Ayus, Āyus, Ayush: 10 definitions
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Natyashastra (theatrics and dramaturgy)Source: Wisdom Library: Nāṭya-śāstra
Āyus (आयुस्) is the name of a sage who was in the company of Bharata when he recited the Nāṭyaveda them, according to the Nāṭyaśāstra chapter 35. Accordingly, they asked the following questions, “O the best Brahmin (lit. the bull of the twice-born), tell us about the character of the god who appears in the Preliminaries (pūrvaraṅga). Why is the sound [of musical instruments] applied there? What purpose does it serve when applied? What god is pleased with this, and what does he do on being pleased? Why does the Director being himself clean, perform ablution again on the stage? How, O sir, the drama has come (lit. dropped) down to the earth from heaven? Why have your descendants come to be known as Śūdras?”.
Natyashastra (नाट्यशास्त्र, nāṭyaśāstra) refers to both the ancient Indian tradition (śāstra) of performing arts, (nāṭya, e.g., theatrics, drama, dance, music), as well as the name of a Sanskrit work dealing with these subjects. It also teaches the rules for composing dramatic plays (nataka) and poetic works (kavya).
Purana and Itihasa (epic history)Source: archive.org: Puranic Encyclopedia
1) Āyus (आयुस्).—Son of Purūravas and father of Nahuṣa. Genealogy. Descending in order from Viṣṇu Brahmā-Candra-Budha-Purūravas-Āyus.
Āyus was born to Purūravas of Urvaśī. To Āyus was born of his wife Svarbhānavī Nahuṣa. (Śloka 24, Chapter 7, Ādi Parva, Mahābhārata). Birth of the son. See under Nahuṣa. Other details. Āyus was a king who had acquired great power by penance. (Śloka 15, Chapter 296, Śānti Parva, Mahābhārata). (See full article at Story of Āyus from the Puranic encyclopaedia by Vettam Mani)
2) Āyus (आयुस्).—One who was the king of frogs. Suśobhanā was the daughter of this frog-king. Suśobhanā was married to King Parīkṣit. For the interesting story of the marriage of a king with a frog see under Parīkṣit II.Source: archive.org: Shiva Purana - English Translation
Āyus (आयुस्) refers to “long life”, which is mentioned as obtainable through the worship of Śiva, according to the Śivapurāṇa 2.1.14:—“[...] a person desirous of long life (āyus-kāma) shall worship him with Dūrvā grass. A person desirous of sons shall worship him with Dhattūra flowers”.
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 Buddhism)Source: Wisdom Library: Dharma-samgraha
Āyus (आयुस्, “life”) or Āyurvaśitā refers to the “mastery of life” and represents one of the “ten masteries of the Bodhisattvas” (vaśitā) as defined in the Dharma-saṃgraha (section 74). The Dharma-samgraha (Dharmasangraha) is an extensive glossary of Buddhist technical terms in Sanskrit (eg., āyus). The work is attributed to Nagarjuna who lived around the 2nd century A.D.
Languages of India and abroad
Sanskrit-English dictionarySource: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary
Āyus (आयुस्).—n. [i-asi-ṇicca Uṇ.2.117]
1) Life, duration of life; दीर्घमायुः (dīrghamāyuḥ) R.9.62,12.48; तक्षकेणापि दष्टस्य आयुर्मर्माणि रक्षति (takṣakeṇāpi daṣṭasya āyurmarmāṇi rakṣati) H.2.16; आयुर्वर्षशतं नृणां परिमितम् (āyurvarṣaśataṃ nṛṇāṃ parimitam) Bh.3.17, शतायुर्वै पुरुषः (śatāyurvai puruṣaḥ) Ait. Br.; प्राणो हि भूतानामायुः । तस्मात्सर्वायुषमुच्यते सर्वमेव त आयुर्यान्ति (prāṇo hi bhūtānāmāyuḥ | tasmātsarvāyuṣamucyate sarvameva ta āyuryānti) Tait. Up.2.3.1
2) Vital power.
4) Name of a ceremony called आयुष्टोम (āyuṣṭoma) performed to secure long life, together with the गो (go) and ज्योतिस् (jyotis) part of the अभिप्लव (abhiplava) ceremony. (In comp. the final s of this word is changed to ṣ before hard consonants, and to r before soft ones).Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Edgerton Buddhist Hybrid Sanskrit Dictionary
Āyus (आयुस्) or Āvus.—life? (§ 2.31) So according to Senart, Mahāvastu i.176.7 (prose) samaye ca āvusā (one ms. āyusā, dental s) dayanto (mss. °nte), presumed to mean and on occasion giving alms with their lives. Doubtful.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary
(-yuḥ) Age, duration of life. E. i to go, usi Unadi affix, the pen. lengthened.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Benfey Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Āyus (आयुस्).—n. Life, [Mānavadharmaśāstra] 1, 84.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Cappeller Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Āyus (आयुस्).—[neuter] life, vitality, longevity; world ( = living creatures).
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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Sushruta Samhita, volume 2: Nidanasthana (by Kaviraj Kunja Lal Bhishagratna)
The Mahabharata (English) (by Kisari Mohan Ganguli)
The Vishnu Purana (by Horace Hayman Wilson)
Chapter IX - Battle of Raji and Daityas < [Book IV]
Chapter XIX - Dynasty of Puru < [Book IV]
Satapatha Brahmana (by Julius Eggeling)
Kāṇḍa XII, adhyāya 2, brāhmaṇa 3 < [Twelfth Kāṇḍa]
Kāṇḍa VII, adhyāya 2, brāhmaṇa 1 < [Seventh Kāṇḍa]
Kāṇḍa XII, adhyāya 1, brāhmaṇa 4 < [Twelfth Kāṇḍa]
Manusmriti with the Commentary of Medhatithi (by Ganganatha Jha)