Adhivasa, Adhivāsa, Adhīvāsa: 20 definitions


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Alternative spellings of this word include Adhivash.

In Hinduism

Dharmashastra (religious law)

Source: Wisdom Library: Dharma-śāstra

Adhivāsa (अधिवास) refers to the “the teacher’s abobe”, as in, living in the house of the teacher. Also see vivāsa (solitude). It is used throughout Dharmaśāstra literature such as the Manusmṛti and the Baudhāyana-dharmasūtra.

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Dharmashastra (धर्मशास्त्र, dharmaśāstra) contains the instructions (shastra) regarding religious conduct of livelihood (dharma), ceremonies, jurisprudence (study of law) and more. It is categorized as smriti, an important and authoritative selection of books dealing with the Hindu lifestyle.

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Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

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Source: Shiva Purana - English Translation

Adhivāsa (अधिवास) refers to the “offering of fragrance” and is mentioned in the Śivapurāṇa 1.20 while explaining the mode of worshipping an earthen phallic image (pārthiva-liṅga) according to the Vedic rites:—“[...] with the mantra ‘Yāmiṣum’ etc. the Nyāsa (ritualistic touching of the body in various parts) shall be performed. The offering of fragrance (adhivāsa) shall be performed endearingly with the mantra ‘Adhyavocat’ etc.”.

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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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Shaktism (Shakta philosophy)

Source: Addaiyan Journal of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences: Tantra Literature of Kerala- Special Reference to Mātṛsadbhāva

Adhivāsa (अधिवास) refers to one of the topics dealt with in the Mātṛsadbhāva, one of the earliest Śākta Tantras from Kerala.—Mātṛsadbhāva is a Kerala Tantric ritual manual dealing with the worship of Goddess Bhadrakālī (also known as Rurujit) along with sapta-mātṛs or Seven mothers. The text is believed to be the first Śākta worship text from Kerala. The text is a summary of Southern Brahmayāmala texts and it systematizes and organizes the Yāmala cult of mothers in twenty-eight chapters. The text includes the topics such as [e.g., adhivāsa, ...] The Mātṛsadbhāva was written based on the South Indian version of Brahmayālatantra. [...]

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Shakta (शाक्त, śākta) or Shaktism (śāktism) represents a tradition of Hinduism where the Goddess (Devi) is revered and worshipped. Shakta literature includes a range of scriptures, including various Agamas and Tantras, although its roots may be traced back to the Vedas.

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India history and geography

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Indian Epigraphical Glossary

Adhivāsa.—cf. adhivāsa-sakta-cāturvarṇya-samakṣam (LP), ‘in the presence of the people of the four castes living in the vicinity’; cf. adhivāsa-saktīya (LP); neighbours. Note: adhivāsa is defined in the “Indian epigraphical glossary” as it can be found on ancient inscriptions commonly written in Sanskrit, Prakrit or Dravidian languages.

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The history of India traces the identification of countries, villages, towns and other regions of India, as well as mythology, zoology, 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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Source: Sutta: The Pali Text Society's Pali-English Dictionary

Adhivāsa, (fr. adhi + vas) endurance, forbearance, holding out; only as adj. in dur° difficult to hold out Th.1, 111. Adhivāsaka (& °ika) (adj.) (fr. adhivāsa) willing, agreeable, enduring, patient Vin.IV, 130; M.I, 10, 526; A.II, 118; III, 163; V, 132; J.III, 369 (an°); IV, 11, 77. (Page 30)

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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

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

adhivāsa (अधिवास).—m S A neighbor.

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

adhivāsa (अधिवास).—m A neighbour.

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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

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Adhivāsa (अधिवास).—

1) Abode, residence; dwelling; सतत°सुभगापिंतस्तनम् (satata°subhagāpiṃtastanam) Mālatīmādhava (Bombay) 5.8; तस्यापि स एव गिरिरधिवासः (tasyāpi sa eva giriradhivāsaḥ) K.137; लक्ष्मीभृतोऽम्भोधितटाधिवासान् (lakṣmībhṛto'mbhodhitaṭādhivāsān) Śiśupālavadha 3.71 situated on; settlement, habitation. वसन्ति मन्नियोगेन अधिवासं च राक्षसाः (vasanti manniyogena adhivāsaṃ ca rākṣasāḥ) Rām.3.36.4.

2) An inhabitant, neighbour.

3) Obstinate pertinacity in making a demand, sitting without food before a person's house till he ceases to oppose or refuse it (Mar. dharaṇeṃ).

4) [adhivāsayati devatā anena, karaṇe ghañ] Consecration of an image especially before the commencement of a sacrificial rite; see अधिवासनम् (adhivāsanam) also. शुद्धाधिवासाश्च विशुद्धसत्त्वाः (śuddhādhivāsāśca viśuddhasattvāḥ) Bu. Ch.1.39.

5) A garment, mantle (adhīvāsaḥ also).

6) A birth-place; जातिश्रेण्यधि- वासानां कुलधर्माश्च सर्वतः । वर्जयन्ति च ये धर्मं तेषां धर्मो न विद्यते (jātiśreṇyadhi- vāsānāṃ kuladharmāśca sarvataḥ | varjayanti ca ye dharmaṃ teṣāṃ dharmo na vidyate) || Mahābhārata (Bombay) 12.36.19.

Derivable forms: adhivāsaḥ (अधिवासः).

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Adhivāsa (अधिवास).—Application of perfumes or fragrant cosmetics; scenting, perfuming; fragrance, scent, fragrant odour itself; अधिवासस्पृहयेव मारुतः (adhivāsaspṛhayeva mārutaḥ) R.8.34; Śiśupālavadha 2.2, 5.42; K.183.

Derivable forms: adhivāsaḥ (अधिवासः).

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Adhīvāsa (अधीवास).—[vas acchādane karaṇe ghañ] A long coat or mantle covering the whole person (upariṣṭādāvarakaṃ vāsaḥ)

Derivable forms: adhīvāsaḥ (अधीवासः).

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

Adhivāsa (अधिवास).—(?): Mahāvastu i.253.4, 5, and 6 (prose): app. adj. with rogajāta, defined as a kind of disease which carries off a region or country (pradeśaṃ harati). Opp. maṇḍalaka, q.v. Perhaps enduring? See s.v. ārddha.

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

Adhivāsa (अधिवास).—m.

(-saḥ) 1. A house, an abode. 2. Place, situation. 3. Continuance, perseverance. 4. Perfuming the person, &c. 5. A neighbour. 6. Neighbourhood. E. adhi, and vasa to dwell, with ghañ affix; or vāsa to fumigate, with ac

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

Adhivāsa (अधिवास).—m., i. e. 1. adhi -vas + a. A house, an abode, [Devīmāhātmya, (ed. Poley.)] 4, 10. 2. adhi-vās + a, Perfuming the person, [Bhartṛhari, (ed. Bohlen.)] 1, 12.

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

Adhivāsa (अधिवास).—1. [masculine] inhabitant, neighbour; dwelling, abode.

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Adhivāsa (अधिवास).—2. [masculine] cover, upper garment.

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Adhivāsa (अधिवास).—3. [masculine] perfume; [abstract] [feminine]

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

1) Adhivāsa (अधिवास):—[=adhi-vāsa] [from adhi-vas] 1. adhi-vāsa ([Śatapatha-brāhmaṇa; Mahābhārata]) m. an upper garment, mantle.

2) Adhīvāsa (अधीवास):—[=adhī-vāsa] [from adhi-vas] a ([Ṛg-veda; Śatapatha-brāhmaṇa; Mahābhārata] etc.) m. an upper garment, mantle.

3) Adhivāsa (अधिवास):—[=adhi-vāsa] [from adhi-vas] 2. adhi-vāsa m. an inhabitant

4) [v.s. ...] a neighbour

5) [v.s. ...] one who dwells above

6) [v.s. ...] a habitation, abode, settlement, site

7) [v.s. ...] sitting before a person’s house without taking food till he ceases to oppose or refuse a demand (commonly called ‘sitting in dharṇā’)

8) [v.s. ...] pertinacity.

9) [=adhi-vāsa] [from adhi-vās] 3. adhi-vāsa m. perfume, fragrance

10) [v.s. ...] application of perfumes or fragrant cosmetics.

11) Adhīvāsa (अधीवास):—[=adhī-vāsa] b = adhi-vāsa1, q.v.

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

Adhivāsa (अधिवास):—[tatpurusha compound] m.

(-saḥ) I.

1) One who dwells above others.

2) One who dwells near others, a neighbour.

3) An inhabitant.

4) An abode, a place or situation. E. vas (to dwell &c.) with adhi, kṛt aff. ghañ. Ii. A cover, an upper garment. Also adhīvāsa. E. vas (to cover with dress) with adhi, kṛt aff. ghañ. Iii. Continuance, perseverance, esp. fig.: fixing one’s self at a person’s door in order to enforce compliance with some demand. E. vas (vasu) with adhi, kṛt aff. ghañ. Iv.

1) Perfuming or dressing the person &c.; (as materials and objects of toilet by which this is done, are enumerated the following: mṛttikā, gandhaḥ, śilā, dhānyam, dūrvā, puṣpam, phalam, dadhi, ghṛtam, svastikam, sindūram, śaṅkhaḥ, kajjalam, rocanā, śvetasarṣapaḥ, svarṇam, raupyam, tāmram, cāmaram, darpaṇam, dīpaḥ, praśastapātram).

2) See adhivāsana. E. vās with adhi, kṛt aff. ac.

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Adhīvāsa (अधीवास):—[tatpurusha compound] m.

(-saḥ) . The same as adhivāsa Ii., the i in adhi being made long.

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

Adhivāsa (अधिवास):—[adhi-vāsa] (saḥ) m. 1. A house; a site; perfuming; continuance.

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

Adhivāsa (अधिवास) in the Sanskrit language is related to the Prakrit word: Ahivāsa.

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Hindi dictionary

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Source: DDSA: A practical Hindi-English dictionary

Adhivāsa (अधिवास) [Also spelled adhivash]:—(nm) domicile.

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Kannada-English dictionary

Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Adhivāsa (ಅಧಿವಾಸ):—

1) [noun] the place where one abides; a dwelling place; a house.

2) [noun] the place where one was born or reared; one’s own city, state or country.

3) [noun] (law.) one’s fixed place of dwelling, where one intends to reside more or less permanently; domicile.

4) [noun] consecration of an idol of a deity in the heap of grain or in a water tank, before installing in a temple.

5) [noun] the area and environment including the conditions, circumstances, and people; environment.

6) [noun] act of anointing perfume to the human body.

7) [noun] a perfumery or an ointment used to perfume the body.

8) [noun] the scent of something sweet-smelling; perfume; good odour.

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Adhivāsa (ಅಧಿವಾಸ):—[noun] a cloth used for covering.

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Adhīvāsa (ಅಧೀವಾಸ):—[noun] a cloth used for covering.

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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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