Acamaniya, Ācamanīya: 12 definitions


Acamaniya means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Marathi. If you want to know the exact meaning, history, etymology or English translation of this term then check out the descriptions on this page. Add your comment or reference to a book if you want to contribute to this summary article.

Alternative spellings of this word include Achamaniya.

In Hinduism

Shaivism (Shaiva philosophy)

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Source: Shodhganga: Temple management in the Āgamas

Ācamanīya (आचमनीय) refers to “water to drink, offered at mouth” and represents one of the various upacāras (offerings), in pūjā (ritual worship), as defined in the Śaivāgamas.—Pūjā consists of offering hospitality, in the form of water to wash the feet, to drink, water for ablutions, offering a bath, new clothes, fragrant unguents, fragrant flowers and ornaments, food and so on. Each step in the pūjā process is called “saṃskāra” and each offering is called “upacāra” [viz., Ācamanīya].

Ācamanīya (or Ācamana) represents a certain a ceremony to be performed during pūjā (ritualistic worship), according to the Arcanāvidhipaṭala of Kāmikāgama.—[After Aṅganyāsa and Amṛtīkaraṇa], the Ācārya then offers (with corresponding mantra) pādya, water to wash the feet of the Lord; ācamanīya, water to drink; arghya, water to wash oneself; and durvā grass, flowers and akṣata.

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Shaiva (शैव, śaiva) or Shaivism (śaivism) represents a tradition of Hinduism worshiping Shiva as the supreme being. Closely related to Shaktism, Shaiva literature includes a range of scriptures, including Tantras, while the root of this tradition may be traced back to the ancient Vedas.

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Vaishnavism (Vaishava dharma)

Source: Pure Bhakti: Arcana-dipika - 3rd Edition

Ācamanīya (आचमनीय) refers to “water for mouthwash”, and represents one of the various Bhoga (foodstuffs), according to the Arcana-dīpikā (manual on deity worship).—While ringing the bell and chanting the following mantras, offer the bhoga as indicated: Viz., idaṃ ācamanīyaṃ śrīṃ klīṃ rādhā-kṛṣṇābhyāṃ namaḥ—“offer water [from the pañca-pātra] into the throw-out pot [to signify the offering of mouthwash].”.

Ācamanīya (“mouthwash”) refers to one of the various ingredients used during worship.—The water [ācamanīya] can be enhanced with nutmeg, cloves and kakolā-berry scent. aguru–liquid agarwood scent.

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Vaishnava (वैष्णव, vaiṣṇava) or vaishnavism (vaiṣṇavism) represents a tradition of Hinduism worshipping Vishnu as the supreme Lord. Similar to the Shaktism and Shaivism traditions, Vaishnavism also developed as an individual movement, famous for its exposition of the dashavatara (‘ten avatars of Vishnu’).

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Dharmashastra (religious law)

Source: Oxford Academic: Homo Ritualis: Hindu Ritual and Its Significance to Ritual Theory

Ācamanīya (आचमनीय) refers to “water for mouth rinsing” and represents one of the various marriage rites of the Hindu Newars, mentioned in the Daśakarmavidhi: a marriage handbook from Bhaktapur containing both Hindu and Newar marriage ceremonies.—Despite many congruencies between Hindu Parbatiyā and Hindu Newar marriage handbooks, it becomes evident that Newar marriage handbooks mention specific ritual elements that cannot be found in the Brahmanical-Sanskritic texts.—The Ācamanīya rite is usually performed at the house of the groom and is mentioned under the sub-heading of Gift of the Girl (kanyādāna)—Welcoming of the groom.

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Dharmashastra (धर्मशास्त्र, dharmaśāstra) contains the instructions (shastra) regarding religious conduct of livelihood (dharma), ceremonies, jurisprudence (study of law) and more. It is categorized as smriti, an important and authoritative selection of books dealing with the Hindu lifestyle.

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General definition (in Hinduism)

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Source: ACHC: Smarta Puja

Ācamanīya (आचमनीय) refers to “water for sipping”, representing one of the various services (upacāra) of a pūjā (ritualistic worship of a deity) which aim at the purification of the devotee.—Water for sipping (ācamanīya) to be received in the hands is offered for purification. Previously the devotee himself had to perform ācamana as an act of purification. Later ācamaniya will be offered immediately after the offering of some services like the baths (1.6.1-5) or the garments (2.2).

Languages of India and abroad

Marathi-English dictionary

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Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

ācamanīya (आचमनीय).—n S Water to be used in ācamana.

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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

Ācamanīya (आचमनीय).—pot. p. Used for rinsing the mouth.

-yam, -ācamanīyakam Water used for rinsing the mouth; a gargle.

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

Ācamanīya (आचमनीय).—n.

(-yaṃ) 1. Water for rincing the mouth. 2. A gargle. E. āṅ before cam to eat, affix anīyar.

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

1) Ācamanīya (आचमनीय):—[from ā-cam] m. a vessel used for ā-camana, [Āśvalāyana-gṛhya-sūtra]

2) [v.s. ...] n. water used for ā-camana, [Āśvalāyana-gṛhya-sūtra; Kauśika-sūtra; Mahābhārata etc.]

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

Ācamanīya (आचमनीय):—[ā-camanīya] (yaṃ) 1. n. Water for rincing the mouth; a gargle.

[Sanskrit to German]

Acamaniya in German

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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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Kannada-English dictionary

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Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Ācamanīya (ಆಚಮನೀಯ):—[adjective] used for rinsing the mouth.

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Ācamanīya (ಆಚಮನೀಯ):—[noun] water used for sipping before religious ceremonies or before or after meals.

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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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