Trisandhi, Trisamdhi: 5 definitions


Trisandhi means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, the history of ancient India, 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

Shaivism (Shaiva philosophy)

[«previous next»] — Trisandhi in Shaivism glossary
Source: Wisdom Library: Śaivism

Trisandhi (त्रिसन्धि) is a Sanskrit word referring to two of the sixty-eight places hosting a svāyambhuvaliṅga, one of the most sacred of liṅgas according to the Śaivāgamas. The presiding deity residing over the liṅga in the place named Trisandhi, is Ūrdhvaretas, and the deity presiding over the second place is named Tryambaka. The list of sixty-eight svāyambhuvaliṅgas is found in the commentary of the Jirṇoddhāra-daśaka by Nigamajñānadeva. The word liṅga refers to a symbol used in the worship of Śiva and is used thoughout Śaiva literature, such as the sacred Āgamas.

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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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Yoga (school of philosophy)

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

Trisandhi (त्रिसन्धि) refers to the “three junctures (of the day)”, according to the Yogayājñvalkya 6.12, 16-6.19ab.—Accordingly, while discussing that yoga was practised by all four castes and women: “In [the practice of] Prāṇāyāma, a learned Brahmin should repeat thrice the Gāyatrī mantra with [an equal number of] oṃs and the [names of the first three of the seven] worlds (i.e., bhūr, bhuvar and svar). He should do thus again thrice at the three junctures [of the day] (trisandhi). Otherwise, the wise Brahmin can always practise with a Vedic or non-Vedic mantra, and he should repeat it forty times in Prāṇāyāma. [...]”.

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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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India history and geography

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Indian Epigraphical Glossary

Tri-sandhi.—(Ep. Ind., Vol. XII, p. 34, note 3), a junction of three villages; cf. trikūṭa or trikuṭṭa; also Telugu muggaḍa, ‘the junction of three or more villages’. Note: tri-sandhi is defined in the “Indian epigraphical glossary” as it can be found on ancient inscriptions commonly written in Sanskrit, Prakrit or Dravidian languages.

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The history of India traces the identification of countries, villages, towns and other regions of India, as well as mythology, zoology, royal dynasties, rulers, tribes, local festivities and traditions and regional languages. Ancient India enjoyed religious freedom and encourages the path of Dharma, a concept common to Buddhism, Hinduism, and Jainism.

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Languages of India and abroad

Marathi-English dictionary

[«previous next»] — Trisandhi in Marathi glossary
Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

trisandhi (त्रिसंधि).—f S (Pop. tirasaṅgī) A flowering shrub, Malva sylvestris.

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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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Kannada-English dictionary

[«previous next»] — Trisandhi in Kannada glossary
Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Trisaṃdhi (ತ್ರಿಸಂಧಿ):—

1) [noun] = ತ್ರಿಸಂಧ್ಯೆ - [trisamdhye -] 1.

2) [noun] the dried, pungent, fragrant flower bud of the evergreen tree Eugenia aromatica of Myrtaceae family used as spice; clove.

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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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