Vandhya, Vandhyā, Vamdhya: 15 definitions
Vandhya means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Marathi, Hindi. 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.
Ayurveda (science of life)Source: archive.org: Science And Technology In Medievel India (Ayurveda)
Vandhya (वन्ध्य) is the name of a chapter of the Kalpacintāmaṇi.—The work is mentioned in A. Rahman’s Science and Technology in Medievel India: A bibliography of source materials in Sanskrit, Arabic and Persian.—Ancient and medieval India produced a wide range of scientific manuscripts and major contributions lie in the field of medicine, astronomy and mathematics, besides covering encyclopedic glossaries and technical dictionaries.—Vandhya and other chapters of the the Kalpacintāmaṇi (also known as Kalpasāgara) deal with sorcery and preparation of patent medicines.Source: WorldCat: Rāj nighaṇṭu
Vandhyā (वन्ध्या) is another name for Vandhyākarkoṭakī, a medicinal plant identified with Momordica dioica (spiny gourd) from the Cucurbitaceae or “gourd family” of flowering plants, according to verse 3.61-63 of the 13th-century Raj Nighantu or Rājanighaṇṭu. The third chapter (guḍūcyādi-varga) of this book contains climbers and creepers (vīrudh). Together with the names Vandhyā and Vandhyākarkoṭakī, there are a total of nineteen Sanskrit synonyms identified for this plant.Source: Shodhganga: Kasyapa Samhita—Text on Visha Chikitsa
Vandhyā (वन्ध्या) is the name of an ingredient used in the treatment (cikitsā) of rat poison (ākhu-viṣa), according to the Kāśyapa Saṃhitā: an ancient Sanskrit text from the Pāñcarātra tradition dealing with both Tantra and Viṣacikitsā—an important topic from Āyurveda which deals with the study of Toxicology (Viṣavidyā or Sarpavidyā).—Kāśyapa has recommended a slew of generic formulae that successfully neutralise rat poison.—According to Kāśyapasaṃhitā (verse 11.37cd-38ab): “The victim can also be cured with a drink of cotton-seed juice along with oil. Rat poison can alternatively be quelled by prescribing an infusion of one khārī or measure of the root of Vandhyā and Tāpiñcha separately”.
Āyurveda (आयुर्वेद, ayurveda) is a branch of Indian science dealing with medicine, herbalism, taxology, anatomy, surgery, alchemy and related topics. Traditional practice of Āyurveda in ancient India dates back to at least the first millenium BC. Literature is commonly written in Sanskrit using various poetic metres.
Purana and Itihasa (epic history)Source: archive.org: Shiva Purana - English Translation
Vandhya (वन्ध्य) refers to one who is “barren”, according to the Śivapurāṇa 2.2.20. Accordingly as Brahmā said to Śiva:—“[...] if anyone visits this holy site on the thirteenth day in the bright half of Caitra (March-April) when the star is Uttarāphālgunī and the day is Sunday, may all his sins be quelled O Śiva; may his merits increase and may his ailments disappear. If a woman (Nārī) who is barren (vandhya), one-eyed, ugly or unfortunate, visits this place she shall be freed from all these defects”.
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.
Shaktism (Shakta philosophy)Source: Brill: Śaivism and the Tantric Traditions (shaktism)
Vandhyā (वन्ध्या) refers to a “barren woman”, according to Sāhib Kaul’s Śārikāstrotra.—Accordingly, “[...] My devotion to you nourishes me every day, as the rise of the full moon always nourishes the ocean. On account of the true affluence of victorious devotion to you I even ignore the excellent Lakṣmī. The whole world consists of you, Goddess of Gods! Your body is consciousness, you are alone and perfectly established. Nowhere is there ignorance. Thus, where do we see the son of a barren woman (vandhyā-putra) run and raise his bow? [...]”.
Shakta (शाक्त, śākta) or Shaktism (śāktism) represents a tradition of Hinduism where the Goddess (Devi) is revered and worshipped. Shakta literature includes a range of scriptures, including various Agamas and Tantras, although its roots may be traced back to the Vedas.
Shaivism (Shaiva philosophy)Source: SOAS University of London: Protective Rites in the Netra Tantra
Vandhyā (वन्ध्या) refers to a “barren woman”, according to the Netratantra of Kṣemarāja: a Śaiva text from the 9th century in which Śiva (Bhairava) teaches Pārvatī topics such as metaphysics, cosmology, and soteriology.—Accordingly, [verse 6.46-48ab]—“Lifespan, strength, victory, loveliness, firmness, wisdom, a beautiful form, and good fortune, the highest kingdom for kings, all of these arise. Tormented by pain, [the ritual beneficiary] will be without pain; someone marked by disease will be without disease; a barren woman (vandhyā) [will] obtain a son; a girl [will] attract a husband. [The beneficiary] will surely attain whatever pleasures he wants”.
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.
Languages of India and abroad
Marathi-English dictionarySource: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary
vandhya (वंध्य).—a (S) Barren. vandhyā f A barren woman.Source: DDSA: The Aryabhusan school dictionary, Marathi-English
vandhya (वंध्य).—a Barren.
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vandhyā (वंध्या).—f A barren woman.
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.
Sanskrit dictionarySource: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary
Vandhya (वन्ध्य) or Vandhyā (वन्ध्या).—[Uṇādi-sūtra 4.121], See बन्ध्य, बन्ध्या (bandhya, bandhyā); यत्र वन्ध्यफला वृक्षा विपुष्पा पर्णवर्जिताः (yatra vandhyaphalā vṛkṣā vipuṣpā parṇavarjitāḥ) Rām.4.48.8.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Cappeller Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Vandhya (वन्ध्य).—[adjective] barren, sterile (of women, female animals, & plants); fruitless, useless, in vain; wanting, destitute of (—°). Abstr. tā [feminine], tva [neuter]Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary
1) Vandhya (वन्ध्य):—mf(ā)n. (also written bandhya q.v., and perhaps to be connected with √bandh) barren, unfruitful, unproductive (said of women, female animals and plants), [Manu-smṛti; Mahābhārata] etc.
2) fruitless, useless, defective, deprived or destitute of ([instrumental case] or [compound]), [Mahābhārata; Kāvya literature etc.]
3) Vandhyā (वन्ध्या):—[from vandhya] a f. See below.
4) [from vandhya] b f. a barren or childless woman, [Manu-smṛti; Yājñavalkya] etc.
5) [v.s. ...] a barren cow, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]
6) [v.s. ...] a [particular] fragrant substance, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]Source: DDSA: Paia-sadda-mahannavo; a comprehensive Prakrit Hindi dictionary (S)
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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.
Hindi dictionarySource: DDSA: A practical Hindi-English dictionary
Vandhya in Hindi refers in English to:—(a) (fem, form) barren, unfertile, unproductive; ~[tva] barrenness; unfertility, unproductivity; -[suta] an imaginary/impossible phenomenon..—vandhya (वंध्या) is alternatively transliterated as Vaṃdhyā.
Kannada-English dictionarySource: Alar: Kannada-English corpus
1) [adjective] that cannot produce offspring; sterile; barren.
2) [adjective] of no use; serving no purpose; useless.
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1) [noun] the quality of being unable to produce offspring; sterility; barrenness.
2) [noun] the quality of being useless; uselessness.
3) [noun] an issueless man.
Kannada is a Dravidian language (as opposed to the Indo-European language family) mainly spoken in the southwestern region of India.
See also (Relevant definitions)
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Women in the Atharva-veda Samhita (by Pranab Jyoti Kalita)
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