Vedhaka: 12 definitions

Introduction

Introduction:

Vedhaka means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Marathi. 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

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index

Vedhaka (वेधक).—A hell for the maker of arrows.*

  • * Viṣṇu-purāṇa II. 6. 16.
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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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Shilpashastra (iconography)

Source: archive.org: Illustrations of Indian Music and Dance in Western Indian Style

Vedhaka (वेधक) refers to one of the forty-seven tānas (tone) used in Indian music.—The illustration of Vedhaka (as a deity) according to 15th-century Indian art is as follows.—The colour of his body is yellow. His face is similar to the face of a cuckoo. A viṇā is held with both bands.

The illustrations (of, for example Vedhaka) are found scattered throughout ancient Jain manuscripts from Gujarat. The descriptions of these illustrations of this citrāvalī are based on the ślokas of Vācanācārya Gaṇi Sudhākalaśa’s Saṅgītopaniṣatsāroddhāra (14th century) and Śārṅgadeva’s Saṅgītaratnākara (13th century).

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Shilpashastra (शिल्पशास्त्र, śilpaśāstra) represents the ancient Indian science (shastra) of creative arts (shilpa) such as sculpture, iconography and painting. Closely related to Vastushastra (architecture), they often share the same literature.

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Shaktism (Shakta philosophy)

Source: Google Books: Manthanabhairavatantram

Vedhaka (वेधक) (cf. Vedha) refers to “those who pierce (and transform their disciples)”, according to the Kubjikāmatatantra: the earliest popular and most authoritative Tantra of the Kubjikā cult.—

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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.

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Languages of India and abroad

Marathi-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

vēdhaka (वेधक).—a S That perforates or pierces. 2 fig. Penetrating, piercing, sharp, keen: also touching, thrilling, affecting, probing &c.

Source: DDSA: The Aryabhusan school dictionary, Marathi-English

vēdhaka (वेधक).—a That pierces. Fig. Keen.

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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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Sanskrit dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Vedhaka (वेधक).—

1) Name of one of the divisions of hell.

2) Camphor.

3) A perforator (of gems etc.); Rām.2.83.13.

-kam Rice in the ear.

Derivable forms: vedhakaḥ (वेधकः).

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

Vedhaka (वेधक).—mfn.

(-kaḥ-kā-kaṃ) Sharp, piercing, a piercer or perforator. m.

(-kaḥ) 1. Name of a division of hell. 2. Camphor. n.

(-kaṃ) Grain, rice. in the ear. E. vyadh to pierce, aff. vun; or vidh-ṇvul .

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

Vedhaka (वेधक).—i. e. vyadh + aka, I. adj. 1. Piercing, sharp. 2. A perforator (of gems), [Rāmāyaṇa] 2, 64, 12, ed. Seramp. Ii. m. Camphor. Iii. n. Grain, rice in the ear.

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

Vedhaka (वेधक).—[masculine] piercer.

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

1) Vedhaka (वेधक):—[from vedha] a m. a piercer, perforator (of gems etc.), [Mahābhārata; Rāmāyaṇa]

2) [v.s. ...] camphor, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

3) [v.s. ...] sandal, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

4) [v.s. ...] Rumex Vesicarius, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

5) [v.s. ...] Name of one of the divisions of Naraka (destined for arrow-makers), [Viṣṇu-purāṇa]

6) [v.s. ...] n. coriander, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

7) [v.s. ...] rock-salt, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

8) [v.s. ...] grain, rice in the ear, [Horace H. Wilson]

9) [from vyadh] b etc. See 2. vedha, p. 1018, col. 1.

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

Vedhaka (वेधक):—(kaḥ) 1. m. Camphor. n. Grain, rice in the ear. a. Piercing.

[Sanskrit to German] (Deutsch Wörterbuch)

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Böhtlingk and Roth Grosses Petersburger Wörterbuch

Vedhaka (वेधक):—(wie eben)

1) m. a) nom. ag. Durchbohrer: nāsānām [Mahābhārata 13, 1651.] von Perlen u.s.w. (= maṇimuktādivedhakartar Comm.) [Rāmāyaṇa 2, 83, 14 (90, 27 Gorresio).] — b) Kampher (vgl. bhasma) [Trikāṇḍaśeṣa 2, 6, 39.] — e) eine Art Sauerampfer, Rumex vesicarius [Rājanirghaṇṭa im Śabdakalpadruma] — d) Name einer Hölle, in welche Verfertiger von Pfeilen gelangen, [Viṣṇupurāṇa 208.] —

2) n. Koriander [Rājanirghaṇṭa im Śabdakalpadruma] — Vgl. kṛta, cukra, bhasma .

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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.

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