Vidruta: 10 definitions


Vidruta 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)

Source: Puranic Encyclopedia

Vidruta (विद्रुत).—A King born in the family of Yayāti. He was the son of Rucaka. (Bhāgavata, Skandha 9).

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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)

Source: SOAS University of London: Protective Rites in the Netra Tantra

Vidruta (विद्रुत) refers to “running away”, according to the Netratantra of Kṣemarāja: a Śaiva text from the 9th century in which Śiva (Bhairava) teaches Pārvatī topics such as metaphysics, cosmology, and soteriology.—Accordingly, [verse 15.4cd-7ab, while describing protection rituals]—“Since all Rakṣasas run away (vidruta) and are killed, then O Devi, I call [white mustard seeds] rakṣoghna. They spread on Earth and in all battles between demons and the chiefs of gods. [Mustard seeds] are employed as killers of villains in order to accomplish the destruction of enemies. Since their purpose is accomplished then they are called white mustard on Earth. They take away pride in evil-minded spirits”.

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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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Ayurveda (science of life)

Rasashastra (Alchemy and Herbo-Mineral preparations)

Source: ORA: Amanaska (king of all yogas): (rasashaastra)

Vidruta (विद्रुत) refers to “being melted (by fire)”, according to the Rasajalanidhi (vol 2, p. 244).—Accordingly, “The best gold which has been melted (vidruta) by fire, should be placed thrice in a solution of Mountain-ebony (i.e., Bauhinia Variegata). By doing so, gold is purified”.

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Āyurveda (आयुर्वेद, ayurveda) is a branch of Indian science dealing with medicine, herbalism, taxology, anatomy, surgery, alchemy and related topics. Traditional practice of Āyurveda in ancient India dates back to at least the first millenium BC. Literature is commonly written in Sanskrit using various poetic metres.

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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Vidruta (विद्रुत).—p. p.

1) Flown, fled away, (in panic).

2) Agitated, frightened, alarmed; नेच्छन्ति सेवया पूर्णाः कुतो- ऽन्यत् कालविद्रुतम् (necchanti sevayā pūrṇāḥ kuto- 'nyat kālavidrutam) Bhāgavata 9.4.67.

3) Liquid, fluid.

-tam 1 Flight.

2) A particular manner of fighting.

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

Vidruta (विद्रुत).—mfn.

(-taḥ-tā-taṃ) 1. Liquid, liquefied, fluid as an oily or metallic substance upon being heated. 2. Flown, fled. 3. Running, going fast. 4. Agitated, alarmed. E. vi before, dru to ooze, &c., aff. kta .

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

Vidruta (विद्रुत).—[adjective] run asunder, fled ([neuter] [impersonally]); scattered, destroyed; agitated, alarmed.

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

1) Vidruta (विद्रुत):—[=vi-druta] [from vi-dru] mfn. run away or asunder, running to and fro, flown, fled (n. [impersonal or used impersonally]), [Mahābhārata; Kāvya literature] etc.

2) [v.s. ...] burst asunder, destroyed, [Bhāgavata-purāṇa]

3) [v.s. ...] agitated, perplexed, distraught, [Rāmāyaṇa; Pañcatantra]

4) [v.s. ...] liquefied, fluid (as an oily or metallic substance when heated), [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

5) [v.s. ...] n. ([probably]) a [particular] manner of fighting (in which flight is simulated?), [Harivaṃśa]

6) Vidrutā (विद्रुता):—[=vi-drutā] [from vi-druta > vi-dru] f. ([scilicet] sirā) unsuccessful blood letting (caused by a patient’s moving his limbs hither and thither), [Suśruta]

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

Vidruta (विद्रुत):—[(taḥ-tā-taṃ) a.] Fused; fled; vanishing; alarmed.

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

Vidruta (विद्रुत) in the Sanskrit language is related to the Prakrit words: Viddāya, Vidduya.

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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

Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Vidruta (ವಿದ್ರುತ):—

1) [adjective] controlled; subdued; made less intense.

2) [adjective] scattered, dispersed about.

3) [adjective] agitated; perturbed.

4) [adjective] feeling fear; frightened; apprehensive; afraid of.

5) [adjective] melted; liquefied.

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Vidruta (ವಿದ್ರುತ):—[noun] that which is liquefied, melted.

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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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