Anavadya, Anavadyā: 9 definitions



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Alternative spellings of this word include Anvady.

In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

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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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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.

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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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