उष्णीषः षम् [उष्णमीषते हिनस्ति ईष् क Tv.] 1 Anything wound round the head. रक्तोष्णीषधराः स्त्रियः Rām. 6.8.6. उष्णीषबन्धस्थाने ललाटोपरि पट्टबन्धरेखा. -2 Hence, a turban, diadem, crownet; बलाकापाण्डुरोष्णीषम् Mk.5.19. हेमासने कृतोष्णीषमभिषिच्य नृपं व्यधात् Bm.1.678. उष्णीषेणैव शुचिना व्यभादुत्तंसधारिणा Śiva. B.21.29. and 22.8. ˚पट्ट K.16; Ratn.1.4. -3 A distinguishing mark. -4 A characteristic mark (of hair) on the head of a Buddha which indicates his future sanctity उष्णीषः स्फुट एष मूर्धनि विभात्यूर्णेयमन्तर्भुवोः Nāg.1.17. -5 The top of a building.
Denotes the ‘ turban ’ worn by Vedic Indians, men and women alike. The Vrātyas turban is expressly referred to in the Atharvaveda and the Pañcavimśa Brāhmana. A turban was also worn at the Vājapeya and the Rājasūya ceremonies by the king as a token of his position.
noun (masculine neuter) a diadem (Monier-Williams, Sir M. (1988))
a kind of excrescence on the head of Buddha (Monier-Williams, Sir M. (1988))
anything wound round the head (Monier-Williams, Sir M. (1988))
crown (Monier-Williams, Sir M. (1988))
fillet (Monier-Williams, Sir M. (1988))
turban (Monier-Williams, Sir M. (1988))
Sanskrit Dictionary understands and transcodes देवनागर्-ई IAST, Harvard-Kyoto, SLP1, ITRANS. You can type in any of the Sanskrit transliteration systems you are familiar with and we will detect and convert it to IAST for the purpose of searching.
Using the Devanagari and IAST Keyboards
Click the icon to enable a popup keybord and you can toggle between देवनागरी and IAST characters. If you want a system software for typing easily in देवनागरी or IAST you can download our software called SanskritWriter
Wildcard Searches and Exact Matching
To replace many characters us * example śakt* will give all words starting with śakt. To replace an individual character use ? for example śakt?m will give all words that have something in place of the ?. By default our search system looks for words “containing” the search keyword. To do an exact match use “” example “śaktimat” will search for this exact phrase.
Type sandhi: and a phrase to search for the sandhi of the two words example.
sandhi:sam yoga will search for saṃyoga
Type root: and a word to do a root search only for the word. You can also use the √ symbol, this is easily typed by typing \/ in SanskritWriter software.