Vayaviya, Vāyavīya: 8 definitions


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Alternative spellings of this word include Vayviy.

In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

[«previous next»] — Vayaviya in Purana glossary
Source: 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.
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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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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).

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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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Ayurveda (science of life)

Nighantu (Synonyms and Characteristics of Drugs and technical terms)

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.

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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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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Vāyavīya (वायवीय).—a. Relating to the wind, aerial; वायव्यस्तु गुणः स्पर्शः (vāyavyastu guṇaḥ sparśaḥ) Mahābhārata (Bombay) 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 to German]

Vayaviya 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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Hindi dictionary

[«previous next»] — Vayaviya in Hindi glossary
Source: DDSA: A practical Hindi-English dictionary

Vāyavīya (वायवीय) [Also spelled vayviy]:—(a) aerial; windy, airy, ethereal, impalpable; ~[] impalpability.

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