Aksharanyasa, Akṣaranyāsa: 7 definitions



Aksharanyasa 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.

The Sanskrit term Akṣaranyāsa can be transliterated into English as Aksaranyasa or Aksharanyasa, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Shilpashastra (iconography)

Source: Shodhganga: Vaisnava Agamas And Visnu Images

Akṣaranyāsa (अक्षरन्यास) refers to “invocation of the alphabets” (in different parts of the icon), as defined in the Pārameśvarasaṃhitā 15.403b-404.—Accordingy, “In worship, whatever the medium may be, the divine power is invoked with all the features both visible and invisible. The alphabets (varṇa or mātṛkā) are invoked in different parts of the icon, which is known as akṣaranyāsa. Like this the āyudhas (attributes) and ornaments are also invoked. The medium may be kumbha (pitcher), kuṇḍa (fire alter), maṇḍala (diagram) or bimba (icon)”.

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Shilpashastra (शिल्पशास्त्र, śilpaśāstra) represents the ancient Indian science (shastra) of creative arts (shilpa) such as sculpture, iconography and painting. Closely related to Vastushastra (architecture), they often share the same literature.

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Languages of India and abroad

Marathi-English dictionary

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Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

akṣaranyāsa (अक्षरन्यास).—m S Setting of letters; orthography or spelling.

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

akṣaranyāsa (अक्षरन्यास).—m-paddhati f Orthography.

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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

[«previous next»] — Aksharanyasa in Sanskrit glossary
Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary

1) Akṣaranyāsa (अक्षरन्यास):—[=a-kṣara-nyāsa] [from a-kṣara] m. array of syllables or letters

2) [v.s. ...] the alphabet.

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

Akṣaranyāsa (अक्षरन्यास):—[tatpurusha compound] m.

(-saḥ) Scripture, a writing. See also akṣaravinyāsa. E. akṣara and nyāsa.

[Sanskrit to German]

Aksharanyasa 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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