Anamaya, Anāmaya: 17 definitions


Anamaya means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Buddhism, Pali, 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

Shaktism (Shakta philosophy)

Source: Google Books: Manthanabhairavatantram

1) Anāmaya (अनामय) refers to “that which is free of imperfection”, according to the Kularatnoddyota, one of the earliest Kubjikā Tantras.—Accordingly, “The supreme sky is pervasive and free of (all) qualities, including sound and the rest. It should be known to be the supreme space, which is (the supreme) reality, namely, the Void free of imperfection [i.e., anāmaya]. It is the lineage called the Path of Meru in the Kula teaching”.

2) Anāmaya (अनामय) is the name of the Monastery (maṭhas) associated with Kāmarūpa, one of the sacred seats (pīṭha), according to the Ṣaṭsāhasrasaṃhitā, an expansion of the Kubjikāmatatantra: the earliest popular and most authoritative Tantra of the Kubjikā cult.

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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.

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Pancaratra (worship of Nārāyaṇa)

Source: Universität Wien: Sudarśana's Worship at the Royal Court According to the Ahirbudhnyasaṃhitā

Anāmaya (अनामय) refers to “(being) free of disorders”, according to the Ahirbudhnyasaṃhitā, belonging to the Pāñcarātra tradition which deals with theology, rituals, iconography, narrative mythology and others.—Accordingly, “He should have the supreme Yantra constructed out of refined gold, with decorations of gems and coral and with all [the necessary] adornments. Just by making this, he shall obtain territory free of disorders (anāmayarājyam āpnoty anāmayam). Having [properly] installed it, he should respectfully worship this [Yantra] which bestows all accomplishments. [...]”.

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Pancaratra (पाञ्चरात्र, pāñcarātra) represents a tradition of Hinduism where Narayana is revered and worshipped. Closeley related to Vaishnavism, the Pancaratra literature includes various Agamas and tantras incorporating many Vaishnava philosophies.

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Shaivism (Shaiva philosophy)

Source: SOAS University of London: Protective Rites in the Netra Tantra

Anāmaya (अनामय) refers to “(being) free of disease” and is used to describe Amṛteśa, according to the Netratantra of Kṣemarāja: a Śaiva text from the 9th century in which Śiva (Bhairava) teaches Pārvatī topics such as metaphysics, cosmology, and soteriology.—Accordingly, [verse 9.5-11, while explaining the universality of Amṛteśa]—“Amṛteśa is supreme. He is free of disease (anāmaya). His nature is inherent, fully enumerated, constant, eternal, and immovable. [He has] no form or color, and is the highest truth. Because of that, he is omnipresent. The splendid Deva delights in all āgamas, pervades all mantras, and grants all siddhis. In this way, he is like a transparent crystal sewn onto a colored thread, always reflected with its color, [and] seeking [to] look like this and that. [...]”.

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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.

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Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

Source: Shiva Purana - English Translation

Anāmaya (अनामय) refers to “(that which is) free from all ailments”, according to the Śivapurāṇa 2.3.34 (“The Story of Anaraṇya”).—Accordingly, after king Anaraṇya was advised: “[...] Anaraṇya went to the forest, performed great penance, and worshipped Śiva with devotion. In the end, he attained Śivaloka free from all ailments (anāmaya). The eldest son of the king, Kīrtimān, virtuously ruled over the kingdom and tended the subjects like his own children”.

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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

Pali-English dictionary

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Source: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary

anāmaya : (adj.) free from illness.

Source: Sutta: The Pali Text Society's Pali-English Dictionary

Anāmaya, (adj.) (an + āmaya) free from illness, not decaying, healthy Vv 1510 (= aroga VvA.74), 177. (Page 32)

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Pali is the language of the Tipiṭaka, which is the sacred canon of Theravāda Buddhism and contains much of the Buddha’s speech. Closeley related to Sanskrit, both languages are used interchangeably between religions.

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Marathi-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

anāmaya (अनामय).—n S Healthiness, health, absence of sickness.

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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

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Anāmaya (अनामय).—a. [nāsti āmayaḥ rogo yasya] Free from disease, healthy, sound; तदन्नमपि भोक्तव्यं जीर्यते यदनामयम् (tadannamapi bhoktavyaṃ jīryate yadanāmayam) Rām.3. 5.18 not breeding disease; जन्मबन्धविनिर्मुक्ताः पदं गच्छन्त्य- नामयम् (janmabandhavinirmuktāḥ padaṃ gacchantya- nāmayam) Bhagavadgītā (Bombay) 2.51 where there is no unhappiness.

-yaḥ, -yam Good or sound health; health, well-being, welfare; स भवन्तमनामयप्रश्नपूर्वकमाह (sa bhavantamanāmayapraśnapūrvakamāha) Ś.5; महाश्वेता कादम्बरीमनामयं पप्रच्छ (mahāśvetā kādambarīmanāmayaṃ papraccha) K.192 inquired about her health; अप्यनामयं राज्ञः (apyanāmayaṃ rājñaḥ) Mv.1 how does the king do? ब्राह्मणं कुशलं पृच्छेत्क्षत्रबन्धु- मनामयम् । वैश्यं क्षेमं समागम्य शूद्रमारोग्यमेव च (brāhmaṇaṃ kuśalaṃ pṛcchetkṣatrabandhu- manāmayam | vaiśyaṃ kṣemaṃ samāgamya śūdramārogyameva ca) Manusmṛti 2.127.

-yaḥ [nāsti āmayaḥ yasmāt]

1) Name of Viṣṇu (or Śiva according to some); पुण्यकीर्तिरनामयः, विष्णुर्हि बाह्याभ्यन्तरपीडां निवारयति तस्मादनामयः (puṇyakīrtiranāmayaḥ, viṣṇurhi bāhyābhyantarapīḍāṃ nivārayati tasmādanāmayaḥ).

2) Final release (= mokṣaḥ) नियतं यातुमनामयाय कालः (niyataṃ yātumanāmayāya kālaḥ) Bu. ch.5.7.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Anāmaya (अनामय).—n.

(-yaṃ) Health. E. an neg. and āmaya sickness.

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

Anāmaya (अनामय).—I. adj. 1. healthy, [Draupadīpramātha] 4, 10. 2. being in a good condition, [Rāmāyaṇa] 2, 72, 52. 3. unharmed, [Rāmāyaṇa] 1, 44, 58. Ii. n. health, [Śākuntala, (ed. Böhtlingk.)] 64, 23; wellbeing, [Rāmāyaṇa] 2, 89, 6.

Anāmaya is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms an and āmaya (आमय).

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

Anāmaya (अनामय).—[adjective] not unwholesome, healthy (subj. & obj.); not obnoxious to, exempt from ([ablative]); [neuter] health.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary

1) Anāmaya (अनामय):—[=an-āmaya] mf(ā)n. not pernicious, [Atharva-veda]

2) [v.s. ...] free from disease, healthy, salubrious

3) [v.s. ...] m. Śiva

4) [v.s. ...] n. health.

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

Anāmaya (अनामय):—[bahuvrihi compound] I. m. f. n.

(-yaḥ-yā-yam) 1) Free from dis-ease or sickness, healthy.

2) Not producing disease. Ii. m.

(-yaḥ) A name of Śiva. Iii. n.

(-yam) 1) Health.

2) A medicament or drug(?). E. a priv. and āmaya.

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

Anāmaya (अनामय):—[anā+maya] (yaṃ) 1. n. Health.

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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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Kannada-English dictionary

Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Anāmaya (ಅನಾಮಯ):—[adjective] free from diseases; having good health; sound; healthy.

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Anāmaya (ಅನಾಮಯ):—

1) [noun] absence of disease; good health; soundness of the body.

2) [noun] a healthy man.

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Kannada is a Dravidian language (as opposed to the Indo-European language family) mainly spoken in the southwestern region of India.

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