Yamya, aka: Yāmyā, Yāmya; 8 Definition(s)

Introduction

Yamya means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit. 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

Shaivism (Shaiva philosophy)

Yāmyā (याम्या):—One of the nine Dūtī presided over by one of the nine bhaivaravas named Diṅmaheśvara (emanation of Ananta, who is the central presiding deity of Dūtīcakra), according to the Kubjikāmata-tantra and the Ṣaṭsāhasrasaṃhitā.

Source: Wisdom Library: Kubjikāmata-tantra
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Shaiva (शैव, śaiva) or Shaivism (śaivism) represents a tradition of Hinduism worshiping Shiva as the supreme being. Closely related to Shaktism, Shaiva literature includes a range of scriptures, including Tantras, while the root of this tradition may be traced back to the ancient Vedas.

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Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

Yāmya (याम्य).—A group of nāḍis emitting dew from the sun.*

  • * Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa II. 24. 28.
Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index

Yāmya (याम्य) is a name mentioned in the Mahābhārata (cf. XIV.8.14, XIV.8) and represents one of the many proper names used for people and places. Note: The Mahābhārata (mentioning Yāmya) is a Sanskrit epic poem consisting of 100,000 ślokas (metrical verses) and is over 2000 years old.

Source: JatLand: List of Mahabharata people and places
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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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Natyashastra (theatrics and dramaturgy)

Yāmyā (याम्या) is the Sanskrit name for an asterism (Musca). According to the Nāṭyaśāstra 3.14-15, the master of the dramatic art (nāṭyācārya) should perform raṅgapūjā after offering pūjā to the Jarjara (Indra’s staff). Accordingly, “After proceeding thus according to rules and staying in the phayhouse for the night, he should begin pūjā as soon as it is morning. This pūjā connected with the stage should take place under the asterism Ārdrā, Maghā, Yāmyā, Pūrvaphalgunī, Pūrvāṣāḍhā, Pūrvabhādrapadā, Aśleṣā or Mūlā”.

Source: Wisdom Library: Nāṭya-śāstra
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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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Jyotisha (astronomy and astrology)

Yāmya (याम्य).—1. The south direction which is presided over by Yama. 2. The southern hemisphere (yāmyagola). 3. The nakṣatra, Bhariṇi that is presided over by Yama. Note: Yāmya is a Sanskrit technical term used in ancient Indian sciences such as Astronomy, Mathematics and Geometry.

Source: Wikibooks (hi): Sanskrit Technical Terms
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Jyotisha (ज्योतिष, jyotiṣa or jyotish) refers to ‘astronomy’ or “Vedic astrology” and represents the fifth of the six Vedangas (additional sciences to be studied along with the Vedas). Jyotisha concerns itself with the study and prediction of the movements of celestial bodies, in order to calculate the auspicious time for rituals and ceremonies.

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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit-English dictionary

Yamya (यम्य).—a. Restrainable, to be curbed; P.III.1.1.

-myā Night; Naigh.1.7.

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Yāmya (याम्य).—a. [yamo devatāsya tasyedaṃ vā ṇya]

1) Southern; द्वारं ररङ्घतुर्याम्यम् (dvāraṃ raraṅghaturyāmyam) Bk.14.15.

2) Belonging to or resembling Yama.

-myaḥ 1 A servant of Yama; भगवत्पुरुषै राजन् याम्याः प्रतिहतोद्यमाः (bhagavatpuruṣai rājan yāmyāḥ pratihatodyamāḥ) Bhāg.6.3.3.

2) Name of Agastya.

3) Of Śiva.

4) Of Viṣṇu.

5) Sandal-wood.

-myam The Bharaṇī Nakṣatra.

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Yāmyā (याम्या).—

1) The south; दिशं याम्यामभिमुखो रुदन् वचनमब्रवीत् (diśaṃ yāmyāmabhimukho rudan vacanamabravīt) Rām.2.13.26.

2) Night.

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Yāmyā (याम्या).—n. of a mātar (śakti of Yama): Māy 242.18.

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

Yāmya (याम्य).—m.

(-myaḥ) 1. Sandal. 2. The saint Agastya. f.

(-myā) 1. The south. 2. The lunar asterism, Bharani. 3. Night. E. yama Yama, ṇyat aff.; being sacred to or governed by that deity, &c.

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