Sudridha, Sudṛḍha, Sudṛḍhā, Su-dridha: 11 definitions


Sudridha means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, 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.

The Sanskrit terms Sudṛḍha and Sudṛḍhā can be transliterated into English as Sudrdha or Sudridha, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

[«previous next»] — Sudridha in Purana glossary
Source: Shiva Purana - English Translation

Sudṛḍha (सुदृढ) (Cf. Dṛḍha) refers to “resolute” (i.e., “very firm”), according to the Śivapurāṇa 2.3.25 (“The seven celestial sages test Pārvatī”).—Accordingly, as Pārvatī said to the seven Sages: “[...] This mind of mine is resolute [i.e., sudṛḍha] helplessly attempting at a great task. Verily it is trying to erect a high wall on the surface of water. At the bidding of the celestial sage I am performing this steady penance with the desire that Rudra be my husband. The unfledged birdling of my mind flies up tenaciously. May lord Śiva, the storehouse of mercy fulfil its desire”.

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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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Yoga (school of philosophy)

[«previous next»] — Sudridha in Yoga glossary
Source: ORA: Amanaska (king of all yogas): A Critical Edition and Annotated Translation by Jason Birch

Sudṛḍhā (सुदृढा) refers to “very steady”, 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] should extend his back and raise the region of the shoulders. He should diligently hold the neck still, very steady (sudṛḍhā) 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

Marathi-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

sudṛḍha (सुदृढ).—a S Exceedingly firm, fast, well-fixed: also hard, compact, stout, strong &c.

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

sudṛḍha (सुदृढ).—a Exceedingly firm; strong.

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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

Sudṛḍha (सुदृढ).—a. very firm or hard, compact.

Sudṛḍha is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms su and dṛḍha (दृढ).

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

Sudṛḍha (सुदृढ).—mfn.

(-ḍhaḥ-ḍhā-ḍhaṃ) Solid, firm. n. Adv.

(-ḍhaṃ) Very hard or firm. E. su very, and dṛḍha hard.

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

Sudṛḍha (सुदृढ).—[adjective] very firm or strong; [neuter] [adverb]

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

1) Sudṛḍha (सुदृढ):—[=su-dṛḍha] [from su > su-tanaya] mfn. (su-) very firm or hard or strong, [Atharva-veda]

2) [v.s. ...] very tenacious (as memory), [Kāmandakīya-nītisāra]

3) [v.s. ...] well secured or locked, [Kṛṣṇaj.]

[Sanskrit to German]

Sudridha 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

[«previous next»] — Sudridha in Hindi glossary
Source: DDSA: A practical Hindi-English dictionary

Sudṛḍha (सुदृढ):—(a) very strong; very firm; very rigid; hence ~[] (nf).

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Kannada-English dictionary

Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Sudṛḍha (ಸುದೃಢ):—

1) [adjective] physically strong; vigorous; robust; sturdy.

2) [adjective] not moved or shaken easily; fixed; stable; firm.

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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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