Shakhya, Sakhya, Śākhya: 13 definitions
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The Sanskrit term Śākhya can be transliterated into English as Sakhya or Shakhya, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).
Alternative spellings of this word include Sakhy.
Purana and Itihasa (epic history)Source: archive.org: Shiva Purana - English Translation
Sakhya (सख्य) refers to “friendliness” and represents one of the nine-fold (navadhā) devotion (bhakti), as explained in the Śivapurāṇa 2.2.23, as Śiva said to Satī:—“[...] O Goddess Satī, listen, I shall explain the great principle whereby the remorseful creature becomes a liberated soul (mukta). [...] Devotion (bhakti) to me is considered as the bestower of worldly pleasures and salvation. It is achievable only by my grace. It is nine-fold (navadhā) [viz., sakhya]. There is no difference between devotion and perfect knowledge. A person who is engrossed in devotion enjoys perpetual happiness. Perfect knowledge never descends in a vicious person averse to devotion. [...] According to scholars O Goddess, the nine ancillary adjuncts are:—[viz., sakhya, ‘friendliness’...]. O Śiva, its further subdivisions too have been explained”.
Sakhya (‘friendliness’) detailed explanation: “the belief—‘whatever god bestows on me, good or bad, is for my welfare’—is the characteristic sign of friendliness”.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index
1a) Śākhya (शाख्य).—A heretical sect.*
- * Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa III. 14. 39.
1b) A gotrakara.*
- * Matsya-purāṇa 197. 1.
Sākhya (साख्य) is a name mentioned in the Mahābhārata (cf. IX.44.49) and represents one of the many proper names used for people and places. Note: The Mahābhārata (mentioning Sākhya) is a Sanskrit epic poem consisting of 100,000 ślokas (metrical verses) and is over 2000 years old.
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.
Vaishnavism (Vaishava dharma)Source: Pure Bhakti: Bhajana-rahasya - 2nd Edition
Sakhya (सख्य) refers to:—Love or attachment for Śrī Kṛṣṇa that is expressed in the mood of a friend; one of the five primary relationships with Śrī Kṛṣṇa. (cf. Glossary page from Bhajana-Rahasya).
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’).
Languages of India and abroad
Pali-English dictionarySource: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary
sakhya : (nt.) friendship.Source: Sutta: The Pali Text Society's Pali-English Dictionary
Sakhya, (nt.) (Sk. sākhya; cp. sakkhī) friendship J. II, 409; VI, 353 sq. (Page 661)
Pali is the language of the Tipiṭaka, which is the sacred canon of Theravāda Buddhism and contains much of the Buddha’s speech. Closeley related to Sanskrit, both languages are used interchangeably between religions.
Marathi-English dictionarySource: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary
sakhya (सख्य).—n (S) Companionship, consociation: also friendship or amity. Ex. of comp. sādhusakhya, rāja- sakhya, strīsakhya, duṣṭasakhya, satsakhya, vidvatsakhya, mitrasakhya. 2 Fellowship or communion with the Deity. Ex. hyāsī āṭha pāyariyā dēdīpyamāna || śravaṇa manana kīrttana || pādasēvana cauthēṃ paiṃ || arcana vandana dāsya sakhya ||. samānaśīlācēṃ sakhya Union or association together of persons of congenial disposition: also that union which consists in congeniality of disposition. samānavyasanācēṃ sakhya See under vyasana. samānaśīla- vyasanaiṣusakhyaṃ Friendship (is or must be) with persons of congenial dispositions and similar habits.
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sākhya (साख्य).—n S Friendship or companionship.Source: DDSA: The Aryabhusan school dictionary, Marathi-English
sakhya (सख्य).—n Companionship; amity. Union or association together.
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sākhya (साख्य).—n Friendship or companionship.
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.
Sanskrit dictionarySource: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary
Sakhya (सख्य).—[sakhyurbhāvaḥ yat]
1) Friendship, intimacy, alliance; मुमूर्च्छ सख्यं रामस्य समानव्यसने हरौ (mumūrccha sakhyaṃ rāmasya samānavyasane harau) R.12.57; तस्यैव मे सौहृदसख्यमैत्री (tasyaiva me sauhṛdasakhyamaitrī) Bhāg.1.81.36; समानशीलव्यसनेषु सख्यम् (samānaśīlavyasaneṣu sakhyam) Subhāṣ.
-sakhyaḥ A friend.
Derivable forms: sakhyam (सख्यम्).
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Derivable forms: sākhyam (साख्यम्).Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary
(-khyaḥ-khyā-khyaṃ) Branching, ramifying. E. śākhā a branch, (literally or figuratively,) and ya aff.
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(-khyaṃ) 1. Friendship. 2. Equality. m.
(-khyaḥ) A friend. E. sakhi a friend, yat aff. of the property or pleonasm.
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(-khyaṃ) Friendship. E. sakhi a friend, yañ aff.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Benfey Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Sakhya (सख्य).—i. e. sakhi + ya, n. 1. Friendship, [Hitopadeśa] 38, 4, M. M. 2. Equality, [Mānavadharmaśāstra] 2, 134.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Cappeller Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Sakhya (सख्य).—[neuter] friendship, fellowship, relationship.
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Sākhya (साख्य).—[neuter] association, party; friendship, affection.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary
1) Śākhya (शाख्य):—[from śākh] mfn. resembling a branch, [Pāṇini 5-3, 103]
2) [v.s. ...] belonging to the branch of a tree, branching, ramifying ([literally] and [figuratively]), [Horace H. Wilson]
3) Sakhya (सख्य):—[from sac] n. friendship, intimacy with, relation to ([locative case] or [instrumental case] with and without samam, saha etc.), fellowship, community, [Ṛg-veda]; etc.
4) Sākhya (साख्य):—[from sākheya] n. association, party, [Ṛg-veda; Kātyāyana-śrauta-sūtra]
5) [v.s. ...] friendship ([probably] [wrong reading] for sakhya), [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]
6) [v.s. ...] mfn. = sākheya, [Kātyāyana-śrauta-sūtra]
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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