Viparyaya, Viparyāya: 20 definitions

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Viparyaya means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Jainism, Prakrit, 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.

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In Hinduism

Natyashastra (theatrics and dramaturgy)

Source: Wisdom Library: Nāṭya-śāstra

Viparyaya (विपर्यय, “transposition”) refers to one of the thirty-six “characteristic features” (lakṣaṇa) of perfect ‘poetic compositions’ (kāvyabandha) and ‘dramatic compositions’ (dṛśyakāvya, or simply kāvya). According to the Nāṭyaśāstra chapter 17, these thirty-six lakṣaṇas act as instructions for composing playwrights. The term is used throughout nāṭyaśāstra literature.

Source: archive.org: Natya Shastra

Viparyaya (विपर्यय, “inversion”).—One of the thirty-six lakṣaṇa, or “excellent points of a dramatic composition”;—Description of viparyaya: When due to seeing something, an alteration of Deliberation, is made on account of a doubt, it is called Inversion (viparyaya).

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Natyashastra (नाट्यशास्त्र, nāṭyaśāstra) refers to both the ancient Indian tradition (śāstra) of performing arts, (nāṭya, e.g., theatrics, drama, dance, music), as well as the name of a Sanskrit work dealing with these subjects. It also teaches the rules for composing dramatic plays (nataka) and poetic works (kavya).

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Arthashastra (politics and welfare)

Source: Wisdom Library: Arthaśāstra

Viparyaya (विपर्यय) refers to “contrariety” and is the name of a yukti, or ‘technical division’, according to which the contents of the Arthaśāstra by Cāṇakya are grouped. Cāṇakya (4th-century BCE), aka Kauṭilya, was the chief minister of Chandragupta Maurya, the founder of the famous Maurya Empire.

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Arthashastra (अर्थशास्त्र, arthaśāstra) literature concerns itself with the teachings (shastra) of economic prosperity (artha) statecraft, politics and military tactics. The term arthashastra refers to both the name of these scientific teachings, as well as the name of a Sanskrit work included in such literature. This book was written (3rd century BCE) by by Kautilya, who flourished in the 4th century BCE.

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Samkhya (school of philosophy)

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Source: Wisdom Library: Sāṃkhya philosophy

Viparyaya (विपर्यय, “ignorance”) refers to a category of pratyayasarga (intellectual products) according to the Sāṃkhya theory of evolution. Pratyayasarga is the first of two types of sarga (products) that come into being during tattvapariṇāma (elemental manifestations), which in turn, evolve out of the two types of pariṇāma (change, modification).

In the Sāṃkhyatattvakaumudī on kārikā 47, the following five types of viparyaya are defined:

  1. tamas (dullness),
  2. moha (delusion),
  3. mahāmoha (the great delusion),
  4. tāmisra (darkness),
  5. andhatāmisra (utter darkness).

In Yoga philosophy, they are known as the five kleśas:

  1. avidyā (ignorance or wrong identification),
  2. asmitā (ego-sense),
  3. rāga (addiction),
  4. dveṣa (anger),
  5. abhiniveśa (fear of death).

 

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Samkhya (सांख्य, Sāṃkhya) is a dualistic school of Hindu philosophy (astika) and is closeley related to the Yoga school. Samkhya philosophy accepts three pramanas (‘proofs’) only as valid means of gaining knowledge. Another important concept is their theory of evolution, revolving around prakriti (matter) and purusha (consciousness).

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Vyakarana (Sanskrit grammar)

Source: Wikisource: A dictionary of Sanskrit grammar

Viparyaya (विपर्यय).—Change in the reverse order; reverse transposition; interversion; cf. the usual expression वर्णविपर्यय (varṇaviparyaya).cf. वर्णागमाद् भवेद्धंसः सिंहो वर्णविपर्ययात् । (varṇāgamād bhaveddhaṃsaḥ siṃho varṇaviparyayāt |) S.K. on P.VI.3.109. The word व्यत्यय (vyatyaya) is used in this sense in the Mahābhāṣya; cf. वर्णव्यत्यये कृतेस्तर्कः । हिंसेः सिंहः । (varṇavyatyaye kṛtestarkaḥ | hiṃseḥ siṃhaḥ |) M.Bh. on Śiva Sūtra 5 Vārt. 15; cf. also Kāś. on P.VI.3.109 and Cāndra Vyākaraṇa II.2.48.

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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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Nyaya (school of philosophy)

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Source: Shodhganga: A study of Nyāya-vaiśeṣika categories

Viparyaya (विपर्यय, “error”) refers to one of the three kinds of apramā (“non-valid knowledge”), according to Annaṃbhaṭṭa in the  Tarkasaṃgraha.—Error (viparyaya) is defined as false apprehension (mithyājñāna). Error is the opposite of valid knowledge. Erroneous knowledge is the cognition of an object as possessing certain characteristics which do not belong to it. The knowledge of a conch-shell as silver, of a rope as a snake are examples of error. In these cases there is the cognition of an object as different from the real object. In case of error the definition of apramā as “tadabhāvatī tatprakārako anubhava” rightly applies. In error (viparyaya) an attribute is referred not to its own locus but to that of another locus. For example, in case of the cognition of silver on a conch-shell the generality of silverness is referred to the locus conch-shell which is wrong.

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Nyaya (न्याय, nyaya) refers to a school of Hindu philosophy (astika), drawing its subject-matter from the Upanishads. The Nyaya philosophy is known for its theories on logic, methodology and epistemology, however, it is closely related with Vaisheshika in terms of metaphysics.

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Ayurveda (science of life)

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Source: gurumukhi.ru: Ayurveda glossary of terms

1) Viparyaya (विपर्यय):—[viparyayaḥ] When exceptionary example is given in an already exissted exception

2) [viparyayaḥ] Reverse action

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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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In Jainism

General definition (in Jainism)

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Source: Encyclopedia of Jainism: Tattvartha Sutra 1

Viparyaya (विपर्यय) means opposite of the real knowledge or erroneous knowledge. according to the 2nd-century Tattvārthasūtra 1.31, “Sensory knowledge, scriptural knowledge and clairvoyance may also be erroneous knowledge”.

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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

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Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

viparyaya (विपर्यय).—m S Contrariety, opposition, oppositeness. 2 Reverse, nature or quality opposite to that which is regular or right. It signifies therefore Misery or calamity (as the reverse of good fortune); error, misapprehension &c. (as the reverse of reason or truth); inverted order or succession (as the reverse of the direct or the prescribed order).

Source: DDSA: The Aryabhusan school dictionary, Marathi-English

viparyaya (विपर्यय).—m Opposition, contrariety; reverse.

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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

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

Viparyaya (विपर्यय).—a. Reversed, inverted, perverse; यदा वृश्चिकादिषु पञ्चसु वर्तते तदाहोरात्राणि विपर्ययाणि भवन्ति (yadā vṛścikādiṣu pañcasu vartate tadāhorātrāṇi viparyayāṇi bhavanti) Bhāg.5.21.5.

-yaḥ 1 Contrariety, reverse, inversion; आहितो जयविपर्ययोऽपि मे श्लाध्य एव परमेष्ठिना त्वया (āhito jayaviparyayo'pi me ślādhya eva parameṣṭhinā tvayā) R.11.86. स्वशरीरशरीरिणावपि श्रुतसंयोगविपर्ययौ यदा (svaśarīraśarīriṇāvapi śrutasaṃyogaviparyayau yadā) 8.89; नभसः स्फुटतारस्य रात्रेरिव विपर्ययः (nabhasaḥ sphuṭatārasya rātreriva viparyayaḥ) (na bhājanam) Ki.11.44; विपर्यये तु (viparyaye tu) Ś.5 'if it be otherwise', if contrary be the case; विपर्यये त्वस्याधिपतेरुल्लङ्घितः क्षात्रधर्मः स्यात् (viparyaye tvasyādhipaterullaṅghitaḥ kṣātradharmaḥ syāt) Ve.5.

2) Change (of purpose, dress &c.); कथमेत्य मतिर्विपर्ययं करिणी पङ्कमिवावसीदति (kathametya matirviparyayaṃ kariṇī paṅkamivāvasīdati) Ki.2.6; so वेषविपर्ययः (veṣaviparyayaḥ) Pt.1.

3) Absence or non-existence; समुद्रगारूपविपर्ययेऽपि (samudragārūpaviparyaye'pi) Ku.7.42; त्यागे श्लाघाविपर्ययः (tyāge ślāghāviparyayaḥ) R.1.22.

4) Loss; राघवाणा- मयुक्तोऽयं कुलस्यास्य विपर्ययैः (rāghavāṇā- mayukto'yaṃ kulasyāsya viparyayaiḥ) Rām.1.21.2; निद्रा संज्ञाविपर्ययः (nidrā saṃjñāviparyayaḥ) Ku.6.44 'loss of consciousness'.

5) Complete destruction, annihilation; दुःशासनवधं श्रुत्वा कर्णस्य च विपर्ययम् (duḥśāsanavadhaṃ śrutvā karṇasya ca viparyayam) Mb. 11.1.16; Rām.7.6.5.

6) Exchange, barter.

7) Error, trespass, mistake, misapprehension.

8) A calamity, misfortune, adverse fate; प्रियं त्वत्कृतमिच्छामि मम गर्भविपर्यये (priyaṃ tvatkṛtamicchāmi mama garbhaviparyaye) Rām.1.47.3.

9) Hostility, enmity.

1) Perverseness, opposition.

11) The destruction of the world (pralaya); हरिं विशन्ति स्म शरा लोका इव विपर्यये (hariṃ viśanti sma śarā lokā iva viparyaye) Rām.7. 7.4.

12) Misapprehension; भयं द्वितीयाभिनिवेशतः स्यादीशा- दपेतस्य विपर्ययोऽस्मृतिः (bhayaṃ dvitīyābhiniveśataḥ syādīśā- dapetasya viparyayo'smṛtiḥ) Bhāg.11.2.37; Mv.3.35.

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Viparyāya (विपर्याय).—Reverse, contrariety; V.4; see विपर्यय (viparyaya) above.

Derivable forms: viparyāyaḥ (विपर्यायः).

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

Viparyāya (विपर्याय).—m. (Sanskrit Lex. id., Pali vipariyāya, = Sanskrit viparyaya), contrariety, the being opposed (of signs, omens): nimitta-°yaḥ Mahāvyutpatti 9303.

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

Viparyaya (विपर्यय) or Viparyyaya.—m.

(-yaḥ) 1. Contrariety, opposition. 2. Reverse in general, and thence applied to that of which reverse is predicated, as misery, calamity, (the reverse of fortune;) error, misapprehension, (the reverse of reason or truth;) inverted order or succession, (the reverse that which is usual or prescribed,) &c. 3. Destruction, annihilation. 4. Perverseness of disposition. 5. Change of purpose or conduct. 6. Enmity, hostility. 7. Absence, non-existence. 8. Exchange, barter. E. vi and pari implying reverse, and iṇ to go, aff. ac; also with ghañ aff. viparyāya m. (-yaḥ) .

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Viparyāya (विपर्याय) or Viparyyāya.—m.

(-yaḥ) Contrariety, &c.: see viparyaya.

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

Viparyaya (विपर्यय).—i. e. vi-pari-i + a, m. 1. Change, [Pañcatantra] 37, 3. 2. A morbid change, [Mānavadharmaśāstra] 11, 48; failure of conception, 3, 49; cf. [Rāmāyaṇa] 1, 47, 3. 3. Reverse, that which is contrary, opposite to something, [Mānavadharmaśāstra] 4, 12; [Kirātārjunīya] 11, 44; loc. ye, On the contrary, [Rāmāyaṇa] 2, 26, 34. 4. Error. 5. Trespass, [Mānavadharmaśāstra] 8, 249. 6. Overthrow, [Mānavadharmaśāstra] 4, 171. 7. Opposition, [Vedāntasāra, (in my Chrestomathy.)] in Chr. 218, 12; contrariety. 8. Perverseness of disposition. 9. Hostility.

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

Viparyaya (विपर्यय).—[adjective] inverted, perverse; [masculine] revolution (of the sun), expiration (of a time); failure (of conception); overthrow, inversion; opposition, the contrary of ([genetive] or —°); change, barter, alteration, [especially] to the bad, reverse of fortune, calamity, ill luck, adversity; error, mistake.

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

1) Viparyaya (विपर्यय):—[=vi-paryaya] [from vi-parī] mfn. reversed, inverted, perverse, contrary to ([genitive case]), [Bhāgavata-purāṇa]

2) [v.s. ...] m. turning round, revolution, [Jyotiṣa]

3) [v.s. ...] running off, coming to an end, [Rāmāyaṇa]

4) [v.s. ...] m. transposition, change, alteration, inverted order or succession, opposite of [Āśvalāyana-śrauta-sūtra; Nirukta, by Yāska; Mahābhārata] etc. (e.g. buddhi-v, the opposite opinion; svapna-v, the opp. of sleep, state of being awake; saṃdhi-viparyayau, peace and its opposite id est. war; yaye ind., yena ind. and yāt ind. in the opp° case, otherwise)

5) [v.s. ...] m. exchange, barter (e.g. dravya-v, exchange of goods, buying and selling, trade), [Monier-Williams’ Sanskrit-English Dictionary]

6) [v.s. ...] change for the worse, reverse of fortune, calamity, misfortune, [Manu-smṛti; Mahābhārata] etc.

7) [v.s. ...] perverseness, [Rāmāyaṇa; Kathāsaritsāgara; Bhāgavata-purāṇa]

8) [v.s. ...] overthrow, min, loss, destruction ([especially] of the world), [Kāvya literature]

9) [v.s. ...] change of opinion, [Sāhitya-darpaṇa]

10) [v.s. ...] change of purpose or conduct, enmity, hostility, [Horace H. Wilson]

11) [v.s. ...] misapprehension, error, mistake, [Manu-smṛti; Bhāgavata-purāṇa; Sarvadarśana-saṃgraha]

12) [v.s. ...] mistaking anything to be the reverse or opposite of what it is, [Monier-Williams’ Sanskrit-English Dictionary]

13) [v.s. ...] shunning, avoiding, [Rāmāyaṇa vii, 63, 31] ([Scholiast or Commentator])

14) [v.s. ...] Name of [particular] forms of intermittent fever, [Suśruta]

15) Viparyāya (विपर्याय):—[=vi-paryāya] [from vi-paryaya > vi-parī] m. = vi-paryaya, reverse, contrariety, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

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

1) Viparyaya (विपर्यय):—[vi-parya-ya] (yaḥ) 1. m. Contrariety; reverse of fortune, of reason, &c.; destruction; perversity, enmity.

2) Viparyāya (विपर्याय):—[vi-paryāya] (yaḥ) 1. m. Contrariety.

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

Viparyaya (विपर्यय) in the Sanskrit language is related to the Prakrit word: Vivajjaya.

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Hindi dictionary

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Source: DDSA: A practical Hindi-English dictionary

1) Viparyaya (विपर्यय) [Also spelled viparyay]:—(nm) metathesis, transposition; reversal; -, [sthiti] reversal of the situation, peripeteia.

2) Viparyāya (विपर्याय) [Also spelled viparyay]:—(nm) an antonym, antonymous word; ~[vicaka/vācī] antonymous.

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