Atikaya, aka: Atikāya; 8 Definition(s)
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Purana and Itihasa (epic history)
Atikāya (अतिकाय).—One of the twelve rākṣasas facing the twelve ādityas in the battle of the gods (devas) between the demons (asuras), according to the Varāhapurāṇa chapter 94. This battle was initiated by Mahiṣāsura in order to win over the hand of Vaiṣṇavī, the form of Trikalā having a red body representing the energy of Viṣṇu. Trikalā is the name of a Goddess born from the combined looks of Brahmā, Viṣṇu and Maheśvara (Śiva).
The Varāhapurāṇa is categorised as a Mahāpurāṇa, and was originally composed of 24,000 metrical verses, possibly originating from before the 10th century. It is composed of two parts and Sūta is the main narrator.Source: Wisdom Library: Varāha-purāṇa
Atikāya (अतिकाय).—One of the sons of Rāvaṇa. Previous Birth. This is a story concerning the initial stage of the creation of the Universe. After completing the task of creation Brahmā, in his pride fell into a sleep. In order to slight Brahmā a little, Mahāviṣṇu produced two Rākṣasas called Madhu and Kaiṭabha from his ears. Hearing their terrible roar Brahmā woke up in fear and fled to Mahāviṣṇu seeking refuge. Viṣṇu called Madhu and Kaiṭabha and asked them what boon they would like to ask. They proudly replied that they would grant a boon to Viṣṇu. In that case Mahāviṣṇu wanted them to grant him leave to kill them. They answered: "We will not break our promise about granting the boon. But since our passion for fighting has not been abated, you must fulfil our eager desire." Mahāviṣṇu said: "I agree. But let my boon be carried out first. After that I shall see that your wish is properly fulfilled. After your death, one of you will be reborn under the name of Khara and the other under the name of Atikāya. In the Tretāyuga I shall kill Khara in single combat after allaying his passion for fighting. Lakṣmaṇa who is the incarnation of Ananta will fight with Atikāya to his full satisfaction and kill him. Thus both of you will get Virakti and Mukti." (See full article at Story of Atikāya from the Puranic encyclopaedia by Vettam Mani)Source: archive.org: Puranic Encyclopaedia
Atikāya (अतिकाय).—A Rākṣasa who was killed in the war at Laṅkā.*
- * Bhāgavata-purāṇa IX. 10. 18.
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.
General definition (in Jainism)
Atikāya (अतिकाय) refers to a class of mahoraga deities gods according to both the Digambara and the Śvetāmbara traditions. The mahoraga refer to a category of vyantaras gods which represents one of the four classes of celestial beings (devas). The mahoragas are are dark or black in complexion and the Nāga is their caitya-vṛkṣa (sacred-tree).
The deities such as the Atikāyas are defined in ancient Jain cosmological texts such as the Saṃgrahaṇīratna in the Śvetāmbara tradition or the Tiloyapaṇṇati by Yativṛṣabha (5th century) in the Digambara tradition.Source: Wisdom Library: Jainism
Atikāya (अतिकाय) refers to one of the two Indras (lords) of the Mahoraga class of “peripatetic celestial beings” (vyantara), itself a main division of devas (celestial beings) according to the 2nd-century Tattvārthasūtra 4.6. Atikāya and Mahākāya are the two lords in the class ‘great serpent’ peripatetic celestial beings.Source: Encyclopedia of Jainism: Tattvartha Sutra 4: The celestial beings (deva)
Jainism is an Indian religion of Dharma whose doctrine revolves around harmlessness (ahimsa) towards every living being. The two major branches (Digambara and Svetambara) of Jainism stimulate self-control (or, shramana, ‘self-reliance’) and spiritual development through a path of peace for the soul to progess to the ultimate goal.
Languages of India and abroad
atikāya (अतिकाय).—a Of an extraordinary size gigantic.Source: DDSA: The Aryabhusan school dictionary, Marathi-English
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.
Atikāya (अतिकाय).—a. [atyutkaṭaḥ kāyo yasya] Of an extraordinary size, gigantic.
-yaḥ Name of a Rākṣasa, son ofRāvaṇa, who was killed by Lakṣmaṇa.Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary
(-yaḥ-yā-yaṃ) Gigantic. E. ati, and kāya body.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary
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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Part 19: The Vyantaras < [Chapter III - The initiation and omniscience of Ajita]
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The Garuda Purana (by Manmatha Nath Dutt)
The Padma Purana (by N.A. Deshpande)
Chapter 36 - Lomaśa Narrates the Deeds of Rāma to Āraṇyaka < [Section 5 - Pātāla-Khaṇḍa (Section on the Nether World)]
Chapter 116 - Narration of the Rāmāyaṇa of a Former Kalpa < [Section 5 - Pātāla-Khaṇḍa (Section on the Nether World)]
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The Bhagavata Purana (by A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada)
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