Vedya, Vēdya: 12 definitions


Vedya means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Jainism, Prakrit, 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

Shaktism (Shakta philosophy)

Source: Google Books: Manthanabhairavatantram

Vedya (वेद्य) refers to “that which is knowable”, according to the Devīpañcaśataka, an important source of the Kālīkrama that developed in Kashmir after the Kālī Mata of the Jayadrathayāmala.—Accordingly, “The Great God—Mahādeva—is beyond Śakti, supreme bliss, [...] O Supreme Lord! By his awakening, that supreme Kālikā has spontaneously arisen (svecchayā), the one supreme power endowed with those same attributes. She is subtle, supreme, tranquil, and delighted by supreme bliss. Śivā has arisen spontaneously (svabhāvata); stainless, she is (all that is) knowable [i.e., vedya-rūpā]. She is the Supreme Goddess (parameśvarī) who, by her own will, is (both) the Transmental (unmanā) (‘Without Mind’) and With Mind (samanā)”.

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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 Jainism

General definition (in Jainism)

Source: Trisastisalakapurusacaritra

Vedya (वेद्य, “feeling”) or Vedaka refers to one of the five classes of Saṃyagdarśana (“right-belief”), as mentioned in chapter 1.3 [ādīśvara-caritra] of Hemacandra’s 11th century Triṣaṣṭiśalākāpuruṣacaritra: an ancient Sanskrit epic poem narrating the history and legends of sixty-three illustrious persons in Jainism.

Accordingly, as mentioned in Ṛṣabha’s sermon:—

“[...] mokṣa is attained by those who practice unceasingly the brilliant triad of knowledge, faith, and conduct. Attachment to the principles told by the scriptures is called ‘right-belief’ (saṃyakśraddhāna or saṃyagdarśana), and is produced by intuition or instruction of a Guru. [...] It is five-fold. Of these, the right-belief of one who has ascended the kṣapakaśreṇi, destruction of the worst type of passions having taken place, complete perishing of wrong-belief and mixed belief having taken place, who is approaching kṣāyika-right-belief, who is enjoying the last particle of (kṣayopaśamika)-right-belief, is called vedaka (vedya). [...]”.—[Note: Kṣapakaśreṇi must refer the ladder for destruction of darśana-mohanīyakarma—not caritramohanīya].

Note: Some authors omit vedaka. It is the summit of kṣayopaśamika and the foundation of kṣayika. It lasts only 1 samaya, and a Jīva possesses it only once. Its name is derived from the fact that in it one experiences the matter of right-belief. It belongs to Guṇasthānas 4-7.

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Jainism is an Indian religion of Dharma whose doctrine revolves around harmlessness (ahimsa) towards every living being. The two major branches (Digambara and Svetambara) of Jainism stimulate self-control (or, shramana, ‘self-reliance’) and spiritual development through a path of peace for the soul to progess to the ultimate goal.

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Languages of India and abroad

Marathi-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

vēdya (वेद्य).—a S (Possible, purposed, necessary &c.) to be known or learned. Ex. of comp. tarkavēdya, manōvēdya, jñānavēdya, indriyavēdya.

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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

Vedya (वेद्य).—a.

1) To be known.

2) To be taught or explained.

3) To be married.

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

Vedya (वेद्य).—mfn.

(-dyaḥ-dyā-dyaṃ) 1. To be known or ascertained. 2. To be explained or taught. 3. To be married. E. vid to know, ṇyat aff.

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

Vedya (वेद्य).—1. [adjective] to be (being) known or learned; notorious, famous.

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Vedya (वेद्य).—2. [adjective] to be acquired or married.

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Vedyā (वेद्या).—[feminine] knowledge, as [instrumental] really, indeed.

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

1) Vedya (वेद्य):—[from veda] 1. vedya mfn. notorious, famous, celebrated, [Ṛg-veda; Atharva-veda]

2) [v.s. ...] to be learnt or known or understood, that which is learnt, [Śvetāśvatara-upaniṣad; Mahābhārata] etc.

3) [v.s. ...] to be recognized or regarded as, [Mahābhārata; Harivaṃśa; Bhāgavata-purāṇa]

4) [v.s. ...] relating to the Veda, [Mahābhārata] (cf. [gana] gav-ādi).

5) Vedyā (वेद्या):—[from veda] f. knowledge, [Ṛg-veda]

6) [v.s. ...] [according to] to some also, ‘art, dexterity etc.’.

7) Vedya (वेद्य):—[from veda] 2. vedya mfn. to be (or being) acquired, [Taittirīya-saṃhitā; Vājasaneyi-saṃhitā]

8) [v.s. ...] to be married (See a-v).

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

Vedya (वेद्य):—[(dyaḥ-dyā-dyaṃ) a.] That may or should be known, ascertained, or taught.

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

Vedya (वेद्य) in the Sanskrit language is related to the Prakrit words: Vea, Vejja.

[Sanskrit to German]

Vedya 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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Kannada-English dictionary

Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Vēdya (ವೇದ್ಯ):—[adjective] that can be known, realised.

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Vēdya (ವೇದ್ಯ):—

1) [noun] that which can be known, realised or understood.

2) [noun] a man who knows; a knowledgeable man.

3) [noun] that which is known; knowledge.

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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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Nepali dictionary

Source: unoes: Nepali-English Dictionary

Vedya (वेद्य):—adj. 1. to be known; 2. to be taught or explained; 3. to be received;

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Nepali is the primary language of the Nepalese people counting almost 20 million native speakers. The country of Nepal is situated in the Himalaya mountain range to the north of India.

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