Apyaya, Āpyāya: 10 definitions

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Apyaya 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

Shaktism (Shakta philosophy)

Source: Brill: Śaivism and the Tantric Traditions (shaktism)

Āpyāya (आप्याय) refers to the “expanding” (of the moon), according to the King Vatsarāja’s Pūjāstuti called the Kāmasiddhistuti (also Vāmakeśvarīstuti), guiding one through the worship of the Goddess Nityā.—Accordingly, “[...] O Goddess! With your energy the sun burns, the moon expands (apyayaāpyāyayatyapi) the immortal essence with his beams, and here in our body the vital functions glimmer under the control of the vital air. For, without you none can function at all”.

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Shakta (शाक्त, śākta) or Shaktism (śāktism) represents a tradition of Hinduism where the Goddess (Devi) is revered and worshipped. Shakta literature includes a range of scriptures, including various Agamas and Tantras, although its roots may be traced back to the Vedas.

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Shaivism (Shaiva philosophy)

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

Āpyāya (आप्याय) refers to “(completely) full (of the world)”, 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 3.17-23, while describing a meditation on Amṛteśa in his form as Mṛtyujit]—“And so now, having constructed the amṛtāmudrā or the padmamudrā, [the Mantrin] should meditate on the Ātman. [...] [He is] one-faced, three-eyed, seated on a white lotus, fixed in the bound lotus seat. [He is] four-armed, large-eyed, the hand [fixed in the position] of granting wishes and safety, [holding] a full moon, radiant, filled with amṛta, holding a water pot, [and] completely full of the world (jagat-āpyāyajagadāpyāyakārakam), the moon in his lovely hand. [The Mantrin] should remember him adorned with a reverence that is all white”.

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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

Apyaya (अप्यय).—

1) Approaching, meeting, joining, juncture.

2) Pouring out (of rivers).

3) Entrance into, vanishing, disappearance; absorption, dissolution into oneself, destruction; सर्गस्थित्यप्ययेशस्य गुणकर्मानुवर्णनम् (sargasthityapyayeśasya guṇakarmānuvarṇanam) Bhāgavata 7.1.44.

Derivable forms: apyayaḥ (अप्ययः).

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Apyaya (अप्यय).—&c. see under अपी (apī).

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Āpyāya (आप्याय).—Becoming full or fat.

Derivable forms: āpyāyaḥ (आप्यायः).

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

Apyaya (अप्यय).—i. e. api-i + a, m. Absorption.

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

Apyaya (अप्यय).—[masculine] the going in, union, junction; absorption, destruction ([opposed] prabhava).

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

1) Apyaya (अप्यय):—[=apy-aya] [from apī] a m. joint, juncture, [Kauśika-sūtra; Śulba-sūtra]

2) [v.s. ...] pouring out (of a river), [Pbr.], entering into, vanishing (the contrary of prabhava or utpatti), [Upaniṣad etc.] (cf. svāpyaya.)

3) [=apy-aya] b See 2. apī.

4) Āpyāya (आप्याय):—[=ā-pyāya] [from ā-pyai] m. becoming full, increasing, [Kathāsaritsāgara]

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

Apyaya (अप्यय):—[tatpurusha compound] m.

(-yaḥ) 1) (ved.) Union, junction.

2) Going into, esp. metaphorically, absorption, e. g. svāpyaya ‘profound sleep’ q. v.; destruction, when contrasted with prabhava ‘birth, origin’ (prabhavāpyayau = utpattipralayau). Comp. apīti and apyayana. E. i with api, kṛt aff. ac.

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Apyaya 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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Kannada-English dictionary

Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Āpyaya (ಆಪ್ಯಯ):—

1) [noun] the state or fact of being digested.

2) [noun] the state or fact of being dilapidated.

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Āpyāya (ಆಪ್ಯಾಯ):—

1) [noun] that which makes or is making life easy or comfortable; comfort.

2) [noun] the state of being or doing well; condition of health, happiness, and comfort; well-being; prosperity; welfare.

3) [noun] a becoming full or fat.

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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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