Japya, Jāpya: 9 definitions


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In Hinduism

Shaktism (Shakta philosophy)

Source: Google Books: Manthanabhairavatantram

Jāpya (जाप्य) refers to “repetitions of mantra”, according to the Manthānabhairavatantra.—Accordingly, “From the root (of all things) Śāmbhavīśakti is Bhairavī the energy that is full (bharitā) (of all the energies). [...] She generates the energy of eternal bliss and has merged into the Bliss of Stillness (nirānanda—i.e. Śiva). Blissful and delighted, she is satisfied and her form is blissful. She is the supreme Command and her form is the Void. She pierces through the moving and immobile (universe). Her nature is the Void (vyomarūpā) and she resides within the secret Void. The energy that utters itself, she abides as 100,000 repetitions of mantra [i.e., lakṣa-jāpya]. She is Kāmeśvarī who, as the power of the will (kāmaśakti), has comes forth from the centre of the Point”.

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Shakta (शाक्त, śākta) or Shaktism (śāktism) represents a tradition of Hinduism where the Goddess (Devi) is revered and worshipped. Shakta literature includes a range of scriptures, including various Agamas and Tantras, although its roots may be traced back to the Vedas.

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Sanskrit dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Japya (जप्य).—a. [jap karmaṇi yat] To be repeated in a low voice, muttered, or whispered.

-pyaḥ, -pyam A muttered prayer; कृतजप्यमङ्गलाः (kṛtajapyamaṅgalāḥ) Mahābhārata (Bombay) 12.58.3; जप्यश्च परमो गुह्यः श्रूयतां मे नृपात्मज (japyaśca paramo guhyaḥ śrūyatāṃ me nṛpātmaja) Bhāgavata 4.8.53.

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Jāpya (जाप्य).—a. To be muttered; जजाप परमं जाप्यं प्राग्जन्ममनुशिक्षितम् (jajāpa paramaṃ jāpyaṃ prāgjanmamanuśikṣitam) Bhāgavata 8.3.1.

-pyam A prayer to be muttered in a low voice.

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

Japya (जप्य).—mfn.

(-pyaḥ-pyā-pyaṃ) To be repeated inaudibly, to be said over repeatedly, (a prayer, &c.) E. jap, and karmaṇi yat aff.

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Jāpya (जाप्य).—mfn.

(-pyaḥ-pyā-pyaṃ) To be muttered, &c. n.

(-pyaṃ) The muttering of prayers, &c.

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

Japya (जप्य).—[adjective] the same; [neuter] ([masculine]) whisper or prayer.

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Jāpya (जाप्य).—[adjective] to be muttered, [neuter] a prayer.

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

1) Japya (जप्य):—[from jap] mfn. idem, [Śatapatha-brāhmaṇa x; Śāṅkhāyana-śrauta-sūtra; Manu-smṛti xi, 143; Varāha-mihira’s Bṛhat-saṃhitā]

2) [v.s. ...] n. (once m. [scilicet] mantra, [Bhāgavata-purāṇa iv, 8, 53]) a muttered prayer, [Manu-smṛti; Yājñavalkya; Mahābhārata etc.]

3) Jāpya (जाप्य):—[from jāpa] mfn. to be muttered, [Bhāgavata-purāṇa i, 19, 38]

4) [v.s. ...] ([from] jāpa) relating to a muttered prayer, [Mahābhārata xii, 7260]

5) [v.s. ...] n. a prayer to be muttered, muttering of prayers, [Mahābhārata xiii, 6232; Rāmāyaṇa i, 29, 32] ([varia lectio] jāpa), [Bhāgavata-purāṇa viii, 3, 1.]

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

1) Japya (जप्य):—[(pyaḥ-pyā-pyaṃ) a.] That should be repeated mentally.

2) Jāpya (जाप्य):—[(pyaḥ-pyā-pyaṃ) a.] To be muttered.

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Japya 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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Kannada-English dictionary

Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Japya (ಜಪ್ಯ):—[adjective] to be or fit to be meditated on.

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Japya (ಜಪ್ಯ):—[noun] a hymn or mystic syllable to meditate.

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Jāpya (ಜಾಪ್ಯ):—

1) [noun] the act or habit of putting off doing (something) until a future time; procrastination; a habitual delaying.

2) [noun] a man who habitually procrastinates.

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Jāpya (ಜಾಪ್ಯ):—[adjective] (fit) to be meditated, chanted (religiously).

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Jāpya (ಜಾಪ್ಯ):—[noun] that which is fit to be meditated on or worshipped within.

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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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