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vAyu

2. Vayu Air circular, spherical blue hexagon or circle Vayu as one of the 5 tattvas is not just air but also one of the kinds of fire, namely, lightning or Indra. See: Agni. Vayu is also wind Ākāra belongs to the Aśvinau (Twin Charioteers) and it spans Va and Ya, which are the first and last Semivowels (Antahstha ~ Standing Between), uniting Ocean with Sky, and spelling Vāyu. See website Pancakshara Mantra under Va Isani or Prithivi Cologne Sanskrit Dictionary vAyu 1 m. (fr. 2. {vA}) wind , air (as one of the 5 elements ; in MBh. 7 winds are reckoned) the god of the wind (often associated with Indra in the Rig-veda , as Vata [q.v.] with Parjanya , but although of equal rank with Indra , not occupying so prominent a position ; in the Purushasukta he is said to have sprung from the breath of Purusha , and elsewhere is described as the son-in-law of Tvashtri ; be is said to move in a shining car drawn by a pair of red or purple horses or by several teams consisting of ninety-nine or a hundred or even a thousand horses [cf. {ni-yut}] ; he is often made to occupy the same chariot with Indra , and in conjunction with him honoured with the first draught of the Soma libation ; he is rarely connected with the Maruts , although in i , 134 , 4 , he is said to have begotten them from the rivers of heaven ; he is regent of the Nakshatra Svati and north-west quarter see {loka-pAla}) breathing , breath the wind of the body , a vital air (of which 5 are reckoned , viz. {prANa} , {apAna} , {samAna} , {udAna} , and {vyAna} ; or {nAga} , %{kUrma} , {kRkara} , {devadatta} , and {dhanaM-jaya}) Hariv. Sa1m2khyak. Veda7ntas. ; (in medicine) the windy humour or any morbid affection of it the wind as a kind of demon producing madness . (cf. {-grasta}) ; (in astron.) N. of the fourth Muhurta a mystical N. of the letter {ya} N. of a Vasu of a Daitya of a king of the Gandharvas VP. ; of a Marut R. ; pl. the Maruts Kathas. MarkP.
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