Vinashana, Vināsana, Vinaśana, Vinasana, Vināśana: 20 definitions


Vinashana means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Buddhism, Pali, Jainism, Prakrit. 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.

The Sanskrit terms Vinaśana and Vināśana can be transliterated into English as Vinasana or Vinashana, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

[«previous next»] — Vinashana in Purana glossary
Source: Puranic Encyclopedia

1) Vinaśana (विनशन).—A tīrtha (holy bath). It is mentioned in Mahābhārata, Vana Parva, Chapter 82, that in this holy bath Sarasvatī lives in invisible form.

2) Vinaśana (विनशन).—Another holy place. In Mahābhārata, Vana Parva, Chapter 84, Stanza 112, mention is made that one could obtain remission of all sins and the fruits of Vājapeyayajña by visiting this holy place.

3) Vināśana (विनाशन).—An asura born to Prajāpati Kaśyapa by his wife Kālā (Kālikā). (Mahābhārata Ādi Parva, Chapter 65, Stanza 34).

Source: Shiva Purana - English Translation

Vināśana (विनाशन) refers to “that which is destructive (of all affairs)”, according to the Śivapurāṇa 2.3.44 (“Menā regains consciousness”).—Accordingly, as Brahmā said to Menā: “O Menā, you shall listen lovingly to my auspicious words whereby your evil inclination shall cease. Śiva is the creator, sustainer and annihilator of the universe. You do not know His real form. Wherefore do you then seek sorrow? The lord has several forms and names. He indulges in many kinds of divine sports. He is the lord of all and independent. He is the master of delusion and free from doubtful alternatives. Realising this, O Menā, give your daughter to Śiva. Abandon your misplaced stubbornness. Your evil inclination is destructive of all affairs (sarvakārya-vināśana)”.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index

1a) Vinaśana (विनशन).—Another name of Kurukṣetra.*

  • * Bhāgavata-purāṇa I. 9. 1.

1b) The place where the Sarasvatī disappears: on the way from Dvārakā to Hāstinapura.*

  • * Bhāgavata-purāṇa X. 71. 21; 79. 23.
Source: JatLand: List of Mahabharata people and places

Vinaśana (विनशन) refers to the name of a Spot mentioned in the Mahābhārata (cf. IX.36.2). Note: The Mahābhārata (mentioning Vinaśana) is a Sanskrit epic poem consisting of 100,000 ślokas (metrical verses) and is over 2000 years old.

Vināśana is also mentioned in the Mahābhārata (cf. I.59.34, I.65, I.61.36) and represents one of the many proper names used for people and places.

Vinaśana also refers to the name of a Tīrtha (pilgrim’s destination) mentioned in the Mahābhārata (cf. ).

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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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Kavya (poetry)

[«previous next»] — Vinashana in Kavya glossary
Source: Shodhganga: The Kavyamimamsa of Rajasekhara

Vinaśana (विनशन) is the name a locality mentioned in Rājaśekhara’s 10th-century Kāvyamīmāṃsā.—Vinaśana may be located in Sir-hind of Patiala state. It is the place where the Sarasvatī disappears in the desert after taking a westerly course from the Thānesvar.

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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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Shaivism (Shaiva philosophy)

[«previous next»] — Vinashana in Shaivism glossary
Source: Brill: Śaivism and the Tantric Traditions

1) Vināśana (विनाशन) refers to “that which which destroys (all obstacles)”, according to the Siddhayogeśvarīmata chapter 10.—Accordingly, “[Bhairava spoke]:—First [before any other practice to attain a specific supernatural power], for all kinds of supernatural powers, [and] for expiatory purposes, one has to start the observance of the [ancillary] mantras, which destroys all obstacles (sarvavighna-vināśana). The male or female practitioner, with his/her mind focused on the mantra, should perform worship according to prescriptions and then undertake the vow. [...]”.

2) Vināśana (विनाशन) refers to the “destruction (of the unmeritorious portion) (of the candidate’s karma)”, according to the Svacchandatantra verse 4.79b-81b.—Accordingly, “The Sādhaka is of two kinds. On the one hand, there is the śivadharmī, for whom the cosmic path is purified by Śaiva mantras and who is yoked to [particular] mantras that are to be mastered; he is knowledgeable, consecrated [to office], and devoted to the propitiation of mantras. This Śaiva Sādhaka is capable [of mastering] the threefold supernatural powers. The second [kind of Sādhaka] adheres to the mundane path and is devoted to the performance of good and meritorious works; desiring the fruits produced by [his] karma, he abides solely [devoted to] meritorious [karma], free of the unmeritorious. [The Guru] should always perform the destruction of the unmeritorious portion (aśubhāṃśa-vināśana) [of the candidate’s karma] with mantras”.

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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)

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

Vināśana (विनाशन) refers to “that which destroys (all diseases)”, according to the Dattātreyayogaśāstra verse 35-38ab.—Accordingly, while describing the lotus pose (padmāsana): “Having carefully placed the upturned feet on the thighs and the upturned hands in between the thighs, [the Yogin] should fix the eyes on the tip of the nose. Having lifted the uvula with the tongue; having fixed the chin on the chest and having drawn in the breath slowly according to his capacity, he should fill [the region of] the stomach. After that, he should exhale the breath slowly according to his capacity. This is said to be padmāsana, which destroys all diseases (sarvavyādhi-vināśana)”.

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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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Pancaratra (worship of Nārāyaṇa)

Source: Shodhganga: Kasyapa Samhita—Text on Visha Chikitsa (p)

Vināśana (विनाशन) refers to “one who removes” (every single variety of venom), as mentioned in the meditation on Garuḍa in the Vyomamaṇḍala, according to the second chapter of the Kāśyapa Saṃhitā: an ancient Sanskrit text from the Pāñcarātra tradition dealing with both Tantra and Viṣacikitsā (Toxicology).—The Kāśyapasaṃhitā describes the different forms of Garuḍa in the five bhūta-maṇḍalas on which the aspirant has to meditate upon to cure the snake-bite victim from the poison which could have killed him. In the Vyoma-maṇḍala, contemplating on Garuḍa as one with 16 arms with 16 weapons, of five colours and high speed, adorned with all kinds of jewellery, should remove (vināśana) every single variety of venom from the aspirant.

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Pancaratra (पाञ्चरात्र, pāñcarātra) represents a tradition of Hinduism where Narayana is revered and worshipped. Closeley related to Vaishnavism, the Pancaratra literature includes various Agamas and tantras incorporating many Vaishnava philosophies.

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Languages of India and abroad

Pali-English dictionary

[«previous next»] — Vinashana in Pali glossary
Source: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary

vināsana : (nt.) destroying.

Source: Sutta: The Pali Text Society's Pali-English Dictionary

Vināsana, (adj.) (fr. vināsa), only neg. imperishable Dpvs. IV, 16. (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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Sanskrit dictionary

[«previous next»] — Vinashana in Sanskrit glossary
Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Vinaśana (विनशन).—Perishing, loss, destruction, disappearance.

-naḥ Name of the place where the river Sarasvatī is lost in the sand; cf. हिमवद्विन्ध्ययोर्मध्यं यत् प्राग्विनशनादपि । प्रत्यगेव प्रयागाच्च मध्यदेशः प्रकीर्तितः (himavadvindhyayormadhyaṃ yat prāgvinaśanādapi | pratyageva prayāgācca madhyadeśaḥ prakīrtitaḥ) || Manusmṛti 2.21.

Derivable forms: vinaśanam (विनशनम्).

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Vināśana (विनाशन).—Destruction, ruin, annihilation.

-naḥ A destroyer.

Derivable forms: vināśanam (विनाशनम्).

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

Vinaśana (विनशन).—n.

(-naṃ) 1. Destroying, destruction. 2. A country, north-west of Delhi, Kurukshetra, the vicinity of the modern Paniput. E. vi before naś to destroy, aff. lyuṭ .

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

Vinaśana (विनशन).—[vi-naś + ana], n. 1. Destroying, destruction. 2. The name of a country, [Mānavadharmaśāstra] 2, 21.

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Vināśana (विनाशन).—i. e. vi-naś, [Causal.], + ana, I. m. A destroyer, [Nala] 12, 30 (at the end of a comp.). Ii. n. Destruction, Chr. 56, 19; [Rāmāyaṇa] 4, 19, 11.

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

Vinaśana (विनशन).—[neuter] disappearing. (±sarasvatī or sarasvatyās) the place where the river Sarasvatī is lost in the sand.

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Vināśana (विनाशन).—[adjective] ([feminine] ī) & [neuter] = [preceding]

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

1) Vinaśana (विनशन):—[=vi-naśana] [from vi-naś] n. utter loss, perishing, disappearance (with sarasvatyāḥ Name of a district north-west of Delhi [said to be the same as Kuru-kṣetra and adjacent to the modern Paniput] where the river Sarasvatī is lost, in the sand; also sarasvatī-vin), [Pañcaviṃśa-brāhmaṇa; ???]

2) Vināśana (विनाशन):—[=vi-nāśana] [from vi-nāśa > vi-naś] mf(ī)n. ([from] idem) idem, [Yājñavalkya; Mahābhārata] etc.

3) [v.s. ...] m. Name of an Asura (son of Kalā), [Mahābhārata]

4) [v.s. ...] n. causing to disappear, removal, destruction, annihilation, [Mahābhārata; Kāvya literature etc.]

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

Vinaśana (विनशन):—[vi-naśana] (naṃ) 1. n. A country N. W. of Dihli; destruction.

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

Vināśana (विनाशन) in the Sanskrit language is related to the Prakrit words: Viuḍaṇa, Viṇāsaṇa.

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Vinashana 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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Prakrit-English dictionary

[«previous next»] — Vinashana in Prakrit glossary
Source: DDSA: Paia-sadda-mahannavo; a comprehensive Prakrit Hindi dictionary

Viṇāsaṇa (विणासण) in the Prakrit language is related to the Sanskrit word: Vināśana.

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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

[«previous next»] — Vinashana in Kannada glossary
Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Vinaśana (ವಿನಶನ):—

1) [noun] the act of being ruined.

2) [noun] the state or condition of being ruined.

3) [noun] a going out of sight; disappearance.

4) [noun] the region where the river Sarasvati is supposed to be flowing underground; the present Delhi region.

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Vināśana (ವಿನಾಶನ):—[adjective] = ವಿನಾಶಕ [vinashaka]1.

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Vināśana (ವಿನಾಶನ):—[noun] = ವಿನಾಶ - [vinasha -] 1.

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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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