Adhivasana, aka: Adhivāsanā, Adhivāsana; 6 Definition(s)


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In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

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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.
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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Languages of India and abroad

Pali-English dictionary

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adhivāsanā : (f.) endurance; forbearance.

Source: BuddhaSasana: Concise 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)

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

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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 Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

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.

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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Sanskrit-English dictionary

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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: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary
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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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