Vyaja, Vyāja: 16 definitions
Vyaja means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Jainism, Prakrit, the history of ancient India, 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.
Purana and Itihasa (epic history)Source: archive.org: Shiva Purana - English Translation
Vyāja (व्याज) refers to a “pretext”, according to the Śivapurāṇa 2.3.41 (“Description of the Altar-Structure”).—Accordingly, after Nārada spoke to Indra and others: “On hearing your words lord Indra who was frightened from head to foot, immediately spoke to Viṣṇu. [Lord Indra said:—] ‘O lord of Lakṣmī, O lord of gods, Tvaṣṭṛ who is agitated due to the grief over his son will surely kill me under this pretext (vyāja) and not otherwise’. On hearing his words Viṣṇu, the lord of gods laughingly consoled Indra by speaking thus. [...]”.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index
Vyāja (व्याज).—A son of Bhṛgu; a deva.*
- * Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa III. 1. 89.
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.
General definition (in Jainism)Source: The University of Sydney: A study of the Twelve Reflections
1) Vyāja (व्याज) refers to the “deceit (of the breath)”, according to the 11th century Jñānārṇava, a treatise on Jain Yoga in roughly 2200 Sanskrit verses composed by Śubhacandra.—Accordingly, “Being frightened by the deceit of the breath (pavana-vyāja—pavanavyājena bhītā satī), the living embryo of men that is taken hold of by the fanged enemy that is destruction goes out like a young doe in the forest. O shameless one, if you are not able to protect this wretched [embryo] which is obtained gradually [by death] then you are not ashamed to delight in pleasures in this life”.
2) Vyāja (व्याज) refers to the “guise” (of world-protectors), according to the Jñānārṇava.—Accordingly, “I think, that doctrine, whose progress is unimpeded, has arisen for the benefit of the world of living souls in the guise (vyāja) of world-protectors. If, because of the power of the doctrine, it is not received by those whose minds are boundless, then there is not a cause for enjoyment and liberation in the three worlds”.
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.
India history and geographySource: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Indian Epigraphical Glossary
Vyāja.—(LP), interest; cf. dvika-śata-vyājena, ‘at 2 per cent interest’. See vyājī. Note: vyāja is defined in the “Indian epigraphical glossary” as it can be found on ancient inscriptions commonly written in Sanskrit, Prakrit or Dravidian languages.
See also (synonyms): Vyājaka.
The history of India traces the identification of countries, villages, towns and other regions of India, as well as mythology, zoology, royal dynasties, rulers, tribes, local festivities and traditions and regional languages. Ancient India enjoyed religious freedom and encourages the path of Dharma, a concept common to Buddhism, Hinduism, and Jainism.
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Marathi-English dictionarySource: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary
vyāja (व्याज).—n S Disguise (of person or of purpose &c.); cover, cloak, pretext, pretence, sham. Ex. pitṛva- canācēṃ karuni vyāja || vanāsi ālāsa tū raghurāja ||.
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vyāja (व्याज).—n ( H Wyadz.) Interest or usury.Source: DDSA: The Aryabhusan school dictionary, Marathi-English
vyāja (व्याज).—n Interest.
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vyāja (व्याज).—n Disguise.
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.
Sanskrit dictionarySource: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary
Vyaja (व्यज).—A fan.
Derivable forms: vyajaḥ (व्यजः).
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1) Deciet, trick, deception, fraud.
2) Art, cunning; अव्याजमनोहरं वपुः (avyājamanoharaṃ vapuḥ) Ś.1.18 'artlessly lovely'; Mālatīmādhava (Bombay) 5.12.
3) A pretext, pretence, semblance; ध्यान- व्याजमुपेत्य (dhyāna- vyājamupetya) Nāg.1.1; R.4.25,58;1.76;11.66.
4) An artifice, a device, contrivance; व्याजार्धसंदर्शितमेखलानि (vyājārdhasaṃdarśitamekhalāni) R.13.42.
5) Wickedness, depravity.
Derivable forms: vyājaḥ (व्याजः).Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary
(-jaḥ) A fan. E. vi before aj to go, gha aff.
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(-jaḥ) 1. Deceit, fraud, craft, cunning. 2. Disguise, either of purpose or person. 3. Wickedness. E. vi before aj to go, aff. ghañ.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Benfey Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Vyaja (व्यज).—i. e. vi-aj + a, m. A fan, Böhtl. Ind. Spr. 3322.
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Vyāja (व्याज).—i. e. vi-añj + a, m. 1. Deceit, fraud, Böhtl. Ind. Spr. 396; [Pañcatantra] 147, 15. 2. Disguise either of purpose or person. 3. Appearance, [Pañcatantra] iii. [distich] 125; pretence, [Daśakumāracarita] in
Vyāja (व्याज).—[masculine] ([neuter]) deceit, fraud, false semblance, pretext, pretence; °— & [instrumental] [adverb]; adj. —° having the mere semblance of, only appearing as.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary
1) Vyaja (व्यज):—[=vy-aja] [from vy-aj] 1. vy-aja [Pāṇini 3-3, 119.]
2) [from vyaj] 2. vyaja m. a fan, [Horace H. Wilson]
3) Vyāja (व्याज):—[=vy-āja] m. (rarely n. ifc. f(ā). ; [from] vy-√añj, to smear over; cf. √ac) deceit, fraud, deception, semblance, appearance, imitation, disguise, pretext, pretence ([in the beginning of a compound] ‘treacherously, falsely’, also = ifc. ‘having only the appearance of, appearing as, simulated, deceitful, false’; [instrumental case] and [ablative] ‘treacherously, deceitfully’, ‘under the pretext or guise of’), [Mahābhārata; Kāvya literature] etc.
4) [v.s. ...] an artifice, device, contrivance, means, [Raghuvaṃśa]
5) [v.s. ...] wickedness, [Horace H. Wilson]Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Yates Sanskrit-English Dictionary
1) Vyaja (व्यज):—(jaḥ) 1. m. A fan.
2) Vyāja (व्याज):—[vyā+ja] (jaḥ) 1. m. Deceit; disguise; wickedness.Source: DDSA: Paia-sadda-mahannavo; a comprehensive Prakrit Hindi dictionary (S)
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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.
Hindi dictionarySource: DDSA: A practical Hindi-English dictionary
Vyāja (व्याज) [Also spelled vyaj]:—(nm) pretext, pretence; see [byāja] (and entries thereunder); ~[niṃdā] artful or ironical censure; ~[stuti] indirect eulogy, ironical commendation.
Kannada-English dictionarySource: Alar: Kannada-English corpus
1) [noun] the act of representing as true what is known to be false; a deceiving or lying; deceit.
2) [noun] a false reason or motive put forth to hide the real one; an excuse; a pretext.
3) [noun] the quality of being mischievous; mischievousness.
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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Sahitya-kaumudi by Baladeva Vidyabhushana (by Gaurapada Dāsa)
Text 10.137 [Vyāja-stuti] < [Chapter 10 - Ornaments of Meaning]
Text 7.125 < [Chapter 7 - Literary Faults]
Text 4.20 < [Chapter 4 - First-rate Poetry]
Taittiriya Upanishad Bhashya Vartika (by R. Balasubramanian)
Chaitanya Bhagavata (by Bhumipati Dāsa)
Verse 1.2.129-130 < [Chapter 2 - The Lord’s Appearance]
Verse 1.2.39 < [Chapter 2 - The Lord’s Appearance]
Verse 3.1.905 < [Chapter 1 - Meeting Again at the House of Śrī Advaita Ācārya]
The Sacrifices of Rajasuya, Vajapeya and Ashvamedha (study) (by Aparna Dhar)
Dichotomic interpretation of the Cāturmāsyas Sacrifice < [Chapter 6 - Dichotomic interpretation of the Major and Minor sacrifices]
Brihad Bhagavatamrita (commentary) (by Śrī Śrīmad Bhaktivedānta Nārāyana Gosvāmī Mahārāja)