Ganya, Gaṇya: 7 definitions


Ganya means something in Jainism, Prakrit, 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 Jainism

General definition (in Jainism)

Source: Een Kritische Studie Van Svayambhūdeva’s Paümacariu

Gaṇya (गण्य) participated in the war between Rāma and Rāvaṇa, on the side of the latter, as mentioned in Svayambhūdeva’s Paumacariu (Padmacarita, Paumacariya or Rāmāyaṇapurāṇa) chapter 57ff. Svayambhū or Svayambhūdeva (8th or 9th century) was a Jain householder who probably lived in Karnataka. His work recounts the popular Rāma story as known from the older work Rāmāyaṇa (written by Vālmīki). Various chapters [mentioning Gaṇya] are dedicated to the humongous battle whose armies (known as akṣauhiṇīs) consisted of millions of soldiers, horses and elephants, etc.

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Jainism is an Indian religion of Dharma whose doctrine revolves around harmlessness (ahimsa) towards every living being. The two major branches (Digambara and Svetambara) of Jainism stimulate self-control (or, shramana, ‘self-reliance’) and spiritual development through a path of peace for the soul to progess to the ultimate goal.

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Marathi-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

gaṇya (गण्य).—a S (Possible, purposed, necessary, occurring) to be counted or computed, numerable, calculable.

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gaṇyā (गण्या).—m A kingfisher. Called also khaṇḍyā & ḍhisā. 2 (Or gaṇā q. v.) A weaver's spool or winding quill.

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

gaṇya (गण्य).—a Numerable, calculable.

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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-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Gaṇya (गण्य).—pot. p.

1) Calculable, to be counted.

2) (At the end of comp.) Belonging to a multitude or class or troop.

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

Gaṇya (गण्य).—mfn.

(-ṇyaḥ-ṇyā-ṇyaṃ) To be counted or calculated. E. gaṇ to count, affix of the future participle yat; also irregularly gaṇeya.

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

Gaṇya (गण्य).—[adjective] consisting in lines (a song); to be counted or calculated, to be taken care or notice of.

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

1) Gaṇya (गण्य):—[from gaṇ] a mfn. ([Pāṇini 4-4, 84]) ‘consisting of series (of words or feet)’ id est. consisting of metrical lines (as a hymn), [Ṛg-veda iii, 7, 5] ([‘to he worshipped’ [Sāyaṇa]])

2) [v.s. ...] belonging to a multitude or class or troop [gana] dig-ādi and vargyādi (ifc.)

3) [v.s. ...] to be counted or calculated, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

4) [v.s. ...] ‘to be considered or regarded’ See agra-g

5) [v.s. ...] to be taken notice of [Naiṣadha-carita xi, 20] (a- [negative])

6) b See √gaṇ, last [column]

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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. 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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