Apradhrishya, Apradhṛṣya: 8 definitions


Apradhrishya 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.

The Sanskrit term Apradhṛṣya can be transliterated into English as Apradhrsya or Apradhrishya, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Ayurveda (science of life)

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Source: gurumukhi.ru: Ayurveda glossary of terms

Apradhṛṣya (अप्रधृष्य):—[apradhṛṣyaṃ] Invincible or cannot be defeated

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Āyurveda (आयुर्वेद, ayurveda) is a branch of Indian science dealing with medicine, herbalism, taxology, anatomy, surgery, alchemy and related topics. Traditional practice of Āyurveda in ancient India dates back to at least the first millenium BC. Literature is commonly written in Sanskrit using various poetic metres.

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Shaivism (Shaiva philosophy)

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Source: Brill: Śaivism and the Tantric Traditions

Apradhṛṣya (अप्रधृष्य) refers to “(one who is) unassailable”, according to the Kiraṇatantra chapter 49 (dealing with vratacaryā).—Accordingly, “Garuḍa spoke: ‘You have taught me, O great Lord, the activities of the Neophyte, the Putraka and the Ācārya. Tell me those of the Sādhaka’. The Lord spoke: ‘The excellent Sādhaka [should be] full of sattva, firm, capable of endurance, his mind fixed on [his] mantra, unassailable (apradhṛṣya), of great wisdom, looking impartially on mud, stones and gold engaged, regular in [the performance of] oblations, always devoted to recitation and meditation, dexterous in the dispelling of obstacles, firm in [the practice of his] religious observance, calm, pure. [...]’”.

Source: SOAS University of London: Protective Rites in the Netra Tantra

Apradhṛṣya (अप्रधृष्य) refers to “invincible”, according to the Netratantra of Kṣemarāja: a Śaiva text from the 9th century in which Śiva (Bhairava) teaches Pārvatī topics such as metaphysics, cosmology, and soteriology.—Accordingly, [verse 21.9cd-14]—“[...] The Gods and Asuras view mantras are seen as powerful and invincible (apradhṛṣya). [mantras] confer benefits [because they are] all-favoring, all-bestowing, all-pervading, and Śiva. Briefly, O Mahadeva, speak to my question. There is not anyone higher than yourself, O Lord of the World. Please tell all, O Great Śiva, if I please you, O Lord”.

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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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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit dictionary

[«previous next»] — Apradhrishya in Sanskrit glossary
Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Apradhṛṣya (अप्रधृष्य).—a. Unconquerable, invincible; यदाश्रौषं भीष्ममत्यंतशूरं हतं पार्थेनाहवेष्वप्रधृष्यम् (yadāśrauṣaṃ bhīṣmamatyaṃtaśūraṃ hataṃ pārthenāhaveṣvapradhṛṣyam) Mb.; यस्याप्रधृष्यः प्रभवस्त्वमुच्चैः (yasyāpradhṛṣyaḥ prabhavastvamuccaiḥ) M.5.17.

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

Apradhṛṣya (अप्रधृष्य).—[adjective] invincible, unconquerable.

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

Apradhṛṣya (अप्रधृष्य):—[=a-pradhṛṣya] mfn. not to be vanquished, invincible, [Mahābhārata; Pañcatantra]

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

Apradhṛṣya (अप्रधृष्य):—[tatpurusha compound] m. f. n.

(-ṣyaḥ-ṣyā-ṣyam) Not to be defeated, invincible, unconquerable; e. g. in the Bhaṭṭik.: …durgān . drumādridurlaṅghyajalāpradhṛṣyānvardheta rājā (comm. apradhṛṣyān = agamyān). E. a neg. and pradhṛṣya.

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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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