Vashini, Vāsinī, Vaśini, Vasini, Vaśinī: 7 definitions
Vashini means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Buddhism, Pali. 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 terms Vaśini and Vaśinī can be transliterated into English as Vasini or Vashini, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).
Purana and Itihasa (epic history)Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index
Vaśini (वशिनि).—A Rahasya Yogini devī.*
- * Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa IV. 19. 48; 37. 3.
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)
Vaśinī (वशिनी) refers to one of eight eight Goddesses of speech, as mentioned in the Kāmasiddhi-stuti (also Vāmakeśvarī-stuti) and the Vāmakeśvaratantra (also known as Nityāṣoḍaśikārṇava).—[...] The next four verses, 17–20 [of the Kāmasiddhistuti], respectively praise the set of eight eight Goddesses of speech. The names of these eight [e.g., Vaśinī] can be retrieved from the mantroddhāra section of the Vāmakeśvaratantra (cf. 1.77–80).
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.
Languages of India and abroad
Pali-English dictionarySource: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary
vāsinī : (f.) living in; dwelling in.
Pali is the language of the Tipiṭaka, which is the sacred canon of Theravāda Buddhism and contains much of the Buddha’s speech. Closeley related to Sanskrit, both languages are used interchangeably between religions.
Sanskrit dictionarySource: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary
1) The Śamī tree.
2) A parasite plant.
3) A mistress.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary
1) Vaśinī (वशिनी):—[from vaśin > vaś] f. a mistress, [Ṛg-veda]
2) [v.s. ...] a parasite plant, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]
3) [v.s. ...] Prosopis Spicigera or Mimosa Suma, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]
4) Vāsinī (वासिनी):—[from vāsin > vās] f. a Barleria with white flowers, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Yates Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Vaśinī (वशिनी):—(nī) 3. f. A tree (Mimosa sāma); a parasitic plant.
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.
Kannada-English dictionarySource: Alar: Kannada-English corpus
1) [noun] a woman who lives in a place as a resident (distinguished from a visitor or transient).
2) [noun] a woman dressed with such and such a clothes, garments.
3) [noun] the fragrant seed of the plant Pimpinella anisum of Apiaceae family, used for flavouring purpose and as a medicine for expelling intestinal gas; anise.
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)
Full-text (+30): Shikharavasini, Svavasini, Madyavasini, Ambuvasini, Malayavasini, Mandaravasini, Khaduravasini, Vacini, Suvasini, Vasi, Suvasinim, Sauvasini, Aranyavasini, Mandaravasa, Vindhyakailasavasini, Vintiyavacini, Shmashanalayavasin, Kundavasini, Kotaravasini, Vindhyavasinidashaka.
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Garga Samhita (English) (by Danavir Goswami)
Verse 4.19.31 < [Chapter 19 - A Thousand Names of Srī Yamunā]
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Verse 2.24.39 < [Chapter 24 - The Story of Asuri Muni in the Rāsa-dance Pastime]
Bhakti-rasamrta-sindhu (by Śrīla Rūpa Gosvāmī)
Rig Veda (translation and commentary) (by H. H. Wilson)
Vedic influence on the Sun-worship in the Puranas (by Goswami Mitali)
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Bhagavatpadabhyudaya by Lakshmana Suri (study) (by Lathika M. P.)