Agniveshya, aka: Agni-veshya, Agniveśya, Āgniveśya; 7 Definition(s)
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The Sanskrit terms Agniveśya and Āgniveśya can be transliterated into English as Agnivesya or Agniveshya, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).
Purana and Itihasa (epic history)
Agniveśya (अग्निवेश्य):—Son of Devadatta (son of Uruśravā). He was the fire-god Agni himself. This Agniveśya, who was a celebrated saint, was also known as Kānīna and Jātūkarṇya. From Agniveśya came a brahminical dynasty known as Āgniveśyāyana. (see Bhāgavata Purāṇa 9.2)Source: Wisdom Library: Bhagavata Purana
Āgniveśya (आग्निवेश्य).—(AGNIVEŚA). An ancient sage who received an armour and the sacred mantras associated with it from Bṛhaspati. He was the Ācārya of Dhanurveda and the revered preceptor of Droṇa. (Ślokas 67 and 68, Chapter 94, Droṇa Parva, Mahābhārata).Source: archive.org: Puranic Encyclopaedia
1a) Agniveśya (अग्निवेश्य).—The son of Devadatta, was an incarnation of Agni. Was known also by other names—Kānīna and Jātūkarṇa. He was a great sage, and the originator of the Brāhman group of Agniveśyāyana.1 (Pravara-Aṅgiras).2
1b) A son of Śūli in the 24th dvāpara.*
- * Vāyu-purāṇa 23. 207.
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.
Vyakarana (Sanskrit grammar)
Agniveśya (अग्निवेश्य).—An ancient writer of Vedic grammar mentioned in the Taittirīya prātiśākhya. cf. कपवर्गपरश्च (kapavargaparaśca) (विसर्गः (visargaḥ)) अग्निवेश्यवाल्मीक्योः (agniveśyavālmīkyoḥ) (मतेन ऊष्माणं न आपद्यते (matena ūṣmāṇaṃ na āpadyate)) T.Pr. IX. 4.Source: Wikisource: A dictionary of Sanskrit grammar
Vyakarana (व्याकरण, vyākaraṇa) refers to Sanskrit grammar and represents one of the six additional sciences (vedanga) to be studied along with the Vedas. Vyakarana concerns itself with the rules of Sanskrit grammar and linguistic analysis in order to establish the correct context of words and sentences.
India history and geogprahy
Yuga Purana indicates the rise of Agniveshya kings in Pushpapura after the alliance of seven kings of Saketa. Undoubtedly, Agniveshya kings were the Shunga Kings. The Shunga kings belonged to the Rishi gotra of Agnivesha. Therefore, they were referred to as agniveshya kings. Thus, Pushyamitra Shunga established the rule of Shunga dynasty at least 10 years after the invasion of Yavanas.Source: academia.edu: The Chronology of Ancient Gandhara and Bactria
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.
Languages of India and abroad
1) Name of a teacher, Mbh.
2) Name of the 22nd muhūrta; Sūryapraj- ñapti. धौम्य (dhaumya) cf. Mb 14.64.8.
Derivable forms: agniveśyaḥ (अग्निवेश्यः).
Agniveśya is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms agni and veśya (वेश्य).Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary
Agniveśya (अग्निवेश्य).—pl., n. of a brahmanical school: Divy 635.18. (Sg. as n. of a teacher, Mahābhārata crit. ed. 1.158.27; and compare Sanskrit āgniveśya).Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Edgerton Buddhist Hybrid Sanskrit 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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