84000 Glossary of Terms

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ཉི་མ། | Glossary of Terms

    ཉི་མ།

    A di t+ya

    Āditya

  • Person
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Publications: 4
Translation by Catherine Dalton · Heidi Koppl · James Gentry · Cortland Dahl · Hilary Herdman · Andreas Doctor
  • Āditya
  • ཉི་མ།
  • nyi ma
  • Āditya
Translation by Peter Alan Roberts
  • Āditya
  • ཉི་མ།
  • nyi ma
  • Āditya

In the Vedas, the name originally meant “child of Aditi” so that in some texts it refers to a group of deities. However, in the Kāraṇḍavyūha it has the later meaning of being synonymous with Surya, the deity of the sun. It was translated into Tibetan simply as the common word for sun.

Translation by Wiesiek Mical
  • Āditya
  • ཉི་མ།
  • nyi ma
  • Āditya

The sun; the god of the sun; the king identified as Āditya­vardhana of the Śrīkaṇṭha-Sthāṇvīśvara dynasty who ruled in Madhyadeśa in the sixth century ᴄᴇ.

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Translation by Wiesiek Mical · Anna Zilman · Andreas Doctor
  • Āditya
  • ཉི་མ།
  • ཨཱ་དི་ཏྱ།
  • nyi ma
  • A di t+ya
  • Āditya

Another name of Sūrya, the god of the sun, or the sun personified.