Anguliyaka, Amguliyaka, Aṅgulīyaka: 18 definitions


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

Shilpashastra (iconography)

Source: Shodhganga: Vaisnava Agamas And Visnu Images

Aṅgulīyaka (अङ्गुलीयक) refers to “rings” and represents a type of “ornaments of leg” (padabhūṣaṇa), as defined in treatises such as the Pāñcarātra, Pādmasaṃhitā and Vaikhānasa-āgamas, extensively dealing with the technical features of temple art, iconography and architecture in Vaishnavism.—The ornaments for the legs and feet are common in Indian sculptures as well in day-to-day life. Bharata (cf. Nāṭyaśāstra 23.38-39) mentions some of the ornaments [viz. rings (aṅgulīyaka) for the toes)].

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Shilpashastra (शिल्पशास्त्र, śilpaśāstra) represents the ancient Indian science (shastra) of creative arts (shilpa) such as sculpture, iconography and painting. Closely related to Vastushastra (architecture), they often share the same literature.

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Shaktism (Shakta philosophy)

[«previous next»] — Anguliyaka in Shaktism glossary
Source: Google Books: Manthanabhairavatantram

Aṅgulīyaka (अङ्गुलीयक) refers to “(decorative) rings”, according to the Kularatnoddyota, one of the earliest Kubjikā Tantras.—Accordingly, “That, O goddess, is said to be the subtle (form), now listen to the gross one. [...] She holds a skull, dagger, javelin and ascetic’s staff. Fierce, she holds a knife, a great noose and sword. (She also holds) a thunderbolt, spear, bow, arrows and double-headed drum. Her neck is adorned with the great lord of snakes. She wears a snake as a sacred thread and (her) girdle is tied with that also. She is adorned with the thousand-headed lord of the snakes (who is) on (her) head. Snakes are (her) anklets and bangles. Her topknot has the form of a burning fire and scorpions are (her) rings [aṅgulīyakavṛścikairaṅgulīyakam]”.

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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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In Buddhism

Tibetan Buddhism (Vajrayana or tantric Buddhism)

Source: Brill: Śaivism and the Tantric Traditions (tantric Buddhism)

Aṅgulīyaka (अङ्गुलीयक) refers to a “finger-ring”, according to Kuladatta’s Kriyāsaṃgrahapañjikā, a text within Tantric Buddhism representing a construction manual for monasteries.—Accordingly, [while describing pratiṣṭhā in chapter 4]—“Then the king should satisfy the architects, the assistants, and the spectators with a bracelet, a finger-ring (aṅgulīyaka), a garment, gold, heap of chaplet, tāmbūla, or other [articles] according to [the donor’s] wealth”.

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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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Languages of India and abroad

Pali-English dictionary

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

aṅgulīyaka : (nt.) finger-ring.

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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

[«previous next»] — Anguliyaka in Marathi glossary
Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

aṅgulīyaka (अंगुलीयक).—n S A finger-ring.

Source: DDSA: The Aryabhusan school dictionary, Marathi-English

aṅgulīyaka (अंगुलीयक).—n A finger-ring.

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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

[«previous next»] — Anguliyaka in Sanskrit glossary
Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Aṅgulīyaka (अङ्गुलीयक).—[aṅgulau-rau bhavam, svārthe kan] A finger-ring; तव सुचरितमङ्गुलीयं नूनं प्रतनु ममेव (tava sucaritamaṅgulīyaṃ nūnaṃ pratanu mameva) Ś. 6.1; m. also; काकुत्स्थस्याङ्गुलीयकः (kākutsthasyāṅgulīyakaḥ) Bhaṭṭikāvya 8.118.

Derivable forms: aṅgulīyakam (अङ्गुलीयकम्).

See also (synonyms): aṅgulīya, aṅgurīya, aṅgulīka, aṅgurīka, aṅgurīyaka.

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

Aṅgulīyakā (अङ्गुलीयका).—fem., finger-ring; nowhere else recorded in this form and gender; but compare aṅgulīkā (°ikā): aṅgulīy- akā…patitā Mahāvastu ii.110.4; sā aṅgulīyakā dṛṣṭā parijñātā 5; aṅgulīyakā…patitā 13.

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

Aṅgulīyaka (अङ्गुलीयक).—n.

(-kaṃ) A finger ring. E. See aṅgurīyaka.

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

Aṅgulīyaka (अङ्गुलीयक).—[aṅgulīya + ka], n. A finger-ring.

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

Aṅgulīyaka (अङ्गुलीयक).—[neuter] finger-ring.

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

1) Aṅgulīyaka (अङ्गुलीयक):—[from aṅgula] n. a finger-ring

2) [v.s. ...] also aṅgulīka, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

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

Aṅgulīyaka (अङ्गुलीयक):—n.

(-kam) A finger ring. E. aṅgulīya, taddh. aff. kan. See also aṅgurīyaka.

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

Aṅgulīyaka (अङ्गुलीयक):—(kaṃ) 1. n. A finger-ring.

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

Aṅgulīyaka (अङ्गुलीयक) in the Sanskrit language is related to the Prakrit words: Aṃgulia, Aṃgulijjaka, Aṃgulijjaga, Aṃgulīya, Aṃgulīyaga, Aṃgulīyaya, Aṃgulejjaka, Aṃguleyaya.

[Sanskrit to German]

Anguliyaka 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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Kannada-English dictionary

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

Aṃgulīyaka (ಅಂಗುಲೀಯಕ):—[noun] a small metal circlet worn on the finger; a finger-ring.

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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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