Vimudha, Vimūḍha: 14 definitions


Vimudha means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Jainism, Prakrit, Hindi. 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: Shiva Purana - English Translation

Vimūḍha (विमूढ) refers to one who is “deluded”, and is used by Satī to describe the sages and Devas attending Dakṣa’s sacrifice, according to the Śivapurāṇa 2.2.29. Accordingly as Brahmā narrated to Nārada:—“[...] Then inciting the fury of Dakṣa further, she said to Viṣṇu and all other Devas and sages unhesitatingly.. Satī said:—‘[...] O sages and Devas, you listen to my words. Your action is improper in every respect. You have become evil-minded. You are deluded (vimūḍha). You revel in reproaching Śiva and quarrelling with Him. Everyone of you will get due punishment from 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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Shaivism (Shaiva philosophy)

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

Vimūḍha (विमूढ) refers to “foolish persons”, 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 21.15-19]—“Ah! The question [you have] asked me is not answered elsewhere, [although] I declare it in all teachings. The foolish (vimūḍha), [those] always concealed with illusion, do not know. It is not worship [if] you speak the mantra [devoid of] the three kinds of tattvas. Meanwhile, let it be. A world lacking the tattvas does not accomplish [anything]. [...]”.

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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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Yoga (school of philosophy)

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Source: ORA: Amanaska (king of all yogas): A Critical Edition and Annotated Translation by Jason Birch

Vimūḍha (विमूढ) refers to “delusion”, according to the Amanaska Yoga treatise dealing with meditation, absorption, yogic powers and liberation.—Accordingly, as Īśvara says to Vāmadeva: “[...] Some have intellects which have become insensitive through reasoning and [philosophical] speculations, [and some] are elevated by [their] conceit and ego. Some are self-satisfied with pride, [rendered] stupid by [their obsession with] caste, and [some] are confounded by activities such as meditation. Generally speaking, the multitudes of people have deluded minds (vimūḍha-manas) and various [mental] disturbances, for, those who experience nothing but the bliss of the undisturbed, natural [no-mind] state, are not seen in the world. [...]”.

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Yoga is originally considered a branch of Hindu philosophy (astika), but both ancient and modern Yoga combine the physical, mental and spiritual. Yoga teaches various physical techniques also known as āsanas (postures), used for various purposes (eg., meditation, contemplation, relaxation).

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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Vimūḍha (विमूढ).—p. p.

1) Confounded, bewildered.

2) Seduced, tempted, beguiled; अप्रतिष्ठो महाबाहो विमूढो ब्रह्मणः पथि (apratiṣṭho mahābāho vimūḍho brahmaṇaḥ pathi) Bhagavadgītā (Bombay) 6.38.

3) Stupid.

4) Wise, learned.

-ḍhaḥ A kind of divine being.

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

Vimūḍha (विमूढ).—mfn.

(-ḍhaḥ-ḍhā-ḍhaṃ) 1. Bewildered, discomposed. 2. Foolish. 3. Beguiled, led astray, seduced, tempted. E. vi, muh to be foolish, aff. kta .

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

Vimūḍha (विमूढ).—[adjective] = vimugdha + incertain of (—°).

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

1) Vimūḍha (विमूढ):—[=vi-mūḍha] [from vi] 1. vi-mūḍha mfn. (for 2. See vi-√muh) not foolish

2) [v.s. ...] m. a kind of divine being, [Monier-Williams’ Sanskrit-English Dictionary]

3) [=vi-mūḍha] [from vi-muh] 2. vi-mūḍha mfn. idem, [Mahābhārata; Kāvya literature] etc.

4) [v.s. ...] (ifc.) perplexed as to, uncertain about, [Kathāsaritsāgara]

5) [v.s. ...] foolish, stupid, [Prabodha-candrodaya]

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

Vimūḍha (विमूढ):—[vi-mūḍha] (ḍhaḥ-ḍhā-ḍhaṃ) a. Beguiled; foolish; bewildered.

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

Vimūḍha (विमूढ) in the Sanskrit language is related to the Prakrit word: Vimūḍha.

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Vimudha 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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Hindi dictionary

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

Vimūḍha (विमूढ):—(a) see [mūḍha; ~cetā/dhī] a stupid fellow, nitwit; silly;. ~[] stupidity, silliness.

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Prakrit-English dictionary

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

Vimūḍha (विमूढ) in the Prakrit language is related to the Sanskrit word: Vimūḍha.

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Prakrit is an ancient language closely associated with both Pali and Sanskrit. Jain literature is often composed in this language or sub-dialects, such as the Agamas and their commentaries which are written in Ardhamagadhi and Maharashtri Prakrit. The earliest extant texts can be dated to as early as the 4th century BCE although core portions might be older.

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Kannada-English dictionary

Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Vimūḍha (ವಿಮೂಢ):—

1) [adjective] utterly foolish, senseless or unwise.

2) [adjective] totally confused; bewildered; confounded.

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Vimūḍha (ವಿಮೂಢ):—

1) [noun] an utterly foolish, senseless or unwise man.

2) [noun] a totally confused man.

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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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