Abhinandana, Abhinamdana: 18 definitions


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In Hinduism

Ayurveda (science of life)

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Source: gurumukhi.ru: Ayurveda glossary of terms

Abhinandana (अभिनन्दन):—Desire, Fond of

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Āyurveda (आयुर्वेद, ayurveda) is a branch of Indian science dealing with medicine, herbalism, taxology, anatomy, surgery, alchemy and related topics. Traditional practice of Āyurveda in ancient India dates back to at least the first millenium BC. Literature is commonly written in Sanskrit using various poetic metres.

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In Jainism

General definition (in Jainism)

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Source: Wisdom Library: Jainism

Abhinandana (अभिनन्दन):—The fourth Tīrthaṅkara (Janism recognizes 24 such teachers or Siddhas). He is also known as Abhinandananātha. His colour is gold (kāñcana), according to Aparājitapṛcchā (221.5-7). His height is 350 dhanuṣa (a single dhanuṣa (or, ‘bow’) equals 6 ft), thus, roughly corresponding to 640 meters. His emblem, or symbol, is a Monkey.

Abhinandana’s father is Saṃvara and his mother is Siddhartha. It is an ancient Jain practice to worship the Tīrthaṅkara’s parents in various rites, such as the pratiṣṭhāvidhi, according to the Ācāradinakara (14th century work on Jain conduct written by Vardhamāna Sūri).

Source: archive.org: Trisastisalakapurusacaritra

1) Abhinandana (अभिनन्दन) refers to the fourth of the twenty-four Tīrthaṅkaras praised in the first book (ādīśvara-caritra) [chapter 1] of Hemacandra’s 11th century Triṣaṣṭiśalākāpuruṣacaritra: an ancient Sanskrit epic poem narrating the history and legends of sixty-three illustrious persons in Jainism.

Accordingly, “[...] we worship the Arhats, who at all times and all places purify the people of the three worlds by their name, representation, substance, and actual existence. [...] May the Blessed Abhinandana, the moon for the exhilaration of the ocean of Anekānta-doctrine give great joy”.

Abhinandana is the son of Saṃvara and Siddhārthā, according to chapter 3.2 [abhinandana-caritra], “[...] At dawn the King (Saṃvara) held a great birth-festival for his son, causing the one umbrellaship of joy to all the people. The family, kingdom, and city rejoiced while he was in embryo. Therefore, his parents named him Abhinandana. Drinking nectar, which Śakra had injected, from his own thumb, cared for by nurses from heaven (Apsarases), the Lord gradually grew up. The Master passed his childhood, playing at various games with gods and asuras in the form of boys with various playthings in their hands”.

2) Abhinandana (अभिनन्दन) is the name of an ancient Muni, according to chapter 4.1 [śreyāṃsanātha-caritra].—Accordingly, “[... ]Then two flying ascetics, Abhinandana and Jagannandana, wandering through the air, came to that city. With great magnificence, like one who has obtained another incarnation of the goddess Śrī, Svayamprabhā went and paid homage to the excellent Munis. After hearing their instruction, an elixir of nectar for the ears, she adopted right-belief firm as the color of indigo. In their presence she assented completely to lay-duties. For pure souls are not in the least negligent, knowingly. Then the excellent Munis went elsewhere to wander. [...]”.

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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.

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Languages of India and abroad

Pali-English dictionary

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Source: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary

abhinandana : (nt.) rejoicing; delight.

Source: Sutta: The Pali Text Society's Pali-English Dictionary

Abhinandana, (nt.) & °ā (f.) (fr. abhinandati, cp. nandanā), pleasure, delight, enjoyment D.I, 244; M.I, 498; J.IV, 397. (Page 65)

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Pali is the language of the Tipiṭaka, which is the sacred canon of Theravāda Buddhism and contains much of the Buddha’s speech. Closeley related to Sanskrit, both languages are used interchangeably between religions.

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Marathi-English dictionary

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Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

abhinandana (अभिनंदन).—n S Applauding, gratulating, greeting; delighting by expressions of admiration or joy.

Source: DDSA: The Aryabhusan school dictionary, Marathi-English

abhinandana (अभिनंदन).—n Applauding, gratulating by expressions of admiration or joy. Congratulating.

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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.

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Sanskrit dictionary

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Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Abhinandana (अभिनन्दन).—

1) Rejoicing at, greeting, welcoming.

2) Praising, approving.

3) Wish, desire.

Derivable forms: abhinandanam (अभिनन्दनम्).

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

Abhinandana (अभिनन्दन).—nt., °nā, and °na-tā (= Pali °na, °nā), (1) welcome, joyous greeting: Śikṣāsamuccaya 183.7; (2) delight (in an evil sense), lust: Avadāna-śataka ii.188.10 °nāya, dat.; Daśabhūmikasūtra 48.15 °nā, n. sg. f., and 16 °na-taḥ, abl.; Kāśyapa Parivarta 125.5 trai- dhātukābhinandanatayā, instr. sg. (Both mgs. in Pali.)

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

Abhinandana (अभिनन्दन).—m.

(-naḥ) The fourth Jaina Tirt'hakara or deified saint. n.

(-naṃ) Delighting, rejoicing. E. abhi before nadi to please, lyuṭ aff.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary

1) Abhinandana (अभिनन्दन):—[=abhi-nandana] [from abhi-nand] n. delighting, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

2) [v.s. ...] praising, applauding, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

3) [v.s. ...] wish, desire, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

4) [v.s. ...] m. Name of the fourth Jaina Arhat of the present Avasarpiṇī.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Goldstücker Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Abhinandana (अभिनन्दन):—[tatpurusha compound] 1. n.

(-nam) 1) Applauding, greeting, prais-ing.

2) Rejoicing, delighting.

3) Wish, desire; e. g. Suśruta: pittānnayanayordāhaḥ kaphānnānnābhinandanam. 2. m.

(-naḥ) The name of the fourth Jaina Arhat or deified saint of the present Avasarpiṇī (q. v.). E. nand with abhi, kṛt aff. lyu.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Yates Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Abhinandana (अभिनन्दन):—[abhi-nandana] (naḥ) 1. m. A Jain, a sage. (naṃ) 1. n. Delighting, rejoicing.

Source: DDSA: Paia-sadda-mahannavo; a comprehensive Prakrit Hindi dictionary (S)

Abhinandana (अभिनन्दन) in the Sanskrit language is related to the Prakrit word: Abhiṇaṃdaṇa.

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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.

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Prakrit-English dictionary

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Source: DDSA: Paia-sadda-mahannavo; a comprehensive Prakrit Hindi dictionary

Abhiṇaṃdaṇa (अभिणंदण) in the Prakrit language is related to the Sanskrit word: Abhinandana.

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Prakrit is an ancient language closely associated with both Pali and Sanskrit. Jain literature is often composed in this language or sub-dialects, such as the Agamas and their commentaries which are written in Ardhamagadhi and Maharashtri Prakrit. The earliest extant texts can be dated to as early as the 4th century BCE although core portions might be older.

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Kannada-English dictionary

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Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Abhinaṃdana (ಅಭಿನಂದನ):—

1) [noun] one who delights, causes delight.

2) [noun] a praising or being praised; commendation or glorification; praise.

3) [noun] something wished for; a wish.

4) [noun] expressions of pleasure and best wishes on the occasion of another’s good fortune or success; congratulations; compliment.

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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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