Annamaya, Anna-maya: 15 definitions


Annamaya means something in 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

Vaishnavism (Vaishava dharma)

Source: Pure Bhakti: Bhagavad-gita (4th edition)

Annamaya (अन्नमय) refers to “first of the five stages of consciousness in which everything is seen in terms of anna (food-grains) (13.5)”. (cf. Glossary page from Śrīmad-Bhagavad-Gītā).

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Vaishnava (वैष्णव, vaiṣṇava) or vaishnavism (vaiṣṇavism) represents a tradition of Hinduism worshipping Vishnu as the supreme Lord. Similar to the Shaktism and Shaivism traditions, Vaishnavism also developed as an individual movement, famous for its exposition of the dashavatara (‘ten avatars of Vishnu’).

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Vedanta (school of philosophy)

Source: Shodhganga: Siva Gita A Critical Study

Annamaya (अन्नमय) or Annamayakośa refers to the “sheath composed of food” and represents one of the five philosophical kośas (“sheaths”) through which the soul functions simultaneously in the various planes or levels of existence.—Annamaya-kośa is the physical or odic body, coarsest of sheaths in comparison to the faculties of the soul, yet indispensable for evolution and Self Realisation, because only with in it can all fourteen cakras fully function.

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Vedanta (वेदान्त, vedānta) refers to a school of orthodox Hindu philosophy (astika), drawing its subject-matter from the Upanishads. There are a number of sub-schools of Vedanta, however all of them expound on the basic teaching of the ultimate reality (brahman) and liberation (moksha) of the individual soul (atman).

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Marathi-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

annamaya (अन्नमय).—a (S) Consisting in or composed of food;--used of animal life, the body or members &c. Ex. a0 prāṇa prāṇamaya parākrama.

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

annamaya (अन्नमय).—a Composed of food.

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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

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Annamaya (अन्नमय).—a. (- f.) Consisting or made of food, composed of or containing boiled rice; °कोशः -षः (kośaḥ -ṣaḥ) the gross material body, the स्थूलशरीर (sthūlaśarīra), which is sustained by food and which is the fifth or last vesture or wrapper of the soul; see अन्न (anna) (2) above and also कोश (kośa); hence, also the material world, the coarsest or lowest form in which Brahman is considered as manifesting itself in the worldly existence.

-yam Plenty of food.

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Annamaya (अन्नमय).—a. see below.

Annamaya is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms anna and maya (मय).

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

Annamaya (अन्नमय).—mfn.

(-yaḥ-yī-yaṃ) 1. Composed of food, containing food. 2. Derived or made from food. m.

(-yaḥ) The body. E. anna and mayaṭ aff.

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

Annamaya (अन्नमय).—[anna + maya], adj., f. . Consisting of food in a metaphysical sense, i. e. of the essence of the elementary creation, [Vedāntasāra, (in my Chrestomathy.)] in Chr. 209, 12.

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

Annamaya (अन्नमय).—[adjective] consisting of food.

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

Annamaya (अन्नमय):—[=anna-maya] [from anna] mf(ī)n. made from food, composed of food or of boiled rice.

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

Annamaya (अन्नमय):—1. m. f. n.

(-yaḥ-yī-yam) 1) Made of, consisting of, the metaphysical or mystical anna (2. 2.) q. v.; e. g. annamayaṃ hi somyaṃ manaḥ; the quality of the Supreme Soul in its lowest form of manifestation; see anna 2. 2, prāṇamaya, manomaya, vijñānamaya and ānandamaya; comp. also annarasamaya; annamayo rasaḥ, the same as annarasa (2. b.) q. v.

2) Chiefly (but not entirely) consisting of boiled rice &c. (see the meanings of anna); e. g. annamayo yajñaḥ. 2. n.

(-yam) Plenty of boiled rice, food &c. [The two latter meanings of this word result from the different interpretation of the commentators on Pāṇ. V. 4. 21; as regards the first, it may be observed that annamaya is not allowed to mean ‘made of, or consisting of, food, boiled rice &c.’ in the usual, non-mystical sense of this word; the word expressing this notion is ānna.] E. anna, taddh. aff. mayaṭ.

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

Annamaya (अन्नमय):—[(yaḥ-yā-yaṃ) a.] Full of food. m. The body.

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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

Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Annamaya (ಅನ್ನಮಯ):—[noun] in mysticism, one of the five sheaths that cover the soul; the material sheath; the gross body.

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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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Nepali dictionary

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Source: unoes: Nepali-English Dictionary

Annamaya (अन्नमय):—adj. having plenty of grains;

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