Atyugra, Atyugrā: 11 definitions


Atyugra means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit. 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.

In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

Source: Shiva Purana - English Translation

Atyugra (अत्युग्र) refers to one who is “very fierce” and is used to describe Mount Himavat, according to the Śivapurāṇa 2.3.1.—Accordingly, as Brahmā narrated to Nārada:—“[...] O excellent sage, there in the northern region is a mountain called Himavat who is the lord of mountains and has great splendour and prosperity. [...] He abounds in various trees. Being of variegated shape and features he is adorned by many peaks on him. Lions, tigers and other animals frequent it. Many happy persons live there for ever. He is the storehouse of snow (and yet) very fierce (i.e., atyugra). He is the resort of wonderful things. He is resorted to by the gods, sages and seers. He is a great favourite of Śiva”.

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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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Shaktism (Shakta philosophy)

Source: Google Books: Manthanabhairavatantram

Atyugra (अत्युग्र) refers to “one who does not feel fear”, according to the Manthānabhairavatantra, a vast sprawling work that belongs to a corpus of Tantric texts concerned with the worship of the goddess Kubjikā.—Accordingly, while describing the signs of one who is a Siddha: “[...] (Such a man) does not feel fear [i.e., atyugra] (even if) there is terrible cold or heat outside or he suffers a bad accident. He is very intelligent and his accomplishment is close at hand. He is not greedy or sick and is forbearing. (His) urine is good and sweet smelling and (he passes) little stool. (He possesses) a serene beauty and the first sign of success in Yoga (that he displays) is its fine profundity. [??] and (instead of criticizing, he) praises the good qualities (of people) when they are out of sight”.

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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.

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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Atyugra (अत्युग्र).—a. Very fierce.

-gram Asafœtida. (Mar. hiṃga).

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

Atyugra (अत्युग्र).—adj. excessively cruel, [Pañcatantra] iii. [distich] 76.

Atyugra is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms ati and ugra (उग्र).

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

Atyugra (अत्युग्र).—[adjective] very mighty or strong; awful, dire.

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

1) Atyugra (अत्युग्र):—[=aty-ugra] [from ati] mfn. very fierce

2) [v.s. ...] very pungent

3) [v.s. ...] n. Asa Foetida.

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

Atyugra (अत्युग्र):—[tatpurusha compound] I. m. f. n.

(-graḥ-grā-gram) 1) Very hot, very sharp or pungent.

2) Very formidable. Ii. n.

(-gram) Asa foetida. E. ati and ugra.

Source: DDSA: Paia-sadda-mahannavo; a comprehensive Prakrit Hindi dictionary (S)

Atyugra (अत्युग्र) in the Sanskrit language is related to the Prakrit word: Accugga.

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Atyugra 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

Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Atyugra (ಅತ್ಯುಗ್ರ):—

1) [adjective] very fierce; excessively hostile or aggressive in temperament; ferocious.

2) [adjective] highly rigorous.

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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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