Ayogya, Ayōgya: 13 definitions


Ayogya means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Marathi, Hindi. 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 Ayogy.

In Hinduism

Jyotisha (astronomy and astrology)

Source: Wisdom Library: Brihat Samhita by Varahamihira

Ayogya (अयोग्य) [=Ayogyatva?] refers to the “unfitness” (of the divisions of time), according to the Bṛhatsaṃhitā (chapter 2), an encyclopedic Sanskrit work written by Varāhamihira mainly focusing on the science of ancient Indian astronomy astronomy (Jyotiṣa).—Accordingly, “We shall now proceed to give a brief description of (the qualifications of) a jyotiṣaka. [...] He must know the solar and other divisions of time, their similarity and dissimilarity and must be capable of propounding the fitness or unfitness [i.e., ayogyatva] of each for particular purposes: these divisions of time are—of Man, of Devas, of Jupiter, of Pitṛs, of Star (Siderial). of the Sun (Solar), of the Moon (Lunar), of the Earth (Terrestrial) and of Brahmā”.

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Jyotisha (ज्योतिष, jyotiṣa or jyotish) refers to ‘astronomy’ or “Vedic astrology” and represents the fifth of the six Vedangas (additional sciences to be studied along with the Vedas). Jyotisha concerns itself with the study and prediction of the movements of celestial bodies, in order to calculate the auspicious time for rituals and ceremonies.

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Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

Source: archive.org: Shiva Purana - English Translation

Ayogya (अयोग्य) refers to “that which is improper”, according to the Śivapurāṇa 2.3.4.—Accordingly, as Umā (Durgā/Satī) spoke to the Gods:—“[...] Hear further, O Viṣṇu, O Brahmā, O sages and O gods, the divine sports of the supreme lord Śiva, that protect the universe. Oppressed by the pangs of bereavement He wreathed a garland of my bones. Although He is the sole enlightened god He did not get peace anywhere. Like a non-god, like a helpless creature he roamed about here and there and cried aloud. The lord Himself could not distinguish between the proper and the improper [i.e., yogya-ayogya]. [...]”.

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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

ayōgya (अयोग्य).—a (S) Improper or unbecoming. 2 Unfit, unqualified, unworthy.

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

ayōgya (अयोग्य).—a Improper, unbecoming. Unfit, unqualified, unworthy.

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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

Ayogya (अयोग्य).—a.

1) Unfit, improper, unsuitable, useless.

2) Not ascertainable by senses.

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

Ayogya (अयोग्य).—mfn.

(-gyaḥ-gyā-gyaṃ) 1. Unfit, unsuitable. 2. Useless. E. a neg. yogya fit.

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

Ayogya (अयोग्य).—[adjective] unfit, unsuitable, incapable, unqualified. Abstr. tva [neuter]

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

1) Ayogya (अयोग्य):—[=a-yogya] [from ayuk-chada] mfn. unfit, unsuitable, useless, [Kātyāyana-śrauta-sūtra] etc.

2) [v.s. ...] incapable, not qualified for, [Yājñavalkya ii, 235; Bhaṭṭi-kāvya]

3) [v.s. ...] not adequate to, not a match for ([locative case]), [Veṇīs.]

4) [v.s. ...] (in Sāṅkhya [philosophy]) not ascertainable etc. by the senses, immaterial.

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

Ayogya (अयोग्य):—[a-yogya] (gyaḥ-gyā-gyaṃ) a. Unfit, unworthy, improper.

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

Ayogya (अयोग्य) in the Sanskrit language is related to the Prakrit words: Aogga, Ajoga, Āogga, Āojja.

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Ayogya 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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Hindi dictionary

Source: DDSA: A practical Hindi-English dictionary

Ayogya (अयोग्य) [Also spelled ayogy]:—(a) incompetent; unworthy; unqualified; unfit; ~[] unfitness; disqualification; inability.

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Kannada-English dictionary

Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Ayōgya (ಅಯೋಗ್ಯ):—[adjective] unfit; improper; unsuitable; useless.

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Ayōgya (ಅಯೋಗ್ಯ):—

1) [noun] a man unfit for a purpose.

2) [noun] a man with base qualities; a characterless man.

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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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