Vayavya, Vāyavya, Vāyavyā: 16 definitions

Introduction

Introduction:

Vayavya means something in Buddhism, Pali, Hinduism, Sanskrit, Marathi, Hindi. 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.

Alternative spellings of this word include Vayavy.

In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

Source: Wisdom Library: The Matsya-purāṇa

Vāyavyā (वायव्या) is the name of a mind-born ‘divine mother’ (mātṛ), created for the purpose of drinking the blood of the Andhaka demons, according to the Matsya-purāṇa 179.8. The Andhaka demons spawned out of every drop of blood spilled from the original Andhakāsura (Andhaka-demon). According to the Matsya-purāṇa 179.35, “Most terrible they (e.g., Vāyavyā) all drank the blood of those Andhakas and become exceedingly satiated.”

The Matsyapurāṇa is categorised as a Mahāpurāṇa, and was originally composed of 20,000 metrical verses, dating from the 1st-millennium BCE. The narrator is Matsya, one of the ten major avatars of Viṣṇu.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index

1) Vāyavya (वायव्य).—A muhūrta of the night.*

  • * Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa III. 3. 43; Vāyu-purāṇa 66. 44.

2a) Vāyavyā (वायव्या).—The region of Vāyu.*

  • * Bhāgavata-purāṇa X. 89. 44.

2b) A mind-born mother.*

  • * Matsya-purāṇa 179. 10.
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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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Shaivism (Shaiva philosophy)

Source: Shodhganga: Iconographical representations of Śiva

Vāyavya (वायव्य) or Vāyavyāgama refers to one of upāgamas (supplementary scriptures) of the Bimbāgama which is one of the twenty-eight Siddhāntāgama: a classification of the Śaiva division of Śaivāgamas. The Śaivāgamas represent the wisdom that has come down from lord Śiva, received by Pārvatī and accepted by Viṣṇu. The purpose of revealing upāgamas (e.g., Vāyavya Āgama) is to explain more elaborately than that of mūlāgamas (e.g., Bimba-āgama) and to include any new idea if not dealt in mūlāgamas.

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Shaiva (शैव, śaiva) or Shaivism (śaivism) represents a tradition of Hinduism worshiping Shiva as the supreme being. Closely related to Shaktism, Shaiva literature includes a range of scriptures, including Tantras, while the root of this tradition may be traced back to the ancient Vedas.

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Shaktism (Shakta philosophy)

Source: Kamakoti Mandali: The Yoginis of Narasimha Vyuha

Vāyavyā (वायव्या) is the name of a Mātṛkā-Śakti created by Mahārudra in order to control the plague of demons created by Andhakāsura.—Accordingly, Andhaka-Asura tried to kidnap Umā (Devī Pārvatī), and was fiercely attacked by Mahārudra who shot arrows at him from his mahāpināka. when the arrows pierced the body of Andhakāsura, drops of blood fell to earth and from those drops, thousands of Andhakas arose. To control this plague of demons, Mahārudra created Mātṛkā-Śaktis [viz., Vāyavyā] and ordered them to drink the blood of the demons and drain them dry.

Source: Kamakoti Mandali: Nrisimha matrika-mandala

Vāyavyā (वायव्या) refers to one of the various Mātṛkā-Śaktis created by Rudra in order to destroy the clones that spawned from Andhaka’s body.—Accordingly, [...] Andhakāsura attempted to abduct Girājanandinī (Pārvatī) and thus ensued a fierce battle between Andhakāsura and the great Rudra, the Lord of Umā. Like raktabīja, every drop of blood that fell from the body of Andhaka created another Asura like him and in no time, the entire world was filled with Andhakas. To destroy the growing number of Andhakas, Rudra created innumerable Mātṛkā-Śaktis [viz., Vāyavyā]. These Śaktis of immense power at once began to drink every drop of blood that flowed from the body of Andhaka, but they could still not effectively contain the emergence of more and more demons.

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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.

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In Buddhism

Tibetan Buddhism (Vajrayana or tantric Buddhism)

Source: Wisdom Library: Tibetan Buddhism

Vāyavyā (वायव्या) refers to one of the various Mātṛs and Mahāmātṛs mentioned as attending the teachings in the 6th century Mañjuśrīmūlakalpa: one of the largest Kriyā Tantras devoted to Mañjuśrī (the Bodhisattva of wisdom) representing an encyclopedia of knowledge primarily concerned with ritualistic elements in Buddhism. The teachings in this text originate from Mañjuśrī and were taught to and by Buddha Śākyamuni in the presence of a large audience (including Vāyavyā).

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Tibetan Buddhism includes schools such as Nyingma, Kadampa, Kagyu and Gelug. Their primary canon of literature is divided in two broad categories: The Kangyur, which consists of Buddha’s words, and the Tengyur, which includes commentaries from various sources. Esotericism and tantra techniques (vajrayāna) are collected indepently.

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Languages of India and abroad

Marathi-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

vāyavya (वायव्य).—a S Relating to the wind: also sacred to the deity of the wind.

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vāyavya (वायव्य).—f (Properly vāyavī) The north-west quarter.

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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

Vāyavya (वायव्य).—a. Relating to the wind, aerial; वायव्यस्तु गुणः स्पर्शः (vāyavyastu guṇaḥ sparśaḥ) Mb.12.184.36

-vāyavyā the northwest.

See also (synonyms): vāyavīya.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Edgerton Buddhist Hybrid Sanskrit Dictionary

Vāyavyā (वायव्या).—see Vāyuvyā.

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

Vāyavya (वायव्य).—mfn.

(-vyaḥ-vyā-vyaṃ) Relating to the wind, sacred to the deity of the wind, &c. E. vāyu wind, and yat aff.

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

Vāyavya (वायव्य).—i. e. vāyu + ya, adj. 1. Relating to the wind, [Arjunasamāgama] 3, 30. 2. Coming from, belonging to, its deity, [Vikramorvaśī, (ed. Bollensen.)] [distich] 18; [Uttara Rāmacarita, 2. ed. Calc., 1862.] 143, 5. 3. Sacred to the deity of the wind. Chr. 31, 11.

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

Vāyavya (वायव्य).—[adjective] = [preceding] [adjective]; [neuter] [Epithet] of a lunar mansion.

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

1) Vāyavya (वायव्य):—[from vāyu] mf(ā)n. = vāyava (in both meanings), [Maitrāyaṇī-saṃhitā; Varāha-mihira’s Bṛhat-saṃhitā; Mārkaṇḍeya-purāṇa]

2) [v.s. ...] n. (with or [scilicet] pātra) Name of [particular] Soma vessels shaped like mortars, [Taittirīya-saṃhitā; Brāhmaṇa; Gṛhya-sūtra and śrauta-sūtra]

3) [v.s. ...] the Nakṣatra Svāti (of which Vāyu is the regent), [Varāha-mihira’s Bṛhat-saṃhitā]

4) [v.s. ...] n. (also m. and f [ā].) the northwest (as presided over by V°), [Varāha-mihira’s Bṛhat-saṃhitā; Mārkaṇḍeya-purāṇa]

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

Vāyavya (वायव्य):—[(vyaḥ-vyā-vyaṃ) a.] Relating or sacred to the wind.

[Sanskrit to German] (Deutsch Wörterbuch)

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Böhtlingk and Roth Grosses Petersburger Wörterbuch

Vāyavya (वायव्य):—

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Hindi dictionary

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Source: DDSA: A practical Hindi-English dictionary

Vāyavya (वायव्य) [Also spelled vayavy]:—(a) pertaining or belonging to the air, aerial; having [vāyu] as its presiding deity.

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