A Dictionary in Hindi and English

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K. Mukerjea, at the Sarasvati Press and sold by Thacker Spink, 1884 - Hindi language - 654 pages
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Page 363 - Ч?П5Г padmät, m. a sort of cassia (Cassia tora), s. 4fll*M padmasan, m. a posture in religious meditation, sitting with the thighs crossed, one hand resting on the left thigh, the other held up with the thumb upon the heart, the eyes directed to the tip of the nose; a seat made in the shape of a lotus, s.
Page 469 - Hence, great men are sometimes called . л! li ,,j when they make a practice of encouraging their dependants to hope, but do nothing for them at last ¡ as, dancing attendance on them and neglecting them are each likely to produce regret. The term also means, any person or thing, which is fair without and foul within, or that promises well but turns out ill ; a well looking, but stupid, fellow).
Page 263 - The name of a tree ; it also means a mark made with coloured earths or unguents upon the forehead and between the eyebrows, either as an ornament or a sectarial distinction ; the poet intends the word to convey both ideas at once here.
Page 470 - It is well known that the original Veda is believed by the Hindus to have been revealed by Brahma, and to have been preserved by tradition, until it was arranged in its present order by a sage, who thence obtained the surname of Vyasa, or Vedavyasa: that is, compiler of the Vedas...
Page 527 - Painting, loss of consciousness or sense ; ignorance, folly, foolishness ; it is applied especially to that spiritual ignorance which leads men to believe in the reality of worldly objects...
Page 37 - The eight siddhis, a superior order of beings ; a personification of the powers and laws of nature ; when they are subjected to the will by holiness and austerities, whatever the fancy desires, may, it is said, be obtained; universal sovereignty may be acquired, and implicit obedience to any command enforced ; the magnitude, weight, or levity of the body may be rendered invisible, and transported in an instant to any part of the universe.
Page 453 - A mode of dyeing in which the cloth is tied in different places, to prevent the parts tied from receiving the dye ; ... 3. A kind of silk cloth" A class or caste in Guzerat who do this kind of preparation for dyeing- are called Bandfulrd (DrummoncC).
Page 252 - S'iva. See S'AKTAS. A Tantra is said to comprise five subjects — the creation and destruction of the world, the worship of the gods, the attainment of all objects, magical rites for the acquirement of six superhuman faculties, and four modes of union with spirit by meditation. A variety of other...
Page 88 - One boy, shouting kabaddi kabaddi, parses this line, and endeavours to touch one of those on the opposite side. If he is able to do this, and to return to his own party, the boy that was so touched is supposed to be slain ; that is, he retires from the game.
Page 551 - Attached to, intent on , joined to, connected with. sm '1 he rising of a sign, its appearance above the horizon ; the oblique ascension, or the divisions of the equator, which rise in succession with each sign in an oblique sphere ; also...

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