Dirghayus, Dīrghāyus, Dirgha-ayus: 10 definitions

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Dirghayus 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)

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Source: archive.org: Puranic Encyclopedia

Dīrghāyus (दीर्घायुस्).—Brother of Śrutāyus, the King of Kaliṅga. Arjuna killed him in the war. (Mahābhārata Droṇa Parva, Chapter 94, Verse 29).

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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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Pancaratra (worship of Nārāyaṇa)

Source: Universität Wien: Sudarśana's Worship at the Royal Court According to the Ahirbudhnyasaṃhitā

Dīrghāyus (दीर्घायुस्) refers to a “long life”, according to the Ahirbudhnyasaṃhitā, belonging to the Pāñcarātra tradition which deals with theology, rituals, iconography, narrative mythology and others.—Accordingly, “Such a Court Officiant who is [himself] like a Guru to Kings is difficult to find. Such a one is verily capable of warding off the flood of misdeeds [and their consequences] for Kings. Therefore, he alone is able to perform the rituals of protection of Kings. He who has such a Guru [by his side] shall become a sovereign King, one with a long life (dīrghāyus), one free of enemies and diseases and a slayer of hostile heroes”.

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Pancaratra (पाञ्चरात्र, pāñcarātra) represents a tradition of Hinduism where Narayana is revered and worshipped. Closeley related to Vaishnavism, the Pancaratra literature includes various Agamas and tantras incorporating many Vaishnava philosophies.

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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit dictionary

[«previous next»] — Dirghayus in Sanskrit glossary
Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Dīrghāyus (दीर्घायुस्).—a. longlived. (-m.)

1) a crow.

2) Name of Mārkaṇḍeya.

Dīrghāyus is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms dīrgha and āyus (आयुस्). See also (synonyms): dīrghāyuṣya.

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

Dīrghāyus (दीर्घायुस्).—mfn.

(-yuḥ-yuḥ-yuḥ) Long-lived. m.

(-yuḥ) 1. The saint Markandeya. 2. The silk cotton tree, (Bombax heptaphyllum.) 3. A crow. 4. A tree.: see jīvaka. n.

(-yuḥ) Long life. E. dīrgha long, and āyus life.

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

Dīrghāyus (दीर्घायुस्).—adj. 1. long. lived, [Rāmāyaṇa] 1, 6, 18. 2. wished to be long-lived, [Rāmāyaṇa] 3, 1, 11.

Dīrghāyus is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms dīrgha and āyus (आयुस्).

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

Dīrghāyus (दीर्घायुस्).—[adjective] long-lived or who may live long.

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

1) Dīrghāyus (दीर्घायुस्):—[from dīrgha] mfn. l°-lived, [Ṛg-veda; Mahābhārata] etc.

2) [v.s. ...] wished to be l°-lived, [Rāmāyaṇa iii, 1, 11] (cf. āyuṣmat)

3) [v.s. ...] m. a crow, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

4) [v.s. ...] Name of 2 trees (jīvaka and śāmali), [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

5) [v.s. ...] of Mārkaṇḍeya, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

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

Dīrghāyus (दीर्घायुस्):—[dīrghā+yus] (yuḥ) 2. m. The sage Mārkandeya; the silk-cotton tree; a crow. n. Long life. a. Long-lived.

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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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