Trayimaya, Trayīmaya, Trayi-maya: 7 definitions


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In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

[«previous next»] — Trayimaya in Purana glossary
Source: Shiva Purana - English Translation

Trayīmaya (त्रयीमय) refers to one “who is identical with the three Vedas”, and is used to describe Śiva, according the Śivapurāṇa 2.2.15. Accordingly as Brahmā narrated to Nārada:—“[...] On arrival there, after paying respects to the lord [Śiva] with great excitement we lauded Him with various hymns with palms joined in reverence. The Devas said: [...] Obeisance to Thee whose velocity is unbearable, who hast three Śaktis, who art identical with the three Vedas (Trayīmaya); Obeisance to Thee the delighted protector of immense potentiality”.

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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.

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Vaishnavism (Vaishava dharma)

Source: VedaBase: Śrīmad Bhāgavatam

Trayīmaya (त्रयीमय) refers to the “form of Lord Nārāyaṇa”, and represent and epithet of the Sun-God (Ravi/Saura/Āditya) according to the Śrīmad Bhāgavatam 8.3.13.—Accordingly, “[...] thus the chariot of the sun-god (saura-ratha), which is trayīmaya, or worshiped by the words oṃ bhūr bhuvaḥ svaḥ, travels through the four residences mentioned above at a speed of 3,400,800 yojanas [27,206,400 miles] in a muhūrta”.

Note: The sun-god, who controls the affairs of the entire universe, especially in regard to heat, light, seasonal changes and so on, is considered an expansion of Nārāyaṇa. He represents the three Vedas-Ṛg, Yajur and Sāma-and therefore he is known as Trayīmaya, the form of Lord Nārāyaṇa. Sometimes the sun-god is also called Sūrya Nārāyaṇa. The sun-god has expanded himself in twelve divisions, and thus he controls the six seasonal changes and causes winter, summer, rain and so on.

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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’).

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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit dictionary

[«previous next»] — Trayimaya in Sanskrit glossary
Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Benfey Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Trayīmaya (त्रयीमय).—[trayī + maya] (see traya), adj., f. , Consisting of the three Vedas, [Bhāgavata-Purāṇa, (ed. Burnouf.)] 3, 13, 40.

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

Trayīmaya (त्रयीमय).—[feminine] ī consisting of or based upon the three (Vedas).

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

Trayīmaya (त्रयीमय):—[=trayī-maya] [from trayī > traya] mf(ī)n. consisting of or containing or resting on the 3 Vedas, [Bhāgavata-purāṇa] (the sun, [v, 20, 4]; the sun’s chariot, 21, 12), [Mārkaṇḍeya-purāṇa xxix; Kūrma-purāṇa i, 20, 66] (Rudra), [Siṃhāsana-dvātriṃśikā or vikramāditya-caritra, jaina recension xviii.]

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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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