Vidhvamsin, Vidhvaṃsin, Vidhvaṃsī, Vidhvamsi: 8 definitions


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In Hinduism

Jyotisha (astronomy and astrology)

[«previous next»] — Vidhvamsin in Jyotisha glossary
Source: Wisdom Library: Brihat Samhita by Varahamihira

Vidhvaṃsin (विध्वंसिन्) refers to the “destruction” (of crops), according to the Bṛhatsaṃhitā (chapter 8), an encyclopedic Sanskrit work written by Varāhamihira mainly focusing on the science of ancient Indian astronomy astronomy (Jyotiṣa).—Accordingly, “When Jupiter passes through the northern path, there will be health and happiness in the land; when he passes through the southern path, the reverse of these will be the case; and when he passes through the middle path, there will be neither much of the former nor much of the latter. If, in one year, Jupiter should pass through a space of two stellar divisions, there will be prosperity in the land; if he should pass through two and a half of such divisions, there will not be much of it; and if at any time, he should pass through over two and a half of these divisions, crops will be injured [i.e., vidhvaṃsin]. [...]”.

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Jyotisha (ज्योतिष, jyotiṣa or jyotish) refers to ‘astronomy’ or “Vedic astrology” and represents the fifth of the six Vedangas (additional sciences to be studied along with the Vedas). Jyotisha concerns itself with the study and prediction of the movements of celestial bodies, in order to calculate the auspicious time for rituals and ceremonies.

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Sanskrit dictionary

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

Vidhvaṃsin (विध्वंसिन्).—a.

1) Being ruined, falling to pieces.

2) Hostile, adverse.

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

Vidhvaṃsin (विध्वंसिन्).—mfn. (-sī-sinī-si) 1. Hostile, adverse. 2. Destroying. E. vi before, dhvaṃs to fall, ghinuṇ aff.

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

Vidhvaṃsin (विध्वंसिन्).—[vi-dhvaṃs + in], adj. 1. Falling asunder, [Hitopadeśa] i. [distich] 48, M.M. 2. Destroying. 3. Hostile.

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

Vidhvaṃsin (विध्वंसिन्).—[adjective] = [preceding] adj. + being ruined, perishing.

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

1) Vidhvaṃsin (विध्वंसिन्):—[=vi-dhvaṃsin] [from vi-dhvaṃsa > vi-dhvas] mfn. falling to pieces, perishing, [Raghuvaṃśa]

2) [v.s. ...] causing to fall, ruining, destroying, [Kāvya literature; Varāha-mihira’s Bṛhat-saṃhitā] etc.

3) [v.s. ...] insulting, violating (a woman), [Kathāsaritsāgara]

4) [v.s. ...] hostile, adverse, [Horace H. Wilson]

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

Vidhvaṃsin (विध्वंसिन्):—[(sī-sinī-si) a.] Hostile; destroying.

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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

[«previous next»] — Vidhvamsin in Hindi glossary
Source: DDSA: A practical Hindi-English dictionary

Vidhvaṃsī (विध्वंसी):—(nm) a destroyer; one who or that which destroys.

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