Vinoda: 19 definitions


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

Alternative spellings of this word include Vinod.

In Hinduism

Shaktism (Shakta philosophy)

Source: Google Books: Manthanabhairavatantram

Vinoda (विनोद) refers to “fun”, according to the Manthānabhairavatantra, a vast sprawling work that belongs to a corpus of Tantric texts concerned with the worship of the goddess Kubjikā.—Accordingly, “The Kaulika assembly, made up of (initiates) born into the Kula [i.e., kulaja-ātmaka], is worshipped in this way. It is done with the power (of a state of consciousness) free of thought constructs and so one should not reflect (on whether one is making pure or impure offerings). Brahmā and the other Ṛṣis are there intent on spiritual practice. Some of them dance and sing, some of them desire sex, some play, some are delighted with the fun [i.e., vinoda-harṣita], some who are experts in the Kulāgama recite (it) sweetly”.

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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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Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

Source: Shiva Purana - English Translation

Vinoda (विनोद) refers to “(singing) jubilantly”, according to the Śivapurāṇa 2.3.47 (“The ceremonious entry of Śiva”).—Accordingly, as Brahmā narrated to Nārada: “[...] Monetary gifts were distributed among others. They were diverse. Many songs were sung jubilantly (vādya-vinoda). Then Viṣṇu, I the creator, Indra and other gods as well as the sages joined in jubilation with great pleasure. Then after bowing humbly to Pārvatī with devotion and remembering the lotus-like feet of Śiva they returned to their camps obtaining the permission of Himavat. [...]”.

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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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Sports, Arts and Entertainment (wordly enjoyments)

Source: Syainika Sastra of Rudradeva with English Translation (art)

Vinoda (विनोद) refers to “sports” (designed for the entertainment of the human mind), according to the Śyainika-śāstra: a Sanskrit treatise dealing with the divisions and benefits of Hunting and Hawking, written by Rājā Rudradeva (or Candradeva) in possibly the 13th century.—Accordingly, “[...] Who can fully enumerate all the sports (vinoda) which the Creator of the Universe has designed for the entertainment of the human mind, and for the enjoyment of the fruits of their previous works? Among these, eighteen things are mentioned which are known as vyasana (addictions or vices), and without these the senses are useless, and these eighteen are the real causes of exquisite delight. [...]”.

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This section covers the skills and profiencies of the Kalas (“performing arts”) and Shastras (“sciences”) involving ancient Indian traditions of sports, games, arts, entertainment, love-making and other means of wordly enjoyments. Traditionally these topics were dealt with in Sanskrit treatises explaing the philosophy and the justification of enjoying the pleasures of the senses.

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In Jainism

General definition (in Jainism)

Source: Trisastisalakapurusacaritra

Vinoda (विनोद) refers to one of the sons of Sāvitrī and the Brāhman Kapila from Rājagṛha, according to the Jain Ramayana and chapter 7.8 [The abandonment of Sītā] of Hemacandra’s 11th century Triṣaṣṭiśalākāpuruṣacaritra: an ancient Sanskrit epic poem narrating the history and legends of sixty-three illustrious persons in Jainism.—Accordingly, as Muni Deśabhūṣaṇa narrated to Rāma: “[...] In course of time [Śrutirati and Kulaṅkara] wandered through existence for a long time, falling into various kinds of birth-nuclei. One time they were born as twin sons, Vinoda and Ramaṇa, of the Brāhman Kapila by Sāvitrī in the city Rājagṛha. Ramaṇa went to a foreign country to study the Vedas. [...]”.

Source: The University of Sydney: A study of the Twelve Reflections

Vinoda (विनोद) refers to “amusing oneself”, according to the 11th century Jñānārṇava, a treatise on Jain Yoga in roughly 2200 Sanskrit verses composed by Śubhacandra.—Accordingly, “Fool, do you not perceive the transitory behaviour of the whole world? You must do what is proper to be done. You must not deceive yourself by amusing yourself with false knowledge (asadvidyā-vinoda)”.

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Jainism is an Indian religion of Dharma whose doctrine revolves around harmlessness (ahimsa) towards every living being. The two major branches (Digambara and Svetambara) of Jainism stimulate self-control (or, shramana, ‘self-reliance’) and spiritual development through a path of peace for the soul to progess to the ultimate goal.

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Languages of India and abroad

Pali-English dictionary

Source: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary

vinoda : (m.) joy; pleasure.

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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

vinōda (विनोद).—m (S) Sport, play, diversion, pastime; sporting or playing. 2 Jesting, joking, bantering, rallying.

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

vinōda (विनोद).—m Sport, play. Jesting, bantering.

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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

Vinoda (विनोद).—

1) Removing, driving away; श्रमविनोद (śramavinoda); विनोदमिच्छन्नथ दर्पजन्मनः (vinodamicchannatha darpajanmanaḥ)

2) A diversion, an amusement, any interesting or amusing pursuit or occupation; प्रायेणैते रमणविरहेष्वङ्गनानां विनोदाः (prāyeṇaite ramaṇaviraheṣvaṅganānāṃ vinodāḥ) Meghadūta 89; मिथ्यैव व्यसनं वदन्ति मृगया- मीदृग्विनोदः कुतः (mithyaiva vyasanaṃ vadanti mṛgayā- mīdṛgvinodaḥ kutaḥ) Ś.2.5.

3) Play, sport, pastime.

4) Eagerness, vehement desire.

5) Pleasure, happiness, gratification; विलपनविनोदोऽप्यसुलभः (vilapanavinodo'pyasulabhaḥ) Uttararāmacarita 3.3; जनयतु रसिक- जनेषु मनोरमरतिरसभावविनोदम् (janayatu rasika- janeṣu manoramaratirasabhāvavinodam) Gītagovinda 12.

6) A particular mode of sexual enjoyment.

7) A kind of house.

Derivable forms: vinodaḥ (विनोदः).

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

Vinoda (विनोद).—m.

(-daḥ) 1. Eagerness, vehemence. 2. Play, sport, pastime. 3. Dismissing, abandoning. 4. Diversion, interest, interesting pursuit or occupation. 5. Pleasure, gratification. 6. Driving away, removing. E. vi before, nud to order, aff. ghañ .

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

Vinoda (विनोद).—i. e. vi-nud + a, m. 1. Dismissing, removing, [Uttara Rāmacarita, 2. ed. Calc., 1862.] 73, 10; [Śākuntala, (ed. Böhtlingk.)] 13, 3 ([Prakrit]). 2. Play, pastime, entertainment, [Hitopadeśa] 13, 7, M.M.; [Lassen, Anthologia Sanskritica.] 5, 15; sport, [Pañcatantra] 5, 6 (sarasvatī-, The sport of the goddess of cloquence, i. e. literary practice). 3. Pleasure, [Pañcatantra] 147, 14; happiness, [Śākuntala, (ed. Böhtlingk.)] 86, 17. 4. Interest, interesting pursuit, [Vikramorvaśī, (ed. Bollensen.)] [distich] 45. 5. Eagerness.

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

Vinoda (विनोद).—[masculine] expulsion, removal, diversion, entertainment, amusement.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Aufrecht Catalogus Catalogorum

Vinoda (विनोद) as mentioned in Aufrecht’s Catalogus Catalogorum:—a musical work. Quoted in Saṃgītadarpaṇa. Oxf. 201^a. See Saṃgītavinoda.

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

1) Vinoda (विनोद):—[=vi-noda] [from vi-nud] m. driving away, removal, [Varāha-mihira’s Bṛhat-saṃhitā; Kathāsaritsāgara]

2) [v.s. ...] diversion, sport, pastime, pleasure, playing or amusing one’s self with ([compound]), [Kāvya literature; Kathāsaritsāgara; Pañcatantra] etc. (dāya ind. for pleasure)

3) [v.s. ...] eagerness, vehemence, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

4) [v.s. ...] a kind of embrace, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

5) [v.s. ...] a kind of palace, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

6) [v.s. ...] Name of [work] on music

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

Vinoda (विनोद):—[vi-noda] (daḥ) 1. m. Diversion; sport; eagerness; abandoning.

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

Vinoda (विनोद) in the Sanskrit language is related to the Prakrit word: Viṇoa.

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Vinoda 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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Hindi dictionary

Source: DDSA: A practical Hindi-English dictionary

Vinoda (विनोद) [Also spelled vinod]:—(nm) wit; humour, amusement, recreation; skit; ~[priya] humorous, witty, jovial, jocose; jocular; hence ~[priyatā] (nf); -[vṛtti] sense of humour; ~[śīla] witty, humorous, jolly, jovial; ~[śīlatā] wittiness, humorousness, jollity, joviality.

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Kannada-English dictionary

Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Vinōda (ವಿನೋದ):—

1) [noun] a driving away; a removal.

2) [noun] a deriding or being derided; contempt or ridicule.

3) [noun] a thing that gives delight or satisfactionl pastime; amusement.

4) [noun] a pleased feeling; enjoyment; delight.

5) [noun] fondness for play or fun; playfulness; friskiness.

6) [noun] intense eagerness; deep interest.

7) [noun] a kind of palace.

8) [noun] a particular musical songs.

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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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