Vijneya, Vijñeya: 11 definitions


Vijneya means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Jainism, Prakrit, 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 Vigyey.

In Hinduism

Vyakarana (Sanskrit grammar)

Source: Wikisource: A dictionary of Sanskrit grammar

Vijñeya (विज्ञेय).—A matter of special understanding; the phrase अवश्यं चैतद्विज्ञेयम् (avaśyaṃ caitadvijñeyam) very frequently occurs in the Mahabhasya; cf. M.Bh. on P.I.1.1, 3, 5, 22, I.2.47, 48, 64, I.4.23 etc.

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Vyakarana (व्याकरण, vyākaraṇa) refers to Sanskrit grammar and represents one of the six additional sciences (vedanga) to be studied along with the Vedas. Vyakarana concerns itself with the rules of Sanskrit grammar and linguistic analysis in order to establish the correct context of words and sentences.

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Shaktism (Shakta philosophy)

Source: Google Books: Manthanabhairavatantram

Vijñeya (विज्ञेय) refers to “that which should be known”, according to the Kularatnoddyota, one of the earliest Kubjikā Tantras.—Accordingly, “The supreme sky is pervasive and free of (all) qualities, including sound and the rest. It should be known [i.e., vijñeya] to be the supreme space, which is (the supreme) reality, namely, the Void free of imperfection. It is the lineage called the Path of Meru in the Kula teaching”.

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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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Shilpashastra (iconography)

Source: Brill: Śaivism and the Tantric Traditions (shilpa)

Vijñeya (विज्ञेय) refers to “(that which is) considered to be”, according to the Citrasūtra section (on painting) from the Viṣṇudharmottarapurāṇa.—Accordingly, “He who is able to paint waves, flames, smoke, flags and garments etc. with the speed of the wind is considered to be (vijñeya) an expert”.

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Shilpashastra (शिल्पशास्त्र, śilpaśāstra) represents the ancient Indian science (shastra) of creative arts (shilpa) such as sculpture, iconography and painting. Closely related to Vastushastra (architecture), they often share the same literature.

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Vedanta (school of philosophy)

Source: ORA: Amanaska (king of all yogas): (Advaita Vedanta)

Vijñeya (विज्ञेय) refers to “that which should be known”, according to the Māṇḍūkyopaniṣatkārikā 3.37.—Accordingly, while discussing the no-mind state: “The mode of [this no-mind] mind which is restrained, free of thought and intelligent should be known (vijñeya). The other [mode of mind] in deep sleep is not the same as that”.

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Vedanta (वेदान्त, vedānta) refers to a school of orthodox Hindu philosophy (astika), drawing its subject-matter from the Upanishads. There are a number of sub-schools of Vedanta, however all of them expound on the basic teaching of the ultimate reality (brahman) and liberation (moksha) of the individual soul (atman).

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In Jainism

General definition (in Jainism)

Source: The University of Sydney: A study of the Twelve Reflections

Vijñeya (विज्ञेय) refers to “(that which should be) learned”, according to the 11th century Jñānārṇava, a treatise on Jain Yoga in roughly 2200 Sanskrit verses composed by Śubhacandra.—Accordingly, “Breath control is praised by mendicants, whose own opinions are well-established, for the accomplishment of meditation and for steadiness of the inner self. Therefore, it should be learned (vijñeya) directly and before [meditation] by the wise. Otherwise, even a little mastering of the mind cannot be done. It is considered by the teachers of old as threefold in accordance with the difference in characteristics. There is inhalation, holding and, immediately after that, exhalation”.

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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

Sanskrit dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Vijñeya (विज्ञेय).—a.

1) Knowable, cognizable.

2) To be learned.

3) To be regarded.

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

Vijñeya (विज्ञेय).—[adjective] to be known or understood, to be taken for ([nominative]).

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

1) Vijñeya (विज्ञेय):—[=vi-jñeya] [from vi-jñā] mfn. to be perceived or known, knowable, cognizable, [Śatapatha-brāhmaṇa; Mahābhārata] etc.

2) [v.s. ...] to be understood or heard or learned, [Manu-smṛti; Rāmāyaṇa; Varāha-mihira’s Bṛhat-saṃhitā]

3) [v.s. ...] to be recognized or considered or regarded as (-tva n.), [Taittirīya-prātiśākhya; Upaniṣad; Mahābhārata etc.]

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

Vijñeya (विज्ञेय):—[vi-jñeya] (yaḥ-yā-yaṃ) a. Cognizable, comprehensible.

[Sanskrit to German]

Vijneya 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»] — Vijneya in Hindi glossary
Source: DDSA: A practical Hindi-English dictionary

Vijñeya (विज्ञेय) [Also spelled vigyey]:—(a) worth knowing/comprehending; comprehensible; hence ~[] (nf).

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