Anuvedha: 9 definitions

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Anuvedha means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Jainism, Prakrit. 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

Shaivism (Shaiva philosophy)

Source: Brill: Śaivism and the Tantric Traditions

Anuvedha (अनुवेध) refers to “(the process of) transmutation”, according to the Īśvarapratyabhijñāvivṛtivimarśinī (KSTS vol. 65, 348, commentary on Īśvarapratyabhijñākārikā III.2.19).—Accordingly, “In the [process of] transmutation (anuvedha) by the “one taste” that is [the fundamental] “I,” when, (A):—objectivity is covered, i.e. in the Fourth state [that arises] due to becoming habituated to meditative contemplation [on reality], in which one possesses the consciousness of Īśvara or Sadāśiva as it were, according to the maxim of gold [being extracted] from copper due to being penetrated by mercury, [...]”.

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Shaiva (शैव, śaiva) or Shaivism (śaivism) represents a tradition of Hinduism worshiping Shiva as the supreme being. Closely related to Shaktism, Shaiva literature includes a range of scriptures, including Tantras, while the root of this tradition may be traced back to the ancient Vedas.

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Sanskrit dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Anuvedha (अनुवेध).—

1) Hurting, piercing, perforating; न हि कीटानुवेधादयो रत्नस्य रत्नत्वं व्याहन्तुमीशाः (na hi kīṭānuvedhādayo ratnasya ratnatvaṃ vyāhantumīśāḥ) S. D.1.

2) Contact, union; मुखामोदं मदिरया कृतानुव्याधमुद्वमन् (mukhāmodaṃ madirayā kṛtānuvyādhamudvaman) Śiśupālavadha 2.2.

3) Blending, mixture; fusion.

4) Obstructing.

Derivable forms: anuvedhaḥ (अनुवेधः).

See also (synonyms): anuvyādha.

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

Anuvedha (अनुवेध).—i. e. anu-vyadh + a, m. Boring.

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

1) Anuvedha (अनुवेध):—[=anu-vedha] [from anu-vyadh] m. piercing

2) [v.s. ...] obstructing

3) [v.s. ...] blending, intermixture.

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

Anuvedha (अनुवेध):—[tatpurusha compound] m.

(-dhaḥ) . The same as anuvyādha q. v. E. In following the native lexicographical etym. of vedha, this word would come from vidh with anu, kṛt aff. ghañ, the radical vidh assuming in this derivative the meaning of vyadh; it will appear however that the form vedha in the meaning of vyadha, and anuvedha in that of anuvyādha are objectionable, from a gramm. point of view, since vidh does not occur otherwise in the meaning “to pierce” and vedha is not mentioned by the best gramm. authorities as a derivative of either vidh or vyadh.

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

Anuvedha (अनुवेध) in the Sanskrit language is related to the Prakrit words: Aṇuvedha, Aṇuveha.

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Anuvedha 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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Prakrit-English dictionary

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

Aṇuvedha (अणुवेध) in the Prakrit language is related to the Sanskrit word: Anuvedha.

Aṇuvedha has the following synonyms: Aṇuveha.

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Prakrit is an ancient language closely associated with both Pali and Sanskrit. Jain literature is often composed in this language or sub-dialects, such as the Agamas and their commentaries which are written in Ardhamagadhi and Maharashtri Prakrit. The earliest extant texts can be dated to as early as the 4th century BCE although core portions might be older.

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