Vedabahya, Vedabāhya, Veda-bahya: 5 definitions


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In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

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

Vedabāhya (वेदबाह्य) refers to those “out of the Vedic circle”, and is used by the evil-minded Dakṣa to describe the Brahmins that walked out on his sacrifice, according to the Śivapurāṇa 2.2.27. Accordingly as Brahmā narrated to Nārada:—“[...] when the sage Dadhīci and others staged a walkout, the evil-minded Dakṣa, inimical to Śiva, said mocking at them.:—‘[...] They are slow-witted and senseless. They are rogues indulging in false deliberations and discussions. They are out of the Vedic circle (vedabāhya). These men of evil conduct shall be eschewed from sacrificial rites’”.

Vedabāhya (वेदबाह्य) (“one excluded from Vedic rites”), is also used by Dakṣa to describe Śiva, according to the Śivapurāṇa 2.2.29. Accordingly as Brahmā narrated to Nārada:—“[...] Dakṣa on hearing those words of his daughter looked at Satī cruelly and said thus to her. Dakṣa said:—‘[...] Your husband Śiva is known to the wise as inauspicious. He is not of a noble lineage. He is the king of goblins, ghosts and spirits. He is excluded from Vedic rites (vedabāhya)’”

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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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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit dictionary

[«previous next»] — Vedabahya in Sanskrit glossary
Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Vedabāhya (वेदबाह्य).—a. contrary to the Veda.

-hyaḥ a sceptic.

Vedabāhya is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms veda and bāhya (बाह्य).

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

Vedabāhya (वेदबाह्य).—[adjective] external to the Veda, not based on it.

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

1) Vedabāhya (वेदबाह्य):—[=veda-bāhya] [from veda] m. ‘outside the Veda’, an unbeliever, sceptic, [Śaṃkarācārya [Scholiast or Commentator]]

2) [v.s. ...] mfn. not founded on id est. contrary to the Veda, [Mahābhārata]

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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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Kannada-English dictionary

[«previous next»] — Vedabahya in Kannada glossary
Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Vēdabāhya (ವೇದಬಾಹ್ಯ):—[noun] = ವೇದಬಾಹಿರ [vedabahira]2 - 2.

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Kannada is a Dravidian language (as opposed to the Indo-European language family) mainly spoken in the southwestern region of India.

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