Adhya, Aḍhyā: 15 definitions



Adhya means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, the history of ancient India, Marathi, Hindi. 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 Aadhy.

In Hinduism

Ayurveda (science of life)

Source: Shodhganga: Edition translation and critical study of yogasarasamgraha

Āḍhya (आढ्य) is another name for “Cavya” and is dealt with in the 15th-century Yogasārasaṅgraha (Yogasara-saṅgraha) by Vāsudeva: an unpublished Keralite work representing an Ayurvedic compendium of medicinal recipes. The Yogasārasaṃgraha [mentioning āḍhya] deals with entire recipes in the route of administration, and thus deals with the knowledge of pharmacy (bhaiṣajya-kalpanā) which is a branch of pharmacology (dravyaguṇa).

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Āyurveda (आयुर्वेद, ayurveda) is a branch of Indian science dealing with medicine, herbalism, taxology, anatomy, surgery, alchemy and related topics. Traditional practice of Āyurveda in ancient India dates back to at least the first millenium BC. Literature is commonly written in Sanskrit using various poetic metres.

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Shaktism (Shakta philosophy)

Source: Google Books: Manthanabhairavatantram

Āḍhya (आढ्य) refers to “one who is rich”, according to the Manthānabhairavatantra, a vast sprawling work that belongs to a corpus of Tantric texts concerned with the worship of the goddess Kubjikā.—Accordingly, “The Khañjinīmata consisting of 1,000 million (verses) [i.e., śatakoṭi] has been uttered . In this way, Śāmbhavīśakti that has no end has become infinite. Śāmbhava, Śākta, and Āṇava have come about by her impulse. She abides (thus) in the three worlds as will, knowledge and action. Bhairava, tranquil and free of defects, resides above Meru. He is rich with the jewels of countless qualities [i.e., anekaguṇa-ratna-āḍhya] and is encompassed by millions of Rudras”.

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Shakta (शाक्त, śākta) or Shaktism (śāktism) represents a tradition of Hinduism where the Goddess (Devi) is revered and worshipped. Shakta literature includes a range of scriptures, including various Agamas and Tantras, although its roots may be traced back to the Vedas.

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India history and geography

Source: Project Gutenberg: Castes and Tribes of Southern India, Volume 1

Adhya refers to one of the five sub-divisions of the Nambutiris (the socio-spiritual aristocracy of Malabar) according to Subramani Aiyar. Tampurakkal.—The Adhyas form eight families, called Ashtadhyas, and are said by tradition to be descended from the eight sons of a great Brahman sage, who lived on the banks of the river Krishna. The fund of accumulated spirituality inherited from remote ancestors is considered to be so large that sacrifices (yagas), as well as vanaprastha and sanyasa (the two last stages of the Brahman’s life), are reckoned as being supererogatory for even the last in descent. They are, however, very strict in the observance of religious ordinances, and constantly engage themselves in the reverent study of Hindu scriptures. The Tantris are Adhyas with temple administration as their specialised function. They are the constituted gurus of the temple priests, and are the final authorities in all matters of temple ritual.

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The history of India traces the identification of countries, villages, towns and other regions of India, as well as royal dynasties, rulers, tribes, local festivities and traditions and regional languages. Ancient India enjoyed religious freedom and encourages the path of Dharma, a concept common to Buddhism, Hinduism, and Jainism.

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Languages of India and abroad

Marathi-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

aḍhyā (अढ्या).—m A common term for the two pegs around which is wound sūta in drawing or clearing thread.

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āḍhya (आढ्य).—a (S) Wealthy. In comp. as dhanāḍhya Rich in money or treasure; vidyāḍhya Rich in learning or science; balāḍhya Strong; guṇāḍhya Able, clever, possessing qualifications or good qualities. Also garvāḍhya, vittāḍhya, abhimānāḍhya, krōdhāḍhya, lōbhāḍhya, mōhāḍhya, kāmāḍhya, madāḍhya, rōgāḍhya, rasāḍhya and others.

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ādhyā (आध्या).—m (Vulgar corruption of adhyāya) A chapter.

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

āḍhya (आढ्य).—a Wealthy. āḍhyatma f Arrogance. Repute; notoriety.

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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

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Āḍhya (आढ्य).—a. [ā-dhyai-ka pṛṣo° Tv.]

1) Rich, wealthy; आढ्योऽभिजनवानस्मि कोऽन्योऽस्ति सदृशो मया (āḍhyo'bhijanavānasmi ko'nyo'sti sadṛśo mayā) Bg.16.15; Pt.5. 8; Ms.8.169.

2) (a) Rich in, abounding in, possessing abundantly, with instr. or as the last member of comp.; सत्य° (satya°) Pt.3.9 very truthful; वंशसंपल्लावण्याढ्याय (vaṃśasaṃpallāvaṇyāḍhyāya) Dk.18; एवमादिगुणैराढ्यः (evamādiguṇairāḍhyaḥ) Vet.; समुद्रमिव रत्नाढ्यम् (samudramiva ratnāḍhyam) Rām. (b) Mixed with, watered with; गन्धाढ्य, स्रज उत्तमगन्धाढ्याः (gandhāḍhya, sraja uttamagandhāḍhyāḥ) Mb.; मूत्राढ्यैः करञ्जफलसर्षपैः (mūtrāḍhyaiḥ karañjaphalasarṣapaiḥ) Suśr.

3) Abundant, copious.

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Ādhyā (आध्या).—[ādhyā-aṅ] Remembering, especially with regret, sorrowful recollection.

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

Āḍhya (आढ्य).—mfn.

(-ḍhyaḥ-ḍhyā-ḍhyaṃ) 1. Opulent, wealthy, rich. 2. Abounding in, productive. 3. Having, being possessed of. E. āṅ, dhyai to consider, to meditate, ka irregular aff.

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Ādhyā (आध्या).—f.

(-dhyā) Recollection, remembering especially with regret. E. āṅ before dhyai to reflect, ac affix, and ṭāp fem.

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

Āḍhya (आढ्य).—i. e. probably a transformation of ṛdh + a + ya. adj., f. . 1. Wealthy, Chr. 61, 38. 2. A bounding in.

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

Āḍhya (आढ्य).—[adjective] opulent, wealthy; [abstract] † [feminine]

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

1) Āḍhya (आढ्य):—mf(ā)n. (? [from] ārdhya, √ṛdh; or [from] ārthya, [Boehtlingk’s Sanskrit-Woerterbuch in kuerzerer fassung]), opulent, wealthy, rich, [Śatapatha-brāhmaṇa ix]

2) [xiv; Manu-smṛti] etc.

3) rich or abounding in, richly endowed or filled or mixed with ([instrumental case] or in [compound]), [Rāmāyaṇa; Pañcatantra etc.]

4) (in [arithmetic]) augmented by ([instrumental case])

5) Ādhyā (आध्या):—a See under ā-√dhyai.

6) [=ā-dhyā] [from ā-dhyai] b f. = the next, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

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

1) Āḍhya (आढ्य):—[ā-ḍhya] (ḍhyaḥ-ḍhyā-ḍhyaṃ) a. Opulent.

2) Ādhyā (आध्या):—(dhyā) 1. f. Recollection; remembering with regret.

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Adhya 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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Hindi dictionary

Source: DDSA: A practical Hindi-English dictionary

Āḍhya (आढ्य) [Also spelled aadhy]:——a Sanskrit suffix denoting prosperity, plenty, abundance (as [dhanāḍhya, gaṇāḍhya]).

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Kannada-English dictionary

Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Āḍhya (ಆಢ್ಯ):—[adjective] rich in; abounding in; possessing abundantly; having or containing.

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Āḍhya (ಆಢ್ಯ):—

1) [noun] a man who possesses (great) wealth; a wealthy man.

2) [noun] a competent man.

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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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