Vinashana, aka: Vināsana, Vinaśana, Vinasana, Vināśana; 7 Definition(s)

Introduction

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

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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: archive.org: Puranic Encyclopaedia

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: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index
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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)

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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.

Source: Shodhganga: The Kavyamimamsa of Rajasekhara
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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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Itihasa (narrative history)

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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. ).

Source: JatLand: List of Mahabharata people and places
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Itihasa (इतिहास, itihāsa) refers to ‘epic history’ and represents a branch of Sanskrit literature which popularly includes 1) the eighteen major Puranas, 2) the Mahabharata and 3) the Ramayana. It is a branch of Vedic Hinduism categorised as smriti literature (‘that which is remembered’) as opposed to shruti literature (‘that which is transmitted verbally’).

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Languages of India and abroad

Pali-English dictionary

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vināsana : (nt.) destroying.

Source: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary

Vināsana, (adj.) (fr. vināsa), only neg. imperishable Dpvs. IV, 16. (Page 624)

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

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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) || Ms.2.21.

Derivable forms: vinaśanam (विनशनम्).

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

-naḥ A destroyer.

Derivable forms: vināśanam (विनाशनम्).

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary
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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. 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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