Vidharma: 5 definitions



Vidharma means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Hindi. 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.

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Sanskrit dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Vidharma (विधर्म).—a.

1) Wrong, unjust, unlawful.

-rmaḥ 1 Wrong, injustice.

2) An irreligious or unjust action done with a good intention; विधर्मः परधर्मश्च आभास उपमा छलः । अधर्म- शाखाः पञ्चेमः धर्मज्ञोऽधर्मवत् त्यजेत् (vidharmaḥ paradharmaśca ābhāsa upamā chalaḥ | adharma- śākhāḥ pañcemaḥ dharmajño'dharmavat tyajet) || Bhāg.7.15.12.

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

Vidharma (विधर्म).—1. [masculine] distribution, disposition.

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Vidharma (विधर्म).—2. [masculine] injustice, wrong.

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Vidharma (विधर्म).—3. [adjective] illegal, unjust, wrong.

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

1) Vidharma (विधर्म):—[=vi-dharma] [from vi] 1. vi-dharma mfn. (for 2. See vi-√dhṛ) wrong, unjust, unlawful (also maka), [Mahābhārata]

2) [v.s. ...] devoid of attributes or qualities (= nir-guṇa, said of Kṛṣṇa), [ib.] ([Nīlakaṇṭha])

3) [v.s. ...] m. wrong, injustice, [Mahābhārata; Varāha-mihira’s Bṛhat-saṃhitā; Mārkaṇḍeya-purāṇa]

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

Vidharma (विधर्म):—1. (2. vi + dharma) m. Unrecht, Ungesetzlichkeit: stha [Mahābhārata 12, 8397.] [Rāmāyaṇa 5, 47, 30.] vairaṃ vidharmāśritaiḥ [Varāhamihira’s Bṛhajjātaka 8, 16.] = dharmabādha [Bhāgavatapurāṇa 7, 15, 13. 12. 3, 28, 2.] [Mārkāṇḍeyapurāṇa 113, 30.] [PAÑCAR. 1, 2, 41. 2, 7, 40.] tas auf ungerechte Weise [Mahābhārata 12, 3163.]

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Vidharma (विधर्म):—2. (wie eben) adj.

1) ungesetzlich: vidharme pathi vartate [Mahābhārata 5, 4889.] akṣeṣu doṣā bahavo vidharmāḥ śrutāstvayā [8, 3508.] —

2) keine charakteristischen Eigenschaften besitzend, qualitätslos (= nirguṇa [Nīlakaṇṭha]): Kṛṣṇa [Mahābhārata 12, 1508.] — Vgl. vaidharmya .

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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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Hindi dictionary

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Source: DDSA: A practical Hindi-English dictionary

Vidharma (विधर्म):—(nm) heresy; a religion other than one’s own, non-conformist religion; (a) unjust, inequitable; ~[rmī] a heretic/heretical; follower of another religion; unjust, inequitable.

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