Tridandi, aka: Tridaṇḍī; 4 Definition(s)


Tridandi means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Marathi. 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

Rasashastra (chemistry and alchemy)

Tridaṇḍī (त्रिदण्डी):—One of the sixty-four Divyauṣadhi, which are powerful drugs for solidifying mercury (rasa), according to Rasaprakāśa-sudhākara (chapter 9).

Source: Wisdom Library: Rasa-śāstra
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Rasashastra (रसशास्त्र, rasaśāstra) is an important branch of Ayurveda, specialising in chemical interactions with herbs, metals and minerals. Some texts combine yogic and tantric practices with various alchemical operations. The ultimate goal of Rasashastra is not only to preserve and prolong life, but also to bestow wealth upon humankind.

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Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

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Tridaṇḍī (त्रिदण्डी).—A class of ascetics. In that guise Arjuna spent four months in Dvāraka to marry Subhadrā;1 wearing śikhā; specially fit for śrāddha;2 with three daṇḍas (restraints) of Vāk, Karma and Manas.3

  • 1) Bhāgavata-purāṇa X. 86. 3; Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa III. 11. 5-12; 15. 64.
  • 2) Vāyu-purāṇa 79. 90.
  • 3) Ib. 17. 6.
Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index
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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

Marathi-English dictionary

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tridaṇḍī (त्रिदंडी).—m S A wandering devotee of a particular order. He carries three bamboo staves in his right hand. 2 The religious man who has obtained command over his words, thoughts, and actions, or over his speech, mind, and body.

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

tridaṇḍī (त्रिदंडी).—m The religious man who has obtained command over his words, thoughts, and actions.

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