Trinabindu, Tṛṇabindu, Trina-bindu: 8 definitions


Trinabindu means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Jainism, Prakrit. 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 term Tṛṇabindu can be transliterated into English as Trnabindu or Trinabindu, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

[«previous next»] — Trinabindu in Purana glossary
Source: Wisdom Library: Bhagavata Purana

Tṛṇabindu (तृणबिन्दु):—Son of Budha (son of Vegavān). The Apsarā named Alambuṣā, accepted Tṛṇabindu as her husband and gave birth to a few sons and a daughter known as Ilavilā. He had three sons, named Viśāla, Śūnyabandhu and Dhūmraketu. (see Bhāgavata Purāṇa 9.2.30-31,33)

Source: Puranic Encyclopedia

1) Tṛṇabindu (तृणबिन्दु).—A lake in the forest of Kāmyaka. The Pāṇḍavas once during their exile went to Tṛṇabindusaras from Dvaitavana. (Śloka 13, Chapter 258, Vana Parva). (See full article at Story of Tṛṇabindu from the Puranic encyclopaedia by Vettam Mani)

2) Tṛṇabindu (तृणबिन्दु).—A sage. This sage sat and did penance at a place called Ṛṣitīrtha. (Chapter 20, Padma Purāṇa). Grandfather of Viśravas. Viśravas, father of Rāvaṇa was the son of Māninī, daughter of Tṛṇabindu. There is a story about him in Uttara Rāmāyaṇa.

2) Once the sage Pulastya was doing penance in a secluded place in the Himālayas when a few Deva Gandharva women came to that place and disturbed his penance by their dances and noise. The angered sage gave a curse to that place saying that any woman coming to that place would become pregnant. Māninī, daughter of Tṛṇabindu went to this place unaware of the curse and got pregnant. She came weeping to her father and Tṛṇabindu immediately took his daughter to Pulastya and asked him to marry Māninī. Pulastya married Māninī and Viśravas was born to her. How he cursed Hanūmān. Once Hanūmān caught hold of a lion and elephant in fight and tied them each to a post on the two sides of the āśrama of Tṛṇabindu. When the sage stepped out from the hermitage, he was for a moment frightened by the sight of two mighty animals on the sides of his āśrama and knew by his divine powers that the perpetrator of that deed was Hanūmān and so he cursed him saying that he would lose all his divine powers forthwith. Hanūmān begged for relief and the sage said that he would regain his powers at the time of his going in search of Sītā when another member of his species would remind him of his lost divine powers. Hanūmān remained oblivious of his powers till the time when the monkeys were trying to leap to Laṅkā from the Mahendra mountain on the shores of Bhārata. Jāmbavān, a mighty monkey chief called Hanūmān to his side and made him understand the great powers latent in him. From that moment onwards Hanūmān regained his lost powers and became his old self. (See under Hanūmān).

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index

1a) Tṛṇabindu (तृणबिन्दु).—A king and the son of Bandhu. (Budha, vāyu-purāṇa.). His queen was Alambuṣā. Father of a number of sons and a daughter Ceḍavīḍā.1 (Ilavilā, Viṣṇu-purāṇa). Lust after more territory.2 Lived at the commencement of the third Tretāyuga. His daughter was Draviḍā. Many kings of Viśāla ruled by his grace.3 Begot an Apsaras, Ālambuṣā, a son Viśāla who began the Vaiśāla line of kings which ended with Sumati.4

  • 1) Bhāgavata-purāṇa IX. 2. 30-31; Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa III. 8. 36-7; 61. 10; Viṣṇu-purāṇa IV. 1. 46-7.
  • 2) Bhāgavata-purāṇa XII. 3. 10.
  • 3) Vā 86. 15-16, 22.
  • 4) Viṣṇu-purāṇa IV. 1. 48-9, 59.

1b) The 27th Veda Vyāsa, learnt the br. purāṇa and the vāyu purāṇa from Somaśuṣma and narrated the former to Dakṣa.*

  • * Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa II. 35. 123; IV. 4. 64-65; Vāyu-purāṇa 103. 64.

1c) A sage who got freed from a curse at Ṛsitīrtham on the Narmadā.*

  • * Matsya-purāṇa 193. 13.

1d) The Veda-Vyāsa of the 23rd (24th, vāyu-purāṇa.) Dvāpara; Śveta, the avatār of the Lord.*

  • * Vāyu-purāṇa 23. 203; Viṣṇu-purāṇa III. 3. 17.

1e) The son of Dama and a king at the beginning of the third Tretāyuga in the 11th Manvantara; had a daughter Iḍivilā, who was married to Paulaśtya.*

  • * Vāyu-purāṇa 70. 30-1.
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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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Shilpashastra (iconography)

Source: Archaeological Survey of India: Śaiva monuments at Paṭṭadakal (śilpa)

Tṛṇabindu (तृणबिन्दु) is depicted as a sculpture on the first pillar of the southern half of the maṇḍapa of the temple of Trailokyeśvara.—In the lower panel, starting from right, a damsel is in distress. She is being pulled out by a person with force. The action according to Narasiṃhapurāṇa takes place in the hermitage of sage Tṛṇabindu. The two male figures at extremes are showing their respect to her which looks like baise-main. One of them must be the sage Tṛṇabindu. He forbids Indra from killing the demoness Nāḍījaṅghā. The two cauri bearers have their palms on their mouth to express their emotion in an awe inspiring scene of this kind.

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Shilpashastra (शिल्पशास्त्र, śilpaśāstra) represents the ancient Indian science (shastra) of creative arts (shilpa) such as sculpture, iconography and painting. Closely related to Vastushastra (architecture), they often share the same literature.

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In Jainism

General definition (in Jainism)

[«previous next»] — Trinabindu in Jainism glossary
Source: Trisastisalakapurusacaritra

Tṛṇabindu (तृणबिन्दु) is the brother of Diti, the wife of Ayodhana (king from Cāraṇayugala), according , according to the Jain Ramayana and chapter 7.2 [Rāvaṇa’s expedition of conquest] of Hemacandra’s 11th century Triṣaṣṭiśalākāpuruṣacaritra: an ancient Sanskrit epic poem narrating the history and legends of sixty-three illustrious persons in Jainism.

Accordingly, as Muni Nārada said to Rāvaṇa: “[...] Diti said to Sulasā (daughter of Ayodhana, king of Cāraṇayugala): ‘Child, there is great anxiety to me in this svayaṃvara of yours. The choice depends on you. So listen to the whole thing from the beginning. There were two sons of Ṛṣabha Svāmin, Bharata and Bāhubali, who had descendants, whose sons were Sūrya and Soma. My brother, Tṛṇabindu, was born in the Soma-line; your father, King Ayodhana, was born in the Sūrya-line. Ayodhana’s sister, Satyayaśas, became the wife of King Tṛṇabindu and their son was Madhupiṅgala. [...]’”.

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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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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit dictionary

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

Tṛṇabindu (तृणबिन्दु).—Name of a sage; R.8.79.

Derivable forms: tṛṇabinduḥ (तृणबिन्दुः).

Tṛṇabindu is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms tṛṇa and bindu (बिन्दु).

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

Tṛṇabindu (तृणबिन्दु):—[=tṛṇa-bindu] [from tṛṇa] m. Name of an ancient sage and prince, [Mahābhārata iii f.] ix, [Raghuvaṃśa; Viṣṇu-purāṇa; Bhāgavata-purāṇa; Vāyu-purāṇa i, 23, 190; Devī-bhāgavata-purāṇa]

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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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