Sudhi, Su-dhi, Sudhī: 17 definitions


Sudhi 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.

In Hinduism

Shaivism (Shaiva philosophy)

Source: Wisdom Library: Kubjikāmata-tantra

Sudhī (सुधी, “intelligence”):—One of the nine Dūtī presided over by one of the nine bhaivaravas named Hāṭakeśa (emanation of Ananta, who is the central presiding deity of Dūtīcakra), according to the Kubjikāmata-tantra and the Ṣaṭsāhasrasaṃhitā.

Source: Brill: Śaivism and the Tantric Traditions

Sudhī (सुधी) refers to “good understanding”, according to the Siddhayogeśvarīmata chapter 10.—Accordingly, “[Bhairava spoke]:—[...] The male or female practitioner, with his/her mind focused on the mantra, should perform worship according to prescriptions and then undertake the vow. [In the first of these] all his limbs covered with ashes, the practitioner is to observe silence and should wear a white garment; he should be of good understanding (sudhī). He must have a white sacred thread, he should be free from desire and established in self-restraint.”.

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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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Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

Source: Shiva Purana - English Translation

Sudhī (सुधी) refers to “intelligent persons”, according to the Śivapurāṇa 2.2.43.—Accordingly, as Brahmā narrated to Nārada:—“[...] there is no emotion or aberration at all in Śiva the supreme Being. He points out to the people of the world by his different actions, their respective goals. O sage, by reading or listening to this, intelligent persons in the world (sudhī—sarvalokasudhīrmune) secure good goal hereafter and excellent happiness in this world”.

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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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Vastushastra (architecture)

Source: Brill: Śaivism and the Tantric Traditions (architecture)

Sudhī (सुधी) refers to “gaining wisdom” which is specified as the consequence of a doorway (dvāraphala) at Vitatha (one of the peripheral padas of the 9 by 9 deity map), according to the Devyāmata (chapter 105).—Accordingly, [while describing the consequences of a doorway]—“[...] At Bhṛśa is awfulness. And at Ambara there is theft. At Agni there is a lack of sons. At Pūṣan is servitude. At Vitatha the householder comes to a lack of decorum, at Gṛhakṣata he gains wisdom (sudhīgṛhī gṛhakṣate sudhī). At Yama he attains savagery. At Gāndharva he acquires glory. [...]

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Vastushastra (वास्तुशास्त्र, vāstuśāstra) refers to the ancient Indian science (shastra) of architecture (vastu), dealing with topics such architecture, sculpture, town-building, fort building and various other constructions. Vastu also deals with the philosophy of the architectural relation with the cosmic universe.

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Yoga (school of philosophy)

Source: ORA: Amanaska (king of all yogas): A Critical Edition and Annotated Translation by Jason Birch

Sudhī (सुधी) refers to the “wise Yogin”, according to the Mataṅgapārameśvaratantra (Mataṅgapārameśvara’s Yogapāda) verse 2.23-27.—Accordingly, while discussing ancillary and seated poses in Yoga: “[...] Having raised and broadened the chest and having made the arms loose, the wise [Yogin] (sudhī) should extend his back and raise the region of the shoulders. He should diligently hold the neck still, very steady and straight [but] not too rigid nor bent [to one side]. [...]”.

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Yoga is originally considered a branch of Hindu philosophy (astika), but both ancient and modern Yoga combine the physical, mental and spiritual. Yoga teaches various physical techniques also known as āsanas (postures), used for various purposes (eg., meditation, contemplation, relaxation).

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Languages of India and abroad

Pali-English dictionary

Source: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary

sudhī : (m.) a wise man.

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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

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

sudhī (सुधी).—m S A learned and clever man, a pandit. 2 f A sharp or good understanding: also attrib. wise, learned, intelligent, sensible.

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

sudhī (सुधी).—f A learned and clever man. f A good understanding. Also attrib Wise, intelligent.

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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

Sudhī (सुधी).—a. having a good understanding, wise, clever, intelligent.

-dhīḥ a wise or intelligent man, learned man or pandit. (-f.) a good understanding, good sense, intelligence. °उपास्यः (upāsyaḥ)

Sudhī is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms su and dhī (धी).

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

Sudhī (सुधी).—m.

(-dhīḥ) 1. A Pandit, a learned man or teacher. 2. An intelligent person. E. su well, dhyai to think, aff. kvip .

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

Sudhī (सुधी).—m. 1. an intelligent, wise man. 2. a teacher.

Sudhī is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms su and dhī (धी).

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

Sudhī (सुधी).—1. [feminine] good understanding, intelligence.

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Sudhī (सुधी).—2. [adjective] wise, clever, sensible, devout, pious.

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

1) Sudhi (सुधि):—[=su-dhi] [from su > su-tanaya] See -dhī.

2) Sudhī (सुधी):—[=su-dhī] [from su > su-tanaya] a f. good sense or understanding, intelligence, [Subhāṣitāvali]

3) [v.s. ...] mfn. ([nominative case] īs, i) having a good understanding, wise, clever, sensible, [Rāmāyaṇa; Kathāsaritsāgara] etc.

4) [v.s. ...] religious, pious, [Ṛg-veda]

5) [v.s. ...] m. a wise or learned man, Pandit, teacher, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

6) [=su-dhī] b etc. See p. 1225, col. 3.

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

Sudhī (सुधी):—[su-dhī] (dhīḥ) 3. m. A pandit, wise man, a teacher.

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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

1) Sudhi (सुधि):—(nf) see [sudha].

2) Sudhī (सुधी):—(a and nm) (a) wise/learned (man); the wise; ~[jana] learned people, the wise.

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Kannada-English dictionary

Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Sudhi (ಸುಧಿ):—

1) [noun] the ability to learn or understand from experience; ability to acquire and retain knowledge; mental ability; intelligence.

2) [noun] the ability to respond quickly and successfully to a new situation; use of the faculty of reason in solving problems, directing conduct, etc. effectively; intelligence.

3) [noun] an intelligent, wise man.

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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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