Vayaviya, Vāyavīya: 7 definitions
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Purana and Itihasa (epic history)Source: archive.org: Shiva Purana - English Translation
Vāyavīya (वायवीय) or Vāyavīyasaṃhitā refers to one of the seven books (saṃhitās) of the Śiva-purāṇa, according to the Śivapurāṇa-māhātmya 1.30-34.—“[...] This work consists of twenty-four thousand verses divided into seven saṃhitās (compendiums) [viz., vāyavīya-saṃhitā]. The three kinds of Devotion [(1) by meditation, (2) recital of prayer and (3) acts of worship and service] are fully explained in it. It must be listened to with great respect. [...] This divine Purāṇa of seven saṃhitās and called after Śiva stands on an equal footing with Brahman (i.e. Vedic Texts) and accords an achievement that is superior to everything else. He who reads the entire Śivapurāṇa without omitting any of the seven saṃhitās can be called a Jīvanmukta (a living liberated soul)”.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index
Vāyavīya (वायवीय).—A purāṇa narrated by Vāyu including the māhātmya of Rudra dealing with Śvetakalpa; of 24000 ślokas; he who copies this and makes a gift of it on the Śrāvaṇa day of the Śrāvaṇa month attains the kingdom of Śiva: is vāyu purāṇa.*
- * Matsya-purāṇa 53. 18.
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.
Pancaratra (worship of Nārāyaṇa)Source: Shodhganga: Iconographical representations of Śiva (pancaratra)
Vāyavīya (वायवीय) or Vāyavīyasaṃhitā is the name of a Vaiṣṇava Āgama scripture, classified as a tāmasa type of the Muniprokta group of Pāñcarātra Āgamas. The vaiṣṇavāgamas represent one of the three classes of āgamas (traditionally communicated wisdom).—Texts of the Pāñcara Āgamas are divided in to two sects. It is believed that Lord Vāsudeva revealed the first group of texts which are called Divya and the next group is called Muniprokta which are further divided in to three viz. a. Sāttvika. b. Rājasa. c. Tāmasa (e.g., Vāyavīya-saṃhitā).
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.
Ayurveda (science of life)Source: WorldCat: Rāj nighaṇṭu
Vāyavīya (वायवीय) or Vāyavīyakṣetra refers to “aerial land” and represents one of the five classifications of “land” (kṣetra), as defined in the first chapter (ānūpādi-varga) of the 13th-century Raj Nighantu or Rājanighaṇṭu (an Ayurvedic encyclopedia). Accordingly, “the smoke-coloured places full of smokey stones and fast running dears on hexagonal stretches surrounded by rough shrubs, grass and dry trees and vegetations is called vāyavīya-kṣetra or Arial land”.
Substances (dravya) pertaining to Vāyavīya-kṣetra are known as Vāyavyadravya—Dravyas are cold and hot. Amla (acidic) or feeble in nature.
Āyurveda (आयुर्वेद, ayurveda) is a branch of Indian science dealing with medicine, herbalism, taxology, anatomy, surgery, alchemy and related topics. Traditional practice of Āyurveda in ancient India dates back to at least the first millenium BC. Literature is commonly written in Sanskrit using various poetic metres.
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Sanskrit dictionarySource: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary
Vāyavīya (वायवीय).—a. Relating to the wind, aerial; वायव्यस्तु गुणः स्पर्शः (vāyavyastu guṇaḥ sparśaḥ) Mb.12.184.36
-vāyavyā the northwest.
See also (synonyms): vāyavya.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Vāyavīya (वायवीय):—[from vāyu] mfn. relating to the air or the wind or the god of the wind, windy, aerial, [Yājñavalkya; Suśruta etc.]
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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Search found 6 books and stories containing Vayaviya, Vāyavīya; (plurals include: Vayaviyas, Vāyavīyas). You can also click to the full overview containing English textual excerpts. Below are direct links for the most relevant articles:
The Shiva Purana (by J. L. Shastri)
Chapter 1 - Origin of the sacred lore < [Section 7.1 - Vāyavīya-saṃhitā (1)]
The Vishnu Purana (by Horace Hayman Wilson)
A History of Indian Philosophy Volume 5 (by Surendranath Dasgupta)
Part 3 - Māṇikka-vāchakar and Śaiva Siddhānta < [Chapter XXXVIII - Śaiva Philosophy in some of the Important texts]
Part 1 - The Śaiva Philosophy in the Śiva-mahāpurāṇa < [Chapter XXXVII - The Śaiva Philosophy in the Purāṇas]
Part 1 - Introductory < [Chapter XXXVI - Philosophy of Śrīkaṇṭha]
The Skanda Purana (by G. V. Tagare)
Chapter 177 - The Greatness of Bhūtīśvara (Bhūti-īśvara-tīrtha) < [Section 3 - Revā-khaṇḍa]
Chapter 7 - Different Tīrthas on Aruṇācala < [Section 3a - Arunācala-khaṇḍa (Pūrvārdha)]
Chapter 1 - Purāṇa Texts Described < [Section 3 - Revā-khaṇḍa]
The Brahmanda Purana (by G.V. Tagare)
Chapter 40 - The narrative of Bhārgava Paraśurāma (d): King Kārttavīrya slain < [Section 3 - Upodghāta-pāda]
Sushruta Samhita, Volume 6: Uttara-tantra (by Kaviraj Kunja Lal Bhishagratna)
Chapter XLVII - Symptoms and Treatment of Alcoholism (Panatyaya) < [Canto III - Kaya-chikitsa-tantra (internal medicine)]