Samipya, Sāmīpya: 16 definitions


Samipya means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Marathi, Hindi. 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.

Alternative spellings of this word include Samipy.

In Hinduism

Vastushastra (architecture)

Source: McGill: The architectural theory of the Mānasāra

Sāmīpya (सामीप्य) refers to the second of four kinds of devotees (bhakta), according to the Mānasāra LIX, 1-2. According to the Mānasāra LIX, 3-4, “Jñāna and vairāgya yoked together is stated as sāmīpya”. Sāmīpya, is “being near the deity”.

In the state of sāmīpya, bhakti is significant by its absence: only jñāna and vairāgya are present. The attitude of bhakti thus eliminated, dispassion or detachment towards the world dominates this state. In other words, the “turning away from the world” is more complete.

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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.

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Shaivism (Shaiva philosophy)

Source: McGill: The architectural theory of the Mānasāra (shaivism)

Sāmīpya (सामीप्य) refers to the second state of a devotee (bhakta).—These four states are explained in not only abstract, philosophical, but also concrete, relational, terms in the Śaiva Siddhānta tradition. Thus, in sālokya, the relationship of devotee to deity is servile (servant-master), in sāmīpya, filial (son-father), in sārūpya, fraternal (as between friends), and in sāyūjya, amorous (as between loyers). The first three prepare the devotee for the fourth.

The four classes of devotees or the states of spiritual life somewhat correspond to the four divisions of the Āgamas and the four modes of sādhana, spiritual practice, they entail. Thus, sālokya corresponds to carya, ritual and moral conduct, sāmīpya to kriyā, architectural and iconographic making, sārūpya to yoga, meditation, and sāyūjya ta jñānapada, theology and gnosis.

Source: Brill: Śaivism and the Tantric Traditions

Sāmīpya (सामीप्य) refers to “(being in) the vicinity (of the Lord)”.—(Cf. Jayaratha’s commentary on the Tantrāloka 15.13.246).—As Watson et al. (2013, 249–250 and note 167) discuss, an example of a “lower” level of liberation, associated with Paurāṇic spiritual goals, is to become a gaṇapati, or chief attendant, of the lord, thus experiencing being in the same world (sālokya) as the Lord or in his vicinity (sāmīpya)—spiritual goals, as the authors point out, which are also expressed in the lay literature of early medieval India, such as the old Skandapurāṇa and Śivadharmaśāstra.

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Shaiva (शैव, śaiva) or Shaivism (śaivism) represents a tradition of Hinduism worshiping Shiva as the supreme being. Closely related to Shaktism, Shaiva literature includes a range of scriptures, including Tantras, while the root of this tradition may be traced back to the ancient Vedas.

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Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

Source: Shiva Purana - English Translation

Sāmīpya (सामीप्य) refers to one of the five types of salvation, according to the Śivapurāṇa 1.9. Accordingly, “[...] worshipping me in my supreme phallic form at this place and performing the other sacred rites shall accord the five types of salvation—Sālokya, Sāmīpya, Sārūpya, Sārṣṭi and Sāyujya. May all of you achieve all your cherished desires”.

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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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Vaishnavism (Vaishava dharma)

Source: Pure Bhakti: Bhajana-rahasya - 2nd Edition

Sāmīpya (सामीप्य) refers to:—The liberation of becoming a personal associate of Śrī Bhagavān. (cf. Glossary page from Bhajana-Rahasya).

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Vaishnava (वैष्णव, vaiṣṇava) or vaishnavism (vaiṣṇavism) represents a tradition of Hinduism worshipping Vishnu as the supreme Lord. Similar to the Shaktism and Shaivism traditions, Vaishnavism also developed as an individual movement, famous for its exposition of the dashavatara (‘ten avatars of Vishnu’).

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Languages of India and abroad

Marathi-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

sāmīpya (सामीप्य).—n (S) Proximity, contiguity, nearness. 2 The beatitude described under samīpatā.

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

sāmīpya (सामीप्य).—n Proximity, contiguity.

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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

Sāmīpya (सामीप्य).—

1) Vicinity, nearness, proximity.

2) Nearness to the deity (one of the four states of beatitude).

-pyaḥ A neighbour.

Derivable forms: sāmīpyam (सामीप्यम्).

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

Sāmīpya (सामीप्य).—n.

(-pyaṃ) Proximity, nearness. m.

(-pyaḥ) A neighbour. E. samīpa near, ṣyañ aff.

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

Sāmīpya (सामीप्य).— i. e. samīpa + ya, I. m. A neighbour, [Sāvitryupākhyāna] 2, 8. Ii. n. Proximity.

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

Sāmīpya (सामीप्य).—[adjective] neighbouring, [masculine] neighbour, [neuter] neighbourhood, nearness (in [space and time]).

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

1) Sāmīpya (सामीप्य):—mfn. ([from] samīpa) neighbouring, a neighbour, [Mahābhārata]

2) n. neighbourhood, nearness, proximity (in space and time), [Sāṃkhyakārikā; Sāhitya-darpaṇa; Bhāgavata-purāṇa]

3) nearness to the deity (as one of the four states of beatitude; cf. sālokya), [Monier-Williams’ Sanskrit-English Dictionary]

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

Sāmīpya (सामीप्य):—(pyaṃ) 1. n. Proximity.

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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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Hindi dictionary

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Source: DDSA: A practical Hindi-English dictionary

Sāmīpya (सामीप्य) [Also spelled samipy]:—(nm) proximity, nearness; vicinity.

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Kannada-English dictionary

Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Sāmīpya (ಸಾಮೀಪ್ಯ):—

1) [noun] the fact of being close to another; nearness; proximity.

2) [noun] (phil.) a kind of salvation in which the individual soul, after being released from the worldly bondages, remains close to the Supreme Being.

3) [noun] a man who attained this stage.

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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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