Adhvana, Adhvāna: 6 definitions


Adhvana means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit. 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 Hinduism

Shaktism (Shakta philosophy)

Source: Google Books: Manthanabhairavatantram

Adhvāna (अध्वान) refers to the “(six-fold) path” (of the universe), according to the Ṣaṭsāhasrasaṃhitā, an expansion of the Kubjikāmatatantra: the earliest popular and most authoritative Tantra of the Kubjikā cult.—Accordingly, “The face called the Lower World is on the path below. It is all bliss, secret, omniscient, and facing everywhere. It generates the six-fold path (ṣaḍvidha-adhvāna) (of the universe). It is all things, the place where death arises (as well as) the seed and womb of the universe. It is the abode of the mother, the secret energy. That current is the lord Akula who, in order to emanate the universe, conceives his own imperishable Self to be Śakti”.

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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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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Adhvāna (अध्वान).—a. (na. ba) Dumb, taciturn; अक्षद्यूतजितो युधिष्ठिर इवाध्वानं गतः कोकिलः (akṣadyūtajito yudhiṣṭhira ivādhvānaṃ gataḥ kokilaḥ) Mṛcchakaṭika 5.6.

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

1) Adhvāna (अध्वान):—[from adhvan] 1. adhvāna m. = adhvan, [Mahābhārata 2].

2) [=a-dhvāna] [from adhvan] 2. a-dhvāna m. uttering no sound, silence (°naṃ gataḥ, ‘become silent’), [Mṛcchakaṭikā 1].

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Adhvana 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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Kannada-English dictionary

Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Adhvāna (ಅಧ್ವಾನ):—

1) [adjective] devoid of sound; voiceless.

2) [adjective] having a bad or unpleasant sound.

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Adhvāna (ಅಧ್ವಾನ):—

1) [noun] a vast uncultivated tract of land abounding with wild growth of plants; a forest.

2) [noun] a condition of being afflicted; a difficult situation.

3) [noun] lack of orderliness and discipline; a disorderly condition; mess; chaos.

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Adhvāna (ಅಧ್ವಾನ):—

1) [noun] a road; a highway; a street, a path.

2) [noun] the time; hour.

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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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