Agrya; 2 Definition(s)


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In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

Agrya (अग्र्य).—A region of the pātāla; the soil with the gold colour.*

  • * Viṣṇu-purāṇa II. 5. 2 and 3.
Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index
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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

Agrya (अग्र्य).—a. [agre jātaḥ, agra-yat]

1) Foremost, best, choicest, most essential or important, highest, pre-eminent, first; तदङ्गमग्र्यं मघवन् महाक्रतोः (tadaṅgamagryaṃ maghavan mahākratoḥ) R.3.46.; °महिषी (mahiṣī) 1.66; उपेयुषः स्वामपि मूर्तिमग्र्याम् (upeyuṣaḥ svāmapi mūrtimagryām) 6.73,8.28,14.19,18.39, Ku. 7.78, Ms.5.166,12.3; अद्याहं पुत्रिणामग्र्यः (adyāhaṃ putriṇāmagryaḥ) V.5.14: also with loc.; अग्र्याःसर्वेषु वेदेषु (agryāḥsarveṣu vedeṣu) Ms.3.184.

-gryaḥ An elder brother

-gryam The roof of a house.

-gryā The tree myrobalans. (Mar. triphaḷā) or a mixture of हिरडा, बेहडा, आंवळकाठी (hiraḍā, behaḍā, āṃvaḷakāṭhī)).

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary
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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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