Vinasaka, Vināsaka, Vinashaka: 16 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.

In Hinduism

Yoga (school of philosophy)

[«previous next»] — Vinasaka in Yoga glossary
Source: ORA: Amanaska (king of all yogas): A Critical Edition and Annotated Translation by Jason Birch

Vināśaka (विनाशक) refers to the “destroyer” (e.g., of the flower/body), according to the Amanaska Yoga treatise dealing with meditation, absorption, yogic powers and liberation.—Accordingly, as Īśvara says to Vāmadeva: “[...] O sage, there are many gurus who are devoted to the practices [prescribed] by the Kula tradition. Indeed, the guru who has transcended these practices is unique and hard to find. Just as fruit manifests from a flower [and in so doing,] is the destroyer of the flower (puṣpa-vināśaka), so the highest reality manifests from the body [and in so doing,] is the destroyer of the body (deha-vināśaka). [...]”.

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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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Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

[«previous next»] — Vinasaka in Purana glossary
Source: Shiva Purana - English Translation

Vināśaka (विनाशक) refers to the “destruction” (of all Asuras), according to the Śivapurāṇa 2.5.16 (“The battle of the gods”).—Accordingly, as Brahmā and the Gods eulogized Viṣṇu: “O Hṛṣīkeśa of long arms, O lord, O slayer of Madhu, O lord of gods, Obeisance to you, O destroyer of all Asuras (sarvadaitya-vināśaka). O Viṣṇu, of the form of fish who redeemed the Vedas through king Satyavrata, obeisance to you who sport about in the ocean of Dissolution. Obeisance to you of the form of Tortoise who bore the mountain Mandara of the gods who were attempting to churn the ocean. [...]”.

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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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In Buddhism

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. [...]”.

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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.

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Languages of India and abroad

Pali-English dictionary

[«previous next»] — Vinasaka in Pali glossary
Source: 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. not causing destruction A. III, 38; IV, 266, 270; J. V, 116. (Page 624)

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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.

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Marathi-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

vināśaka (विनाशक).—a S That annihilates, destroys, causes to perish.

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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.

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Sanskrit dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Vināsaka (विनासक).—a. Noseless.

See also (synonyms): vināsika.

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

Vināśaka (विनाशक).—mfn.

(-kaḥ-kā-kaṃ) Destroying, a destroyer. E. vi before, naś to perish, causal form, aff. vuñ or ghañ .

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Vināsaka (विनासक).—mfn.

(-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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Vinasaka 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

Source: 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.

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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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