Vaidyanatha, aka: Vaidyanātha; 4 Definition(s)


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In Hinduism


Vaidyanātha (वैद्यनाथ).—A tīrtha sacred to Aroga and the Pitṛs.*

  • * Matsya-purāṇa 13. 41; 22. 24.
(Source): Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index
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The Purāṇas (पुराण, purana) refers to Sanskrit literature preserving ancient India’s vast cultural history, including historical legends, religious ceremonies, various arts and sciences. The eighteen mahāpurāṇas total over 400,000 ślokas (metrical couplets) and date to at least several centuries BCE.

Vyākaraṇa (Sanskrit grammar)

Vaidyanātha (वैद्यनाथ).—Vaidyanatha Payagunde, a famous grammarian of the eighteenth century, who was one of the chief pupils of Nagesa and who prepared a line of pupils at Varanasi. He has written learned commentaries on standard works on grammar, the principal ones being the Prabha on the Sabdakaustubha, the Bhavaprakasika on the Brhaccabdendusekhara, the Cidasthimala on the Laghu-Sabdendusekhara, the Kasika or Gada on the Paribhasendusekhara and an independent short treatise named Rapratyaya-khandana

(Source): Wikisource: A dictionary of Sanskrit grammar
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Vyākaraṇa (व्याकरण, vyakarana) refers to Sanskrit grammar and represents one of the six additional sciences (vedāṅga) to be studied along with the Vedas. Vyākaraṇa concerns itself with the rules of Sanskrit grammar and linguistic analysis in order to establish the correct context of words and sentences.

India history and geogprahy

Vaidyanātha refers to the presiding deity (lord) of Darbhāvatī, according in the “Parel stone inscriptions of Aparāditya II”. Darbhāvatī is modern Ḍabhoī in the former Baroḍā State. The temple of Vaidyanātha situated there was well known in ancient times. Several grants made to the god are known. (also see Burgess and Cousens, Antiquities of Ḍabhāī (A.S.I. Report, Vol. II)

This stone inscription (mentioning Vaidyanātha) was found at the village Māhavalī near Kurlā in Greater Bombay. It records the grant by the Śilāhāra king Aparāditya (II) of twenty-four drammas, in favour of the divine Vaidyanātha of Darbhāvatī. It is dated on the Paurṇimā of Māgha in the Śaka year 1108, the cyclic year being Parābhava.

(Source): What is India: Inscriptions of the Śilāhāras
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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.

Languages of India and abroad

Marathi-English dictionary

vaidyanātha (वैद्यनाथ).—m S One of the twelve lingams of Shiva.

(Source): DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary
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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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