Aharnisha, Aharniśa, Ahoniśa, Ahan-nisha: 12 definitions

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Aharnisha means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Marathi, Jainism, Prakrit. 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.

The Sanskrit terms Aharniśa and Ahoniśa can be transliterated into English as Aharnisa or Aharnisha or Ahonisa or Ahonisha, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

[«previous next»] — Aharnisha in Purana glossary
Source: archive.org: Shiva Purana - English Translation

Aharniśa (अहर्निश) refers to “day and night”, according to the Śivapurāṇa 2.3.5.—Accordingly, as Brahmā narrated to Nārada the birth of Menā’s daughter:—“O best of Brahmins, O most excellent of my sons, listen to that great account. After bowing to Śiva with devotion I shall narrate that story which increases devotion. When Viṣṇu and other gods returned after instructing him, the lord of the mountains and Menā performed a great penance. Meditating on Śivā and Śiva day and night [i.e., aharniśa] with devout mind, the couple worshipped them continuously. [...]”.

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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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Yoga (school of philosophy)

[«previous next»] — Aharnisha in Yoga glossary
Source: Brill: Śaivism and the Tantric Traditions (yoga)

Aharniśa (अहर्निश) refers to “day and night”, according to the Amṛtasiddhi, a 12th-century text belonging to the Haṭhayoga textual tradition.—Accordingly, “The moon is on the peak of Meru and has sixteen digits. Facing downwards, it rains dewy nectar day and night (aharniśa)”.

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Yoga is originally considered a branch of Hindu philosophy (astika), but both ancient and modern Yoga combine the physical, mental and spiritual. Yoga teaches various physical techniques also known as āsanas (postures), used for various purposes (eg., meditation, contemplation, relaxation).

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Languages of India and abroad

Marathi-English dictionary

[«previous next»] — Aharnisha in Marathi glossary
Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

aharniśa (अहर्निश).—ad S pop. aharniśīṃ ad Day and night.

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

aharniśa (अहर्निश) [-śīṃ, -शीं].—ad Day and night.

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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

[«previous next»] — Aharnisha in Sanskrit glossary
Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Ahoniśa (अहोनिश).—[ahaśca niśā ca samā° dva°] a day and night, a whole day; तस्य सोहर्निशस्यान्ते प्रसुप्तः प्रतिबुद्धयते (tasya soharniśasyānte prasuptaḥ pratibuddhayate) Manusmṛti 1.74,4.97.

-śam ind. day and night, during the whole day, continually.

Derivable forms: ahoniśam (अहोनिशम्).

Ahoniśa is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms ahan and niśa (निश).

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

Aharniśa (अहर्निश).—[neuter] day and night.

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

Aharniśa (अहर्निश):—[=ahar-niśa] [from ahar] n. day and night, a whole day, [Manu-smṛti i, 74; iv, 97]

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

Aharniśa (अहर्निश) in the Sanskrit language is related to the Prakrit words: Ahiṃṇisa, Ahaṇṇisa.

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Aharnisha 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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Prakrit-English dictionary

[«previous next»] — Aharnisha in Prakrit glossary
Source: DDSA: Paia-sadda-mahannavo; a comprehensive Prakrit Hindi dictionary

Ahaṇṇisa (अहण्णिस) in the Prakrit language is related to the Sanskrit word: Aharniśa.

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Prakrit is an ancient language closely associated with both Pali and Sanskrit. Jain literature is often composed in this language or sub-dialects, such as the Agamas and their commentaries which are written in Ardhamagadhi and Maharashtri Prakrit. The earliest extant texts can be dated to as early as the 4th century BCE although core portions might be older.

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Kannada-English dictionary

[«previous next»] — Aharnisha in Kannada glossary
Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Aharniśa (ಅಹರ್ನಿಶ):—[adverb] = ಅಹರ್ನಿಶಂ [aharnisham].

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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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