḍhā (षोढा).—i. e. ṣaṣ + dhā, adv. In six ways, sixfold, [Yājñavalkya, (ed. Stenzler.)] 3, 84.

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

Ṣoḍhā (षोढा).—[adverb] sixfoldly.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Aufrecht Catalogus Catalogorum

Soḍha (सोढ) as mentioned in Aufrecht’s Catalogus Catalogorum:—minister to Someśvara, king of Śākambharī, father of Vāmana, father of Malladeva, father of Lakṣmīdhara (Viruddhavidhividhvaṃsana). Io. 1542.

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

1) Śodha (शोध):—[from śundh] a etc. See p. 1091, col. 3.

2) Śoḍha (शोढ):—[wrong reading] for soḍha, [Kathāsaritsāgara]

3) Śodha (शोध):—[from śoddhavya] b m. purification, cleansing, [Vopadeva]

4) [v.s. ...] correction, setting right, [Monier-Williams’ Sanskrit-English Dictionary]

5) [v.s. ...] payment, [ib.]

6) [v.s. ...] retaliation, [ib.]

7) Ṣoḍhā (षोढा):—[from ṣaṣ] ind. in six ways, sixfold, [Ṛg-veda; Maitrāyaṇī-saṃhitā; Yājñavalkya]

8) Soḍha (सोढ):—[from sah] a etc. See sub voce

9) b mfn. ([from] √1. sah; cf. sāḍha) borne, suffered, endured, tolerated, [Mahābhārata; Kāvya literature] etc.

10) patient, enduring, [Horace H. Wilson]

11) m. Name of a minister of Someśvara (king of Śākambarī), [Catalogue(s)]

12) n. See avi-soḍha.

13) Sodha (सोध):—m. [plural] Name of a people ([varia lectio] godha), [Mahābhārata]

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

Soḍha (सोढ):—[(ḍhaḥ-ḍhā-ḍhaṃ) a.] Borne, endured, patient.

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

Soḍha (सोढ) in the Sanskrit language is related to the Prakrit words: Sahia, Soḍha, Soha, Sohāva.

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Shodha 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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Hindi dictionary

Source: DDSA: A practical Hindi-English dictionary

Śodha (शोध) [Also spelled shodh]:—(nf) research; purification; cleansing, refinement; rectification, correction; setting right; (re-)payment; calculation regarding hour of marriage; ~[kartta] a researcher; rectifier; —[kṣamatā] solvency; —[patra/patrikā] research g̣ournal; —[prabaṃdha] reseach thesis, dissertation; —[lekha] research article.

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Prakrit-English dictionary

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

Soḍha (सोढ) in the Prakrit language is related to the Sanskrit word: Soḍha.

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Prakrit is an ancient language closely associated with both Pali and Sanskrit. Jain literature is often composed in this language or sub-dialects, such as the Agamas and their commentaries which are written in Ardhamagadhi and Maharashtri Prakrit. The earliest extant texts can be dated to as early as the 4th century BCE although core portions might be older.

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Kannada-English dictionary

Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Śōdha (ಶೋಧ):—[noun] ಶೋಧನೆ [shodhane].

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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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