Vidharana, Vidhāraṇa: 8 definitions


Vidharana 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

Vyakarana (Sanskrit grammar)

Source: Wikisource: A dictionary of Sanskrit grammar

Vidhāraṇa (विधारण).—Mention of a consonant as intact i.e. without any phonetic coalescence or संधि (saṃdhi); the same as अभिनिधान (abhinidhāna). The term is used in this sense in the Pratisakhya works.

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Vyakarana (व्याकरण, vyākaraṇa) refers to Sanskrit grammar and represents one of the six additional sciences (vedanga) to be studied along with the Vedas. Vyakarana concerns itself with the rules of Sanskrit grammar and linguistic analysis in order to establish the correct context of words and sentences.

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Yoga (school of philosophy)

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Source: ORA: Amanaska (king of all yogas): A Critical Edition and Annotated Translation by Jason Birch

Vidhāraṇa (विधारण) refers to “retention (of the breath)”, according to the Pātañjalayogaśāstra (i.e., the Yoga Sūtras of Patañjali) 1.34.—Accordingly, while discussing Prāṇāyāma and Samādhi: “Or [stability of mind is attained] through exhalation and retention (vidhāraṇa) of the breath”.—[Commentary]—“Exhalation is the emission of the abdominal breath through the nostrils with particular care, and retention is stopping the breath. Through both [of these], one should accomplish stability of mind”.

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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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India history and geography

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Indian Epigraphical Glossary

Vidhāraṇā.—(EI 1), same as paripanthanā, ‘creating obs- tacles’. Note: vidhāraṇā is defined in the “Indian epigraphical glossary” as it can be found on ancient inscriptions commonly written in Sanskrit, Prakrit or Dravidian languages.

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The history of India traces the identification of countries, villages, towns and other regions of India, as well as mythology, zoology, 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 dictionary

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

Vidhāraṇa (विधारण).—Stopping, detaining (a carriage).

Derivable forms: vidhāraṇam (विधारणम्).

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

Vidhāraṇa (विधारण).—[neuter] bearing, holding, stopping, restraining, suppressing.

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

1) Vidharaṇa (विधरण):—[=vi-dharaṇa] a vi-dhartṛ etc. See vi-√dhṛ.

2) [=vi-dharaṇa] [from vi-dhṛ] b mf(ī)n. checking, restraining, [Śatapatha-brāhmaṇa]

3) Vidhāraṇa (विधारण):—[=vi-dhāraṇa] [from vi-dharman > vi-dhṛ] mf(ī)n. dividing, separating, [Vasiṣṭha; Bhāgavata-purāṇa]

4) [v.s. ...] n. stopping, detaining (a carriage), [Kathāsaritsāgara]

5) [v.s. ...] checking, restraining, retention, suppression, [Atharvaveda-prātiśākhya; Mahābhārata] etc.

6) [v.s. ...] bearing, carrying, [Mahābhārata; Harivaṃśa] etc.

7) [v.s. ...] maintaining, supporting, [Mahābhārata]

[Sanskrit to German]

Vidharana 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»] — Vidharana in Kannada glossary
Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Vidhāraṇa (ವಿಧಾರಣ):—

1) [noun] the act of splitting, breaking or separating; separation.

2) [noun] an obstructing, impeding.

3) [noun] the act or an instance of tolerating, bearing; tolerance.

4) [noun] a person or thing that supports; a support; the base or prop.

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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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