Sindhura, Simdhura: 12 definitions


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In Hinduism

Ayurveda (science of life)

Source: Ancient Science of Life: Vaidyavallabha: An Authoritative Work on Ayurveda Therapeutics

Sindhura (सिन्धुर) is mentioned as an ingredient of metallic drugs for the treatment of Pāma and Dadru, as mentioned in the 17th-century Vaidyavallabha (chapter 3) written by Hastiruci.—The Vaidyavallabha is a work which deals with the treatment and useful for all 8 branches of Ayurveda. The text Vaidyavallabha (mentioning sindhura) has been designed based on the need of the period of the author, availability of drugs during that time, disease manifesting in that era, socio-economical-cultural-familial-spiritual-aspects of that period Vaidyavallabha.

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Āyurveda (आयुर्वेद, ayurveda) is a branch of Indian science dealing with medicine, herbalism, taxology, anatomy, surgery, alchemy and related topics. Traditional practice of Āyurveda in ancient India dates back to at least the first millenium BC. Literature is commonly written in Sanskrit using various poetic metres.

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Ganitashastra (Mathematics and Algebra)

Source: Hindu Mathematics

Sindhura (सिन्धुर) represents the number 8 (eight) in the “word-numeral system” (bhūtasaṃkhyā), which was used in Sanskrit texts dealing with astronomy, mathematics, metrics, as well as in the dates of inscriptions and manuscripts in ancient Indian literature.—A system of expressing numbers by means of words arranged as in the place-value notation was developed and perfected in India in the early centuries of the Christian era. In this system the numerals [e.g., 8—sindhura] are expressed by names of things, beings or concepts, which, naturally or in accordance with the teaching of the Śāstras, connote numbers.

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Ganitashastra (शिल्पशास्त्र, gaṇitaśāstra) refers to the ancient Indian science of mathematics, algebra, number theory, arithmetic, etc. Closely allied with astronomy, both were commonly taught and studied in universities, even since the 1st millennium BCE. Ganita-shastra also includes ritualistic math-books such as the Shulba-sutras.

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Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

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Source: Shiva Purana - English Translation

Sindhura (सिन्धुर) refers to an “ocean (of mercy)”, according to the Śivapurāṇa 2.4.11 (“The Victory of Kumāra”).—Accordingly, as Kumuda (son of Śeṣa) said to Kumāra (son of Śiva): “O excellent son of great lord, lord of the gods, O great chief, I am afflicted by Pralamba and am seeking refuge in you. O Kumāra, O Skanda, O lord of the gods, O great lord, O slayer of Tāraka, save me harassed by the Asura Pralamba and seeking refuge in you. You are the kinsman of the distressed, the ocean of mercy (karuṇā-sindhura), favourably disposed to the devotees, the slayer of the wicked, worthy of refuge and the goal of the good. [...]”.

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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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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Sindhura (सिन्धुर).—

1) An elephant; नैवान्यत्र मदान्धसिन्धुरघटासंघट्टघण्टारणत्कारः (naivānyatra madāndhasindhuraghaṭāsaṃghaṭṭaghaṇṭāraṇatkāraḥ) Vālmīkī's Gaṅgāṣṭaka 2; स सिन्धुरः सैनिकानां चकार कदनं महत् (sa sindhuraḥ sainikānāṃ cakāra kadanaṃ mahat) Śiva B.3.16.

2) Name of the number 'eight'.

Derivable forms: sindhuraḥ (सिन्धुरः).

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

Sindhura (सिन्धुर).—m.

(-raḥ) An elephant. E. syand to ooze, the (ichor from his temples.) urac aff., and the form irr.

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

Sindhura (सिन्धुर).—[sindhu + ra], m. An elephant.

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

1) Sindhura (सिन्धुर):—[from sindhu] m. an elephant, [Rājataraṅgiṇī; Śukasaptati]

2) [v.s. ...] Name of the number eight, [Gaṇitādhyāya]

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

Sindhura (सिन्धुर):—(raḥ) 1. m. An elephant.

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

Sindhura (सिन्धुर) in the Sanskrit language is related to the Prakrit word: Siṃdhura.

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Sindhura 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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Prakrit-English dictionary

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

Siṃdhura (सिंधुर) in the Prakrit language is related to the Sanskrit word: Sindhura.

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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

Siṃdhura (ಸಿಂಧುರ):—

1) [noun] an elephat (Elephas maximus).

2) [noun] (math.) a symbol for the number eight.

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Siṃdhūra (ಸಿಂಧೂರ):—

1) [noun] a kind of pigment, bright-red mercuric sulfide; vermilion.

2) [noun] a bright-red or slightly orange powder applied by women on their foreheads, as an auspicious sign and also used in worshipping a deity.

3) [noun] bright-red colour.

4) [noun] an earthy clay coloured by iron oxide, usu. yellow or reddish brown, used as a pigment in paints; ochre.

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Siṃdhūra (ಸಿಂಧೂರ):—[noun] = ಸಿಂಧುರ [simdhura].

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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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