Adhivasana, Adhivāsanā, Adhivāsana: 11 definitions


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In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

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Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index

Adhivāsana (अधिवासन).—(also adhivāsa) [See pratimā]—preliminary purification in connection with founding a new temple.*

  • * Matsya-purāṇa 265. 49 & 52; 266. 1; 274. 57; 275. 3; 289. 11.
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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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Languages of India and abroad

Pali-English dictionary

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Source: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary

adhivāsanā : (f.) endurance; forbearance.

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

Adhivāsana, (nṭ.) (fr. adhi + vas) 1 assent A.III, 31; DhA.I, 33. — 2. forbearance, endurance M.I, 10; J.II, 237; III, 263; IV, 307; V, 174. (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

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Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

adhivāsana (अधिवासन).—n (S) A summoning and fixing of the presence of a divinity upon an image, a block &c. when he is wanted for any solemnity. 2 The placing of a new image into water, akṣata &c., the day before the divinity is to be summoned to inhabit it. 3 fig. Fixing one's self in restraint at a person's door;--in order to enforce payment of a debt or compliance with some demand.

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

adhivāsana (अधिवासन).—n. Fixing one's self in res- traint at a person's door–in order to enforce payment of a debt or compli- ance with some demand.

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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-English dictionary

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Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Adhivāsana (अधिवासन).—[vas-ṇic, or vās lyuṭ.]

1) Scenting with perfumes or odorous substances (saṃskāro gandhamālyādyaiḥ Ak.).

2) [vas-ṇic-lyuṭ] Preliminary consecration (pratiṣṭhā) of an image, its invocation and worship by suitable Mantras &c. before the commencement of a sacrifice; (yajñārambhātprāk devatādyāvāhanapūrvakaḥ pūjanādikarmabhedaḥ); Making a divinity assume its abode in an image.

Derivable forms: adhivāsanam (अधिवासनम्).

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

Adhivāsana (अधिवासन).—nt., also °natā or °nā, f. (to next; = Pali °na, °nā; the nt. very rare in Pali), (1) (a) endurance (of suffering): °na, duḥkhādhiv° Bodhisattvabhūmi 250.25; °na-jātīya, characterized by patience, Sukhāvatīvyūha 25.15; sthāvarādhivāsana- jātya, Śikṣāsamuccaya 23.9; -duścintitādhiv°, -pīḍādhiv° Gaṇḍavyūha 248.2, 3; °nā, duḥkhādhiv° Bodhisattvabhūmi 189.10; 192.10 (here v.l. °na); (b), toleration (of an evil or sin, wrongfully), see s.v. adhivā- sayati 1, b: kleśādhivāsanatā Kāśyapa Parivarta 114.1; kleśāsevādhiv- [Page015-b+ 71] āsanatā Bodhisattvabhūmi 288.26; (2) consent: °na, Lalitavistara 7.13; Mahāvastu i.116.3; Mahāvyutpatti 9381; °nā (the common form) Lalitavistara 6.3; 395.13; 400.20; Mahāvastu i.114.2; 230.20; 263.4; 285.4; 324.2; ii.258.1; iii.93.1; 255.5; Divyāvadāna 66.1 (here text em. °naṃ); 306.20; Avadāna-śataka i.42.5.

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

Adhivāsana (अधिवासन).—n.

(-naṃ) 1. Perfuming or scenting the person, &c. 2. Abiding, staying. 3. A religious ceremony; touching a vessel containing perfumes, flowers, and other things previously presented to an idol; or offering perfumes, &c. to idols, as a preliminery ceremony. E. adhi, and vāsa to fumigate, lyuṭ aff.

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

Adhivāsana (अधिवासन).—[neuter] perfuming; sita [adjective] perfumed.

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

1) Adhivāsanā (अधिवासना):—[from adhi-vas] f. obedience, compliance, [Lalita-vistara]

2) Adhivāsana (अधिवासन):—[=adhi-vāsana] [from adhi-vas] 1. adhi-vāsana n. causing a divinity to dwell in an image

3) [v.s. ...] sitting in dharṇā (See above).

4) [=adhi-vāsana] [from adhi-vās] 2. adhi-vāsana n. application of perfumes, etc.

5) [v.s. ...] the ceremony of touching a vessel containing fragrant objects (that have been presented to an idol)

6) [v.s. ...] preliminary purification of an image.

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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. 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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