Dasya, Dāsya, Dashya: 14 definitions


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Alternative spellings of this word include Dasy.

In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

Source: archive.org: Shiva Purana - English Translation

Dāsya (दास्य) refers to “surrendering” and represents one of the nine-fold (navadhā) devotion (bhakti), as explained in the Śivapurāṇa 2.2.23, as Śiva said to Satī:—“[...] O Goddess Satī, listen, I shall explain the great principle whereby the remorseful creature becomes a liberated soul (mukta). [...] Devotion (bhakti) to me is considered as the bestower of worldly pleasures and salvation. It is achievable only by my grace. It is nine-fold (navadhā) [viz., dāsya]. There is no difference between devotion and perfect knowledge. A person who is engrossed in devotion enjoys perpetual happiness. Perfect knowledge never descends in a vicious person averse to devotion. [...] According to scholars O Goddess, the nine ancillary adjuncts are:—[viz., dāsya, ‘surrendering’...]. O Śiva, its further subdivisions too have been explained”.

Dāsya (‘surrendering’) detailed explanation: “surrendering oneself in the service of the godhead who is worthy of being served and serving with all the sense-organs feeling hearty sense of elation is what is called surrendering”.

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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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Vaishnavism (Vaishava dharma)

Source: Pure Bhakti: Bhajana-rahasya - 2nd Edition

Dāsya (दास्य) refers to:—(1) the second of the five primary relationships with the Lord that is established in the stages of bhāva or prema; love or attraction to Śrī Kṛṣṇa which is expressed in the mood of a servant; (2) the general relationship of practising devotees with Kṛṣṇa is known as kṛṣṇa-dāsya or bhagavad-dāsya. This means simply to recognise that one’s true identity is that of being Śrī Kṛṣṇa’s servant. (cf. Glossary page from Bhajana-Rahasya).

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Vaishnava (वैष्णव, vaiṣṇava) or vaishnavism (vaiṣṇavism) represents a tradition of Hinduism worshipping Vishnu as the supreme Lord. Similar to the Shaktism and Shaivism traditions, Vaishnavism also developed as an individual movement, famous for its exposition of the dashavatara (‘ten avatars of Vishnu’).

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Languages of India and abroad

Marathi-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

dāsya (दास्य).—n S corruptly dāsyatva n Servantship, servitude, service. Ex. gurudāsyatva kariti anudina ||.

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

dāsya (दास्य).—corruptly dāsyatva n Servitude, service.

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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

Dāsya (दास्य).—Servitude, slavery, service, bondage; पतिकुले तव दास्यमपि क्षमम् (patikule tava dāsyamapi kṣamam) Ś.5.27; Manusmṛti 8.41.

Derivable forms: dāsyam (दास्यम्).

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

Dāsya (दास्य).—n.

(-syaṃ) Slavery, servitude. E. dāsa a slave, affix ṣyañ .

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

Dāsya (दास्य).—i. e. dāsa + ya, n. 1. Servitude, [Daśakumāracarita] in Chr. 183, 11. 2. Service, [Mānavadharmaśāstra] 8, 410.

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

Dāsya (दास्य).—[neuter] slavery, servitude, dependence.

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

Dāsya (दास्य):—[from dās] n. servitude, slavery, service, [Śatapatha-brāhmaṇa; Manu-smṛti etc.]

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

Dāsya (दास्य):—(syaṃ) 1. n. Service.

[Sanskrit to German]

Dasya 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

Dāsya (दास्य) [Also spelled dasy]:—(a) servile, slavish; humble; (nm) servitude, one of the nine types of devotion ([bhakti] -see) wherein the devotee considers himself to be a humble servant of his Master; —[bhāva] see [dāsa bhāva] (under [dāsa]).

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Kannada-English dictionary

Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Dāsya (ದಾಸ್ಯ):—

1) [noun] the condition of a slave; slavery.

2) [noun] one of the nine paths of devotion to God, in which the devotee assumes himself a humble servant of the god.

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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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