Toyadhara, Toyādhāra, Toya-adhara, Toya-dhara, Toyadhāra: 9 definitions

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Toyadhara means something in Jainism, Prakrit, Hinduism, Sanskrit. 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 Jainism

General definition (in Jainism)

[«previous next»] — Toyadhara in Jainism glossary
Source: archive.org: Trisastisalakapurusacaritra

1) Toyadhārā (तोयधारा) refers to one of the eight Dikkumārīs living in the lower world, according to chapter 1.2 [ādīśvara-caritra] of Hemacandra’s 11th century Triṣaṣṭiśalākāpuruṣacaritra (“lives of the 63 illustrious persons”): a Sanskrit epic poem narrating the history and legends of sixty-three important persons in Jainism.

Accordingly,

“[...] then eight Dikkumārīs [viz., Toyadhārā] living in the lower world, their thrones being shaken at once, came to the birth-house. After they had circumabulated three times the first Tīrthakara and his mother, and had paid homage to them, they said, ‘Reverence to you, Mother of the World, Giver of the Light of the World. We eight Dikkumārīs [viz., Toyadhārā], living in the lower world, have come here by his power to make a festival to him, knowing by clairvoyant knowledge the purifying birth of the Tīrthakṛt. Therefore, do not be afraid’. [...].”.

2) Toyadhārā (तोयधारा) also refers to one of the eight Dikkumārīs living in the upper world (on mount Meru), according to the same chapter.

Accordingly,

“[...] Likewise, having known by the shaking of their thrones, the eight Dikkumārīs [viz., Toyadhārā] living on mount Meru, inhabitants of the upper world, came. After bowing to the Jina and the Jina’s mother and announcing themselves as before, they quickly made a mass of clouds in the sky, like the month nabhasya. For a yojana around the house they [viz., Toyadhārā] laid the dust completely with perfumed water like darkness by moonlight. They made a shower of five-colored flowers knee-deep, making the earth made of variegated paintings as it were. [...].”.

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Jainism is an Indian religion of Dharma whose doctrine revolves around harmlessness (ahimsa) towards every living being. The two major branches (Digambara and Svetambara) of Jainism stimulate self-control (or, shramana, ‘self-reliance’) and spiritual development through a path of peace for the soul to progess to the ultimate goal.

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Sanskrit dictionary

[«previous next»] — Toyadhara in Sanskrit glossary
Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Toyādhāra (तोयाधार).—a lake, well, any reservoir of water; तोयाधार- पथाश्च वल्कलशिखानिष्यन्दरेखाङ्किताः (toyādhāra- pathāśca valkalaśikhāniṣyandarekhāṅkitāḥ) Ś.1.14.

Derivable forms: toyādhāraḥ (तोयाधारः).

Toyādhāra is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms toya and ādhāra (आधार). See also (synonyms): toyāśaya.

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Toyadhara (तोयधर).—a cloud.

Derivable forms: toyadharaḥ (तोयधरः).

Toyadhara is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms toya and dhara (धर).

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Toyadhāra (तोयधार).—

1) a cloud.

2) raining.

Derivable forms: toyadhāraḥ (तोयधारः).

Toyadhāra is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms toya and dhāra (धार).

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

Toyadhara (तोयधर).—mfn.

(-raḥ-rā-rī-raṃ) Having or containing water. m.

(-raḥ) 1. A cloud. 2. A fragrant grass: see mustaka. 3. A potherb. (Marsilia dentata.) E. toya water, and dhara possessing. toyaṃ dharati dhṛ-ac .

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

Toyādhāra (तोयाधार).—m. a reservoir of water, [Yājñavalkya, (ed. Stenzler.)] 3, 144; [Śākuntala, (ed. Böhtlingk.)] [distich] 14.

Toyādhāra is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms toya and ādhāra (आधार).

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Toyadhara (तोयधर).—adj. containing water, [Rāmāyaṇa] 2, 93, 9.

Toyadhara is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms toya and dhara (धर).

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

Toyadhara (तोयधर).—[adjective] bearing or containing water.

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Toyadhāra (तोयधार).—[masculine] ā [feminine] stream of water.

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Toyādhāra (तोयाधार).—[masculine] water reservoir, pond.

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

1) Toyadhara (तोयधर):—[=toya-dhara] [from toya] mfn. containing water, [Rāmāyaṇa ii]

2) [v.s. ...] m. a rain-cloud, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

3) [v.s. ...] Cyperus rotundus, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

4) [v.s. ...] Marsilea quadrifolia, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

5) Toyadhāra (तोयधार):—[=toya-dhāra] [from toya] m. a stream of water, [Harivaṃśa]

6) Toyadhārā (तोयधारा):—[=toya-dhārā] [from toya-dhāra > toya] f. idem, [Mahābhārata; Rāmāyaṇa]

7) Toyādhāra (तोयाधार):—[from toya] m. a water reservoir, lake, river, [Śakuntalā i, 14.]

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Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Böhtlingk and Roth Grosses Petersburger Wörterbuch

Toyadhara (तोयधर):—(toya + dhara)

1) adj. Wasser tragend, enthaltend: nīlā ivātapātyaye toyaṃ toyadharā ghanāḥ (muñjanti) [Rāmāyaṇa 2, 93, 9.] —

2) m. a) Regenwolke. — b) eine best. Arzeneipflanze, = suniṣaṇṇa [Hemacandra’s Anekārthasaṃgraha 4, 255.] [Medinīkoṣa Rāmāyaṇa 266.] — c) eine Art Cyperus (mustā) [Medinīkoṣa] — Vgl. toyada, toyadhāra .

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Toyadhāra (तोयधार):—(toya + dhāra)

1) adj. Wasser tragend, enthaltend: śarānvyasṛjatāṃ śīghraṃ toyadhārā ghanā iva [Mahābhārata 4, 1062.] —

2) m. Wasserstrom: ghanavattoyadhāreṇa vavarṣa kanakāmbubhiḥ [Harivaṃśa 6333.] gireḥ prasravaṇa iva toyadhārāḥ (von dhārā f. ?) [Rāmāyaṇa 3, 35, 84.]

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Toyādhāra (तोयाधार):—(toya + ādhāra) m. Wasserbehälter, Teich u.s.w. [Śākuntala 14.]

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Toyadhāra (तोयधार):—

1) zu streichen, da toyadhārā[ḥ] hier acc. pl. ist und Wasserströme bedeutet. —

2) die zweite Stelle zu streichen, da hier gleichfalls toyadhārā f. anzunehmen ist.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Sanskrit-Wörterbuch in kürzerer Fassung

Toyadhara (तोयधर):——

1) Adj. Wasser tragend , — enthaltend.

2) *m. — a) Regenwolke. — b) Cyperus rotundus. — c) Marsilea quadrifolia.

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Toyadhāra (तोयधार):—m. und f. Wasserstrom.

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Toyādhāra (तोयाधार):—m. Wasserbehälter , Teich u.s.w.

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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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