Anyonyapriti, Anyonyaprīti, Anyonya-priti: 3 definitions


Anyonyapriti 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.

In Hinduism

Jyotisha (astronomy and astrology)

[«previous next»] — Anyonyapriti in Jyotisha glossary
Source: Wisdom Library: Brihat Samhita by Varahamihira

Anyonyaprīti (अन्योन्यप्रीति) refers to “mutual liking” (between the planets), according to the Bṛhatsaṃhitā (chapter 17) (“On planetary conjunctions—grahayuddha”), an encyclopedic Sanskrit work written by Varāhamihira mainly focusing on the science of ancient Indian astronomy astronomy (Jyotiṣa).—Accordingly, “If both planets should be equallly bright, large and shining, the conjunction is known as Samāgama—mere meeting as opposed to a meeting in fight. In such cases there is a mutual liking (anyonyaprīti) between the planets and hence also between the persons and objects they represent; but if both planets should be otherwise, the same persons and objects will perish”.

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Jyotisha (ज्योतिष, jyotiṣa or jyotish) refers to ‘astronomy’ or “Vedic astrology” and represents the fifth of the six Vedangas (additional sciences to be studied along with the Vedas). Jyotisha concerns itself with the study and prediction of the movements of celestial bodies, in order to calculate the auspicious time for rituals and ceremonies.

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Kavya (poetry)

[«previous next»] — Anyonyapriti in Kavya glossary
Source: Wisdom Library: Kathāsaritsāgara

Anyonyaprīti (अन्योन्यप्रीति) refers to “mutual friendship”, according to the Kathāsaritsāgara, chapter 61. Accordingly, “[...] Then the four friends came together again in high spirits, and the gratified deer addressed the three others as follows: ‘I am fortunate in having obtained you for friends, for you have to-day delivered me from death at the risk of your lives’. In such words the deer praised the crow and the tortoise and the mouse, and they all lived together delighting in their mutual friendship (anyonyaprīti)”.

The Kathāsaritsāgara (‘ocean of streams of story’), mentioning Laghupātin, is a famous Sanskrit epic story revolving around prince Naravāhanadatta and his quest to become the emperor of the vidyādharas (celestial beings). The work is said to have been an adaptation of Guṇāḍhya’s Bṛhatkathā consisting of 100,000 verses, which in turn is part of a larger work containing 700,000 verses.

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Kavya (काव्य, kavya) refers to Sanskrit poetry, a popular ancient Indian tradition of literature. There have been many Sanskrit poets over the ages, hailing from ancient India and beyond. This topic includes mahakavya, or ‘epic poetry’ and natya, or ‘dramatic poetry’.

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Languages of India and abroad

Kannada-English dictionary

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

Anyōnyaprīti (ಅನ್ಯೋನ್ಯಪ್ರೀತಿ):—[noun] the mutual love or affection between two persons.

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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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