Vaigunya, Vaiguṇya: 12 definitions


Vaigunya 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

Pancaratra (worship of Nārāyaṇa)

Source: University of Vienna: Sudarśana's Worship at the Royal Court According to the Ahirbudhnyasaṃhitā

Vaiguṇya (वैगुण्य) refers to “defectiveness” (of the King) (as opposed to Sādguṇya—‘excellences’), according to the Ahirbudhnyasaṃhitā, belonging to the Pāñcarātra tradition which deals with theology, rituals, iconography, narrative mythology and others.—Accordingly, “For only the Court Officiant accomplishes for Kings all seen and unseen aims, especially when this Deity is installed, worshipped and so on. Any defectiveness (vaiguṇya) of his (i.e. of the King) is due to the faults of the Court Officiant, and similarly [every] excellence (sādguṇya) of the same King in [the performance of] rituals [depends on the Officiant], oh Master of the Earth!”.

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Pancaratra (पाञ्चरात्र, pāñcarātra) represents a tradition of Hinduism where Narayana is revered and worshipped. Closeley related to Vaishnavism, the Pancaratra literature includes various Agamas and tantras incorporating many Vaishnava philosophies.

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Sports, Arts and Entertainment (wordly enjoyments)

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Source: Syainika Sastra of Rudradeva with English Translation (art)

Vaiguṇya (वैगुण्य) refers to “bad results” (due to a deficient diet), 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, [while discussing the treatment of hawks]: “As an unpaid servant, engaged on board, ought to he given a sufficient quantity of food and that at the expected time, the expiry of which tires out his patience, so the feeding-time of these birds should never be exceeded, nor should there be any variation in the quantity of their food, either of which things will produce bad results (vaiguṇya). [...]”.

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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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Languages of India and abroad

Marathi-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

vaiguṇya (वैगुण्य).—n S Oppositeness or difference of qualities; contrariety or diversity of properties; heterogeneity.

Source: DDSA: The Aryabhusan school dictionary, Marathi-English

vaiguṇya (वैगुण्य).—n Oppositeness, or difference of quality, heterogeneity.

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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: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Vaiguṇya (वैगुण्य).—[viguṇasya bhāvaḥ ṣyañ]

1) Absence of qualities or attributes.

2) Absence of good qualities, a defect, fault, an imperfection.

3) Difference of properties, diversity, contrariety.

4) Inferiority, lowness.

5) Unskilfulness.

Derivable forms: vaiguṇyam (वैगुण्यम्).

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

Vaiguṇya (वैगुण्य).—n. (-ṇya) 1. Absence of attributes or qualities. 2. Contrariety of properties or qualities. 3. Inferiority, badness, vileness. 4. Fault, defect. E. viguṇa void of properties or merit, ṣyañ aff.

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

Vaiguṇya (वैगुण्य).—i. e. vi-guṇa + ya, n. 1. Absence of qualities. 2. Contrariety of qualities. 3. Inferiority, badness, baseness, [Mānavadharmaśāstra] 10, 68. 4. Unskilfulness, [Mānavadharmaśāstra] 8, 293. 5. Fault, defect.

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

Vaiguṇya (वैगुण्य).—[adjective] bad quality, fault, defect.

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

1) Vaiguṇya (वैगुण्य):—n. ([from] vi-guṇa) absence of or freedom from qualities, absence of attributes, [Horace H. Wilson]

2) difference of qualities, contrariety of properties, diversity, [Horace H. Wilson]

3) imperfection, defectiveness (with janmanaḥ, ‘inferiority of birth’), [???; Manu-smṛti] etc.

4) faultiness, badness, unskilfulness, [Manu-smṛti; Mahābhārata [case]]

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

Vaiguṇya (वैगुण्य):—(ṇyaṃ) 1. n. Absence or marring of qualities; fault.

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

Vaiguṇya (वैगुण्य) in the Sanskrit language is related to the Prakrit word: Vaiguṇṇa.

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Vaigunya 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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