Abhyudaya, Abhi-udaya: 16 definitions


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Alternative spellings of this word include Abhyuday.

In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

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Source: archive.org: Shiva Purana - English Translation

Abhyudaya (अभ्युदय) refers to “prosperity”, according to the Śivapurāṇa 2.3.39 (“The gods arrive at Kailāsa”).—Accordingly: “[...] Lord Śiva thus requested by Viṣṇu, and being himself eager to follow worldly conventions performed the same duly. Authorised by Him, I performed all the rites conducive to prosperity (abhyudaya-ucita), assisted by the sages. The sages [...], and other sages came to Śiva. Urged by me they performed the sacred rites duly. All of them who had mastered the Vedas and Vedāṅgas performed the safety rites for Śiva and tied the auspicious thread round his wrist. [...]”.

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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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In Buddhism

Mahayana (major branch of Buddhism)

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Source: academia.edu: A Study and Translation of the Gaganagañjaparipṛcchā

Abhyudaya (अभ्युदय) refers to the “highest peak”, according to the Gaganagañjaparipṛcchā: the eighth chapter of the Mahāsaṃnipāta (a collection of Mahāyāna Buddhist Sūtras).—Accordingly, as Bodhisattva Gaganagañja explains to Bodhisattva Ratnaśrī what kind of concentration should be purified: “[...] (4) [when the Bodhisattvas attain] the concentration called ‘The sun’, all good qualities will increase. (5) [when the Bodhisattvas attain] the concentration called ‘Virtue’, there will be no impurity; (6) [when the Bodhisattvas attain] the concentration called ‘The highest peak (abhyudaya-samādhi)’, nobody can look at the crown of the head; [...]”.

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Mahayana (महायान, mahāyāna) is a major branch of Buddhism focusing on the path of a Bodhisattva (spiritual aspirants/ enlightened beings). Extant literature is vast and primarely composed in the Sanskrit language. There are many sūtras of which some of the earliest are the various Prajñāpāramitā sūtras.

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In Jainism

General definition (in Jainism)

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Source: The University of Sydney: A study of the Twelve Reflections

Abhyudaya (अभ्युदय) refers to “prosperity”, according to the 11th century Jñānārṇava, a treatise on Jain Yoga in roughly 2200 Sanskrit verses composed by Śubhacandra.—Accordingly, “There is nothing like the doctrine which is productive of all prosperity (sarva-abhyudaya-sādhaka), the root of the tree of bliss, beneficial, venerable and grants liberation. Snakes, fire, poison, tigers, elephants, lions, demons and kings, etc. do not hurt those whose selves are settled in the doctrine”.

Synonyms: Maṅgala.

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Jainism is an Indian religion of Dharma whose doctrine revolves around harmlessness (ahimsa) towards every living being. The two major branches (Digambara and Svetambara) of Jainism stimulate self-control (or, shramana, ‘self-reliance’) and spiritual development through a path of peace for the soul to progess to the ultimate goal.

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Languages of India and abroad

Marathi-English dictionary

[«previous next»] — Abhyudaya in Marathi glossary
Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

abhyudaya (अभ्युदय).—m S Rising (esp. of the heavenly bodies). fig. Ascendant or flourishing period; rising or opening of one's fortunes.

Source: DDSA: The Aryabhusan school dictionary, Marathi-English

abhyudaya (अभ्युदय).—m Rise (of heavenly bodies). Rise, prosperity, good fortune, eleva- tion, success.

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Marathi is an Indo-European language having over 70 million native speakers people in (predominantly) Maharashtra India. Marathi, like many other Indo-Aryan languages, evolved from early forms of Prakrit, which itself is a subset of Sanskrit, one of the most ancient languages of the world.

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Sanskrit dictionary

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Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Abhyudaya (अभ्युदय).—a. Rising.

-yaḥ 1 Rise (of heavenly bodies); sunrise.

2) Rise, prosperity, good fortune, elevation, success; स्पृशन्ति नः स्वामिनमभ्युदयाः (spṛśanti naḥ svāminamabhyudayāḥ) Ratnāvalī 1 success; भवो हि लोकाभ्युदयाय तादृशाम् (bhavo hi lokābhyudayāya tādṛśām) R.3.14; Manusmṛti 3.254; Bh. 2.63; R.12.3, V.5.

3) A festival; any religious or festive celebration, festive occasion; °कालः (kālaḥ) joyous or festive occasion; Ś.7; प्रतिषिद्धा पिवेद्या तु मद्यमभ्युदयेष्वपि (pratiṣiddhā pivedyā tu madyamabhyudayeṣvapi) Manusmṛti 9.84.

4) Beginning, commencement.

5) Occurrence, happening.

6) Accomplishment of a desired object (which is the cause of festivity).

7) The tonsure ceremony.

8) A Śrāddha performed on account of child-birth (vṛddhiśrāddham)

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Abhyudaya (अभ्युदय).—m.

(-yaḥ) 1. Prosperity, increase. 2. Accident, occurrence. 3. A festival, any religious celebration. E. abhi, and udaya rise, prosperity.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Benfey Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Abhyudaya (अभ्युदय).—i. e. abhi-ud-i + a, m. 1. Prosperity, [Bhartṛhari, (ed. Bohlen.)] 2, 53. Wealth, [Daśakumāracarita] in Chr. 192, 19. 2. A festival, [Mānavadharmaśāstra] 9, 84.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Cappeller Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Abhyudaya (अभ्युदय).—[masculine] rising (lit. & [figuratively]) beginning, event, result, success, fortune, welfare, feast, [especially] a kind of Śrāddha.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary

1) Abhyudaya (अभ्युदय):—[=abhy-udaya] [from abhyud-i] m. sunrise or rise of luminaries (during or with reference to some other occurrence), [Kātyāyana-śrauta-sūtra; Jaimini]

2) [v.s. ...] beginning, commencing (as of darkness, etc.), [Rāmāyaṇa]

3) [v.s. ...] elevation, increase, prosperity, happiness, good result, [Manu-smṛti iii, 254; Rāmāyaṇa] etc.

4) [v.s. ...] a religious celebration, festival, [Manu-smṛti ix, 84.]

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Yates Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Abhyudaya (अभ्युदय):—(yaḥ) 1. m. Prosperity; religious festival; accident.

Source: DDSA: Paia-sadda-mahannavo; a comprehensive Prakrit Hindi dictionary (S)

Abhyudaya (अभ्युदय) in the Sanskrit language is related to the Prakrit word: Abbhudaya.

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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 (even English!). 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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Hindi dictionary

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Source: DDSA: A practical Hindi-English dictionary

Abhyudaya (अभ्युदय) [Also spelled abhyuday]:—(nm) rise, rising (of luminaries); rising (to prosperity, happiness, etc.); advent; aggrandizement; hence ~[dita] (a).

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Kannada-English dictionary

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Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Abhyudaya (ಅಭ್ಯುದಯ):—

1) [noun] the act, process or fact of a) moving upward or from a lower to a higher degree ; b) attaining a higher level or rank; c) achieving success, prosperity, etc.

2) [noun] the state of being developed, prosperity.

3) [noun] dignity a) the quality of being worthy of esteem or honour; worthiness; b) high repute; c) the degree of worth, repute or honour.

4) [noun] name of a type of stanza the meter of which is regulated by the number of syllables, having four groups of three syllables followed by a long syllable in each quarter (uuu, -uu, -uu, -uu, -).

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Kannada is a Dravidian language (as opposed to the Indo-European language family) mainly spoken in the southwestern region of India.

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