Yadricchika, Yādṛcchika, Yadṛcchika: 12 definitions


Yadricchika means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, 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 Yādṛcchika and Yadṛcchika can be transliterated into English as Yadrcchika or Yadricchika, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

Alternative spellings of this word include Yadrichchhika.

In Hinduism

Samkhya (school of philosophy)

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Source: Shodhganga: Prakrti and purusa in Samkhyakarika an analytical review

Yādṛcchika (यादृच्छिक, “accidental”) refers to a type of saṃyoga (lit. ‘contact’), a relation between prakṛti and puruṣa.—The contact produced suddenly between two entities is called yādṛcchika-saṃyoga (accidental contact). For example, the contact produced between a hole and that which has fallen in it, is called yādṛcchika-saṃyoga.

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Samkhya (सांख्य, Sāṃkhya) is a dualistic school of Hindu philosophy (astika) and is closeley related to the Yoga school. Samkhya philosophy accepts three pramanas (‘proofs’) only as valid means of gaining knowledge. Another important concept is their theory of evolution, revolving around prakriti (matter) and purusha (consciousness).

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Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

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Source: archive.org: Shiva Purana - English Translation

Yadṛcchika (यदृच्छिक) refers to a “casual visitor” (of heaven) [?], according to the Śivapurāṇa 2.3.21 (“Nārada instructs Pārvatī”).—Accordingly, after Nārada spoke to Pārvatī: “O Nārada, after saying thus to Pārvatī, you, the favourite of Śiva, went to heaven, a casual visitor [i.e., yadṛcchika] engaged in the welfare of the gods. O Nārada, on hearing your words and securing the excellent five-syllabled mantra, Pārvatī was extremely pleased”.

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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

Sanskrit dictionary

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

Yadṛcchika (यदृच्छिक).—A son who offers himself for adoption.

Derivable forms: yadṛcchikaḥ (यदृच्छिकः).

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Yādṛcchika (यादृच्छिक).—a. (- f.)

1) Voluntary, spontaneous, independent.

2) Accidental, unexpected.

3) Acting as one likes (svecchācārī); (āmantrya) वीणां रणयन् ययौ यादृच्छिको मुनिः (vīṇāṃ raṇayan yayau yādṛcchiko muniḥ) Bhāgavata 1.7.38.

-kaḥ An officiating priest who acts as he likes.

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

Yādṛcchika (यादृच्छिक).—mfn.

(-kaḥ-kī-kaṃ) Independent, following one’s own will. m.

(-kaḥ) A ministering priest who does as he pleases. E. yadṛcchā, ṭhañ aff.

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

Yādṛcchika (यादृच्छिक).—[adjective] spontaneous, accidental.

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

1) Yadṛcchika (यदृच्छिक):—[=yad-ṛcchika] [from yad-ṛccha > yad] m. ([scilicet] putra) a son who offers himself for adoption, [Monier-Williams’ Sanskrit-English Dictionary]

2) Yādṛcchika (यादृच्छिक):—mf(ī)n. ([from] yadṛcchā) spontaneous, accidental, unexpected, [Mahābhārata; Daśakumāra-carita] etc.

3) having no particular object, acting at random, [Bhāgavata-purāṇa]

4) m. an officiating priest who does as he pleases, [Horace H. Wilson]

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

Yādṛcchika (यादृच्छिक):—[(kaḥ-kī-kaṃ) a.] Independent.

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

Yādṛcchika (यादृच्छिक) in the Sanskrit language is related to the Prakrit words: Jāicchi, Jāicchiya.

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Yadricchika 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

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Source: DDSA: A practical Hindi-English dictionary

Yādṛcchika (यादृच्छिक) [Also spelled yadrchchhik]:—(a) random; arbitrary; ~[katā] arbitrariness; randomness; ~[kīkaraṇa] randomization; making arbitrary.

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Kannada-English dictionary

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

Yādṛcchika (ಯಾದೃಚ್ಛಿಕ):—

1) [adjective] happening at random; not planned, not following any order or system.

2) [adjective] unexpected or not solicited for; spontaneous; accidental.

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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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