Anavadya, Anavadyā: 19 definitions


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Alternative spellings of this word include Anvady.

In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

[«previous next»] — Anavadya in Purana glossary
Source: Puranic Encyclopedia

Anavadyā (अनवद्या).—Wife of Kaśyapa, this Apsarā woman participated in the birthday celebrations of Arjuna. (Mahābhārata, Ādi Parva, Chapter 122, Verse 62).

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index

Anavadyā (अनवद्या).—An Apsaras.*

  • * Vāyu-purāṇa 69. 48.
Source: JatLand: List of Mahabharata people and places

Anavadyā (अनवद्या) refers to the name of a Lady mentioned in the Mahābhārata (cf. I.59.44, I.65). Note: The Mahābhārata (mentioning Anavadyā) is a Sanskrit epic poem consisting of 100,000 ślokas (metrical verses) and is over 2000 years old.

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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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In Buddhism

Mahayana (major branch of Buddhism)

Source: A Study and Translation of the Gaganagañjaparipṛcchā

Anavadya (अनवद्य) refers to the “absence of fault”, according to the Gaganagañjaparipṛcchā: the eighth chapter of the Mahāsaṃnipāta (a collection of Mahāyāna Buddhist Sūtras).—Accordingly, “[Characteristics of behavior of all beings] [...] The behaviour’s essence, essential character (lakṣaṇa), [...] the essential character of the entrance into the fixed course of the Buddhas, the essential character of distant cause, the essential character of intermediate cause, and the essential character of immediate cause—he knows all the essential characters of behavior truly as they are, and there is no fault at all (anavadya) in his understanding”.

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Mahayana (महायान, mahāyāna) is a major branch of Buddhism focusing on the path of a Bodhisattva (spiritual aspirants/ enlightened beings). Extant literature is vast and primarely composed in the Sanskrit language. There are many sūtras of which some of the earliest are the various Prajñāpāramitā sūtras.

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Tibetan Buddhism (Vajrayana or tantric Buddhism)

Source: OSU Press: Cakrasamvara Samadhi

Anavadya (अनवद्य) refers to “faultless”, according to the Guru Mandala Worship (maṇḍalārcana) ritual often performed in combination with the Cakrasaṃvara Samādhi, which refers to the primary pūjā and sādhanā practice of Newah Mahāyāna-Vajrayāna Buddhists in Nepal.—Accordingly, “Nirvikalpa, homage to you, to Prajñāpāramita, to the boundless, Agile, having an entirely faultless body (sarva-anavadya-aṅgī), beholding without blame”.

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Tibetan Buddhism includes schools such as Nyingma, Kadampa, Kagyu and Gelug. Their primary canon of literature is divided in two broad categories: The Kangyur, which consists of Buddha’s words, and the Tengyur, which includes commentaries from various sources. Esotericism and tantra techniques (vajrayāna) are collected indepently.

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In Jainism

General definition (in Jainism)

Source: The University of Sydney: A study of the Twelve Reflections

Anavadya (अनवद्य) refers to “faultless”, according to the 11th century Jñānārṇava, a treatise on Jain Yoga in roughly 2200 Sanskrit verses composed by Śubhacandra.—Accordingly, “Good conduct is said by one who is honourable [to be like a tree] whose roots are the five great vows, whose foliage is the [mendicant] rule of life which is faultless (anavadya) in a high degree, bent with the weight of the fruit of restraint [of body, mind and speech]”.

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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.

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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Anavadya (अनवद्य).—n. [na avadyaḥ nindyaḥ] Faultless, blameless, unobjectionable, irreproachable; किमु धनैर्विद्यानवद्या यदि (kimu dhanairvidyānavadyā yadi) Bh. 2.17; उदवहदनवद्यां तामवद्यादपेतः (udavahadanavadyāṃ tāmavadyādapetaḥ) R.7.7.

-dyā Name of a damsel.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Edgerton Buddhist Hybrid Sanskrit Dictionary

Anavadya (अनवद्य).—name of a Bodhisattva: Gaṇḍavyūha 442.24.

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

Anavadya (अनवद्य).—mfn.

(-dyaḥ-dyā-dyaṃ) 1. Blameless, irreproachable. 2. Unobjectionable, allowable. E. an neg. avadya censurable.

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

Anavadya (अनवद्य).—adj., f. , blameless, [Bhartṛhari, (ed. Bohlen.)] 2, 18.

Anavadya is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms an and avadya (अवद्य).

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

Anavadya (अनवद्य).—[adjective] faultless; [abstract] anavadyatā [feminine], anavadyatva [neuter]

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

1) Anavadya (अनवद्य):—[=an-avadya] mf(ā)n. irreproachable, faultless

2) [v.s. ...] unobjectionable

3) Anavadyā (अनवद्या):—[=an-avadyā] [from an-avadya] f. Name of an Apsaras.

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

Anavadya (अनवद्य):—[tatpurusha compound] I. m. f. n.

(-dyaḥ-dyā-dyam) 1) Blameless, irre-proachable.

2) Unobjectionable, allowable. Ii. f.

(-dyā) The proper name of an Apsaras, the daughter of Prādhā.

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

Anavadya (अनवद्य):—[ana+vadya] (dyaḥ-dyā-dyaṃ) a. Blameless.

Source: DDSA: Paia-sadda-mahannavo; a comprehensive Prakrit Hindi dictionary (S)

Anavadya (अनवद्य) in the Sanskrit language is related to the Prakrit words: Aṇavajja, Aṇavadda, Aṇojja, Aṇojjā.

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Anavadya 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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Hindi dictionary

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Source: DDSA: A practical Hindi-English dictionary

Anavadya (अनवद्य) [Also spelled anvady]:—(a) flawelss, without a blemish; hence~[] (nf).

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Kannada-English dictionary

Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Anavadya (ಅನವದ್ಯ):—[adjective] free from faults; faultless; blameless; unobjectionable; irreproachable; pure; stainless; limpid.

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Anavadya (ಅನವದ್ಯ):—

1) [noun] a man free from sin, fault or blemish.

2) [noun] that which is faultless.

3) [noun] (pros.) name of a sub-class of a metre called sama vṛtta in which the quarters composing the stanza are all similar having twenty syllables.

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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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