Samsevya, Saṃsevya: 6 definitions

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Samsevya means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, 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.

In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

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Source: archive.org: Shiva Purana - English Translation

Saṃsevya (संसेव्य) refers to “one freed from wrong notions” [? i..e, ‘one worthy of being honoured’ ?], according to the Śivapurāṇa 2.3.36 (“The statements of the seven sages”).—Accordingly, after the mountains spoke to Himavat (Himācala): “On hearing the words of Meru and others, Himācala was greatly pleased and Pārvatī laughed within herself. Arundhatī too convinced Menā with reasoned statements and examples from various mythological legends. Then the wife of the mountain too was delightedly convinced. She entertained Arundhatī, the sages and the mountain with a grand feast and then took food herself. Then the chief of mountains, freed from wrong notions [+ susaṃsevya ?] and grown wise, spoke with palms joined in reverence and mind extremely delighted. [...]”.

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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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In Jainism

General definition (in Jainism)

Source: The University of Sydney: A study of the Twelve Reflections

Saṃsevya (संसेव्य) refers to “having honoured”, according to the 11th century Jñānārṇava, a treatise on Jain Yoga in roughly 2200 Sanskrit verses composed by Śubhacandra.—Accordingly, “Homage to that wishing tree that is the doctrine which is certainly succulent with compassion, by which the world is made pure, indeed by which it is maintained. That very same doctrine is proclaimed by the Jinas as possessed of ten characteristics, having honoured (saṃsevya) even a part of which those who have subdued their senses obtain liberation”.

Synonyms: Sevitvā.

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Jainism is an Indian religion of Dharma whose doctrine revolves around harmlessness (ahimsa) towards every living being. The two major branches (Digambara and Svetambara) of Jainism stimulate self-control (or, shramana, ‘self-reliance’) and spiritual development through a path of peace for the soul to progess to the ultimate goal.

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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit dictionary

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

Saṃsevya (संसेव्य).—[adjective] to be frequented, served, honoured, worshipped, used, employed.

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

1) Saṃsevya (संसेव्य):—[=saṃ-sevya] [from saṃ-sevana > saṃ-sev] mfn. to be (or being) frequented, [Kathāsaritsāgara]

2) [v.s. ...] to be served or worshipped, [Pañcarātra]

3) [v.s. ...] to be used or employed or practised or indulged in [Mahābhārata; Bhāgavata-purāṇa]

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Samsevya 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

Saṃsēvya (ಸಂಸೇವ್ಯ):—[adjective] worthy of being served reverentially.

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Saṃsēvya (ಸಂಸೇವ್ಯ):—

1) [noun] that which is worthy of being served.

2) [noun] that which is (religiously) served.

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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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