Arcaniya, Arcanīya: 9 definitions


Arcaniya means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Marathi. 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.

Alternative spellings of this word include Archaniya.

In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

[«previous next»] — Arcaniya in Purana glossary
Source: Shiva Purana - English Translation

Arcanīya (अर्चनीय) refers to “one who is worthy of the worship” and is used to describe Śiva, according to the Śivapurāṇa 2.3.13 (“Śiva-Pārvatī dialogue”).—Accordingly, as Pārvatī said to Śiva: “[...] O lord, please ponder over who you are and who this subtle Prakṛti is. Without Prakṛti how can the great lord of the phallic form exist? You are worthy of the worship [i.e., arcanīya], respect and meditation of all living beings for ever, thanks to Prakṛti. Thinking of this in your heart, please reply”.

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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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Languages of India and abroad

Marathi-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

arcanīya (अर्चनीय).—a S arcya a S Venerable; deserving worship or homage.

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

arcanīya (अर्चनीय).—a Worshipful, venerable.

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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

Arcanīya (अर्चनीय).—pot. P. [arc-anīyar ṇyat] To be adored or worshipped, venerable, adorable, respectable. R.2.1; प्रानर्चुरर्च्यं जगदर्चनीयम् (prānarcurarcyaṃ jagadarcanīyam) Bhaṭṭikāvya 6.7.

See also (synonyms): arcya.

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

Arcanīya (अर्चनीय).—mfn.

(-yaḥ-yā-yaṃ) Venerable, respectable. E. arca, and anīyar affix, also arcya and arcayitavya.

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

Arcanīya (अर्चनीय).—[adjective] to be honoured.

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

Arcanīya (अर्चनीय):—[from arc] mfn. to be worshipped, venerable.

[Sanskrit to German]

Arcaniya 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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