Anyatha, Anyathā: 17 definitions


Anyatha means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Jainism, Prakrit, the history of ancient India, Marathi, Hindi. 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 (philosophy)

Anyathā (अन्यथा) refers to “otherwise”, according to the Īśvarapratyabhijñāvivṛtivimarśinī 2.132.—Accordingly, “[The passage] ‘inasmuch as they are [somehow] manifest in the concept [representing them’ means the following]. [...] And ‘liberation,’ [apprehended] as consisting of an absolute fullness the essence of which is nothing but the plenitude of a bliss that is not brought about [because in fact it is] innate, [...]—[all these] must belong to the realm of phenomena; otherwise (anyathā) such [things] as the fact that [they] can be desired, the search for the realization of this [desire], their determination [as having] this [particular] form and place, the practice in accordance with [this determination], etc., would [all] be impossible”.

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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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In Jainism

General definition (in Jainism)

Source: The University of Sydney: A study of the Twelve Reflections

Anyathā (अन्यथा) refers to “otherwise”, according to the 11th century Jñānārṇava, a treatise on Jain Yoga in roughly 2200 Sanskrit verses composed by Śubhacandra.—Accordingly, “Breath control is praised by mendicants, whose own opinions are well-established, for the accomplishment of meditation and for steadiness of the inner self. Therefore, it should be learned directly and before [meditation] by the wise. Otherwise (anyathā), even a little mastering of the mind cannot be done. It is considered by the teachers of old as threefold in accordance with the difference in characteristics. There is inhalation, holding and, immediately after that, exhalation”.

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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.

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India history and geography

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Indian Epigraphical Glossary

Anyathā.—(LP), ‘quite changed’. Note: anyathā is defined in the “Indian epigraphical glossary” as it can be found on ancient inscriptions commonly written in Sanskrit, Prakrit or Dravidian languages.

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The history of India traces the identification of countries, villages, towns and other regions of India, as well as mythology, zoology, royal dynasties, rulers, tribes, local festivities and traditions and regional languages. Ancient India enjoyed religious freedom and encourages the path of Dharma, a concept common to Buddhism, Hinduism, and Jainism.

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Languages of India and abroad

Marathi-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

anyathā (अन्यथा).—ad (S) Otherwise; in a different manner; after another form or fashion. 2 Otherwise; else; that mentioned not being the case or fact. Ex. hēṃ auṣadha ghyāla taraca guṇa paḍēla a0 paḍaṇāra nāhīṃ. 3 (a & yathā) Untruly. Ex. mī kharēṃ asēla tēñca sāṅgēna a0 bōlaṇāra nāhīṃ. 4 Wrongly, improperly, deviously; as anyathākārī or anyathācārī That acts or behaves badly. Other compounds, as anyathābhāṣī, anyathābhōjī, anyathāvarttī, at option.

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

anyathā (अन्यथा).—ad Otherwise; in a different man- ner. Otherwise; else. Untruly. Wrongly, improperly.

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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

Anyathā (अन्यथा).—ind. [anya-prakārārthe thā]

1) Otherwise, in another way or manner, in a different manner; यदभावि न तद्भावि भावि चेन्न तदन्यथा (yadabhāvi na tadbhāvi bhāvi cenna tadanyathā) H. प्रस्ताविका (prastāvikā) 24; with अतः, इतः (ataḥ, itaḥ) or ततः (tataḥ) otherwise than, in a manner different from; अतोऽन्यथा प्रवृत्तिस्तु राक्षसो विधिरुच्यते (ato'nyathā pravṛttistu rākṣaso vidhirucyate) Manusmṛti 5.31; एतज्ज्ञानमिति प्रोक्तमज्ञानं यदतोऽन्यथा (etajjñānamiti proktamajñānaṃ yadato'nyathā) Bhagavadgītā (Bombay) 13.11. अन्यथा-अन्यथा (anyathā-anyathā) in one way, in another (different) way; योऽन्यथा सन्तमा- त्मानमन्यथा भाषते (yo'nyathā santamā- tmānamanyathā bhāṣate) Manusmṛti 4.255; सत्त्वभङ्गभयाद्राज्ञां कथयन्त्य- न्यथा पुरः । अन्यथा विवृतार्थेषु स्वैरालापेषु मन्त्रिणः (sattvabhaṅgabhayādrājñāṃ kathayantya- nyathā puraḥ | anyathā vivṛtārtheṣu svairālāpeṣu mantriṇaḥ) Mu.4.8. अन्यथा कृ (anyathā kṛ) (a) to do otherwise, change or alter; न हि दैवं शक्यमन्यथा कर्तुमभियुक्तेनापि (na hi daivaṃ śakyamanyathā kartumabhiyuktenāpi) K.62; न स्वभावोऽत्र मर्त्यानां शक्यते कर्तुमन्यथा (na svabhāvo'tra martyānāṃ śakyate kartumanyathā) Pañcatantra (Bombay) 1.258; Ś.6.14; (b) to act otherwise, violate, transgress, go against; त्वया कदाचिदपि मम वचनं नान्यथा कृतम् (tvayā kadācidapi mama vacanaṃ nānyathā kṛtam) Pañcatantra (Bombay) 4; (c) to destroy, undo, frustrate, baffle, defeat (hope, plan &c.), कर्तुमकर्तुमन्यथाकर्तुं समर्थ ईश्वरः (kartumakartumanyathākartuṃ samartha īśvaraḥ); ममेच्छां मान्यथा कृथाः (mamecchāṃ mānyathā kṛthāḥ) Kathāsaritsāgara 22.51; लाभं कुर्याच्च योऽन्यथा (lābhaṃ kuryācca yo'nyathā) Y.2.195; (d) to make false, falsify; ख्यातो लोकप्रवादोऽयं भरतेनान्यथा कृतः (khyāto lokapravādo'yaṃ bharatenānyathā kṛtaḥ) Rām.; अमात्यः प्राड्विवाको वा यत्कुर्युः कार्यमन्यथा (amātyaḥ prāḍvivāko vā yatkuryuḥ kāryamanyathā) Manusmṛti 9.234 to do wrongly; °ग्रह्, -मन्, -संभावय्, -समर्थय्, -विकल्पय् (grah, -man, -saṃbhāvay, -samarthay, -vikalpay) &c. to take or think to be otherwise, to misunderstand, understand wrongly; अलमन्यथा गृहीत्वा न खलु मन- स्विनि मया प्रयुक्तमिदम् (alamanyathā gṛhītvā na khalu mana- svini mayā prayuktamidam) M.1.2; अलमस्मानन्यथा संभाव्य (alamasmānanyathā saṃbhāvya) Ś.1; किं मामन्यथा संभावयसि (kiṃ māmanyathā saṃbhāvayasi) K.147; Ś.3.19; जनोऽन्यथा भर्तृमतीं विशङ्कते (jano'nyathā bhartṛmatīṃ viśaṅkate) Ś.5.17 suspects to be otherwise (than chaste), °भू (bhū) or या () to be otherwise, be changed or altered, be falsified; न मे वचनमन्यथा भवितुमर्हति (na me vacanamanyathā bhavitumarhati) Ś.4; शोकार्तस्य प्रवृत्तो मे श्लोको भवतु नान्यथा (śokārtasya pravṛtto me śloko bhavatu nānyathā) Rām.; तयोर्महात्मनोर्वाक्यं नान्यथा याति सांप्रतम् (tayormahātmanorvākyaṃ nānyathā yāti sāṃpratam) Rām.

2) Otherwise, or else, in the contrary case; व्यक्तं नास्ति कथमन्यथा वासन्त्यपि तां न पश्येत् (vyaktaṃ nāsti kathamanyathā vāsantyapi tāṃ na paśyet) Uttararāmacarita 3; स्तेनोऽन्यथा भवेत् (steno'nyathā bhavet) Manusmṛti 8.144; Y.1.86,2.288; on the other hand, on the contrary.

3) Falsely, untruly; किमन्यथा भट्टिनी मया विज्ञापितपूर्वा (kimanyathā bhaṭṭinī mayā vijñāpitapūrvā) V.2; किमन्यथा भट्टिन्यै विज्ञापितम् (kimanyathā bhaṭṭinyai vijñāpitam) M.4; न खल्वन्यथा ब्राह्मणस्य वचनम् (na khalvanyathā brāhmaṇasya vacanam) V.3; यो न्यायमन्यथा ब्रूते स याति नरकं नरः (yo nyāyamanyathā brūte sa yāti narakaṃ naraḥ) Pañcatantra (Bombay) 3.17; H.3.15; Manusmṛti 8.9.

4) Wrongly, erroneously, badly, as in अन्यथासिद्ध (anyathāsiddha) q. v. below; see under (1) also.

5) From another motive, cause, or ground; दुर्वाससः शापादियं त्वया प्रत्यादिष्टा नान्यथा (durvāsasaḥ śāpādiyaṃ tvayā pratyādiṣṭā nānyathā) Ś.7. [cf. L. aliuta.].

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

Anyathā (अन्यथा).—ind. 1. Otherwise, in a different manner. 2. Inaccurately, untruly. 3. Badly. E. anya, and thāl affix, referring to manner.

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

Anyathā (अन्यथा).—[anya + thā], adv. 1. In another manner, differently. anyathā kṛ, To change, Böhtl. Ind. Spr. 717. 2. Otherwise, else, [Mānavadharmaśāstra] 8, 144. 3. Untruly, [Rāmāyaṇa] 4, 21, 15. 4. Wrongly, illegally, [Mānavadharmaśāstra] 9. 234. 5. In an opposite way, [Pañcatantra] 206, 14; with kṛ, To deny.

— Cf. [Latin] aliuta.

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

Anyathā (अन्यथा).—[adverb] otherwise, else, differently, wrongly. bhū suffer change. kṛ act otherwise or wrongly, change, alter; frustrate, undo.

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

1) Anyathā (अन्यथा):—[=anya-thā] [from anya] a ind. otherwise, in a different manner (with atas, itas, or tatas = in a manner different from this; anyathā anyathā, in one way, in another way)

2) [v.s. ...] inaccurately, untruly, falsely, erroneously

3) [v.s. ...] from another motive; in the contrary case, otherwise

4) [from anya] cf. [Latin] aliuta.

5) [=anya-thā] [from anya-tas] b etc. See, [ib.]

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

Anyathā (अन्यथा):—ind.

1) In another manner, differently; e. g. kurvanneveha karmāṇi jijīviṣecchataṃ samāḥ . evaṃ tvayi nānyatheto’sti na karma lipyate nare; or vipakṣacittonmathanā nakhavraṇāstirohitā vibhramamaṇḍanena ye . hṛtasya śeṣāniva kuṅkumasya tānvikatthanīyāndadhuranyathā striyaḥ ‘…the women made these wounds different, i. e. not concealed; they laid them open (comm.: prakāśaṃ dadhurityarthaḥ); or tarkāpratiṣṭhānādapyanyathānumeyamiti cet &c.; comp. anyathānumiti; anyathā—anyathā ‘in one way —in another way’, e. g. anyathā hi prakramante vājasaneyinaḥ . anyathā chandogāḥ; also with a noun depending in the abl., for the most part with atas (= asmāt), e. g. apṛṣṭopi hitaṃ brūyādyasya necchetparābhavam . eṣa eva satāṃ dharmo viparītamatonyathā.

2) Otherwise, or else; e. g. gaterarthavattvamubhayathānyathā hi virodhaḥ ‘the result of the (divine) way is doubtful, otherwise there would be contradiction (with a vaidik passage)’; or…draṣṭumabhyāgato hyeṣa bharato nānyathāgataḥ ‘…or else he would not have come’; gurvagnihotrārthakṛte prasthitaśca sutastava . na nivāryo nivāryaḥ syādanyathā prasthito vanam ‘…he was not to be prevented or else he ought to have been prevented: (but now) he is gone to the forest’. Comp. anyatra.

3) On the other hand, on the contrary; e. g. asati (scil. hetau) pratijñoparodho yaugapadyamanyathā (comm.: anyathā = hetau sati).

4) Untruly; e. g. yasyocuḥ sākṣiṇaḥ satyāṃ pratijñāṃ sa jayī bhavet . anyathā vādino yasya dhruvastasya parājayaḥ . uktepi sākṣibhiḥ sākṣye yadyanye guṇavattamāḥ . dviguṇā vānyathā brūyuḥ kūṭāḥ syuḥ pūrvasākṣiṇaḥ (comm.: anyathā = vaiparītyena mithyā). Comp. also anyathāstotra.

5) Badly, wrongly, erroneously; comp. anyathāsiddha and anyathāsiddhi. E. anya, vibhakti-taddh. aff. thāl. Comp. itarathā.

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

Anyathā (अन्यथा):—adv. Otherwise.

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

Anyathā (अन्यथा) in the Sanskrit language is related to the Prakrit words: Aṇṇaha, Aṇṇahā.

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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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Hindi dictionary

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Source: DDSA: A practical Hindi-English dictionary

Anyathā (अन्यथा):—(adv) otherwise; (a) contrary, against; ~[kathana] misrepresentation, false statement.

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Kannada-English dictionary

Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Anyatha (ಅನ್ಯಥ):—[noun] a different thing; another thing.

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Anyathā (ಅನ್ಯಥಾ):—[adjective] of or belonging to another.

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Anyathā (ಅನ್ಯಥಾ):—[adverb] differently; in a different way.

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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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