Sanskrit

How this word “Putr” was derived ?

As mentioned in Mahabharata Adi Parva chapter 74 verse 39, When Shakuntala went to King Dushyanta he said this statement towards him.

How this word अत्यस्राक्षीः is formed ?

How this word अत्यस्राक्षीः is formed ? अत्यस्राक्षीः (अति + सृज् धातु ) means to reject ,...

Use of वच् and ब्रू dhatu in Bhagavad Gita​

These two dhatus वच् and ब्रू have many similar forms, so it creates confusion during its usage. We...

How words आरुरुक्षु:, सुषुप्सु:, जिज्ञासु:, मुमुक्षु: are formed ?

सन्प्रत्ययः (इच्छार्थकः - desiderative) - यदि किसी क्रिया के करने की इच्छा होती है, तो उस...

What is meaning and origin of verse “Udyamen hi sidhyanti karyani”...

"Udyamen hi sidhyanti karyani"(उद्यमेन हि सिद्ध्यन्ति कार्याणि) Origin This verse is taken from Panchatantra, Mitra-Samprapti...

Why Vishnu is called Agrani ?

Why Vishnu is called Agrani (अग्रणीः)? Agrani  -  अग्रे नीयतेऽसौ (अग्र + नी + क्विप्) - the one who...

Why Vishnu is called Jitamanyu ?

Why Vishnu is called Jitamanyu (जितमन्युः)? The word मन्युः means "Anger" जितमन्युः - जितः मन्यु: येन स:...

How word “Tandava” (ताण्डवः) is derived?

Meaning of Tandava (ताण्डवः) The word ताण्डवः is formed  - { तण्डु + अण् suffix } ताण्डवः ...

How Mata Sita (सीता) got her name ?

Meaning of name Sita (सीता) word सीता  is formed from { सि dhatu + क्त​ suffix }  ,...

What is the meaning of word “midhusha” (मीढुषे)?

Meaning - Midhusha (मीढुषे) 'मीढ्वस्'  word is formed from Sanskrit dhatu (धातु:) -  मिहँ सेचने ( to sprinkle)

Why Draupadi is called as Yagyaseni(याज्ञसेनी) ?

Why Draupadi is called as Yagyaseni (याज्ञसेनी) ? याज्ञसेनी (Yajnaseni ) -  means a women born from Yajnasena

What basis the sequence of Radha-Krishna is arrived?

What basis the sequence of Radha-Krishna (राधा-कृष्ण) is arrived? As per Sanskrit grammar, there is sutra in द्वन्द्व समास...

How Veda Vyas got his name ?

How Veda Vyas (वेद व्यास) got his name ? It is mentioned in Mahabharata Adi Parva chapter 63 verse...

How the word Sanyasa (सन्न्यास) was formed ?

सं + नि + अस् + घञ् ( प्रत्यय ) = सन्न्यास सं + न्यास ( putting away )...

How the word Adhyatam (अध्यात्म) was formed ?

Adhyatam (अध्यात्म) Adhyatam   -  अधि ( to know ) + आत्मन् ( self ) - to know the...

What is the meaning of Asura ?

Asura(असुर) Mentioned by Adi Shankaracharya in his commentary of Brihadaranyaka Upanishad 1.3.1 स्वेषु एव असुषु रमणात्...

How Supankha of Ramayana fame derived her name ?

Supankha (शूर्पणखा) शूर्पणखा - शूर्पाणि इव नखाः यस्याः सा शूर्पणखा (बहुव्रीहि समास ) शूर्प  means  winnowing...

What is the meaning of Antaryami (अन्तर्यामी) ?

Meaning of Antaryami (अन्तर्यामी) अन्तर्यामी ( अन्तर्मध्ये यमयति स्वस्व कार्य्येषु इन्द्रियादीनि नियोजयति ) - one who resides in the...

How this word मनोजवम् (manojavam) is derived ?

मनोजवम् (Manojavam) मनोजवम् -   (मनस इव जवोऽस्य  ) - the one who has speed (जव)  as mind ( मन)

What is the meaning of Krishna ?

What is the meaning of Krishna ? कृष्णवर्णात्मकत्वाद्वा कृष्ण:  - Due to his black color (कृष्ण वर्ण) , He...

What is the meaning of Vishnu ?

What is the meaning of Vishnu ? विष्णुः ( Vishnu)  is made of  विष् धातु (to pervade, to spread) when...

Why Indra is called as Shatakratu ?

Why Indra is called as Shatakratu ( शतक्रतु ) ? As mentioned in Mahabharata Shantiparva Chapter 33 verse 39 

What is the meaning of Govind ?

Word गो: has many meanings like वाणी / वेदः, धरा, धेनुः, इन्द्रियं ( speech, earth, cow, senses ) गोविन्दम्...

How this word called “स्नातक” was formed ?

ब्रह्मचर्य्यं त्यक्त्वा यो गृहाश्रमं गतः स स्नातकः   Those who left brahmacharya( studies ) and they have progressed to married life are called स्नातक ( graduate...

Wrong pronunciation of “हृषिकेश” formed ऋषिकेश

How word Rishikesh (ऋषिकेश) was formed ? This word "ऋषिकेश"  was formed due to wrong pronunciation of original word...

How this word ‘अतिथि’ is derived?

एकरात्रं तु निवसन्नतिथिर्ब्राह्मणः स्मृतः । अनित्यं हि स्थितो यस्मात् तस्मादतिथिरुच्यते ॥   A Brāhmaṇa staying for a single night and whose date of coming is not fixed,...

Usage of “मा” indeclinable(अव्यय ) with लुङ् लकार

Sutra - माङि लुङ्  meaning - माङ्-अव्ययस्य उपस्थितौ धातोः लुङ्लकारः भवति (In presence of the अव्यय माङ्, लुङ्लकारः is used.)       लुङ् लकार - which is used...

How these words हस्तिनापुर, गजसाह्वय, नागसाह्वय, नागपुरं  was formed ?

Hastinapur ( हस्तिनपुरम् ) Hastinapur - name of a city founded by king Hastin, said to be situated...

How to this word called उदाजहार was formed ?

उदाहृ - To relate, narrate, declare, announce, To say, speak, utter;  उद + हृ (लिट्लकारः , परस्मैपदम् )    Occurrences of the word -  Purusha Suktam - धा॒ता पु॒रस्ता॒त्...

How these words गरिष्ठ: , श्रेष्ठ: , ज्येष्ठ: , कनिष्ठ: were...

अजादी गुणवचनादेव - 5.3.58   "अतिशय" (when comparing qualities) अस्मिन् सन्दर्भे विहितौ "इष्ठन्" तथा "ईयसुन्" एतौ अजादिप्रत्ययौ केवलम् गुणवाचिभ्यः शब्देभ्यः एव विधीयन्ते । एतयोः द्वौ प्रत्ययौ (...

How these word जनता , सहायता were derived ?

सूत्र - तस्य समूह:   षष्ठीसमर्थात् शब्दात् समूहस्य निर्देशं अण् प्रत्ययः भवति । 1. काकानाम् समूहः (काक + अण्) = काकम् 2. बकानाम् समूहः (बक + अण्) =...

What does this word called “महानुभाव” means ?

महानुभाव means "Those who make great impact" ( महान् अनुभावः येषां ते )   अनुभावः means impact   महानुभावः - अनु + भू+ णिच् करणे अच् प्रत्यय  

How does this word तुरीयः originated ?

Turiya (तुरीयः) Some philosophers highlights that according to Vedanta, there exists four states that occurs within the Atman (waking,...

How this word पुरूषः originated ?

As mentioned in Brihadaranyaka upanishad ( बृहदारण्यकोपनिषद् 2.5.18) स वा अयं पुरूषः सर्वासु पूर्षु पुरिशयो नैनेन किञ्चनानावृतं नैनेन किञ्चनासंवृतम् ।। Explanation -  पुरिशेत इति पुरिशयः सन् पुरूष इत्युच्यते Because...

How this word called पाखण्ड originated ?

When king Prithu performed 100 Asavmedhyagya , than due to jealously Indra stole his horse used in the yagya. As mentioned in Srimad Bhagavat Puran...

सत्यं ब्रूयात् प्रियं ब्रूयात् न ब्रूयात् सत्यमप्रियं।

सत्यं ब्रूयात् प्रियं ब्रूयात् न ब्रूयात् सत्यमप्रियं।प्रियं च नानृतं ब्रूयात् एष धर्मः सनातनः॥ - Manu Smriti 4.138

How does the ‘गोविन्द’ word originated ?

How does the 'गोविन्द' word originated ? गोभिर्वाणीभिर्विन्दते , वेत्ति वेदान्तवाक्ययैरिति वा गोविन्दः ! The one who is known by "गो" (वाणी, speech) or by the...

Story of Jain monk of Digambar sect

Introduction of the story  This story is taken from Panchatantra (पञ्चतन्त्र) and is called as Kshapanaka Katha (क्षपणक–कथा). Kshapanaka means...
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