Akriya; 5 Definition(s)


Akriya means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Marathi. 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


[Akriya in Purana glossaries]

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 in Marathi glossaries]

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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