Svedaja, aka: Sveda-ja; 10 Definition(s)
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Purana and Itihasa (epic history)
Svedaja (स्वेदज)—One of the four Classification of Animals (paśu), according to the Vāyu Purāṇa (23.101).Source: Google Books: Cultural History from the Vāyu Purāna
Svedaja (स्वेदज).—An asura (demon). (See under Raktaja).Source: archive.org: Puranic Encyclopaedia
Svedaja (स्वेदज).—Ants, worms, etc.*
- * Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa III. 7. 424-6; Vāyu-purāṇa 30. 101, 227.
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.
Shaktism (Shakta philosophy)
Svedaja (स्वेदज, “born out of sweats”):—One of the four classes of Jīva (‘living beings’). They are endowed with the fruits of their past Karmas, wether auspicious or inauspicious. See the Devī-bhāgavata-purāṇa 3.13.25 (chapter on the Devī-yajña).Source: Wisdom Library: Śrīmad Devī Bhāgavatam
Shakta (शाक्त, śākta) or Shaktism (śāktism) represents a tradition of Hinduism where the Goddess (Devi) is revered and worshipped. Shakta literature includes a range of scriptures, including various Agamas and Tantras, although its roots may be traced back to the Vedas.
Samkhya (school of philosophy)
Svedaja (स्वेदज) refers to “generated by warm vapour or sweat”, eg. insects, and represents a division of human creation (mānuṣasarga or mānuṣyasarga) according to the Sāṃkhyakārikā. It is also known by the name Ūṣmaja. The mānuṣasarga is one of the three types of elemental creation, also known as bhautikasarga.
The Sāṃkhyakārikā by Iśvarakṛṣṇa is the earliest extant text of the Sāṃkhya school of philosophy and dates from the 4th century CE. It contains 72 Sanskrit verses and contents include epistemology and the theory of causation.Source: Wisdom Library: Sāṃkhya philosophy
Samkhya (सांख्य, Sāṃkhya) is a dualistic school of Hindu philosophy (astika) and is closeley related to the Yoga school. Samkhya philosophy accepts three pramanas (‘proofs’) only as valid means of gaining knowledge. Another important concept is their theory of evolution, revolving around prakriti (matter) and purusha (consciousness).
General definition (in Hinduism)
Svedaja (स्वेदज, ‘born of sweat’)—that is, ‘engendered by hot moisture’—is used in the Aitareya-upaniṣad (iii.3,3) as a term designating a class of creatures comprising vermin of all sorts. The Mānava-dharma-śāstra (i. 45) explains it as ‘flies, mosquitos, lice, bugs, and so forth’.Source: archive.org: Vedic index of Names and Subjects
Languages of India and abroad
svēdaja (स्वेदज).—a (S) Engendered by sweat, steam, or warm vapor;--as insects, vermin, worms.Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary
svēdaja (स्वेदज).—n Engendered by sweat or steam.Source: DDSA: The Aryabhusan school dictionary, Marathi-English
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.
Svedaja (स्वेदज).—a. generated by warm vapour or sweat (said of insects).
Svedaja is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms sveda and ja (ज).Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary
(-jaḥ-jā-jaṃ) Engendered by heat and damp, as insects and worms. E. sveda sweat or vapour, and ja produced.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Sanskrit, also spelled संस्कृतम् (saṃskṛtam), is an ancient language of India commonly seen as the grandmother of the Indo-European language family. 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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