Vidhayin, Vidhāyin: 8 definitions


Vidhayin means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit. 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)

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Source: Shiva Purana - English Translation

Vidhāyin (विधायिन्) (Cf. Vidhāyinī) refers to “one who has achieved”, according to the Śivapurāṇa 2.3.6.—Accordingly, as the Gods eulogised Goddess Śivā who resided in the womb of Menā:—“O great goddess, O mother of the universe, O achiever of all accomplishments [i.e., sarvasiddhi-vidhāyinī], you alone can carry out the work of the gods. Hence we bow to you always. O you favourably disposed to the devotees, do everything conducive to the happiness of the Gods. You have fulfilled the desire of Menā. Now, you fulfil that of Śiva”.

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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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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit dictionary

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

Vidhāyin (विधायिन्).—mfn. (-yī-yinī-yi) 1. Causing, occasioning, making. 2. Placing, fixing, securing. 3. Delivering, entrusting. 4. Establishing as a rule or law. E. vi before, dhā to have, causal form, aff. ghinuṇ .

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

Vidhāyin (विधायिन्).—i. e. vi-dhā + in, adj. 1. Establishing a rule or law, [Lassen, Anthologia Sanskritica.] 2. ed. 89, 30. 2. Placing, [Rājataraṅgiṇī] 5, 295; fixing, securing. 3. Building, [Rājataraṅgiṇī] 5, 37. 4. Causing, making, ib. 5, 255. 5. Delivering, entrusting.

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

Vidhāyin (विधायिन्).—[adjective] & [masculine] regulating, ordering; builder, founder, author.

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

1) Vidhāyin (विधायिन्):—[=vi-dhāyin] [from vi-dhāna > vi-dhā] mfn. regulating, prescribing, containing an injunction or ordinance with regard to ([compound]), [Nyāyasūtra; Rājataraṅgiṇī]

2) [v.s. ...] performing, accomplishing, [Harivaṃśa; Kathāsaritsāgara]

3) [v.s. ...] causing, occasioning, [Harivaṃśa; Rājataraṅgiṇī]

4) [v.s. ...] placing, fixing, securing, [Horace H. Wilson]

5) [v.s. ...] delivering, entrusting, [ib.]

6) [v.s. ...] m. a founder, builder, establisher, [Rājataraṅgiṇī]

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

Vidhāyin (विधायिन्):—[(yī-yinī-yi) a.] Causing; placing; entrusting.

Source: DDSA: Paia-sadda-mahannavo; a comprehensive Prakrit Hindi dictionary (S)

Vidhāyin (विधायिन्) in the Sanskrit language is related to the Prakrit word: Vihāi.

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Vidhayin 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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