Abhyukshana, Abhyukṣaṇa: 9 definitions



Abhyukshana means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit. If you want to know the exact meaning, history, etymology or English translation of this term then check out the descriptions on this page. Add your comment or reference to a book if you want to contribute to this summary article.

The Sanskrit term Abhyukṣaṇa can be transliterated into English as Abhyuksana or Abhyukshana, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

[«previous next»] — Abhyukshana in Purana glossary
Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index

Abhyukṣaṇa (अभ्युक्षण).—Slightly different from prokṣaṇa; the former is for articles of diet, etc. and the latter for flowers, grass, etc.; details of the śrāddha.*

  • * Vāyu-purāṇa 79. 33.
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The Purana (पुराण, purāṇas) refers to Sanskrit literature preserving ancient India’s vast cultural history, including historical legends, religious ceremonies, various arts and sciences. The eighteen mahapuranas total over 400,000 shlokas (metrical couplets) and date to at least several centuries BCE.

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Shaivism (Shaiva philosophy)

[«previous next»] — Abhyukshana in Shaivism glossary
Source: archive.org: Sardhatrisatikalottaragama

Abhyukṣaṇa (अभ्युक्षण) refers to “sprinkling of water” which is prescribed as one of the operations/ preliminary ceremonies related to the kuṇḍa (“fire-pit”), according to the various Āgamas and related literature. Abhyukṣaṇa is mentioned in the Sārdhatriśati (chapter 6) [using the kavaca-mantra], Acintyaviśvasādākhya (chapter 14), Suprabheda-āgama (Kriyā-pāda, chapter 11), Kiraṇa-āgama (kriyā-pāda, chpater 4), Pūrvakāmika-āgama (chapter 8) and the Vīra-āgama (chapter 41).

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Shaiva (शैव, śaiva) or Shaivism (śaivism) represents a tradition of Hinduism worshiping Shiva as the supreme being. Closely related to Shaktism, Shaiva literature includes a range of scriptures, including Tantras, while the root of this tradition may be traced back to the ancient Vedas.

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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit dictionary

[«previous next»] — Abhyukshana in Sanskrit glossary
Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Abhyukṣaṇa (अभ्युक्षण).—

1) Sprinkling over, wetting; परस्पराभ्युक्षणतत्पराणाम् (parasparābhyukṣaṇatatparāṇām) (tāsām) R.16.57.

2) Consecration by sprinkling; (prokṣaṇa, abhyukṣaṇa and avokṣaṇa are thus distinguished; uttānenaiva hastena prokṣaṇaṃ parikīrtitam | nyañcatābhyukṣaṇaṃ proktaṃ tiraścā- vokṣaṇaṃ smṛtam ||).

Derivable forms: abhyukṣaṇam (अभ्युक्षणम्).

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

Abhyukṣaṇa (अभ्युक्षण).—n.

(-ṇaṃ) Sprinkling, wetting. E. abhi, and ukṣa to moisten, lyuṭ aff.

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

Abhyukṣaṇa (अभ्युक्षण).—i. e. abhi -ukṣ + ana, n. Sprinkling, [Raghuvaṃśa, (ed. Stenzler.)] 16, 57.

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

Abhyukṣaṇa (अभ्युक्षण):—[=abhy-ukṣaṇa] [from abhy-ukṣ] n. sprinkling over, wetting, [Kātyāyana-śrauta-sūtra; Lāṭyāyana; Raghuvaṃśa xvi, 57.]

[Sanskrit to German] (Deutsch Wörterbuch)

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Böhtlingk and Roth Grosses Petersburger Wörterbuch

Abhyukṣaṇa (अभ्युक्षण):—(von ukṣ mit abhi) n. das Besprengen [Kātyāyana’s Śrautasūtrāṇi 22, 6, 13.] [Raghuvaṃśa 16, 57.]

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Abhyukṣaṇa (अभ्युक्षण):—[Oxforder Handschriften 105,a,34.]

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Sanskrit-Wörterbuch in kürzerer Fassung

Abhyukṣaṇa (अभ्युक्षण):—n. das Besprengen [Lāṭyāyana’s Śrautasūtra 4,4,16.5,4,7.]

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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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