Vinasaka, Vināsaka, Vinashaka: 13 definitions
Vinasaka means something in Buddhism, Pali, Hinduism, Sanskrit, Marathi. 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.
Mahayana (major branch of Buddhism)Source: De Gruyter: A Buddhist Ritual Manual on Agriculture
Vināśaka (विनाशक) refers to the “destruction” (of crops, flowers, etc), according to the Vajratuṇḍasamayakalparāja, an ancient Buddhist ritual manual on agriculture from the 5th-century (or earlier), containing various instructions for the Sangha to provide agriculture-related services to laypeople including rain-making, weather control and crop protection.—Accordingly, [As the Bhagavān teaches a pacification ritual]: “A pacification rite should be performed at four places in the field. [...] All winds, cold spells, clouds and thunderbolts will be stopped. All pests destroying (vināśaka) crops, flowers, fruits and leaves will perish. [...]”.
Mahayana (महायान, mahāyāna) is a major branch of Buddhism focusing on the path of a Bodhisattva (spiritual aspirants/ enlightened beings). Extant literature is vast and primarely composed in the Sanskrit language. There are many sūtras of which some of the earliest are the various Prajñāpāramitā sūtras.
Languages of India and abroad
Pali-English dictionarySource: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary
vināsaka : (adj.) destroying; causing ruin.Source: Sutta: The Pali Text Society's Pali-English Dictionary
Vināsaka, (°ika) (adj.) (fr. vināsa) causing ruin; only neg. a° not causing destruction A. III, 38; IV, 266, 270; J. V, 116. (Page 624)
Pali is the language of the Tipiṭaka, which is the sacred canon of Theravāda Buddhism and contains much of the Buddha’s speech. Closeley related to Sanskrit, both languages are used interchangeably between religions.
Marathi-English dictionarySource: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary
vināśaka (विनाशक).—a S That annihilates, destroys, causes to perish.
Marathi is an Indo-European language having over 70 million native speakers people in (predominantly) Maharashtra India. Marathi, like many other Indo-Aryan languages, evolved from early forms of Prakrit, which itself is a subset of Sanskrit, one of the most ancient languages of the world.
Sanskrit dictionarySource: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary
Vināsaka (विनासक).—a. Noseless.
See also (synonyms): vināsika.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary
(-kaḥ-kā-kaṃ) Destroying, a destroyer. E. vi before, naś to perish, causal form, aff. vuñ or ghañ .
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(-kaḥ-kī-kaṃ) Noseless. E. vi privative, nāsikā the nose, or nāsā with kap aff.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Benfey Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Vināśaka (विनाशक).—i. e. vi-naś, [Causal.], + aka, adj. sbst. Destroying, a destroyer, [Lassen, Anthologia Sanskritica.] 4, 1.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Cappeller Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Vināśaka (विनाशक).—[adjective] causing to disappear, destroying.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary
1) Vināsaka (विनासक):—[=vi-nāsaka] [from vi] mfn. = -nāsa, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]
2) Vināśaka (विनाशक):—[=vi-nāśaka] [from vi-nāśa > vi-naś] mfn. ([from] [Causal]) annihilating, destroying a destroyer, [Mahābhārata; Rāmāyaṇa etc.]Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Yates Sanskrit-English Dictionary
1) Vināśaka (विनाशक):—[vi-nāśaka] (kaḥ-kā-kaṃ) a. Destroying. m. A destroyer.
2) Vināsaka (विनासक):—[vi-nāsaka] (kaḥ-kī-kaṃ) a. Noseless.Source: DDSA: Paia-sadda-mahannavo; a comprehensive Prakrit Hindi dictionary (S)
Vināśaka (विनाशक) in the Sanskrit language is related to the Prakrit word: Viṇāsaga.
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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.
Kannada-English dictionarySource: Alar: Kannada-English corpus
Vināśaka (ವಿನಾಶಕ):—[adjective] destroying, causing to destroy or having a tendency to destroy; destructive.
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Vināśaka (ವಿನಾಶಕ):—[noun] a man who or that which distroys or has the tendence to destroy; a destroyer; an annihilator.
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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