Anapayini, Anapāyinī: 4 definitions


Anapayini means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Buddhism, Pali. 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

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

[«previous next»] — Anapayini in Purana glossary
Source: Shiva Purana - English Translation

Anapāyinī (अनपायिनी) (Cf. Anapāyin) refers to “one who is unhampered”, according to the Śivapurāṇa 2.3.28 (“Description of the fraudulent words of the Brahmacārin”).—Accordingly, as Pārvatī said to Śiva (in guise of a Brahmacārin): “[...]  Even if a person is perpetually poor for seven lives, after serving Śiva, his prosperity becomes unhampered (anapāyinī). How can he find benefit inaccessible—he in whose presence the eight Siddhis (achievements) dance always for the sake of propitiation with speechless mouths or with lowered faces. [...]”.

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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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Vaishnavism (Vaishava dharma)

Source: VedaBase: Śrīmad Bhāgavatam

Anapāyinī (अनपायिनी) is another name for Lakṣmī, according to the Prameya-ratnāvalī of Baladeva Vidyābhūṣaṇa (Cf. The Śrīmad Bhāgavatam verse 6.19.13).—Accordingly, “O best of the brāhmaṇas, Lakṣmījī is the constant companion of the Supreme Personality of Godhead, Viṣṇu, and therefore she is called Anapāyinī. She is the mother of all creation. As Lord Viṣṇu is all-pervading, His spiritual potency, mother Lakṣmī, is also all-pervading”.

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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’).

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Languages of India and abroad

Pali-English dictionary

[«previous next»] — Anapayini in Pali glossary
Source: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary

anapāyinī : (f.) which does not leave; not deserting.

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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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Kannada-English dictionary

[«previous next»] — Anapayini in Kannada glossary
Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Anapāyini (ಅನಪಾಯಿನಿ):—

1) [noun] a woman who is not subject to decay; an eternal woman.

2) [noun] Lakṣmi, the Goddess of wealth and welfare.

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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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