Adhogati, Adhas-gati, Adhōgati: 12 definitions

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Adhogati means something in Jainism, Prakrit, Hinduism, Sanskrit, Marathi, Hindi. 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.

In Jainism

General definition (in Jainism)

Source: The University of Sydney: A study of the Twelve Reflections

Adhogati (अधोगति) refers to “going downwards”, according to the 11th century Jñānārṇava, a treatise on Jain Yoga in roughly 2200 Sanskrit verses composed by Śubhacandra.—Accordingly, “A god [com.—when going downwards, etc. (adhogatyādau)] becomes [filled] with lamenting, a dog ascends to heaven, a Brāhman might become discernible in substance [as a dog] or an insect or even a low outcaste (śvapaca). Like an actor here on the stage, the embodied soul continually takes on individual characters [and] he abandons others”.

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Jainism is an Indian religion of Dharma whose doctrine revolves around harmlessness (ahimsa) towards every living being. The two major branches (Digambara and Svetambara) of Jainism stimulate self-control (or, shramana, ‘self-reliance’) and spiritual development through a path of peace for the soul to progess to the ultimate goal.

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Languages of India and abroad

Marathi-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

adhōgati (अधोगति).—f (S adhaḥ Below, gati Going or passage. ) pop. adhōgata f Descending, descent. 2 Descending into hell; or into an inferior form of existence; or into poverty, obscurity, disgrace &c. 3 Hell.

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adhōgati (अधोगति).—a S That is descending; or that has the nature or property of descent.

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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

Adhogati (अधोगति).—q. v. above.

Adhogati is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms adhas and gati (गति). See also (synonyms): adhaḥpāta.

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

Adhogati (अधोगति).—f.

(-tiḥ) Going downwards, lit. or fig. descent, degradation. Also adhogamaḥ and adhogamanaṃ. E. adhas and gati, &c. going.

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

Adhogati (अधोगति).—I. f. 1. going downwards, [Pañcatantra] i. [distich] 166. 2. going to hell, [Mānavadharmaśāstra] 3, 17. Ii. adj. 1. going downwards, [Rāmāyaṇa] 6, 20, 26. 2. going to hell, [Mānavadharmaśāstra] 8, 309.

Adhogati is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms adhas and gati (गति).

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

Adhogati (अधोगति).—[feminine] going down, going into hell; also as adj., the same.

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

1) Adhogati (अधोगति):—[=adho-gati] [from adhas] a f. descent, downward movement, degradation.

2) [=adho-gati] [from adhas] b mfn. going downwards, descending.

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

Adhogati (अधोगति):—I. [tatpurusha compound] f.

(-tiḥ) Going downwards, lit. or fig. as degradation, going into hell &c. Ii. [bahuvrihi compound] m. f. n.

(-tiḥ-tiḥ-ti) Descending, going downwards, lit. or fig. E. adhas and gati. In the same sense adhogama [tatpurusha compound] m.

(-maḥ) and adhogamana [tatpurusha compound] n.

(-nam) .

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Adhogati in German

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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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Hindi dictionary

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Source: DDSA: A practical Hindi-English dictionary

Adhogati (अधोगति):—(nf) fall, downfall; degradation.

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Kannada-English dictionary

Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Adhōgati (ಅಧೋಗತಿ):—

1) [noun] = ಅಧೋಗಮನ [adhogamana].

2) [noun] a deterioration in physical quality.

3) [noun] a loss of virtues; moral degradation; perdition.

4) [noun] a declining or becoming less, smaller, etc.; decay.

5) [noun] the state or place of eternal misery and suffering, arrived at, after death, by those who lived sinful life on the earth; the Hell.

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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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