The real meaning of Arya:

The real meaning of Arya:



We all think that Arya is only used by the north Indians, whereas it is Dravida in south India. 
But is it true? Is it correct? But according to our great sages the real meaning is something different. ARYA according to Rushi Valmiki means giving respect to any person. Just like at present day we use Sri, Sir, Mr., etc, our ancestors were using as Arya Putra or Arya Kanya or Arya Rama or Arya Arjuna etc. Arya is nothing but the prefix to any name. Just like we use Sri. Mahatma Gandhiji. Earlier it was Arya. Mahatma Gandhiji.
In Vedic Literature, the word Arya is nowhere defined in connection with either race or language. Instead it refers to: gentleman, good-natured, righteous person, noble-man, and is often used like ‘Sir’ or ‘Shree’ before the name of a person like Aryaputra, Aryakanya, etc.
In Ramayana (Valmiki), Rama is described as an Arya in the following words: Arya – who cared for the equality to all and was dear to everyone.
Etymologically, according to Max Muller, the word Arya was derived from ar-, “plough, to cultivate”. Therefore, Arya means – “cultivator” agriculturer (civilized sedentary, as opposed to nomads and hunter-gatherers), landlord;
V.S. Apte’s Sanskrit-English dictionary relates the word Arya to the root r-,to which a prefix a has been appended to give a negating meaning. And therefore the meaning of Arya is given as “excellent, best”, followed by “respectable” and as a noun, “master, lord, worthy, honorable, excellent”, upholder of Arya values, and further: teacher, employer, master, father-in-law, friend, Buddha.
You must have seen in many old epic serials, ones' wife calling her dear husband as Arya Putra. Here Putra is used, because any Bharatiya woman cannot use or tell the name of her husband. That's why women were using the word as Arya Putra, means son of your great father.
Arya is also used to call a Guru / teacher. Just like Dronacharya was the Guru of the Kuru dynasty. At that time all the Kuru Shishas like Yudhisthira, Bhima, Arjuna, Suyodhana, etc were calling there Guru as either Guru Deva or Arya Deva.
Similarly it is the respect to show towards one father-in-law. Valmiki has clearly stated that Bhagavan Sri Rama Chandra was using as Arya to call his father-in-law Sri. Janak Maharaj.

OM NAMO NARAYANAYA

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