Akriya; 5 Definition(s)


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In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

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Akriya (अक्रिय):—Son of Gambhīra (son of Rabhasa). He had a son who was called Brahmavit. (see Bhāgavata Purāṇa 9.17.10-11)

Source: Wisdom Library: Bhagavata Purana

Akriya (अक्रिय).—The son of Gambhīra. Of his wife was born Brahman.*

  • * Bhāgavata-purāṇa IX. 17. 10.
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

Marathi-English dictionary

akriya (अक्रिय).—a S Uncreating or unworking; not making, forming, or acting; subsisting in absolute quiescence. Used of God after the fashion of the philosophy imported by such terms as nirguṇa, nirākāra &c.

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

akriya (अक्रिय).—a Uncreating or unworking.

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

Akriya (अक्रिय).—a. [nāsti kriyā yasya na. ba.]

1) Inactive dull, torpid.

2) Without essential works.

3) Abstaining from religious rites.

4) Without action of any kind, epithet of God.

5) Worthless, good-for-nothing.

-yā [na. ta.] Inactivity; neglect of duty; प्रधानस्याक्रिया यत्र साङ्गं तत्क्रियते पुनः । तदङ्गस्याक्रियायां तु नावृत्तिर्न च तत्क्रिया (pradhānasyākriyā yatra sāṅgaṃ tatkriyate punaḥ | tadaṅgasyākriyāyāṃ tu nāvṛttirna ca tatkriyā) ||

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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