Agrahya, Agrāhya: 15 definitions


Agrahya means something in Buddhism, Pali, Hinduism, Sanskrit, 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.

In Hinduism

Shaktism (Shakta philosophy)

Source: Google Books: Manthanabhairavatantram

Agrāhya (अग्राह्य) refers to “that which cannot be grasped”, according to the Śrīmatottara-tantra, an expansion of the Kubjikāmatatantra: the earliest popular and most authoritative Tantra of the Kubjikā cult.—Accordingly, “What is the use of a rosary or keeping the eyes closed? If there is concentration or meditation, one does not attain consciousness. There is no pure light in Iḍā, or in Piṅgalā, or Suṣumṇā, although (all these places) are said to be means to attainment. (This reality) is said to be ‘without support’ and it cannot be grasped [i.e., agrāhya] even by the gods. Thus, it is beyond Form (rūpa) and Part (pada) and its sphere (of existence) is beyond the beyond. It is not an object of meditation. [...]”.

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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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In Buddhism

Mahayana (major branch of Buddhism)

Source: A Study and Translation of the Gaganagañjaparipṛcchā

Agrāhya (अग्राह्य) refers to “ungraspable”, according to the Gaganagañjaparipṛcchā: the eighth chapter of the Mahāsaṃnipāta (a collection of Mahāyāna Buddhist Sūtras).—Accordingly: “[...] The Bodhisattva Dharmarāja and the whole congregation, having joined the palms of their hands, paid homage to open space, and sat down. Then, by the magical presence of the Bodhisattva Gaganagañja, these verses resonated in open space: ‘[...] (138) Just as the open space is boundless and ungraspable (agrāhya) everywhere, the great power of insight is the same as the sameness of open space. (139) Just as a bird flying in the sky does not leave any trace, one who practices for awakening does not have any distinguishing mark in their behaviour. [...]’”.

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Mahayana (महायान, mahāyāna) is a major branch of Buddhism focusing on the path of a Bodhisattva (spiritual aspirants/ enlightened beings). Extant literature is vast and primarely composed in the Sanskrit language. There are many sūtras of which some of the earliest are the various Prajñāpāramitā sūtras.

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Tibetan Buddhism (Vajrayana or tantric Buddhism)

Source: OSU Press: Cakrasamvara Samadhi

Agrāhya (अग्राह्य) refers to “inconceivable” [i.e., agrāhyānabhilāpyāś ca], according to the Guru Mandala Worship (maṇḍalārcana) ritual often performed in combination with the Cakrasaṃvara Samādhi, which refers to the primary pūjā and sādhanā practice of Newah Mahāyāna-Vajrayāna Buddhists in Nepal.—Accordingly, “Conditions are like reflections, transparent, pure, indeed clear, Inconceivable (agrāhya) and inexpressible, arising from causes and effects”.

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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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Languages of India and abroad

Marathi-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

agrāhya (अग्राह्य).—a (S) agrahaṇīya a (S) Unacceptable, ineligible, inadmissible.

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

agrāhya (अग्राह्य).—a Inadmissible, unacceptable.

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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

Agrāhya (अग्राह्य).—a. Not acceptable, that which ought not to be taken or accepted as a gift, present &c.; °ह्यम् शिवनिर्माल्यं पत्रं पुष्पं फलं जलम् (hyam śivanirmālyaṃ patraṃ puṣpaṃ phalaṃ jalam); not to be perceived, admitted or trusted; not to be considered or taken into account.

-hyā Name of the clay or मृत्तिका (mṛttikā) which ought not to be taken for purposes of purification.

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

Agrāhya (अग्राह्य).—mfn.

(-hyaḥ-hyā-hyaṃ) 1. Not fit or proper to be accepted. 2. Not to be attained. 3. Not to be trusted or consented to. E. a neg. grāhya to be taken.

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

Agrāhya (अग्राह्य).—[adjective] = agṛhya.

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

Agrāhya (अग्राह्य):—[=a-grāhya] [from a-grabhaṇa] mfn. not to be conceived or perceived or obtained or admitted or trusted, to be rejected.

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

Agrāhya (अग्राह्य):—[tatpurusha compound] m. f. n.

(-hyaḥ-hyā-hyam) 1) Not fit or proper to be accepted.

2) Not to be attained.

3) Not to be trusted or consented to. E. a neg. and grāhya.

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

Agrāhya (अग्राह्य) in the Sanskrit language is related to the Prakrit word: Aggijbha.

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Agrahya 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

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Source: DDSA: A practical Hindi-English dictionary

Agrahya (अग्रह्य):—(a) unacceptable, inadmissible; ineligible; invalid.

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Kannada-English dictionary

Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Agrāhya (ಅಗ್ರಾಹ್ಯ):—

1) [adjective] not acceptable as a gift; unacceptable.

2) [adjective] that cannot be comprehended by sensual organs; not capable of being understood; incomprehensible.

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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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