Grahitavya, Grahītavya, Grahītavyā: 9 definitions


Grahitavya means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Jainism, Prakrit. 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)

[«previous next»] — Grahitavya in Purana glossary
Source: Shiva Purana - English Translation

Grahītavyā (ग्रहीतव्या) refers to “(that which shall be) grasped”, according to the Śivapurāṇa 2.3.24 (“Śiva consents to marry Pārvatī”).—Accordingly, as Viṣṇu said to Śiva: “O Śiva, all the gods have come here to submit to you their misery perpetrated mysteriously by Tāraka. O Śiva, the demon Tāraka will be killed only by your self-begotten son and not otherwise. Ponder over what I have said and take pity on me. Obeisance, O great lord, to you. O lord, redeem the gods from the misery brought about by Tāraka. Hence, O lord Śiva, Pārvatī shall be accepted by you and grasped [i.e., grahītavyā] with your right hand. Accept her hand as offered in marriage by the lord of mountains. She is full of noble attributes”.

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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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In Jainism

General definition (in Jainism)

[«previous next»] — Grahitavya in Jainism glossary
Source: The University of Sydney: A study of the Twelve Reflections

Grahītavya (ग्रहीतव्य) refers to “that which is to be learned” (about the going from the body), according to the 11th century Jñānārṇava, a treatise on Jain Yoga in roughly 2200 Sanskrit verses composed by Śubhacandra.—Accordingly, “[com.—Next is what is to be learned (grahītavyam) about the going (sāraṃ) from this body (etaccharīrāt)]—Having become indifferent [to worldly life], certainly the benefit of this life is obtained by those whose actions are virtuous by whom the body is rendered useless for the sake of [their] self. Having taken hold of this body in this life, suffering is endured by you. Hence, that [body] is certainly a completely worthless abode”.

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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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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit dictionary

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

Grahītavya (ग्रहीतव्य).—a.

1) To be taken, seized or received, acceptable.

2) To be taken up or drawn (as a fluid).

3) To be apprehended or perceived, to be learnt or acquired.

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

Grahītavya (ग्रहीतव्य).—mfn.

(-vyaḥ-vyā-vyaṃ) 1. To be taken or accepted. 2. To be learned or acquired. E. grah to take, tavya affix, and ī inserted.

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

Grahītavya (ग्रहीतव्य).—[adjective] to be taken or received.

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

1) Grahītavya (ग्रहीतव्य):—[from grah] mfn. to be taken or received, [Śatapatha-brāhmaṇa iv; Manu-smṛti vii f.; Hitopadeśa]

2) [v.s. ...] to be taken up or down (a fluid), [Taittirīya-saṃhitā vi]

3) [v.s. ...] to be perceived, [Horace H. Wilson]

4) [v.s. ...] to be learned, [Horace H. Wilson]

5) [v.s. ...] n. obligation to take or receive, [Mahābhārata xii, 7313.]

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

Grahītavya (ग्रहीतव्य):—[(vyaḥ-vyā-vyaṃ) a.] That may or ought to be taken.

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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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