Dahaniya, Dahanīya: 8 definitions

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Dahaniya means something in 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.

In Hinduism

Shaivism (Shaiva philosophy)

Source: Shodhganga: Mantra-sādhana: Chapter One of the Kakṣapuṭatantra

Dahanīya (दहनीय, “burning”) or Dahana refers to one of the “seven means” (saptopāya) to be performed when a mantra does not manifest its effect, as explained in the 10th-century Kakṣapuṭatantra verse 1.105-106. The last resort is the dahanīya, which aims to burn the mantra at the stake. The practitioner encloses every akṣara of the mantra with four bījas of Agni, the god of Fire, and keeps the written mantra on his neck.

Accordingly, “if the dried [mantra] does not have an effect, one should perform the dahanīya (burning) with Agni’s bīja (i.e., raṃ). One should attach Agni’s bīja to the beginning, end, lower, and upper part of each akṣara of the mantra to make it burn. Having written the mantra with the oil of brahmavṛkṣa (Butea), one should keep it on his neck. Then, the mantra will have an effect. Thus, Śaṅkara told”.

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Shaiva (शैव, śaiva) or Shaivism (śaivism) represents a tradition of Hinduism worshiping Shiva as the supreme being. Closely related to Shaktism, Shaiva literature includes a range of scriptures, including Tantras, while the root of this tradition may be traced back to the ancient Vedas.

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Languages of India and abroad

Marathi-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

dahanīya (दहनीय).—a S Suitable for or susceptible of combustion or burning, combustible, inflammable.

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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

Dahanīya (दहनीय).—a.

1) To be burnt.

2) Combustible.

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

Dahanīya (दहनीय).—mfn.

(-yaḥ-yā-yaṃ) To be or what may be burnt, combustible. E. dah to burn, anīyar aff.

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

Dahanīya (दहनीय):—[from dah] mfn. to be burnt, combustible, [Horace H. Wilson]

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

Dahanīya (दहनीय):—[(yaḥ-yā-yaṃ) a.] That may or should be burnt, combustible.

[Sanskrit to German]

Dahaniya 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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