Vimarshana, Vimarśana: 9 definitions


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The Sanskrit term Vimarśana can be transliterated into English as Vimarsana or Vimarshana, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Shaivism (Shaiva philosophy)

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Source: Brill: Śaivism and the Tantric Traditions (philosophy)

Vimarśana (विमर्शन) refers to an “act of realization”, according to the Utpaladeva’s Vivṛti on Īśvarapratyabhijñākārikā 1.5.8-9.—Accordingly, “[...] So [a valid inference is] an act of realization (vimarśana) that is exactly so, [i.e. it is an unfailing means of knowledge with respect to a previously perceived object that it manifests as having a specific place and time]. This is what [the Vṛtti] says [with the words] ‘manifested in the past’, ‘an object invariably concomitant [with this entity]’ [and] ‘[due to the association of this entity with] this or that [specific] place and time, etc.’”.

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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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Sanskrit dictionary

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Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Vimarśana (विमर्शन).—

1) Deliberation, consideration, examination, discussion; कुर्वन् बुद्ध्या विमर्शम् (kurvan buddhyā vimarśam) Mu.4.3.

2) Reasoning.

3) A conflicting judgment.

4) Hesitation, doubt; कार्यस्य न विमर्शं च गन्तुमर्हसि सुव्रत (kāryasya na vimarśaṃ ca gantumarhasi suvrata) Rām.118.57; 2.34.44.

5) The impression left on the mind by past good or bad actions; see वासना (vāsanā).

6) Knowledge; अविद्वद- धिकारित्वात् प्रायश्चित्तं विमर्शनम् (avidvada- dhikāritvāt prāyaścittaṃ vimarśanam) Bhāg. 6.1.11.

Derivable forms: vimarśanam (विमर्शनम्).

See also (synonyms): vimarśa.

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

Vimarśana (विमर्शन).—n.

(-naṃ) Investigating, discussing. E. vi, mṛś to judge, lyuṭ aff.

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

Vimarśana (विमर्शन).—i. e. vi-mṛś + ana, n. Investigating, discussing.

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

Vimarṣaṇa (विमर्षण).—etc. = vimarśa etc.

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

1) Vimarṣaṇa (विमर्षण):—[=vi-marṣaṇa] vimarṣa, ṣaṇa, ṣin, [wrong reading] for vi-marśa etc.

2) Vimarśana (विमर्शन):—[=vi-marśana] [from vi-marśa > vi-mṛś] m. (written marṣaṇa) Name of a king of the Kirātas, [Catalogue(s)]

3) [v.s. ...] n. discussing, investigation, [Bhāgavata-purāṇa]

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

1) Vimarśana (विमर्शन):—[vi-marśana] (naṃ) 1. m. Discussion.

2) [v.s. ...] (naṃ) 1. n. Discussion; reasoning; knowledge.

[Sanskrit to German]

Vimarshana 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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Kannada-English dictionary

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Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Vimarśana (ವಿಮರ್ಶನ):—

1) [noun] = ವಿಮರ್ಶೆ - [vimarshe -] 1.

2) [noun] the discerning power in judging the things critically, as to their value, merit, etc.

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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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