Vidyunmalin, Vidyunmālin, Vidyut-malin: 4 definitions


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In Hinduism

Kavya (poetry)

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Source: OpenEdition books: Vividhatīrthakalpaḥ (Kāvya)

Vidyunmālin (विद्युन्मालिन्) is the name of a God previously known as Kumāranandin, as mentioned in the Vividhatīrthakalpa by Jinaprabhasūri (13th century A.D.): an ancient text devoted to various Jaina holy places (tīrthas).—Accordingly, “[...] Upon his death, he becomes the god Vidyunmālin. Meanwhile, his friend, a convert to Jinism, became a sky god Acyuta upon his death. The gods come to meet. The old friend explains to Nagila what brought him this rebirth. Awakened, Vidyunmālin asks what work of merit he can accomplish: the statue of sandalwood”.

Cf.  Āvaśyakacūrṇi I 397.5-398.14; Āvasyakaniryukti (Haribhadra commentary) b.3-a.l; Bṛhatkalpabhāṣya (v. 5225) 1388.29-1389.4; NiBh 140.5-142.2 (named Aṇaṃgaseṇa); Triṣaṣṭiśalākāpuruṣacaritra X.ll.v. 332-381: Johnson VI p. 285-289.

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Kavya (काव्य, kavya) refers to Sanskrit poetry, a popular ancient Indian tradition of literature. There have been many Sanskrit poets over the ages, hailing from ancient India and beyond. This topic includes mahakavya, or ‘epic poetry’ and natya, or ‘dramatic poetry’.

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Sanskrit dictionary

[«previous next»] — Vidyunmalin in Sanskrit glossary
Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Cappeller Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Vidyunmālin (विद्युन्मालिन्).—[adjective] poss. to [preceding]; [masculine] [Name] of an Asura & Rākṣasa.

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

1) Vidyunmālin (विद्युन्मालिन्):—[=vidyun-mālin] [from vidyun > vi-dyut] mfn. wreathed with l°, [Rāmāyaṇa]

2) [v.s. ...] m. Name of an Asura, [Mahābhārata]

3) [v.s. ...] of a Rākṣasa, [Rāmāyaṇa]

4) [v.s. ...] of a god, [Hemacandra’s Pariśiṣṭaparvan]

5) [v.s. ...] of a Vidyā-dhara, [ib.]

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Vidyunmalin 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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