Sahya; 14 Definition(s)


Sahya means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, the history of ancient India, 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 Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

Sahya (सह्य).—One of the seven holy mountains (kulaparvata) situated in Bhārata, a region south of mount Meru, according to the Varāhapurāṇa chapter 85. In the settlements (janapada) along these mountains dwell Āryas and Mlecchas who drink water from the rivers flowing there. Meru is one of the seven mountains located in Jambūdvīpa, which is ruled over by Āgnīdhra, a grandson of Svāyambhuva Manu, who was created by Brahmā, who was in turn created by Nārāyaṇa, the unknowable all-pervasive primordial being, who was created by Brahmā, who was in turn created by Nārāyaṇa, the unknowable all-pervasive primordial being.

Source: Wisdom Library: Varāha-purāṇa

Sahya (सह्य).—A mountain on the plain of Lavaṇasamudra (salt sea). Monkeys, in the course of their search for Sītā crossed this mountain, which is one of the saptakulaparvatas (seven great mountains) in India. Nahuṣa once picnicked on this mountain along with apsarā women. (Udyoga Parva, Chapters 11 and 12; Vana Parva, Chapter 282; Bhīṣma Parva, Chapter 9).

Source: Puranic Encyclopaedia

Sahya (सह्य).—(also Sahyādri): a Kulaparvata; mountain in Bhārtavarṣa; from this the Kāverī rises. Sages of this place visited Dvārakā.1 A Kulaparvata where sages performed penance; recovered from the sea with cities and villages.2

  • 1) Bhāgavata-purāṇa V. 19. 16; VII. 13. 12; X. 90. 28 [4]; Vāyu-purāṇa 45. 89. 104; Viṣṇu-purāṇa II. 3. 3.
  • 2) Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa II. 16. 8; III. 56. 22 and 57; 57. 27; 58. 24; Matsya-purāṇa 114. 17, 29.
Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index

Sahya (सह्य) refers to the name of a Mountain mentioned in the Mahābhārata (cf. VI.10.10). Note: The Mahābhārata (mentioning Sahya) is a Sanskrit epic poem consisting of 100,000 ślokas (metrical verses) and is over 2000 years old.

Source: JatLand: List of Mahabharata people and places
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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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Natyashastra (theatrics and dramaturgy)

Sahya (सह्य) is the name of a mountain said to be located within the Dākṣiṇāpatha (Deccan) region. Countries within this region pertain to the Dākṣinātyā local usage (pravṛtti) according to the Nāṭyaśāstra chapter 14. These pravṛttis provide information regarding costumes, languages, and manners in different countries of the world.

Source: Wisdom Library: Nāṭya-śāstra
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Natyashastra (नाट्यशास्त्र, nāṭyaśāstra) refers to both the ancient Indian tradition (śāstra) of performing arts, (nāṭya, e.g., theatrics, drama, dance, music), as well as the name of a Sanskrit work dealing with these subjects. It also teaches the rules for composing dramatic plays (nataka) and poetic works (kavya).

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Katha (narrative stories)

Sahya (सह्य).—One of the eight kulaparvatas (boundary-mountains) mentioned by Soḍḍhala.—Sahya is also one of the seven principal chains of mountain in India, still known as Sahyādri and is the same as the northern portico of western ghāts as far as their junction with the Nīlagiri, north of Malaya. It is situated between the river Kāveri in the South and the Godāvarī in the North.

Source: Shodhganga: A critical appreciation of soddhalas udayasundarikatha
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Katha (कथा, kathā) refers to narrative Sanskrit literature often inspired from epic legendry (itihasa) and poetry (mahākāvya). Some Kathas reflect socio-political instructions for the King while others remind the reader of important historical event and exploits of the Gods, Heroes and Sages.

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Kavya (poetry)

Sahya (सह्य) is the name a locality mentioned in Rājaśekhara’s 10th-century Kāvyamīmāṃsā.—The northern part of Western Ghats, which is situated between the river Kāverī in the south side and the Godāvarī in the north.

Source: Shodhganga: The Kavyamimamsa of Rajasekhara
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Kavya (काव्य, kavya) refers to Sanskrit poetry, a popular ancient Indian tradition of literature. There have been many Sanskrit poets over the ages, hailing from ancient India and beyond. This topic includes mahakavya, or ‘epic poetry’ and natya, or ‘dramatic poetry’.

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India history and geogprahy

Sahya (सह्य) is the name of one of the seven kulaparvata (clan mountain) of Bhāratavarṣa, associated with a distinct country or tribe.—As ascertained by Professor Hemachandra Raychaudhuri, Sahya is the mountain par excellence of the Aparāntas.

Sahya, which also finds mention in the Nasik eulogy, is represented by the Western Ghats, which form analmost continuous wall with an elevation of about four thousand feet for the greater part of its length. Kālidāsa describes this mountain as nitamba of the earth, and connects it with the Aparāntas.

Source: Geography in Ancient Indian inscriptions

Sahya (सह्य) refers to one of the seven kulaparvatas (chief mountains) mentioned in the Nīlamatapurāṇa. Sahya refers to western Ghats above the Coimbatore gap.

Source: Nilamata Purana: a cultural and literary study (history)
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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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Languages of India and abroad

Marathi-English dictionary

sahya (सह्य).—a S (Possible, purposed, necessary &c.) to be borne, suffered, endured, tolerated.

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sahya (सह्य).—m S sahyādri m (S sahya & adri Mountain.) One of the principal ranges of the mountains of India,--that on the north-west side of the peninsula, dividing the Konkan̤s from the Desh.

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sāhya (साह्य).—n (S) Assistance, aid, help. 2 Companionship, fellowship, combination, association.

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sāhyā (साह्या).—m (Or sāyā from sāya or śāka) The Teak tree or wood.

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

sahya (सह्य).—a (Possible) to be borne, suffered, endured.

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sāhya (साह्य).—n Assistance. Companionship.

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

Sahya (सह्य).—a.

1) Bearable, supportable, endurable; अपि सह्या ते शिरोवेदना (api sahyā te śirovedanā) Mu.5; M.3.4.

2) To be borne or endured; कथं तूष्णीं सह्यो निरवधिरिदानीं तु विरहः (kathaṃ tūṣṇīṃ sahyo niravadhiridānīṃ tu virahaḥ) U.3.44.

3) Able to bear.

4) Adequate or equal to.

5) Sweet, agreeable.

6) Strong, powerful.

-hyaḥ Name of one of the seven principal mountain ranges in India, a part of the western Ghāts at some distance from the sea; रामास्रोत्सारितोऽप्यासीत् सह्यलग्न इवार्णवः (rāmāsrotsārito'pyāsīt sahyalagna ivārṇavaḥ) R.4.53,52; Ki.18.5.

-hyam 1 Health, convalescence.

2) Assistance.

3) Fitness, adequacy.

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Sāhya (साह्य).—

1) Conjunction, union, fellowship, society,

2) Assistance, help.

Derivable forms: sāhyam (साह्यम्).

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Sahya (सह्य).—nt. (= Sanskrit Lex. id.), health, welfare, fortune: [Page589-a+ 71] Divy 258.16, see s.v. asahya, to which this is probably a secondary back-formation.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Edgerton Buddhist Hybrid Sanskrit Dictionary

Sahya (सह्य).—mfn.

(-hyaḥ-hyā-hyaṃ) 1. To be borne or suffered. 2. Equal or adequate to. 3. Sweet, agreeable. 4. Powerful, strong. n.

(-hyaṃ) 1. Health, convalescence. 2. Assistance. m.

(-hyaḥ) One of the seven principal ranges of the mountains of India; the mountainous country on north-west side of the Peninsula or towards Poonah, &c., and in which the river Godavari takes its rise. E. ṣah to bear, aff. yat .

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Sāhya (साह्य).—n.

(-hyaṃ) Society, conjunction. 2. Aid, assistance. E. saha with, together with, aff. of the abstract ṣyañ or ṇyat aff; or sahya-aṇ aff.

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