Anadi, Anādi, Aṇādi: 20 definitions
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Shaivism (Shaiva philosophy)
Anādi (अनादि) is the name of a teacher to whom the Kāpālika doctrine was revelead, mentioned in the Śābaratantra. The disciple of Anādi is mentioned as being Jaḍabharata. The Śābara-tantra is an early tantra of the Kāpālika sect containing important information about the evolution of the Nātha sect. It also lists the twelve original Kāpālika teachers (eg., Anādi). Several of these names appear in the Nātha lists of eighty-four Siddhas and nine Nāthas.
Shaiva (शैव, śaiva) or Shaivism (śaivism) represents a tradition of Hinduism worshiping Shiva as the supreme being. Closely related to Shaktism, Shaiva literature includes a range of scriptures, including Tantras, while the root of this tradition may be traced back to the ancient Vedas.
Vyakarana (Sanskrit grammar)
Aṇādi (अणादि).—A term applied to all taddhita suffixes collectively as they begin with अण् (aṇ) cf. P.IV.1.83.
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Anādi (अनादि).—Non-initial. e.g. अनादेश्च मुङ्वचनम् (anādeśca muṅvacanam) P. III.4.102, Vārt. 4; also M. Bh. on VII.1.3.
Vyakarana (व्याकरण, vyākaraṇa) refers to Sanskrit grammar and represents one of the six additional sciences (vedanga) to be studied along with the Vedas. Vyakarana concerns itself with the rules of Sanskrit grammar and linguistic analysis in order to establish the correct context of words and sentences.
Vaishnavism (Vaishava dharma)
Anādi (अनादि) refers to:—That which is without beginning; a concept of eternality. (cf. Glossary page from Śrī Bṛhad-bhāgavatāmṛta).
Vaishnava (वैष्णव, vaiṣṇava) or vaishnavism (vaiṣṇavism) represents a tradition of Hinduism worshipping Vishnu as the supreme Lord. Similar to the Shaktism and Shaivism traditions, Vaishnavism also developed as an individual movement, famous for its exposition of the dashavatara (‘ten avatars of Vishnu’).
Ayurveda (science of life)
Anādi (अनादि):—A process or state whose beginning can not be assertained
Āyurveda (आयुर्वेद, ayurveda) is a branch of Indian science dealing with medicine, herbalism, taxology, anatomy, surgery, alchemy and related topics. Traditional practice of Āyurveda in ancient India dates back to at least the first millenium BC. Literature is commonly written in Sanskrit using various poetic metres.
Shaktism (Shakta philosophy)
1) Anādi (अनादि) refers to “beginningless”, according to the Kularatnoddyota, one of the earliest Kubjikā Tantras, one of the earliest Kubjikā Tantras.—Accordingly, “[...] I am that Path of Meru and the omnipresent supreme space. O great goddess , that beginningless Transmission [i.e., anādi-krama] originated from its presence. That is called the Primordial Seat, the beginningless Kramamaṇḍala. These two are Kailāśa and Malaya. There, they are said to be sacred seats. My merger takes place there (and so) is called ‘Malaya’. Again, O goddess, (the meaning of) Kailāśa is explained as (it should be) understood. O goddess, dear one, it is (so called as it relates) to the blood that I have placed in that (sacrificial) vessel. Kailāśa originates where that has been offered as a libation”.
2) Anādi (अनादि) is the name of the Monastery (maṭhas) associated with Oḍḍiyāna, one of the sacred seats (pīṭha), according to chapter 10 of the according to the Kularatnoddyota.—If the scheme in the Yogakhaṇḍa is not the first example of this model, the other most likely candidate is found in chapter ten of the Kularatnoddyota, which is an early Tantra of the Kubjikā corpus. [...] In this set-up each of the four sacred seats corresponds to a cosmic age and has a tree, creeper, cave, monastery (maṭha) [i.e., Anādi], goddess, Siddha, and guardian of the field. The layout can be tabulated as follows.
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.
Yoga (school of philosophy)
Anādi (अनादि) refers to “beginningless (karma)”, according to the Bhāṣya (commentary) on the Pātañjalayogaśāstra (i.e., The Yoga Sūtras of Patañjali).—Accordingly: “Yoga is not perfected by one who does not practise Tapas. Impurity, which is of various kinds because of beginningless (anādi) Karma, affliction and habitual tendencies and because of which the network of sense objects stands opposed [to Yoga], is not weakened without Tapas. Thus, the mention of Tapas [in the root text]”.
Yoga is originally considered a branch of Hindu philosophy (astika), but both ancient and modern Yoga combine the physical, mental and spiritual. Yoga teaches various physical techniques also known as āsanas (postures), used for various purposes (eg., meditation, contemplation, relaxation).
General definition (in Jainism)
1) Anādi (अनादि) refers to “eternity”, according to the 11th century Jñānārṇava, a treatise on Jain Yoga in roughly 2200 Sanskrit verses composed by Śubhacandra.—Accordingly, “This [self], which is master of the three worlds, omniscient [and] possessed of infinite power, does not recognise itself and has deviated from its own true nature. Tarnished by awful stains arising from eternity (anādi-prabhava), it grasps objects according to its own desire which are very different from itself”.
2) Anādi (अनादि) refers to “(that which is) without any beginning”, according to the Yaśastilaka Campū verse 2.215-216.—Accordingly, “The Self is by nature deathless and without any beginning (anādi), endowed with bliss and infinite power, and luminous and pure. The powerful flames of sinful Karma heat it, like mercury, after lodging it in the body. Under the intoxicating power of Karma, even a man of superior merit goes reeling down to unhappy births. Se [sic] let the wise, who know the cardinal difference between the body and the Self, strive for the bliss that is free from rebirth”.
Jainism is an Indian religion of Dharma whose doctrine revolves around harmlessness (ahimsa) towards every living being. The two major branches (Digambara and Svetambara) of Jainism stimulate self-control (or, shramana, ‘self-reliance’) and spiritual development through a path of peace for the soul to progess to the ultimate goal.
Languages of India and abroad
anāḍī (अनाडी).—a ( H) Inexpert, awkward, clumsy. aḍāṇī is the common form.
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anādi (अनादि).—a (S) That is without beginning or origin; from all eternity.Source: DDSA: The Aryabhusan school dictionary, Marathi-English
anāḍī (अनाडी).—a Clumsy, inexpert.
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anādi (अनादि).—a That is without beginning or origin. From all eternity.
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.
Anādi (अनादि).—a. [ādiḥ kāraṇaṃ pūrvakālo vā nāsti yasya saḥ] Having no beginning, eternal, existing from eternity, epithet of परमेश्वर (parameśvara); जगदादिरनादिस्त्वम् (jagadādiranādistvam) Kumārasambhava 2.9; अनादिरादि- र्गोविन्दः सर्वकारणकारणम् (anādirādi- rgovindaḥ sarvakāraṇakāraṇam); also of हिरण्यगर्भ (hiraṇyagarbha).Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Anādi (अनादि).—mfn. (-diḥ-diḥ-di) Eternal, without any beginning, unborn, uncreate. E. an neg. ādi beginning.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Cappeller Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Anādi (अनादि).—[adjective] having no beginning.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary
1) Anādi (अनादि):—[=an-ādi] mfn. having no beginning, existing from eternity.
2) [v.s. ...] ind. perpetually, incessantly, [Naiṣadha-carita]Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Goldstücker Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Anādi (अनादि):—[bahuvrihi compound] m. f. n.
(-diḥ-diḥ-di) Without any beginning, unborn, uncreate, eternal. E. a priv. and ādi.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Yates Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Anādi (अनादि):—[anā+di] (diḥ-di) a. Eternal, without beginning. Also anā-dimat.Source: DDSA: Paia-sadda-mahannavo; a comprehensive Prakrit Hindi dictionary (S)
Anādi (अनादि) in the Sanskrit language is related to the Prakrit word: Aṇāi.
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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.
1) Anāḍī (अनाडी):—(a) inexperienced, unskilful; (nm) a novice, tyro, bumpkin, an ignoramus; hence ~[pana] (nm).
2) Anādi (अनादि):—(a) having no beginning, ever-existent, eternal.
Anāḍi (ಅನಾಡಿ):—[noun] a stupid, clumsy person.
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1) [adjective] having no beginning.
2) [adjective] existing from eternity; primordial.
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1) [noun] = ಅನಾದಿಕಸ [anadikasa].
2) [noun] a place of complete happiness or perfect rest, attained by the good after death; heaven.
Kannada is a Dravidian language (as opposed to the Indo-European language family) mainly spoken in the southwestern region of India.
See also (Relevant definitions)
Starts with (+36): Anadibamjaru, Anadibanajara, Anadibaudhayana, Anadibhava, Anadibodha, Anadige, Anadijati, Anadika, Anadikala, Anadikalika, Anadikanatha, Anadikarma, Anadikarmika, Anadikasa, Anadikavi, Anadikosha, Anadikrama, Anadimadhyanta, Anadimant, Anadimat.
Ends with (+180): Abhranadi, Adanadi, Addanadi, Adyanadi, Akanadi, Amaranadi, Ambaranadi, Angaranadi, Anjanadi, Antyanadi, Anupravacanadi, Araludahanadi, Arcanadi, Arihanadi, Ashivishanadi, Ashvanadi, Atakkavaniyanadi, Aviyanadi, Banadi, Bhadranadi.
Full-text (+12): Anadyananta, Anadimat, Anadinidhana, Anadimadhyanta, Anadyanta, Anadya, Anadacota, Anaditva, Anai, Rola, Cakraka, Anadita, Saptashaiva, Beginningless, Pragabhava, Samudbhava, Jadabharata, Shaivism, Anadyagama, Samsiddhi.
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Nyaya-Vaisheshika categories (Study) (by Diptimani Goswami)
Abhāva (1): Prāgabhāva < [Chapter 7 - Abhāva (Non-existence)]
Abhāva (2): Pradhvaṃsābhāva (Posterior Non-existence) < [Chapter 7 - Abhāva (Non-existence)]
Abhāva (3): Atyantābhāva (Absolute Non-existence) < [Chapter 7 - Abhāva (Non-existence)]
Brihad Bhagavatamrita (commentary) (by Śrī Śrīmad Bhaktivedānta Nārāyana Gosvāmī Mahārāja)
Verse 2.4.85-86 < [Chapter 4 - Vaikuṇṭha (the spiritual world)]
Verse 2.2.185 < [Chapter 2 - Jñāna (knowledge)]
Verse 2.2.187 < [Chapter 2 - Jñāna (knowledge)]
Shrimad Bhagavad-gita (by Narayana Gosvami)
Verse 10.3 < [Chapter 10 - Vibhūti-yoga (appreciating the opulences of the Supreme Lord)]
Verse 11.19 < [Chapter 11 - Viśvarūpa-darśana-yoga (beholding the Lord’s Universal Form)]
Verse 13.32 < [Chapter 13 - Prakṛti-puruṣa-vibhāga-yoga]
The Concept of Sharira as Prameya (by Elizabeth T. Jones)
Doṣa (Fault) < [Chapter 4]
Śrī Kṛṣṇa-vijaya (by Śrī Gunaraja Khan)
Garga Samhita (English) (by Danavir Goswami)
Verse 3.9.4 < [Chapter 9 - The Birth of Śrī Girirāja]
Verse 1.16.22 < [Chapter 16 - Description of Śrī Rādhikā’s Wedding]
Verse 1.1.12 < [Chapter 1 - Description of Śrī-Kṛṣṇa’s Glories]