Acamaniya, aka: Ācamanīya; 5 Definition(s)
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.
Shaivism (Shaiva philosophy)
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.Source: Shodhganga: Temple management in the Āgamas
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.
General definition (in Hinduism)
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).Source: ACHC: Smarta Puja
Languages of India and abroad
ācamanīya (आचमनीय).—n S Water to be used in ācamana.Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary
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.
Ācamanīya (आचमनीय).—pot. p. Used for rinsing the mouth.
-yam, -ācamanīyakam Water used for rinsing the mouth; a gargle.Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary
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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The Shiva Purana (by J. L. Shastri)
Chapter 24 - The ritual of lord Śiva < [Section 7.2 - Vāyavīya-saṃhitā (2)]
Chapter 11 - The mode of worshipping Śiva < [Section 2.1 - Rudra-saṃhitā (1): Sṛśṭi-khaṇḍa]
The Devi Bhagavata Purana (by Swami Vijñanananda)
Chapter 47 - On Manasā’s story < [Book 9]
Chapter 22 - On Sudarśana’s marriage < [Book 3]
Brihat Samhita (by N. Chidambaram Iyer)