Veshadharin, Vesha-dharin, Veshadhari, Veśadhārin, Veśadhārī: 13 definitions

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Veshadharin 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.

The Sanskrit terms Veśadhārin and Veśadhārī can be transliterated into English as Vesadharin or Veshadharin or Vesadhari or Veshadhari, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

[«previous next»] — Veshadharin in Purana glossary
Source: archive.org: Shiva Purana - English Translation

Veṣadhārin (वेषधारिन्) refers to “one who is disguised”, according to the Śivapurāṇa 2.3.28 (“Description of the fraudulent words of the Brahmacārin”).—Accordingly, as Pārvatī said to Śiva (in guise of a Brahmacārin): “So long I have been thinking that some one else has come. Now everything has become clear. You are a person who cannot be killed. O lord, what has been said by you is known. It is not otherwise. If what has been said by you is real, it cannot be called unreal. Sometimes lord Śiva is seen in that guise [i.e., veṣadhārin]. But He is the supreme Brahman who, out of his own accord, takes up bodies in his own sports. [...]”.

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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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Shaivism (Shaiva philosophy)

[«previous next»] — Veshadharin in Shaivism glossary
Source: Brill: Śaivism and the Tantric Traditions

Veśadhārin (वेशधारिन्) refers to “one wearing a dress”, according to the Guhyasūtra chapter 9.—Accordingly, “[...] [The Lord spoke]:—Wearing half the dress of a woman (ardhastrī-veśadhārin) and half [that of] a man, on one half, he should place [feminine] tresses, on one half, he should wear matted locks. On one half, there should be a forehead mark; on one half a [forehead] eye. A ring [should be] in one ear; a [pendant] ear-ornament in one ear. [...]”.

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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.

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Yoga (school of philosophy)

[«previous next»] — Veshadharin in Yoga glossary
Source: ORA: Amanaska (king of all yogas): A Critical Edition and Annotated Translation by Jason Birch

Veṣadhārin (वेषधारिन्) refers to “those who wear a robe”, according to sources such as the Amanaskayoga 1.6, the Dattātreyayogaśāstra 47, the Brahmānanda's Jyotsnā 1.11 and the Yogataraṅgiṇī (epilogue).—Accordingly, “According to tradition, [mere] robe-wearers (veṣadhārin) who do not perform religious duties deceive people by speaking of yoga for the sake of [satisfying their] genitals and stomach”.

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Yoga is originally considered a branch of Hindu philosophy (astika), but both ancient and modern Yoga combine the physical, mental and spiritual. Yoga teaches various physical techniques also known as āsanas (postures), used for various purposes (eg., meditation, contemplation, relaxation).

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Languages of India and abroad

Marathi-English dictionary

[«previous next»] — Veshadharin in Marathi glossary
Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

vēṣadhārī (वेषधारी).—a (S) That assumes the garb or dress or guise of. 2 Hypocritical or dissembling.

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

vēṣadhārī (वेषधारी).—a That assumes the garb of, Hypocritical

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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

[«previous next»] — Veshadharin in Sanskrit glossary
Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Veśadhārin (वेशधारिन्).—a. disguised. (-m.

1) a hypocrite, false ascetic.

2) an actor.

Veśadhārin is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms veśa and dhārin (धारिन्).

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Edgerton Buddhist Hybrid Sanskrit Dictionary

Veśadhārin (वेशधारिन्).—name of a Tathāgata: Gaṇḍavyūha 360.26.

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

Veśadhārin (वेशधारिन्).—m. (-rī) A hypocrite, a false devotee. E. veśa disguise, dhārin having.

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

Veṣadhārin (वेषधारिन्).—[adjective] having the dress or appearance of (—°).

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

1) Veṣadhārin (वेषधारिन्):—[=veṣa-dhārin] [from veṣa] mfn. wearing the dress of ([compound]), [Rāmāyaṇa]

2) [v.s. ...] m. a hypocrite, false devotee, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

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

Veśadhārin (वेशधारिन्):—[veśa-dhārin] (rī) 5. m. A hypocrite.

[Sanskrit to German]

Veshadharin in German

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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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Kannada-English dictionary

[«previous next»] — Veshadharin in Kannada glossary
Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Vēṣadhāri (ವೇಷಧಾರಿ):—

1) [noun] = ವೇಷಡಂಭಕ [veshadambhaka].

2) [noun] a disguised man.

3) [noun] a man who is acting in plays, movies, etc.; an actor.

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Kannada is a Dravidian language (as opposed to the Indo-European language family) mainly spoken in the southwestern region of India.

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