Vaideha: 14 definitions

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Vaideha means something in 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 Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

Source: Wisdom Library: Bhagavata Purana

Vaideha (वैदेह):—Another name for Janaka (son of Nimi, who was the son of Ikṣvāku). Because Janaka was born from the dead body of his father, he was also known as Vaideha. (see Bhāgavata Purāṇa 9.6.4)

Source: archive.org: Puranic Encyclopedia

1) Vaideha (वैदेह).—The King of Videha.

2) Vaideha (वैदेह).—See under Varṇa.

3) Vaideha (वैदेह).—Another name of the country of Videha. It has the meaning, that which is in Videha. (Mahābhārata Bhīṣma Parva, Chapter 9, Stanza 57).

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index

Vaideha (वैदेह).—See Janaka.*

  • * Viṣṇu-purāṇa IV. 5. 23.
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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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Vastushastra (architecture)

Source: Wisdom Library: Vāstu-śāstra

Vaideha (वैदेह) refers to a variety of prāsāda (upper storey of any building), according to the Śilparatna (32.3), the Mayamata (18.10) and the Kamikāgama (57.4).

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Vastushastra (वास्तुशास्त्र, vāstuśāstra) refers to the ancient Indian science (shastra) of architecture (vastu), dealing with topics such architecture, sculpture, town-building, fort building and various other constructions. Vastu also deals with the philosophy of the architectural relation with the cosmic universe.

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Jyotisha (astronomy and astrology)

Source: Wisdom Library: Brihat Samhita by Varahamihira

Vaideha (वैदेह) refers to the country of the Videhas, according to the Bṛhatsaṃhitā (chapter 9), an encyclopedic Sanskrit work written by Varāhamihira mainly focusing on the science of ancient Indian astronomy astronomy (Jyotiṣa).—Accordingly, “The four constellations from Ārdrā form the second maṇḍala or circle; if Venus should reappear in it, the rainfall will be moderate and the growth of food crops will also be moderate; the Brāhmins will suffer, especially those who are wicked. If Venus who so reappears in the said circle, should be crossed by a planet, the Mlecchas, forestmen, persons that live by dogs, the hill men of Gomanta and Gonarda, the Cāṇḍālas, the Śūdras and the people of Videha will become wicked and lawless”.

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Jyotisha (ज्योतिष, jyotiṣa or jyotish) refers to ‘astronomy’ or “Vedic astrology” and represents the fifth of the six Vedangas (additional sciences to be studied along with the Vedas). Jyotisha concerns itself with the study and prediction of the movements of celestial bodies, in order to calculate the auspicious time for rituals and ceremonies.

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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Vaideha (वैदेह).—[videha aṇ]

1) A king of Videha; जनको ह वैदेहो बहुदक्षिणेन येज्ञेनेजे (janako ha vaideho bahudakṣiṇena yejñeneje) Bṛ. Up.3.1.1.

2) An inhabitant of Videha.

3) A trader by caste.

4) The son of a Vaiśya by a Brāhmaṇa woman; Manusmṛti 1 11.

5) An attendant on the women's apartments.

-hāḥ (m. pl.) The people of Videha.

-hī 1 Name of Sītā; वैदेहिबन्धोर्हृदयं विदद्रे (vaidehibandhorhṛdayaṃ vidadre) R.14. 33 (the final vowel in vaidehī being shortened.)

2) The wife of a merchant.

3) A sort of pigment (rocanā)

4) Turmeric.

5) A cow.

6) Long pepper.

Derivable forms: vaidehaḥ (वैदेहः).

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

Vaideha (वैदेह).—m.

(-haḥ) 1. A trader by caste or profession. 2. An attendant on the women’s apartments: see the next. f. (-hī) 1. Sita, the daughter of Janaka. 2. Long-pepper. 3. The wife of a trader or woman of the Vaideha caste. 4. A sort of pigment, commonly Rochana. E. videha the country, aṇ aff. of origin or production.

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

Vaideha (वैदेह).—i. e. videha + a, I. m. 1. The king of Videhā, father of Sītā, [Uttara Rāmacarita, 2. ed. Calc., 1862.] 93, 12. 2. A trader by profession. 3. The son of a Vaiśya by a Brāhmaṇa woman, [Mānavadharmaśāstra] 10, 11. 4. pl. Descendants of mixed castes, [Lassen, Anthologia Sanskritica.] Pentap. 66, 31. 5. An attendant on the women’s apartments. Ii. f. . 1. The wife of a trader. 2. Sītā (the daughter of the king of Videhā), [Rāmāyaṇa] 3, 49, 12; [Uttara Rāmacarita, 2. ed. Calc., 1862.] 14, 9. 3. Long pepper. 4. A sort of pigment, called Rocanā.

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

Vaideha (वैदेह).—[feminine] ī living in or coming from Videha; [masculine] vaideha (±rājā) a king of Videha ([feminine] a cow from Videha, [Epithet] of Sītā); [plural] [Name] of a people & a mixed caste (also vaidehaka).

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

1) Vaideha (वैदेह):—mf(ī)n. ([from] vi-deha) belonging to the country of the Videhas, [Taittirīya-saṃhitā; Maitrāyaṇī-saṃhitā]

2) ([according to] to [commentator or commentary] on [Taittirīya-saṃhitā]) having a handsome frame or body, well-formed

3) m. a king of the Ved° (also ho rājan), [Brāhmaṇa; Śāṅkhāyana-śrauta-sūtra; Mahābhārata] etc.

4) a dweller in Videha, [Monier-Williams’ Sanskrit-English Dictionary]

5) a [particular] mixed caste, the son of a Śūdra by a Vaiśyā ([Gautama-dharma-śāstra]), or of a Vaiśya by a Brāhman woman ([Manu-smṛti])

6) a trader, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

7) an attendant on the woman’s apartments, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

8) [plural] = videha (Name of a people), [Mahābhārata; Varāha-mihira’s Bṛhat-saṃhitā] etc.

9) people of mixed castes, [Monier-Williams’ Sanskrit-English Dictionary]

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

Vaideha (वैदेह):—(haḥ) 1. m. A trader by caste. f. () Sitā; long-pepper; wife of a trader; a pigment, Rochanā.

Source: DDSA: Paia-sadda-mahannavo; a comprehensive Prakrit Hindi dictionary (S)

Vaideha (वैदेह) in the Sanskrit language is related to the Prakrit words: Vaieha, Vedeha.

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Kannada-English dictionary

Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Vaidēha (ವೈದೇಹ):—

1) [noun] that which is belonging to, made in, the country Vidēha, corresponding the present Darbhanga region in north Bihar.

2) [noun] the country itself.

3) [noun] a man belonging to this country.

4) [noun] a trader; a merchant.

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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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