Khyapana, Khyāpana: 11 definitions


Khyapana 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

Shaktism (Shakta philosophy)

Source: Google Books: Manthanabhairavatantram

Khyāpana (ख्यापन) refers to “explaining” (the Kula practice), according to the according to the Kularatnoddyota, one of the earliest Kubjikā Tantras.—Accordingly, after Vṛkṣanātha arrived at Candrapura: “[...] (He experienced) a divine awakening by (the goddess’s) Command in the supreme practice of Kula and having burst apart a tamarind tree, he whose mind (moved with the speed of) the wind, received the name Ciñcīśa. (Thus) he reached the land of Koṃkaṇa. (There that) great soul, in order to explain (khyāpana) all Kula practice with its (many) divisions, divine and otherwise, he initiated nine holy (people) including Brahmins and others. [...]”.

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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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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Khyāpana (ख्यापन).—

1) Declaring, divulging; जानता हि नरेन्द्रेण ख्यापनार्थं परस्य वै (jānatā hi narendreṇa khyāpanārthaṃ parasya vai) Mahābhārata (Bombay) 5.19.22.

2) Confessing, avowing, publicly declaring; Manusmṛti 11.227.

3) Making renowned, celebrating.

Derivable forms: khyāpanam (ख्यापनम्).

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

Khyāpana (ख्यापन).—n.

(-naṃ) 1. Declaring, divulging. 2. Saying, avowing. 3. Confessing. 4. Explaining. E. khyā causal form, lyuṭ aff. ga

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

Khyāpana (ख्यापन).—i. e. khyā, [Causal.], + ana, n. 1. Report, Chr. 55, 2. 2. Confession, [Mānavadharmaśāstra] 11, 227. 3. Making renowned, [Rājataraṅgiṇī] 5, 160.

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

Khyāpana (ख्यापन).—[neuter] declaration, confession.

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

1) Khyāpana (ख्यापन):—[from khyā] n. declaring, divulging, making known, [Kathāsaritsāgara lxi, 258]

2) [v.s. ...] confessing, public confession, [Manu-smṛti xi, 228; Mahābhārata; Mārkaṇḍeya-purāṇa]

3) [v.s. ...] making renowned, celebrating, [Rājataraṅgiṇī v, 160.]

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

Khyāpana (ख्यापन):—(naṃ) 1. n. A declaration; confessing; explaining.

Source: DDSA: Paia-sadda-mahannavo; a comprehensive Prakrit Hindi dictionary (S)

Khyāpana (ख्यापन) in the Sanskrit language is related to the Prakrit words: Khāvaṇa, Khāvaṇā.

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Khyapana 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

Khyāpana (ಖ್ಯಾಪನ):—[noun] the act of explaining, interpreting in detail.

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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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