Vitandavada, Vitaṇḍavāda, Vitaṇḍāvāda, Vitamdavada: 4 definitions


Vitandavada 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.

In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

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

Vitaṇḍāvāda (वितण्डावाद).—When arguments, which do not serve, either to establish one’s own points or to cut the points of the opponent, are employed in a debate, it is called Vitaṇḍāvāda. (Mahābhārata Sabhā Parva, Chapter 36, Stanza 4).

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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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Languages of India and abroad

Pali-English dictionary

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

vitaṇḍavāda : (m.) sophistry.

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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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Kannada-English dictionary

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

Vitaṃḍavāda (ವಿತಂಡವಾದ):—[noun] = ವಿತಂಡ - [vitamda -] 1.

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Vitaṃḍāvāda (ವಿತಂಡಾವಾದ):—[noun] = ವಿತಂಡ - [vitamda -] 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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Nepali dictionary

[«previous next»] — Vitandavada in Nepali glossary
Source: unoes: Nepali-English Dictionary

Vitaṇḍāvāda (वितण्डावाद):—n. sophism;

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Nepali is the primary language of the Nepalese people counting almost 20 million native speakers. The country of Nepal is situated in the Himalaya mountain range to the north of India.

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