Atulya: 11 definitions
Atulya means something in Buddhism, Pali, 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.
Shaktism (Shakta philosophy)Source: Brill: Śaivism and the Tantric Traditions (shaktism)
Atulya (अतुल्य) refers to “incomparable”, according to the King Vatsarāja’s Pūjāstuti called the Kāmasiddhistuti (also Vāmakeśvarīstuti), guiding one through the worship of the Goddess Nityā.—Accordingly, “[...] I uninterruptedly remember [you], the Vidyā leading to the ultimate well-being, embodiment of bliss, the cause of the extension of all prosperities. [You are] the primordial one, the insurpassable Kalā. You are Bālā, the beloved of Kulanātha (namely, Śiva). [Your] glory is incomparable (atulya-mahasa), and you are filled with many felicities”.
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.
Ganitashastra (Mathematics and Algebra)Source: archive.org: Hindu Mathematics
Atulya (अतुल्य) or Atulyabhāvanā refers to “composition of unequals” in Bhāvanā (“demonstration”) or “proof” (meaning anything demonstrated or proved, hence theorem, lemma), according to the principles of Bījagaṇita (“algebra” or ‘science of calculation’), according to Gaṇita-śāstra, ancient Indian mathematics and astronomy.—When the bhāvanā is made with two equal sets of roots and interpolators, it is called tulyabhāvanā (Composition of Equals) and when with two unequal sets of values, atulya-bhāvanā (Composition of Unequals).
Ganitashastra (शिल्पशास्त्र, gaṇitaśāstra) refers to the ancient Indian science of mathematics, algebra, number theory, arithmetic, etc. Closely allied with astronomy, both were commonly taught and studied in universities, even since the 1st millennium BCE. Ganita-shastra also includes ritualistic math-books such as the Shulba-sutras.
Theravada (major branch of Buddhism)Source: Pali Kanon: Pali Proper Names
King. A previous birth of Asanatthavika Thera. Twenty seven kappas ago he was king seven times under this name. Ap.i.255.
Theravāda is a major branch of Buddhism having the the Pali canon (tipitaka) as their canonical literature, which includes the vinaya-pitaka (monastic rules), the sutta-pitaka (Buddhist sermons) and the abhidhamma-pitaka (philosophy and psychology).
Mahayana (major branch of Buddhism)Source: academia.edu: A Study and Translation of the Gaganagañjaparipṛcchā
Atulya (अतुल्य) refers to “incomparable”, according to the Gaganagañjaparipṛcchā: the eighth chapter of the Mahāsaṃnipāta (a collection of Mahāyāna Buddhist Sūtras).—Accordingly, “[...] The Bodhisattva Gaganagañja then sustained the jewel-canopy of ten thousand yojanas high over the Lord’s lion throne in the sky, joined the palms of his hands, saluted, and praised the Lord with these suitable verses: ‘[...] (7) When the whole assembly regard the body of the Victorious One, his form and distinguishing marks (rūpa-nimitta) appear as different (bhinna), though incomparable (atulya), and even not part of any particular group (asabhāga). Even though his body is changeless (nirvikāra), beyond thought-constructions (nirvikalpa), and without distinguishing marks (animitta), he gladdens the assemblies in accordance with their particular way of thinking and their intentions (yathācittāśaya)”.
Mahayana (महायान, mahāyāna) is a major branch of Buddhism focusing on the path of a Bodhisattva (spiritual aspirants/ enlightened beings). Extant literature is vast and primarely composed in the Sanskrit language. There are many sūtras of which some of the earliest are the various Prajñāpāramitā sūtras.
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Marathi-English dictionarySource: DDSA: The Aryabhusan school dictionary, Marathi-English
atulya (अतुल्य).—a Incomparable.
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.
Sanskrit dictionarySource: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary
Atulya (अतुल्य).—a. Unequalled &c.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Edgerton Buddhist Hybrid Sanskrit Dictionary
Atulya (अतुल्य).—(compare atula, 3), nt., a high number: Mahāvyutpatti 7812; 7944 (cited from Gaṇḍavyūha), 8045; Gaṇḍavyūha 106.23; 134.12; Sukhāvatīvyūha 31.2.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary
(-lyaḥ-lyā-lyaṃ) Unequalled. unparalleled. E. a neg. tulya to be equalled.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Atulya (अतुल्य):—[=a-tulya] [from a-tula] mfn. unequalled.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Goldstücker Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Atulya (अतुल्य):—[tatpurusha compound] m. f. n.
(-lyaḥ-lyā-lyam) Unequalled, unpa-ralleled. E. a neg. and tulya.
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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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Ends with (+7): Aryatulya, Atmatulya, Bhautatulya, Brahmatulya, Candrikatulya, Kakatulya, Kalatulya, Kshiratulya, Mamsadhavanatulya, Masatulya, Mastulungatulya, Matulya, Samakarnatulya, Samatulya, Sharasamatulya, Shariratulya, Shashpatulya, Shilatulya, Shivatulya, Svatulya.
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Bhakti-rasamrta-sindhu (by Śrīla Rūpa Gosvāmī)
Verse 2.1.43 < [Part 1 - Ecstatic Excitants (vibhāva)]
Verse 4.2.11 < [Part 2 - Astonishment (adbhuta-rasa)]
The Tattvasangraha [with commentary] (by Ganganatha Jha)
Charaka Samhita (English translation) (by Shree Gulabkunverba Ayurvedic Society)
Chapter 2 - The Exogamous Union (atulya-gotra) < [Sharirasthana (Sharira Sthana) — Section on Human Embodiment]
Blue Annals (deb-ther sngon-po) (by George N. Roerich)
Chapter 11 - The Chapter on the Venerable Master and his Spiritual Lineage. < [Book 5 - The Sovereign Lord (Atiśa)]
Chapter 3c - The Life story of Lha rje zla ba'i 'od zer < [Book 4 - New Traditions of Secret Mantra]