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dhiSNya

dhiSNya mfn. mindful , attentive , benevolent , liberal (Asvins) RV. i , 3 , 2 ; 89 , 4 &c. devout , pious (voice , hymn) , x , 114 , 9 m. (f. {A} only RV. iv , 3 , 6 ; n. MBh. i , 7944) a sort of subordinate or side-altar (generally a heap of earth covered with sand on which the fire is placed , and of which 8 are enumerated , viz. besides the {AgnIdhrIya} [in the A1gnidhra] those in the Sadas [see s.v.] belonging to the {hotR} , the {maitrA-varuNa} or {pra-zastR} , the {brAhmaNAcchaMsin} , the {potR} , {neSTR} and {acchA-vAka} ; and the {mArjAlIya}) Br. SrS. &c. (cf. {klRpta-}) &c. N. of Usanas i.e. the planet Venus L. (cf. {dhiSaNa}) {A}) f. a meteor Var. (n. only MBh. v , 7272) site , place , abode , region , house MBh. Ka1v. Pur. &c. the seat of a god i.e. a quarter of the sky VP. ; star , asterism (looking like the fire on the side altars) Var. ; the orb of an asterism (on which its light seems to centre) MBh. VP. ; power , strength L. ; mfn. placed upon a mound of earth serving as an altar AV. Br. &c. ; m. (with or scil. {agni}) a fire so placed VS. TS.&c.
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