Shyenapata, Śyenapāta, Shyena-pata: 4 definitions


Shyenapata means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit. 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 Śyenapāta can be transliterated into English as Syenapata or Shyenapata, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Sports, Arts and Entertainment (wordly enjoyments)

[«previous next»] — Shyenapata in Arts glossary
Source: Syainika Sastra of Rudradeva with English Translation (art)

Śyenapātā (श्येनपाता) refers to “hawking”, and represents one of the eight subdivisions of Hunting (mṛgayā) which in turn represents one of the eighteen Addictions or Vices (vyasana), according to the Śyainika-śāstra: a Sanskrit treatise dealing with the divisions and benefits of Hunting and Hawking, written by Rājā Rudradeva (or Candradeva) in possibly the 13th century.—Accordingly, “Śyenapātā or hawking is that kind of intensely delightful hunting in which hawks cast in two different ways by experts, fall upon various kinds of birds. Why hawking is hunting? Is it following the hent of the birds’ inclination or that of others? If you say it is according to the inclination of the wild birds themselves, in that case the term mṛgayā or hunting would be meaningless. [...]”.

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This section covers the skills and profiencies of the Kalas (“performing arts”) and Shastras (“sciences”) involving ancient Indian traditions of sports, games, arts, entertainment, love-making and other means of wordly enjoyments. Traditionally these topics were dealt with in Sanskrit treatises explaing the philosophy and the justification of enjoying the pleasures of the senses.

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Sanskrit dictionary

[«previous next»] — Shyenapata in Sanskrit glossary
Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Śyenapāta (श्येनपात).—the swoop of a hawk or eagle; वडवे इव संयुक्ते श्येनपाते दिवौकसाम् (vaḍave iva saṃyukte śyenapāte divaukasām) Mahābhārata (Bombay) 3.133.26.

Derivable forms: śyenapātaḥ (श्येनपातः).

Śyenapāta is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms śyena and pāta (पात).

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

1) Śyenapāta (श्येनपात):—[=śyena-pāta] [from śyena > śyeta] m. an eagle’s flight (a favourite feat of jugglers), [Daśakumāra-carita] (cf. [Pāṇini 6-3, 71])

2) [v.s. ...] mfn. flying along like an eagle, [Mahābhārata]

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Shyenapata 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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