Vardhakin: 4 definitions


Vardhakin 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.

In Hinduism

Kavya (poetry)

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Source: Naisadhacarita of Sriharsa

Vardhakin (वर्धकिन्) refers to a “carpenter”, and is mentioned in the Naiṣadha-carita 19.54.—(“vardhakinā divaḥ”).

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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: Personal and geographical names in the Gupta inscriptions

Vardhakin (वर्धकिन्, “carpenter”).—In Sāñcī Stūpa Inscriptions we get the word ‘vaḍakina’ which is the same as Sanskrit ‘vardhakin’ and means ‘carpenter’. Also see Viṣṇuvardhakikṣetra: a place-name classified as a kṣetra and mentioned in the Gupta inscription No. 52.

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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

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Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Vardhakin (वर्धकिन्).—m. A carpenter; पुनरपि धृता कुन्दे किंवा न वर्धकिना दिवः (punarapi dhṛtā kunde kiṃvā na vardhakinā divaḥ) N.19.54; Rām.1.13,7;7.91.24; त्रिदशानां च वर्धकिः (tridaśānāṃ ca vardhakiḥ) (viśvakarmā) Mb.1.66.28; वर्धकिहस्तः (vardhakihastaḥ) a carpenter's measure of 42 inches.

See also (synonyms): vardhaki.

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

Vardhakin (वर्धकिन्) or Varddhakin.—m. (-kī) A carpenter. E. vardhaka cutting, ini aff.

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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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