Asankhyata, Asamkhyata, Asaṃkhyāta, Asaṅkhyāta: 11 definitions


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In Hinduism

Shaivism (Shaiva philosophy)

[«previous next»] — Asankhyata in Shaivism glossary
Source: SOAS University of London: Protective Rites in the Netra Tantra

Asaṃkhyāta (असंख्यात) refers to “innumerable (mantras)”, 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 22.5-10ab]—“Listen! I will speak to the question that remains in your heart. All the innumerable Mantras (asaṃkhyātamantrakoṭyo hy asaṃkhyātā), on all occasions, have the majesty of Śiva and Śakti, all are endowed with Śakti, all grant rewards and liberation, and [all] are nourished by one's own Śakti. However, the highest Deva is tranquil, in possession of imperceptible guṇas, [namely] Śiva who consists of all, who is pure, and who is to be understood as unsurpassed. [...]

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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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Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

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

Asaṅkhyāta (असङ्ख्यात) refers to “multitudinous in number”, according to the Śivapurāṇa 2.3.40 (“The Marriage Procession of Śiva”).—Accordingly, as Brahmā narrated to Nārada: “[...] These and other leaders of Gaṇas of great strength and multitudinous in number (asaṅkhyāta) joined the procession with joy and enthusiasm. They had a thousand hands. They wore matted hair and crowns. They were bedecked with streaks of the moon. They had three eyes and blue necks (like lord Śiva). All of them wore garlands of Rudrākṣa beads. They had the holy ashes smeared over the body. They had the ornaments of necklaces, earrings, bracelets, crowns etc. [...]”.

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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

[«previous next»] — Asankhyata in Marathi glossary
Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

asaṅkhyāta (असंख्यात).—a S Unnumbered or uncounted.

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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

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

Asaṃkhyāta (असंख्यात).—a. Countless, innumerable. असंख्याता ओप्यमानाः सुवर्णाः (asaṃkhyātā opyamānāḥ suvarṇāḥ) Av.12.3.28.

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

Asaṃkhyatā (असंख्यता).—f.

(-tā) Innumerability, immensity, infinity. E. tal added to the preceding; or with tva, asaṃkhyatvaṃ.

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Asaṃkhyāta (असंख्यात).—mfn.

(-taḥ-tā-taṃ) Uncounted. E. a neg. saṃkhyāta numbered.

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

Asaṃkhyāta (असंख्यात).—[adjective] innumerable.

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

Asaṃkhyāta (असंख्यात):—[=a-saṃkhyāta] [from a-saṃkhya] mfn. uncounted, innumerable, [Atharva-veda xii, 3, 28; Vājasaneyi-saṃhitā; Śatapatha-brāhmaṇa; Kauśika-sūtra]

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

Asaṅkhyāta (असङ्ख्यात):—[a-saṅkhyāta] (taḥ-tā-taṃ) a. Unnumbered.

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Asankhyata 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

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

Asaṃkhyāta (ಅಸಂಖ್ಯಾತ):—[adjective] = ಅಸಂಖ್ಯ [asamkhya].

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Asaṃkhyāta (ಅಸಂಖ್ಯಾತ):—[noun] (vīr.) a devotee; a devout Śaiva.

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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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