Sahya: 25 definitions


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Alternative spellings of this word include Sahy.

In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

Source: Wisdom Library: Varāha-purāṇa

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: Puranic Encyclopedia

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: Shiva Purana - English Translation

Sahya (सह्य) or Sahyādri is the name of a mountain from where the Rudrākṣa trees are said to be very sacred, according to the Śivapurāṇa 1.25, while explaining the greatness of Rudrākṣa:—“[...] Rudrākṣas grown in Gauḍa land became great favourites of Śiva. They were grown in Mathurā, Laṅkā, Ayodhyā, Malaya, Sahya mountain, Kāśī and other places. They are competent to break asunder the clustered sins unbearable to the others, as the sacred texts have declared”.

Note: Sahya is one of the seven principal ranges, the other six being Mahendra, Malaya, Sūktimat, Rikṣa, Vindhya and Pāripātra or Pāriyātra.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index

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: JatLand: List of Mahabharata people and places

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.

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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)

Source: Wisdom Library: Nāṭya-śāstra

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.

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Natyashastra (नाट्यशास्त्र, nāṭyaśāstra) refers to both the ancient Indian tradition (shastra) of performing arts, (natya—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), construction and performance of Theater, and Poetic works (kavya).

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Kavya (poetry)

Source: Shodhganga: A critical appreciation of soddhalas udayasundarikatha

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: The Kavyamimamsa of Rajasekhara

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.

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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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Ayurveda (science of life)

Source: Vagbhata’s Ashtanga Hridaya Samhita (first 5 chapters)

Sahya (सह्य) is the name of a region whose waters (i.e., rivers) produce negative conditions, as mentioned in verse 5.11-12 of the Aṣṭāṅgahṛdayasaṃhitā (Sūtrasthāna) by Vāgbhaṭa.—Accordingly, “[...] (those) [rivers, viz., nadī] again springing from the Sahya and Vindhya; [produce] leprosy, jaundice, and diseases of the head; (those) coming from the Pāriyātra (are) destructive of the (three) humours (and) promotive of strength and virility”.

Note: The Sahya is the northern part of the Western Ghats, as distinguished from the Malaya or southern part of them.

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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.

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Shaktism (Shakta philosophy)

Source: Google Books: Manthanabhairavatantram

Sahya (सह्य) refers to a Mahāpīṭha (main sacred seat) and one of the ten places visited by the Goddess on her pilgrimage, according to Tantric texts such as the Kubjikāmata-tantra, the earliest popular and most authoritative Tantra of the Kubjikā cult.—Accordingly, “[...] Having said this, the Great Goddess (maheśānī) went to the great forest called Sahya. She filled the triple universe with the flames of her complete (saṃpūrṇa) maṇḍala. (She filled) the entire universe without residue, (and the world) within (the area demarcated by the mountain) Lokāloka”.—(Cf. Ṣaṭsāhasrasaṃhitā verse 1.36-37, 4.5, 4.26-132)

Note: The forest to which the Kubjikāmatatantra refers draws its name from the well-known Sahya mountain near modern Pune, on which it grows. The goddess transforms this place into the sacred mountain called Full—Pūrṇagiri. Its new name is derived from the “complete (saṃpūrṇa) maṇḍala” of energy that encompassed the entire universe. The mountain is not only itself full of the flaming energy of the goddess; it also marks the centre from which the goddess radiates it.

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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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India history and geography

Source: Geography in Ancient Indian inscriptions

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: Nilamata Purana: a cultural and literary study (history)

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

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The history of India traces the identification of countries, villages, towns and other regions of India, as well as mythology, zoology, 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

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

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

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sāhya (साह्य).—n Assistance. Companionship.

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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 dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical 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) Uttararāmacarita 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; Kirātārjunīya 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: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Edgerton Buddhist Hybrid Sanskrit Dictionary

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

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

Sahya (सह्य).—A. See sah. B. i. e. saha + ya, I. adj. Powerful, strong. Ii. n. 1. Health, convalescence. 2. Assistance, [Rāmāyaṇa] 6, 3, 26. C. m. The name of a range of mountains, [Kirātārjunīya] 18, 5.

— Cf. perhaps and in [Latin] sanus, but questionable on account of [Anglo-Saxon.] sund; [Old High German.] ga-sunt (perhaps = saha + vant).

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

Sahya (सह्य).—[adjective] to be borne or endured, tolerable, resistibls ([abstract] [feminine]); [Name] of a mountain.

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Sāhya (साह्य).—[neuter] assistance, help.

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

1) Sahya (सह्य):—[from sah] mfn. to be borne or endured, endurable, tolerable, resistible, [Mahābhārata; Rāmāyaṇa] etc.

2) [v.s. ...] able to bear, equal to, [Horace H. Wilson]

3) [v.s. ...] powerful, strong, [ib.]

4) [v.s. ...] sweet, agreeable, [Horace H. Wilson]

5) [v.s. ...] m. Name of one of the 7 principal ranges of mountains in India (See kula-giri)

6) [v.s. ...] of a mountainous district (in which the Go-dāvarī rises in the Name W of the Deccan), [Mahābhārata; Varāha-mihira’s Bṛhat-saṃhitā] etc.

7) [v.s. ...] of a son of Vivasvat ([varia lectio] mahya), [Mahābhārata]

8) [v.s. ...] mn. help. assistance (oftener sāhya), [Mahābhārata; Harivaṃśa]

9) [v.s. ...] m. health, convalescence, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

10) Sāhya (साह्य):—[from sāh] a n. conquering, overthrowing, victory (See abhimāti-, nṛ-, and pṛtanā-ṣāhya)

11) [v.s. ...] aid, assistance (often [varia lectio] sahya; with √kṛ or , ‘to give assistance’), [Mahābhārata; Rāmāyaṇa] etc.

12) [v.s. ...] conjunction, society, fellowship (in this meaning perhaps [from] saha or contracted from sāhāyya), [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

13) [from sāhitya] b See [column]1.

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

1) Sahya (सह्य):—(hyaḥ) 1. m. Mountainous country towards Punā, &c. n. Health. a. To be endured; equal to; agreeable; powerful.

2) Sāhya (साह्य):—(hyaṃ) 1. n. Society; conjunction.

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

Sahya (सह्य) in the Sanskrit language is related to the Prakrit word: Sajjha.

[Sanskrit to German]

Sahya in German

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Hindi dictionary

Source: DDSA: A practical Hindi-English dictionary

Sahya (सह्य) [Also spelled sahy]:—(a) tolerable, endurable; hence ~[] (nf).

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Kannada-English dictionary

Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Sahya (ಸಹ್ಯ):—

1) [noun] that can be tolerated, endured; tolerable; endurable.

2) [noun] fitting; seemly; proper.

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Sahya (ಸಹ್ಯ):—

1) [noun] = ಸಹ್ಯಾದ್ರಿ [sahyadri].

2) [noun] freedom from disease, pain, etc.; health.

3) [noun] the act of cooperating; help extended to another; cooperation.

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Sāhya (ಸಾಹ್ಯ):—[noun] a helping or being helped; help.

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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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