Anirvacya, Anirvācya: 5 definitions
Anirvacya means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit. 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.
Alternative spellings of this word include Anirvachya.
Purana and Itihasa (epic history)
Anirvācya (अनिर्वाच्य) refers to “(that which) cannot be expressed”, according to the Śivapurāṇa 2.3.46 (“The arrival of the bridegroom”).—Accordingly, as Brahmā narrated to Nārada: “Remembering what Pārvatī had told her, Menā was agreeably surprised and with a beaming lotus-like face full of delight she muttered to herself. ‘I see the beauty of the great lord far in excess of what Pārvatī had told me before. Śiva’s loveliness cannot be expressed (anirvācya) adequately now’. In the same state of pleasant surprise she went in. [...]”.
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.
Languages of India and abroad
Anirvācya (अनिर्वाच्य):—[from a-nirvacanīya] mfn. idemSource: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Goldstücker Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Anirvācya (अनिर्वाच्य):—[tatpurusha compound] m. f. n.
(-cyaḥ-cyā-cyam) Not explainable, indescribable. E. a neg. and nirvācya.
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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.
Anirvācya (ಅನಿರ್ವಾಚ್ಯ):—[adjective] that cannot be described; ineffable; indescribable.
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1) [noun] the Supreme, that cannot be described.
2) [noun] the divine illusion, that binds the individual soul with the worldly affairs.
3) [noun] the phenomenal world.
Kannada is a Dravidian language (as opposed to the Indo-European language family) mainly spoken in the southwestern region of India.
See also (Relevant definitions)
Starts with: Anirvacyate.
Full-text: Anirvacaniya, Api.
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Brihad Bhagavatamrita (commentary) (by Śrī Śrīmad Bhaktivedānta Nārāyana Gosvāmī Mahārāja)
Verse 2.2.227 < [Chapter 2 - Jñāna (knowledge)]
Verse 2.3.79 < [Chapter 3 - Bhajana (loving service)]
Verse 2.2.47 < [Chapter 2 - Jñāna (knowledge)]
Brahma Sutras (Shankaracharya) (by George Thibaut)
I, 1, 17 < [First Adhyāya, First Pāda]
Maha Prajnaparamita Sastra (by Gelongma Karma Migme Chödrön)
Act 1.2: The Buddha smiles a first time with his whole body < [Chapter XIV - Emission of rays]
A History of Indian Philosophy Volume 4 (by Surendranath Dasgupta)
Part 9 - Indefinability of World-appearance < [Chapter XXIX-XXX - Controversy Between the Dualists and the Monists]
Part 4 - Illusion and Doubt < [Chapter XXVII - A General Review of the Philosophy of Madhva]
Part 1 - Vyāsa-tīrtha, Madhusūdana and Rāmācārya on the Falsity of the World < [Chapter XXIX-XXX - Controversy Between the Dualists and the Monists]
A History of Indian Philosophy Volume 2 (by Surendranath Dasgupta)
Part 12 - Vācaspati Miśra (a.d. 840) < [Chapter XI - The Śaṅkara School of Vedānta (continued)]
Part 21 - Dialectic of Śaṅkara and Ānandajñāna < [Chapter XI - The Śaṅkara School of Vedānta (continued)]
Part 18 - Citsukha’s Interpretations of the Concepts of Śaṅkara Vedānta < [Chapter XI - The Śaṅkara School of Vedānta (continued)]
The Skanda Purana (by G. V. Tagare)
Chapter 31 - The Manifestation of Bhairava < [Section 1 - Pūrvārdha]