Layana, Lāyana: 13 definitions
Layana means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Buddhism, Pali, the history of ancient India, 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.
Vastushastra (architecture)Source: Wisdom Library: Vāstu-śāstra
Layana (लयन) is a Sanskrit technical term denoting a “residence” in general, according to the lists of synonyms given in the Samarāṅgaṇa-sūtradhāra XVIII.8-9, which is a populair treatise on Vāstuśāstra literature.
Vastushastra (वास्तुशास्त्र, vāstuśāstra) refers to the ancient Indian science (shastra) of architecture (vastu), dealing with topics such architecture, sculpture, town-building, fort building and various other constructions. Vastu also deals with the philosophy of the architectural relation with the cosmic universe.
Ayurveda (science of life)Source: gurumukhi.ru: Ayurveda glossary of terms
Layana (लयन):—Loss of consciousness, Delusion, Distraction
Āyurveda (आयुर्वेद, ayurveda) is a branch of Indian science dealing with medicine, herbalism, taxology, anatomy, surgery, alchemy and related topics. Traditional practice of Āyurveda in ancient India dates back to at least the first millenium BC. Literature is commonly written in Sanskrit using various poetic metres.
Shaktism (Shakta philosophy)Source: Google Books: Manthanabhairavatantram
Layana (लयन) refers to “merger”, according to the Ṣaṭsāhasrasaṃhitā, an expansion of the Kubjikāmatatantra: the earliest popular and most authoritative Tantra of the Kubjikā cult.—Accordingly, “‘kā’ this is time (kāla). Its ‘bha’ is sustenance (bharaṇa) and ‘la’ merger (layana). In this way, she whose nature is time brings about the emanation and withdrawal of time”.
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.
India history and geographySource: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Indian Epigraphical Glossary
Layana.—(LL, EI 22), Prakrit leṇa; an excavated cave; a cave; the residence of monks. Note: layana is defined in the “Indian epigraphical glossary” as it can be found on ancient inscriptions commonly written in Sanskrit, Prakrit or Dravidian languages.
The history of India traces the identification of countries, villages, towns and other regions of India, as well as royal dynasties, rulers, tribes, local festivities and traditions and regional languages. Ancient India enjoyed religious freedom and encourages the path of Dharma, a concept common to Buddhism, Hinduism, and Jainism.
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Pali-English dictionarySource: Sutta: The Pali Text Society's Pali-English Dictionary
Lāyana, (nt.) (fr. lāyati) cutting J. V, 45 (tiṇa-lāyana asi, sickle); DhA. III, 285 (v. l. for dāyana). (Page 583)
Pali is the language of the Tipiṭaka, which is the sacred canon of Theravāda Buddhism and contains much of the Buddha’s speech. Closeley related to Sanskrit, both languages are used interchangeably between religions.
Sanskrit dictionarySource: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary
1) Adhering, clinging, sticking.
2) Rest, repose.
3) A place of rest, house.
Derivable forms: layanam (लयनम्).Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary
(-naṃ) 1. Adhering, clinging. 2. Rest, repose. 3. A house.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Cappeller Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Layana (लयन).—[neuter] rest or resting-place.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary
1) Layana (लयन):—[from lī] n. the act of clinging, adhering, lying etc., rest, repose, [Śiśupāla-vadha [Scholiast or Commentator]]
2) [v.s. ...] a place of rest, house, cell etc., [Śiśupāla-vadha; Prabodha-candrodaya; Kāraṇḍa-vyūha]Source: DDSA: Paia-sadda-mahannavo; a comprehensive Prakrit Hindi dictionary (S)
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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.
Prakrit-English dictionarySource: DDSA: Paia-sadda-mahannavo; a comprehensive Prakrit Hindi dictionary
1) Layaṇa (लयण) in the Prakrit language is related to the Sanskrit word: Layana.
2) Lāyaṇa (लायण) also relates to the Sanskrit word: Lāgana.
Prakrit is an ancient language closely associated with both Pali and Sanskrit. Jain literature is often composed in this language or sub-dialects, such as the Agamas and their commentaries which are written in Ardhamagadhi and Maharashtri Prakrit. The earliest extant texts can be dated to as early as the 4th century BCE although core portions might be older.
Kannada-English dictionarySource: Alar: Kannada-English corpus
1) [noun] the act of sticking or clinging to.
2) [noun] a leaning on (a pillow or some support) to take rest.
3) [noun] a place for taking rest.
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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Search found 6 books and stories containing Layana, Lāyana, Layaṇa, Lāyaṇa; (plurals include: Layanas, Lāyanas, Layaṇas, Lāyaṇas). You can also click to the full overview containing English textual excerpts. Below are direct links for the most relevant articles:
Vastu-shastra (5): Temple Architecture (by D. N. Shukla)
Layanas—Early Mauryan Specimens < [Chapter 12 - History of Hindu Temples (Prāsādas and Vimānas)]
Layanas, Guhādharas and Guhārājas < [Chapter 12 - History of Hindu Temples (Prāsādas and Vimānas)]
Guhādharas (Buddhist rock-cut architecture) < [Chapter 12 - History of Hindu Temples (Prāsādas and Vimānas)]
Vastu-shastra (1): Canons of Architecture (by D. N. Shukla)
(v,3) Vāstu in Buddhist Literature (Jātakas and Pali Canons) < [Chapter 4 - An outline History of Hindu Architecture]
Samarangana-sutradhara (Summary) (by D. N. Shukla)
Maha Prajnaparamita Sastra (by Gelongma Karma Migme Chödrön)
Avadāna of Koṭīviṃśa < [III. Recollection of the community (saṃgānusmṛti)]
II. The practice of the ‘minor’ perfections < [Part 1 - Obtaining easily an immense qualification]
The Skanda Purana (by G. V. Tagare)
Chapter 6 - Curse to Brahmā and Others < [Section 1 - Kedāra-khaṇḍa]
Chapter 20 - The Nirguṇatva of the Śiva Liṅga: The Manifestation of Bhavānī < [Section 1 - Kedāra-khaṇḍa]
Shiva Gita (study and summary) (by K. V. Anantharaman)