Adhana, aka: Ādhāna, Ādhana; 7 Definition(s)


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In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

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Ādhana (आधन).—One of the seven sons of Vasiṣṭha.*

  • * Vāyu-purāṇa 28. 36.
Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index
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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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India history and geogprahy

Ādhāna.—cf. dāna-adhāna-vikraya (IE 8-5); mortgaging. Cf. n = ādheyaṃ na ca vikreyam (Ep. Ind., Vol. XXV, p. 218). Note: ādhāna is defined in the “Indian epigraphical glossary” as it can be found on ancient inscriptions commonly written in Sanskrit, Prakrit or Dravidian languages.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Indian Epigraphical Glossary
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The history of India traces the identification of countries, villages, towns and other regions of India, as well as royal dynasties, rulers, tribes, local festivities and traditions and regional languages. Ancient India enjoyed religious freedom and encourages the path of Dharma, a concept common to Buddhism, Hinduism, and Jainism.

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Languages of India and abroad

Pali-English dictionary

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adhana : (adj.) poor. || ādhāna (nt.), 1. laying; 2. receptacle; 3. a hedge.

Source: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary

Ādhāna, (nt.) (ā + dhāna) — 1. putting up, putting down, placing, laying A.IV, 41 (aggissa ādhānaṃ, v. l. of 6 MSS ādānaṃ). — 2. receptacle M.I, 414 (udak°), cp. ādheyya. ‹-› 3. enclosure, hedge Miln.220 (kaṇṭak° thorny brake, see under kaṇṭaka).

—gāhin holding one’s own place, i. e. obstinate (?), reading uncertain & interchanging with ādāna, only in one ster. phrase, viz. sandiṭṭhi-parāmāsin ādhāna-gāhin duppaṭinissaggin Vin.II, 89; M.I, 43, 96; A.III, 335 (v. l. ādāna°, C. expls by daḷhagāhin); D.III, 247 (adhāna°). (Page 100)

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

adhaṇa (अधण).—n Ebullition, boiling up. v . 2 Boiling water or water set to boil. 3 Juice of the sugar-cane as set in the boiler to be inspissated. 4 fig. Weight, burden, charge, responsibility (as of a business). v ṭhēva. 5 Relying or resting upon; trust or confidence reposed. v ṭhēva. 6 Used in the sense of apamṛtyu. Pr. adhaṇāntalē raḍatāta supāntalē hāsatāta Man jeers his fellow creature suffering under woes to which himself is liable.

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adhana (अधन).—a (S) Wanting wealth, poor, indigent.

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ādhaṇa (आधण).—n See adhaṇa.

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ādhāṇa (आधाण) [or न, na].—n A term for a desperate sickness, an alarming danger, an awful accident; for any impending or threatening death. v yē, jā, cuka, ṭaḷa, vāra, nivāra.

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ādhāna (आधान).—n S Fixing, establishing, placing. 2 The first ceremony in Agnihotra,--the excitation of fire by attrition of the wood of Premna spinosa. 3 Abridged from garbhādhāna. 4 See ādāna Sig. III.

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

adhaṇa (अधण).—n Ebullition, boiling up. Boiling water.

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ādhaṇa (आधण).—n Ebullition; charge; boiling water.

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ādhāṇa (आधाण) [-na, -न].—n A term for an alarming danger.

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