Andaja, Aṇḍaja, Anda-ja, Āṇḍaja: 14 definitions
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Purana and Itihasa (epic history)Source: Google Books: Cultural History from the Vāyu Purāna
Aṇḍaja (अण्डज)—One of the four Classification of Animals (paśu), according to the Vāyu Purāṇa (23.101)
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.
Shaktism (Shakta philosophy)Source: Wisdom Library: Śrīmad Devī Bhāgavatam
Aṇḍaja (अण्डज, “born from the eggs”):—One of the four classes of Jīva (‘living beings’). They are endowed with the fruits of their past Karmas, wether auspicious or inauspicious. See the Devī-bhāgavata-purāṇa 3.13.25 (chapter on the Devī-yajña).
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.
Samkhya (school of philosophy)Source: Wisdom Library: Sāṃkhya philosophy
Aṇḍaja (अण्डज) refers to “born from an egg”, eg. oviparous beings such as birds, and represents a division of human creation (mānuṣasarga or mānuṣyasarga) according to the Sāṃkhyakārikā. The mānuṣasarga is one of the three types of elemental creation, also known as bhautikasarga.
The Sāṃkhyakārikā by Iśvarakṛṣṇa is the earliest extant text of the Sāṃkhya school of philosophy and dates from the 4th century CE. It contains 72 Sanskrit verses and contents include epistemology and the theory of causation.
Samkhya (सांख्य, Sāṃkhya) is a dualistic school of Hindu philosophy (astika) and is closeley related to the Yoga school. Samkhya philosophy accepts three pramanas (‘proofs’) only as valid means of gaining knowledge. Another important concept is their theory of evolution, revolving around prakriti (matter) and purusha (consciousness).
General definition (in Buddhism)Source: Wisdom Library: Dharma-samgraha
Aṇḍaja (अण्डज, “egg-born”) refers to one of the “four wombs” (yoni) as defined in the Dharma-saṃgraha (section 90). The Dharma-samgraha (Dharmasangraha) is an extensive glossary of Buddhist technical terms in Sanskrit (eg., aṇḍaja). The work is attributed to Nagarjuna who lived around the 2nd century A.D.
General definition (in Jainism)Source: Encyclopedia of Jainism: Tattvartha Sutra 2: the Category of the living
Aṇḍaja (अण्डज) refers to “living beings born with egg” and represents a category of beings born by way of garbha (uterus or womb), according to the 2nd-century Tattvārthasūtra 2.31. Garbha represents one of the three types of birth (janman, method of getting born). What is the meaning ‘born out of an egg’ (aṇḍaja)? The living beings born out of an egg (hard shell broken at the time of birth) coming out from a uterus are called aṇḍaja.
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
Pali-English dictionarySource: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary
aṇḍaja : (adj.) oviparous; born of an egg. (m.), a bird; a serpent.Source: Sutta: The Pali Text Society's Pali-English Dictionary
Aṇḍaja refers to: 1. born from eggs S.III, 241 (of snakes); M.I, 73; J.II, 53 =.V, 85; Miln.267. — 2. a bird J..V, 189.
Note: aṇḍaja is a Pali compound consisting of the words aṇḍa and ja.
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.
Marathi-English dictionarySource: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary
aṇḍaja (अंडज).—a (S) Produced from an egg, oviparous.
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andājā (अंदाजा).—m ( P) Proportion or ratio. 2 A certain quantity; a settled allowance.Source: DDSA: The Aryabhusan school dictionary, Marathi-English
aṇḍaja (अंडज).—a Oviparous, produced from an egg.
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andājā (अंदाजा).—m Ratio, a certain proportion. A settled allowance. andāja m Estimate.
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.
Sanskrit-English dictionarySource: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary
Aṇḍaja (अण्डज).—a.. [अण्डात जायते (aṇḍāta jāyate); जन्-ड (jan-ḍa) born from an egg. रोमजं वालजं चर्म व्याघ्नजं चाण्डजं बहु (romajaṃ vālajaṃ carma vyāghnajaṃ cāṇḍajaṃ bahu) Rām.6.75.12. (-jaḥ) 1 a bird, oviparous being; मूकाण्डजम् (mūkāṇḍajam) (kānanam) Ku. 3.42.
2) a fish.
3) a snake.
4) a lizard.
Aṇḍaja is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms aṇḍa and ja (ज).
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Āṇḍaja (आण्डज).—a. born from eggs.
-jaḥ a bird or a serpent.
-jam the body of a bird; आण्डजं जीवजमुद्भिज्जम् (āṇḍajaṃ jīvajamudbhijjam) Ch. Up.6.3.1.
Āṇḍaja is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms āṇḍa and ja (ज).Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary
(-jaḥ-jā-jaṃ) Oviparous. m.
(-jaḥ) 1. A serpent. 2. A fish 3. A bird. 4. A lizard. f. (jā Musk. E. aṇḍa and egg, &c. and ja what is born, from jana.
Sanskrit, also spelled संस्कृतम् (saṃskṛtam), is an ancient language of India commonly seen as the grandmother of the Indo-European language family. 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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