Vinashin, Vināśin, Vināśī, Vinashi: 13 definitions


Vinashin means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, the history of ancient India, Marathi, 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.

The Sanskrit terms Vināśin and Vināśī can be transliterated into English as Vinasin or Vinashin or Vinasi or Vinashi, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Shaktism (Shakta philosophy)

Source: Google Books: Manthanabhairavatantram

Vināśin (विनाशिन्) (Cf. Vināśinī) refers to “one who destroys”, according to the Kularatnoddyota, one of the earliest Kubjikā Tantras.—Accordingly, “[...] O goddess, (this form) bestows all fruits and gives (both) worldly enjoyment and liberation and accomplishes all (one’s) goals. She destroys all suffering [i.e., aśeṣa-arti-vināśinī] and drags (away all) disturbance. She bestows tranquillity, fulfillment and accomplishment. She bestows flight and the rest as well as the most divine gathering in the circle (of initiates). O beloved, she bestows the cosmic form and whatever desire (kāma) and wealth (one may) wish for. You will thus be the object of adoration (pujyā) by means of the Vidyā of thirty-two syllables”.

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Shakta (शाक्त, śākta) or Shaktism (śāktism) represents a tradition of Hinduism where the Goddess (Devi) is revered and worshipped. Shakta literature includes a range of scriptures, including various Agamas and Tantras, although its roots may be traced back to the Vedas.

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Jyotisha (astronomy and astrology)

Source: Wisdom Library: Brihat Samhita by Varahamihira

Vināśin (विनाशिन्) refers to “those whose death might be near” [?], according to the Bṛhatsaṃhitā (chapter 11), an encyclopedic Sanskrit work written by Varāhamihira mainly focusing on the science of ancient Indian astronomy astronomy (Jyotiṣa).— Accordingly, “Raśmi Ketu is a comet possessing a tail slightly coloured like smoke; it appears in the constellation of Kṛttikā. The effects are the same as those assigned to Sveta Ketu. Dhruva Ketu is a comet possessing no fixed course, colour or shape and appears anywhere in the heavens, in the sky and on Earth. When it appears glossy, mankind will be happy. To those whose death might be near this Ketu appears [i.e., vināśinvināśināṃ darśanaṃ] in the several divisions of the King’s army, in houses, in trees, in hills and in household utensils”.

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Jyotisha (ज्योतिष, jyotiṣa or jyotish) refers to ‘astronomy’ or “Vedic astrology” and represents the fifth of the six Vedangas (additional sciences to be studied along with the Vedas). Jyotisha concerns itself with the study and prediction of the movements of celestial bodies, in order to calculate the auspicious time for rituals and ceremonies.

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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

Vināśin (विनाशिन्) (Cf. Vināśinī) refers to “that which destroys (all suffering)”, according to to verse 4.14d-15 of the Vasiṣṭhasaṃhitā.—Accordingly, “[The Yogin] will be liberated while alive and pass minimal urine and faeces after a year. This fifth Dhāraṇā is said to destroy all suffering (sarvaduḥkha-vināśinī)”.

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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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India history and geography

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Indian Epigraphical Glossary

Vināśin.—cf. a-kūra-chullaka-vināśi-khaṭvā-vāsa (IE 8-5), an attendant, or fuel. The villagers were obliged to supply it to the touring officers of the king. Note: vināśin is defined in the “Indian epigraphical glossary” as it can be found on ancient inscriptions commonly written in Sanskrit, Prakrit or Dravidian languages.

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The history of India traces the identification of countries, villages, towns and other regions of India, as well as mythology, zoology, royal dynasties, rulers, tribes, local festivities and traditions and regional languages. Ancient India enjoyed religious freedom and encourages the path of Dharma, a concept common to Buddhism, Hinduism, and Jainism.

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Languages of India and abroad

Marathi-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

Vināśī (विनाशी).—a (S) That perishes, decays, corrupts, spoils. 2 That destroys or brings to end; that causes to perish or cease.

Source: DDSA: The Aryabhusan school dictionary, Marathi-English

Vināśī (विनाशी).—a That perishes, decays; that destroys.

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

Vināśin (विनाशिन्).—mfn. (-śī-śinī-śi) 1. Destroyer, destructive. 2. Perishing, being destroyed. 3. Undergoing change or transformation. E. vi before, naś to perish, ṇini aff.

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

Vināśin (विनाशिन्).—i. e. vi-naś and vināśa, + in, adj. 1. Destroying, destructive. 2. Perishing, [Hitopadeśa] iv. [distich] 126. 3. Undergoing transformation, [Mānavadharmaśāstra] 1, 27.

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

Vināśin (विनाशिन्).—[adjective] perishing or destroying.

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

1) Vināśin (विनाशिन्):—[=vi-nāśin] [from vi-nāśa > vi-naś] mfn. perishing, perishable (śi-tva n.), [Manu-smṛti; Mahābhārata] etc.

2) [v.s. ...] undergoing transformation, [Horace H. Wilson]

3) [v.s. ...] (mostly ifc.) destructive, destroying, [Mahābhārata; Kāvya literature; Varāha-mihira’s Bṛhat-saṃhitā] etc.

4) [v.s. ...] (a tale) treating of the destruction of ([genitive case]), [Mahābhārata]

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

Vināśin (विनाशिन्):—[vi-nāśin] (śī-śinī-śi) a. Destroying.

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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»] — Vinashin in Hindi glossary
Source: DDSA: A practical Hindi-English dictionary

Vināśī (विनाशी):—(a) destructive, spelling disaster/destruction, disastrous; hence ~[śitā] (nf).

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