Agneya, Āgneya, Āgneyā: 25 definitions


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Alternative spellings of this word include Agney.

In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index

1a) Āgneya (आग्नेय).—The 18th kalpa.*

  • * Matsya-purāṇa 290. 7.

1b) A division of the night.*

  • * Vāyu-purāṇa 66. 43.

1c) The Gandharva followers of Kubera;1 their residences on the southern peaks of Maryādā Parvata.2

  • 1) Vāyu-purāṇa 40. 8.
  • 2) Vāyu-purāṇa 40. 5.

1d) The Aṅgiras adopted by Agni when they sprung out of the sacrificial fire of vāruṇī-yajña.*

  • * Vāyu-purāṇa 65. 42.
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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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Shaivism (Shaiva philosophy)

Source: Shodhganga: Iconographical representations of Śiva

Āgneya (आग्नेय) or Āgneyāgama refers to one of upāgamas (supplementary scriptures) of the Analāgama which is one of the twenty-eight Siddhāntāgama: a classification of the Śaiva division of Śaivāgamas. The Śaivāgamas represent the wisdom that has come down from lord Śiva, received by Pārvatī and accepted by Viṣṇu. The purpose of revealing upāgamas (e.g., Āgneya Āgama) is to explain more elaborately than that of mūlāgamas (e.g., Anala-āgama) and to include any new idea if not dealt in mūlāgamas.

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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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Pancaratra (worship of Nārāyaṇa)

Source: Shodhganga: Iconographical representations of Śiva (pancaratra)

Āgneya (आग्नेय) or Āgneyasaṃhitā is the name of a Vaiṣṇava Āgama scripture, classified as a tāmasa type of the Muniprokta group of Pāñcarātra Āgamas. The vaiṣṇavāgamas represent one of the three classes of āgamas (traditionally communicated wisdom).—Texts of the Pāñcara Āgamas are divided in to two sects. It is believed that Lord Vāsudeva revealed the first group of texts which are called Divya and the next group is called Muniprokta which are further divided in to three viz. a. Sāttvika. b. Rājasa. c. Tāmasa (e.g., Āgneya-saṃhitā).

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Pancaratra (पाञ्चरात्र, pāñcarātra) represents a tradition of Hinduism where Narayana is revered and worshipped. Closeley related to Vaishnavism, the Pancaratra literature includes various Agamas and tantras incorporating many Vaishnava philosophies.

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Ayurveda (science of life)

Source: Ayurveda glossary of terms

Āgneya (आग्नेय):—Predominance of the fire-element : Fiery

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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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Jyotisha (astronomy and astrology)

Source: Wisdom Library: Brihat Samhita by Varahamihira

Āgneya (आग्नेय) is another name for Kṛttikā, one of the twenty-eight Nakṣatras (constellations), according to the Bṛhatsaṃhitā (chapter 15) (“On the nakṣatras—‘asterisms’”), an encyclopedic Sanskrit work written by Varāhamihira mainly focusing on the science of ancient Indian astronomy astronomy (Jyotiṣa).—Accordingly, “Those who are born on the lunar day of Kṛttikā will delight in white flowers, will perform sacrificial rites, will be Brāhmins, potters, priests or astronomers. [...]”.

Source: Google Books: Studies in the History of the Exact Sciences (Astronomy)

Āgneya (आग्नेय) or Āgneyadiś refers to the “south-eastern direction”, according to Kāśīnātha Upādhye’s Dharmasindhu, a commentary on the Rāma Daivajña’s Muhūrtacintāmaṇi (an astrological work).—Accordingly, “[...] The water clock [i.e., ghaṭīyantra], thus calibrated, should be placed in a copper basin or clay basin, full of water, when half of the Sun’s orb has risen or set. There this sacred formula is recited. ‘You have been created long time ago by Brahmā as the foremost among the [time measuring] instruments. For the sake of the state of [their] becoming a married couple you be the means of measuring time’. With this sacred formula, preceded by the worship of Gaṇeśa and Varuṇa, the bowl should be placed [on the water in the basin]. If the bowl thus placed moves to the south-east, south, south-west, or north-west of the basin [i.e., āgneyaāgneyayāmyanairṛtavāyavyādidiggatā], it is not auspicious. If it stays in the middle, or moves to other directions, it is auspicious. Likewise, if it fills [and sinks] in the five directions starting from the southeast, it is not auspicious. Thus the discussion of the water clock. [...]”.

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Jyotisha (ज्योतिष, jyotiṣa or jyotish) refers to ‘astronomy’ or “Vedic astrology” and represents the fifth of the six Vedangas (additional sciences to be studied along with the Vedas). Jyotisha concerns itself with the study and prediction of the movements of celestial bodies, in order to calculate the auspicious time for rituals and ceremonies.

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Vastushastra (architecture)

Source: Brill: Śaivism and the Tantric Traditions (architecture)

Āgneya (आग्नेय) [=Āgneyī?] refers to the “south-eastern” (direction), according to the Devyāmata (chapter 105).—Accordingly, [while describing the layout of the residence (gṛha) for the prāsādāśramin]—“[...] The residence for those who come to the temple is described in due sequence. In the southeast (āgneyīāgneyyāṃ) is the kitchen. In the northeast is the space for worship. [...]”.

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Vastushastra (वास्तुशास्त्र, vāstuśāstra) refers to the ancient Indian science (shastra) of architecture (vastu), dealing with topics such architecture, sculpture, town-building, fort building and various other constructions. Vastu also deals with the philosophy of the architectural relation with the cosmic universe.

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Mantrashastra (the science of Mantras)

Source: Shodhganga: Kasyapa Samhita—Text on Visha Chikitsa (mantra)

Āgneya (आग्नेय) refers to a particular classification of mantras (“that which is chanted by people to obtain their spiritual aspirations”).—All mantras contain in their vibrations, a certain power which assists the aspirant in realising his/her objectives.—[...] Mantras are threefold: Saumya, like the Viṣṇugāyatrī, Aṣṭākṣara and Dvādaśākṣara-mantras; Āgneya like the Narasimha and Sudarśana-mantras; Saumyāgneya to which belong the Mudrā-mantras, and Varāhamūrti-mantras.

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Mantrashastra (शिल्पशास्त्र, mantraśāstra) refers to the ancient Indian science of mantras—chants, incantations, spells, magical hymns, etc. Mantra Sastra literature includes many ancient books dealing with the methods reciting mantras, identifying and purifying its defects and the science behind uttering or chanting syllables.

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In Buddhism

Tibetan Buddhism (Vajrayana or tantric Buddhism)

Source: Wisdom Library: Tibetan Buddhism

Āgneyā (आग्नेया) refers to one of the various Mātṛs and Mahāmātṛs mentioned as attending the teachings in the 6th century Mañjuśrīmūlakalpa: one of the largest Kriyā Tantras devoted to Mañjuśrī (the Bodhisattva of wisdom) representing an encyclopedia of knowledge primarily concerned with ritualistic elements in Buddhism. The teachings in this text originate from Mañjuśrī and were taught to and by Buddha Śākyamuni in the presence of a large audience (including Āgneyā).

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Tibetan Buddhism includes schools such as Nyingma, Kadampa, Kagyu and Gelug. Their primary canon of literature is divided in two broad categories: The Kangyur, which consists of Buddha’s words, and the Tengyur, which includes commentaries from various sources. Esotericism and tantra techniques (vajrayāna) are collected indepently.

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In Jainism

General definition (in Jainism)

Source: Tessitori Collection I

Āgneya (आग्नेय) or Āgneyakūṇi refers to one of the corners (kūṇi) of the samavasaraṇa (sacred space), according to the Golerā temple (Kumalgadh, Udaipur State), which has labels following the same lines as the Samavasaraṇastotra and the Dvādaśaparṣad, both texts dealing with the directions or the ‘corners’ (kūṇi) where the groups of beings (Parṣad) attending the samavasaraṇa sacred space have to sit or stand. The Golerā temple specifies how many figures of each category have to be depicted, e.g., the āgneya-kūṇi:—1 parṣada mahātmānāṃ rūpa, 2 parṣada Vaimānikadevīnāṃ 4 rūpa, 3 parṣada mahāsatīnāṃ 4 rūpa.

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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

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

āgnēya (आग्नेय).—a S Relating to fire or to the deity agni.

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āgnēya (आग्नेय).—f or āgnēyī f S The south-east quarter.

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

āgnēya (आग्नेय).—f The south-east quarter. a Rela- ting to fire.

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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

Āgneya (आग्नेय).—a. (- f.) [अग्नेरिदं अग्निर्देवता वास्य ढक् (agneridaṃ agnirdevatā vāsya ḍhak)]

1) Belonging to Agni; fiery. Vāj.24.6.

2) Offered or consecrated to Agni; अभिशस्तो मृषा कृच्छ्रं चरेदाग्नेयमेव वा (abhiśasto mṛṣā kṛcchraṃ caredāgneyameva vā) Y.3.287.

3) Similar to fire (as an insect).

4) Increasing the fire in the stomach; stimulating digestion.

5) Kindling the fire (as ghee &c.) शणसर्जरसादीनि यानि द्रव्याणि कानिचित् । आग्नेयान्युत सन्तीह (śaṇasarjarasādīni yāni dravyāṇi kānicit | āgneyānyuta santīha) Mahābhārata (Bombay) 1.144.9.

6) Belonging to Āgnāyī.

-yaḥ 1 An epithet of Skanda or Kārtikeya.

2) Name of Agastya.

3) Name of a country.

4) A worshipper of Agni.

5) An offering or oblation to Svāhā.

-yī 1 Name of the wife of Agni.

2) The south-east quarter (presided over by Agni).

3) The first day of a month (pratipattithi which is presided over by Agni).

4) A kind of योगधारण (yogadhāraṇa); Bhāgavata 11.31.6.

-yam 1 The lunar mansion called Kṛttikā. Mahābhārata (Bombay) 13.14. 127.

2) Gold.

3) Blood.

4) Lac, the red animal dye.

5) Ghee.

6) A missile presided over by Agni.

7) A Mantra used in the worship of Agni.

8) A descendant of Agni.

9) Bathing by applying sacred ashes to the body (bhasmamardanapūrvakasnānam).

1) A kind of worm.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Edgerton Buddhist Hybrid Sanskrit Dictionary

Agneya (अग्नेय) or Agneyī.—[, read Āg°, q.v.]

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Āgneya (आग्नेय).—(1) nt., fiery (jewel), name of a kind of gem: Mahāvastu ii.296.8 (verse) āgneyamaṇīnāṃ (mss. agneya°) yā ābhā gagane vidyutāna vā; Gaṇḍavyūha 499.23 (prose) āgneyaṃ nāma mahāmaṇiratnaṃ sarvatamo'ndhakāraṃ vidhamati; (2) m., with jaṭila (compare Pali aggika), fire-worshiping, a kind of ascetic: MPS 40.51 (v.l. ag°).

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

Āgneya (आग्नेय).—mfn.

(-yaḥ-yā-yaṃ) Belonging or relating to fire or its deity. n.

(-yaṃ) 1. The name of a city, (Devikotta, on the Coromandel Coast.) 2. Blood. 3. Ghee or boiled butter. m.

(-yaḥ) A mane of the saint Agasti. f. (-yī) 1. The wife of Agni. 2. The south-east quarter, of which Agni is the regent. E. agni fire or its deity, ḍhak affix which leaves eya.

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

Āgneya (आग्नेय).—i. e. agni + eya. I. adj., f. , Belonging or relating to fire or the deity of fire, [Mānavadharmaśāstra] 9, 310. Ii. m. pl. The name of a people.

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

Āgneya (आग्नेय).—[feminine] ī relating to fire or Agni, fiery.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Aufrecht Catalogus Catalogorum

1) Āgneya (आग्नेय) as mentioned in Aufrecht’s Catalogus Catalogorum:—Sv. Oppert. 4652.

2) Āgneya (आग्नेय):—add Ii, 2311.

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

1) Āgneya (आग्नेय):—[from āgnāpauṣṇa] mf(ī)n. ([Pāṇini 4-2, 8] [commentator or commentary]) belonging or relating or consecrated to fire or its deity Agni, [Vājasaneyi-saṃhitā xxiv, 6; Aitareya-brāhmaṇa]

2) [v.s. ...] [with kīṭa m. an insect which flies into the fire (applied to a thief who breaks into a room and extinguishes the lamp), [Mṛcchakaṭikā]]

3) [v.s. ...] belonging or consecrated to Agnāyī (wife of Agni), [Pāṇini 6-3, 35] [commentator or commentary]

4) [v.s. ...] south-eastern, [Varāha-mihira’s Bṛhat-saṃhitā]

5) [v.s. ...] m. Name of Skanda, [Mahābhārata iii, 14630]

6) [v.s. ...] of Agastya (cf. āgnimāruta above), [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

7) [v.s. ...] m. [plural] Name of a people, [Mahābhārata iii, 15256] ([varia lectio] āgreya)

8) [from āgnāpauṣṇa] n. blood, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

9) [v.s. ...] ghee, or clarified butter, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

10) [v.s. ...] gold, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

11) [v.s. ...] the Nakṣatra Kṛttikā, [Varāha-mihira’s Bṛhat-saṃhitā; Sūryasiddhānta]

12) [v.s. ...] Name of a Sāman.

13) [v.s. ...] mfn. (also) inflammable, combustible, [Mahābhārata]

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

Āgneya (आग्नेय):—(yaṃ) 1. n. Name of a city and of a person; blood; ghee. a. Belonging to fire or its deity.

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

Āgneya (आग्नेय) in the Sanskrit language is related to the Prakrit word: Aggicca.

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Agneya in German

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Hindi dictionary

Source: DDSA: A practical Hindi-English dictionary

Āgneya (आग्नेय) [Also spelled agney]:—(a) fiery; pertaining to fire; fire-emitting; fire-bearing; igneous.

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Kannada-English dictionary

Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Āgnēya (ಆಗ್ನೇಯ):—

1) [adjective] of, relating, offered or consecrated to the fire or the Fire-God.

2) [adjective] of, relating, from or lying in, south-east; south-eastern.

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Āgnēya (ಆಗ್ನೇಯ):—

1) [noun] the direction or the point on a mariner’s compass, halfway between south and east; 450 east of due south; the south-east, which is presided over by the Fire-God, Agni.

2) [noun] a missile presided over by the Fire-God; a fiery arrow that catches fire when shot.

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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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