Apyayana, Āpyāyana: 9 definitions


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In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

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Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index

1a) Āpyāyana (आप्यायन).—A territorial division of Śālmalidvīpa.*

  • * Bhāgavata-purāṇa V. 20. 9.

1b) A particular offering to Agni, Soma and Yama in the śrāddha ritual. First to pitṛs and then to devas, as pitṛs are pūrvadevatas.*

  • * Matsya-purāṇa 15. 32-41; 16. 33; 17. 58.
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The Purana (पुराण, purāṇas) refers to Sanskrit literature preserving ancient India’s vast cultural history, including historical legends, religious ceremonies, various arts and sciences. The eighteen mahapuranas total over 400,000 shlokas (metrical couplets) and date to at least several centuries BCE.

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Pancaratra (worship of Nārāyaṇa)

Source: archive.org: Isvara Samhita Vol 5

Āpyāyana (आप्यायन) or Āpyāyanamudrā is the name of a mudrā described in the Īśvarasaṃhitā 43-44.—Accordingly, “the materials are to be touched, thinking of the moon in the white lotus remaining in the left palm. This mudrā is āpyāyana”. Mūdra (eg., Āpyāyana-mudrā) is so called as it gives joy to the tattvas in the form of karman for those who offer spotless worship, drive out the defects which move about within and without and sealing up of what is done.

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Pancaratra (पाञ्चरात्र, pāñcarātra) represents a tradition of Hinduism where Narayana is revered and worshipped. Closeley related to Vaishnavism, the Pancaratra literature includes various Agamas and tantras incorporating many Vaishnava philosophies.

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Languages of India and abroad

Marathi-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

āpyāyana (आप्यायन).—n (S) Nourishing or fattening. 2 Food or nutriment; aliment or pabulum. Ex. tō vyāna dēhīñcyā nāḍītēṃ ā0 puravī || 3 Applied popularly to eating of dainties and delicate morsels: to drinking of milk &c.: to fraudulent appropriation, embezzling, peculating.

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

āpyāyana (आप्यायन).—n Nourishing; nutriment. Eating of delicate things. Fraudu- lent appropriation.

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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-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Apyayana (अप्ययन).—

1) Union, junction.

2) Copulation.

Derivable forms: apyayanam (अप्ययनम्).

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Āpyāyana (आप्यायन).—a. Causing fulness or stoutness, promoting welfare.

-nam, -nā [pyāy-lyuṭ]

1) The act of making full or fat; क्लेदनं पिण्डनं तृप्तिः प्राणनाप्यायनोन्दनम् (kledanaṃ piṇḍanaṃ tṛptiḥ prāṇanāpyāyanondanam) Bhāg. 3.26.43.

2) Satisfying, refreshing, pleasing.

3) Satisfaction, satiety; देवस्याप्यायना भवति (devasyāpyāyanā bhavati) Pt.1. Ms.3.211.

4) Advancing, promoting.

5) Corpulency, growing fat or stout.

6) Anything which causes corpulency or good condition.

7) A strengthening medicine.

8) Pouring water on Soma and thus causing it to swell.

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

Āpyāyana (आप्यायन).—n.

(-naṃ) 1. Pleasing, satisfying. 2. Satiety, satisfaction. 3. Advancing. 4. Corpulency, growing or being fat or stout. E. āṅ before sphāya to increase, lyuṭ aff.

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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. 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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