Vaidisha, Vaidiśa: 5 definitions


Vaidisha means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, the history of ancient India. 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 Vaidiśa can be transliterated into English as Vaidisa or Vaidisha, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

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Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index

1a) Vaidiśa (वैदिश).—The capital of Bhūtinanda ?*

  • * Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa III. 74. 182.

1b) A Vindhyan tribe.*

  • * Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa II. 16. 64; Matsya-purāṇa 114. 53.
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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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Kavya (poetry)

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Source: Shodhganga: The Kavyamimamsa of Rajasekhara

Vaidiśā (वैदिशा) is the name a locality mentioned in Rājaśekhara’s 10th-century Kāvyamīmāṃsā.—Vidiśā, which is Bhilsā in Mālwa in the kingdom of Bhopal on the river Betwa or Vetravatī, twenty-six miles to the north-east of Bhopal. It was the capital of ancient Dasarna and Agnīmitra ruled in this city as a Victory of his father Pusyamitra.

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Kavya (काव्य, kavya) refers to Sanskrit poetry, a popular ancient Indian tradition of literature. There have been many Sanskrit poets over the ages, hailing from ancient India and beyond. This topic includes mahakavya, or ‘epic poetry’ and natya, or ‘dramatic poetry’.

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India history and geogprahy

Source: Ancient Buddhist Texts: Geography of Early Buddhism

Vaidiśa (वैदिश) or Vidisā or Vedisa is the name of an ancient locality situated in Majjhimadesa (Middle Country) of ancient India, as recorded in the Pāli Buddhist texts (detailing the geography of ancient India as it was known in to Early Buddhism).—Vedisa, mentioned in Barhut inscriptions, is Pāli Vidisā and Sanskrit Vaidiśa. It is, according to Cunningham, the old name of Besnagar, a ruined city situated in the fork of the Bes or Vedisa river and the Betwa within 2 miles of Bhisa. Vaidiśa was, according to the Purāṇas, situated on the bank of the Vidisā river which took its rise from the Pāripātra mountain.

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The history of India traces the identification of countries, villages, towns and other regions of India, as well as 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

Sanskrit-English dictionary

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

Vaidiśa (वैदिश).—[masculine] a prince of Vidiśā, [plural] its inhabitants.

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

1) Vaidiśa (वैदिश):—mf(ī)n. of or belonging to the city of Vidiśā, near Vid°, [Monier-Williams’ Sanskrit-English Dictionary]

2) m. a king of Vid°, [Harivaṃśa; Mālavikāgnimitra]

3) m. [plural] the inhabitants of Vid°

4) n. (also -pura n.) Name of a town situated on the river Vidiśā, [Rāmāyaṇa; Mālavikāgnimitra; 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. 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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