Agnayi, Āgnāyi, Agnāyī: 4 definitions


Agnayi means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit. 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.

In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index

Āgnāyi (आग्नायि).—A goddess, wife of Dikpāla Agni.*

  • * Matsya-purāṇa 286. 7.
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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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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Agnāyī (अग्नायी).—P. 4. 1. 37

1) the wife of Agni and Goddess of Fire, Svāhā. She is said to be the daughter of Dakṣa; she longed to be the wife of Agni, and Skanda was pleased to give her a place with Agni at every sacrificial act (havyaṃ kavyaṃ ca yatkiṃcid dvijānāmatha saṃskṛtam | hoṣyantyagnau sadā devi svāhetyuktvā samuddhṛtam || adya prabhṛti dāsyanti suvṛttāḥ satpathe sthitāḥ | evamagnistvayā sārdhaṃ sadā vatsyati śobhane).

2) The Tretā age.

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

Agnāyī (अग्नायी).—[feminine] [Name] of Agni`s wife.

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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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