Agnyadheya, Agnyādheya, Agni-adheya: 10 definitions


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In Hinduism

Dharmashastra (religious law)

Source: Sacred Texts: The Grihya Sutras, Part 2 (SBE30)

Agnyādheya (अग्न्याधेय) refers to one of the seven Haviḥsaṃsthās or Haviryajñas (groups of seven sacrifices).—Hārīta says: “Let a man offer the Pākayajñas always, always also the Haviryajñas, and the Somayajñas (Soma sacrifices), according to rule, if he wishes for eternal merit”.—The object of these sacrifices [viz., Agnyādheya] is eternal happiness, and hence they have to be performed during life at certain seasons, without any special occasion (nimitta), and without any special object (kāma). According to most authorities, however, they have to be performed during thirty years only. After that the Agnihotra only has to be kept up.

Source: Shodhganga: Vaikhanasa Grhyasutra Bhasya (Critical Edition and Study)

Agnyādheya (अग्न्याधेय) refers to the ritual of “kindling the sacred fire” and represents one of the various rituals mentioned in the Vaikhānasagṛhyasūtra (viz., vaikhānasa-gṛhya-sūtra) which belongs to the Taittirīya school of the Black Yajurveda (kṛṣṇayajurveda).—The original Gṛhyasūtra of Vaikhanāsa consists of eleven chapters or “praśnas”. Each praśna is subdivided into sub-divisions called “khaṇḍa”. But only the first seven chapters deal with actual Gṛhyasūtra section. Agnyādheya is one of the seven haviryajñas.

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Dharmashastra (धर्मशास्त्र, dharmaśāstra) contains the instructions (shastra) regarding religious conduct of livelihood (dharma), ceremonies, jurisprudence (study of law) and more. It is categorized as smriti, an important and authoritative selection of books dealing with the Hindu lifestyle.

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Sanskrit dictionary

[«previous next»] — Agnyadheya in Sanskrit glossary
Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Agnyādheya (अग्न्याधेय).—[agnirādheyo yena] a Brāhmana who maintains the sacred fire.

-yam = °ādhānam. -āhitaḥ [agnirāhito yena, vā paranipātaḥ P.II.2.37.] one who maintains the sacred fire; See आहिताग्नि (āhitāgni).

Derivable forms: agnyādheyaḥ (अग्न्याधेयः).

Agnyādheya is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms agni and ādheya (आधेय).

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

Agnyādheya (अग्न्याधेय).—n.

(-yaṃ) Consecration of a perpetual fire. E. agni, ādheya placing.

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

Agnyādheya (अग्न्याधेय).—i. e. agni -ādheya (vb. dhā), n. Preparing the holy fire, [Mānavadharmaśāstra] 2, 143.

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

Agnyādheya (अग्न्याधेय).—[neuter] setting up the fire.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Aufrecht Catalogus Catalogorum

Agnyādheya (अग्न्याधेय) as mentioned in Aufrecht’s Catalogus Catalogorum:—W. p. 319.

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

1) Agnyādheya (अग्न्याधेय):—[=agny-ādheya] [from agni] (or agny-ādhāna) n. ([Atharva-veda; Manu-smṛti] etc.) placing the fire on the sacrificial fire-place

2) [v.s. ...] the ceremony of preparing the three sacred fires Āhavanīya etc.

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

Agnyādheya (अग्न्याधेय):—[tatpurusha compound] n.

(-yam) The same as agnyādhāna q. v. E. agni and ādheya.

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Agnyadheya 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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