Shadanganyasa, Ṣaḍaṅganyāsa, Shadanga-nyasa: 3 definitions


Shadanganyasa means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, 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.

The Sanskrit term Ṣaḍaṅganyāsa can be transliterated into English as Sadanganyasa or Shadanganyasa, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Pancaratra (worship of Nārāyaṇa)

[«previous next»] — Shadanganyasa in Pancaratra glossary
Source: Catalogue of Pancaratra Agama Texts

Ṣaḍaṅganyāsa (षडङ्गन्यास) (or simply Ṣaḍaṅga) refers to one of the Nyāsas performed during the Bhūtaśuddhi (“purification of the spirits”), according to the eleventh chapter of the Agastyasaṃhitā (agastya-suīkṣṇa-saṃvāda edition), an ancient Pāñcarātra Āgama text dealing with the worship of Rāma, Sītā, Lakṣmaṇa and Hanumān.—[Cf. the bhūtaśuddhi]

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Pancaratra (पाञ्चरात्र, pāñcarātra) represents a tradition of Hinduism where Narayana is revered and worshipped. Closeley related to Vaishnavism, the Pancaratra literature includes various Agamas and tantras incorporating many Vaishnava philosophies.

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Marathi-English dictionary

[«previous next»] — Shadanganyasa in Marathi glossary
Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

ṣaḍaṅganyāsa (षडंगन्यास).—m S Touching the body in six places (viz. the breast, the crown, the shenḍi, the two shoulders, the region betwixt the eye-brows) during worship, reciting mantras &c.

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

ṣaḍaṅganyāsa (षडंगन्यास).—m Touching the body in six places during worship, reciting mantra &c.

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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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