Sodhya, Sōdhyā, Sodhyā, Shodhya: 10 definitions


Sodhya 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.

In Hinduism

Shaivism (Shaiva philosophy)

Source: Brill: Śaivism and the Tantric Traditions

Śodhya (शोध्य) [=Āśodhya?] refers to “having purified”, according to the Jñānaratnāvalī, (p. 268).—Accordingly, “Having purified (āśodhya) the śivadharmī, he should join him with the highest cosmic level, and after having performed his post-initiatory obligations liberation will come about at death. Having lifted up the lokadharmī to the desired [level] of the presiding deity, he should bring about the qualities of this [deity in the candidate] or [unite him] in Śiva, for those who desire liberation”

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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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Ganitashastra (Mathematics and Algebra)

Source: Hindu Mathematics

Śodhya (शोध्य) refers to the “minuend (place)” in Ghanamūla (“cube-root”), which refers to one of the twenty operations (logistics) of pāṭīgaṇita (“science of calculation which requires the use of writing material—the board”), according to Pṛthudakasvāmī’s commentary on the Brāhmasphuṭasiddhānta by Brahmagupta, a Sanskrit treatise on ancient Indian mathematics (gaṇita-śāstra) and astronomy from the 7th century.—The Hindu terms for the cube- root are ghanamūla, ghanapada.

Āryabhaṭa II (950) in the Mahāsiddhānta: “Ghana (i.e., the place from which cube is subtracted), bhājya (i.e., the ‘dividend’ place) and śodhya (i.e., the ‘minuend’ place) are the denominations (of the places). Subtract the (greatest) cube from its own place (i.e., from the numbers up to the last ghana digit); bring down the bhājya digit and divide it 3 by thrice the square of the cube-root which has been permanently placed. Place the quotient in the line (of the root). The square of this (quotient) multiplied by thrice the previous root is subtracted from its own place (i.e., the śodhya place) and its cube from the ghana place. If the above operations be possible then this (i.e., the number in the line) is the root so far. Then bringing down the bhājya digit continue the process as before (till it ends)”.

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Ganitashastra (शिल्पशास्त्र, gaṇitaśāstra) refers to the ancient Indian science of mathematics, algebra, number theory, arithmetic, etc. Closely allied with astronomy, both were commonly taught and studied in universities, even since the 1st millennium BCE. Ganita-shastra also includes ritualistic math-books such as the Shulba-sutras.

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Languages of India and abroad

Marathi-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

sōdhyā (सोध्या).—Better sōdā &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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Sanskrit dictionary

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

Śodhya (शोध्य).—mfn.

(-dhyaḥ-dhyā-dhyaṃ) 1. To be purified, cleaned, refined, &c. 2. Payable, due. 3. To be subtracted. m.

(-dhyaḥ) An accused person, one to be justified or tried. n.

(-dhyaṃ) A constant number to be subtracted in some astronomical computation. E. śudh to be pure, yat aff.

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

Śodhya (शोध्य).—[adjective] to be cleansed or purified, corrected or improved.

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

1) Śodhya (शोध्य):—[from śoddhavya] mfn. to be cleansed or purified or refined or corrected or improved, [Manu-smṛti; Yājñavalkya] etc.

2) [v.s. ...] to be discharged, payable, due, [Horace H. Wilson]

3) [v.s. ...] to be subtracted, [Varāha-mihira’s Bṛhat-saṃhitā [Scholiast or Commentator]]

4) [v.s. ...] m. an accused person, one to be tried or cleared, [Horace H. Wilson]

5) [v.s. ...] n. (in arith.) a constant number to be subtracted, [ib.]

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

Śodhya (शोध्य):—[(dhyaḥ-dhyā-dhyaṃ) a.] That should be purified; payable. m. One accused and to be tried. n. A constant number to be subtracted.

Source: DDSA: Paia-sadda-mahannavo; a comprehensive Prakrit Hindi dictionary (S)

Śodhya (शोध्य) in the Sanskrit language is related to the Prakrit word: Sojjha.

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Sodhya 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

Śōdhya (ಶೋಧ್ಯ):—

1) [adjective] that is to be cleansed.

2) [adjective] that to be corrected.

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Śōdhya (ಶೋಧ್ಯ):—

1) [noun] a man who is to be examined for something concealed.

2) [noun] the mathematical process of finding the difference between two numbers or quantities; subtraction.

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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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