Abhayada, aka: Abhaya-da; 3 Definition(s)

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Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

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Abhayada (अभयद, “fearlessness”) refers to one of the fifty-six vināyakas located at Kāśī (Vārāṇasī), and forms part of a sacred pilgrimage (yātrā), described in the Kāśīkhaṇḍa (Skanda-purāṇa 4.2.57). He is also known as Abhayadavināyaka, Abhayadagaṇeśa and Abhayadavighneśa. These fifty-six vināyakas are positioned at the eight cardinal points in seven concentric circles (8x7). They center around a deity named Ḍhuṇḍhirāja (or Ḍhuṇḍhi-vināyaka) positioned near the Viśvanātha temple, which lies at the heart of Kāśī, near the Gaṅges. This arrangement symbolises the interconnecting relationship of the macrocosmos, the mesocosmos and the microcosmos.

Abhayada is positioned in the South-Eastern corner of the fourth circle of the kāśī-maṇḍala. According to Rana Singh (source), his shrine is located at “Dashashvamedha, in Shulatankeshvara Temple, D 17 / 111”. Worshippers of Abhayada will benefit from his quality, which is defined as “the giver of fearlessness”. His coordinates are: Lat. 25.18398, Lon. 83.00631 (or, 25°11'02.3"N, 83°00'22.7"E) (Google maps)

Kāśī (Vārāṇasī) is a holy city in India and represents the personified form of the universe deluded by the Māyā of Viṣṇu. It is described as a fascinating city which is beyond the range of vision of Giriśa (Śiva) having both the power to destroy great delusion, as well as creating it.

Abhayada, and the other vināyakas, are described in the Skandapurāṇa (the largest of the eighteen mahāpurāṇas). This book narrates the details and legends surrounding numerous holy pilgrimages (tīrtha-māhātmya) throughout India. It is composed of over 81,000 metrical verses with the core text dating from the before the 4th-century CE.

Source: Wisdom Library: Skanda-purāṇa

Abhayada (अभयद).—The son of Manasyu and father of Sudyu.*

  • * Viṣṇu-purāṇa IV. 19. 1.
Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index
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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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Abhayada (अभयद).—a. giving a guarantee or promise of safety; भयेष्वभयदः (bhayeṣvabhayadaḥ) Rām.; °प्रद (prada); ऐश्वर्यमभयप्रदः (aiśvaryamabhayapradaḥ) Ms.4.232.

-daḥ an Arhat of the Jainas; Name of Viṣṇu.

Abhayada is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms abhaya and da (द). See also (synonyms): abhayadāyin, abhayaprada.

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary
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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. 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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