Abhyarthana, Abhyarthanā: 14 definitions


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Alternative spellings of this word include Abhyarthan.

In Jainism

General definition (in Jainism)

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Source: ORA: Amanaska (king of all yogas): (Jainism)

Abhyarthana (अभ्यर्थन) refers to “requesting”, according to the 12th century Yogaśāstra (verse 12.55) by Hemacandra: a Jain treatise dealing with Yoga and the highest reality (tattva).—Accordingly, “[This] Upaniṣad of Yoga, which is a cause of wonder in the mind of the assembly of the wise, was known from scripture, from the mouth of a good Guru and a little from experience in various places. Because of the profuse requesting (abhyarthana) of the Caulukya king, Kumārapāla, it was placed in the realm of words by his teacher, the honourable Hemacandra. [...]”.

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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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Marathi-English dictionary

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Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

abhyarthanā (अभ्यर्थना).—f S Supplication, petition, begging.

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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

Abhyarthana (अभ्यर्थन) or Abhyarthanā (अभ्यर्थना).—A request, an entreaty, petition, suit; °नाभङ्गभयेन (nābhaṅgabhayena) Kumārasambhava 1.52.

Derivable forms: abhyarthanam (अभ्यर्थनम्).

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

Abhyarthanā (अभ्यर्थना).—f.

(-nā) Petition, request. E. abhi before artha to ask, yuc aff.

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

Abhyarthanā (अभ्यर्थना).—i. e. abhi-arth + ana, f. Request, [Sāvitryupākhyāna] 4, 27.

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

Abhyarthana (अभ्यर्थन).—[neuter] rthanā [feminine] request, begging.

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

1) Abhyarthana (अभ्यर्थन):—[=abhy-arthana] [from abhy-arth] n. asking, requesting

2) Abhyarthanā (अभ्यर्थना):—[=abhy-arthanā] [from abhy-arthana > abhy-arth] generally (ā) f. idem, [Kumāra-sambhava i, 53, etc.]

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

Abhyarthanā (अभ्यर्थना):—[tatpurusha compound] f.

(-nā) Request, solicitation; e. g. Mahābh. Vanap. (Sāvitr.): yataḥ prabhṛti sāvitrī pitrā dattā snuṣā mama . nānayābhyarthanāyuktamuktapūrvaṃ smarāmyaham; or (a quotation in Rādhākāntad.'s Śabdak. s. v. alaṃkāra): doṣasyābhyarthanānujñā tatraivaguṇadarśanāt; or Kumārasambh. (and quoted also by Vijnānabh. on Sāṅkhyapr. 6. 6.): abhyarthanābhaṅgabhayena sādhurmādhyasthyamiṣṭepyavalambaterthe.—The neuter form abhyarthana (-m) is objectionable (comp. arthanā, prārthanā and Pāṇ. Iii. 3. 107.), although it occurs e. g. in a verse of the Śāntis. of Hœberlin's Chr., where the necessity of metre seems to have led to the grammatical inaccuracy: dhanairyācñālabdhairna na paribhavobhyarthanaphalaṃ…nikārogre paścāddhanamahaha bhostaddhi nidhanam. E. arth with abhi, kṛt aff. yuc.

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

Abhyarthanā (अभ्यर्थना):—[abhya+rthanā] (nā) 1. f. Petition.

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

Abhyarthana (अभ्यर्थन) in the Sanskrit language is related to the Prakrit words: Abbhatthaṇa, Abbhatthaṇā, Abbhatthaṇiyā.

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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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Hindi dictionary

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Source: DDSA: A practical Hindi-English dictionary

Abhyarthana (अभ्यर्थन) [Also spelled abhyarthan]:—[[~rthanā]] (nm), ~[rthana:] (nf) welcome, reception; supplication, request; ~[rthanīya] deserving welcome or reception; worth requesting (for); worth supplication; ~[rthita] welcomed; supplicated, requested (for).

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Kannada-English dictionary

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Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Abhyarthana (ಅಭ್ಯರ್ಥನ):—[noun] = ಅಭ್ಯರ್ಥನೆ [abhyarthane].

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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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