Ahladana, Āhlādana: 6 definitions


Ahladana 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

Āhlādana (आह्लादन) means “to delight”, according to the Śrīmatottara-tantra, an expansion of the Kubjikāmatatantra: the earliest popular and most authoritative Tantra of the Kubjikā cult.—Accordingly, “(The third sacred seat) is located in the throat and it illumines as do the rays of the full moon. Moonlight by nature, its purpose is to delight by the currents of nectar (that stream from it into the body) [i.e., amṛtapravāha-āhlādana-artha] and to (bring about) many forms of emanation. The emperor (who governs from this seat) is the venerable Ṣaṣṭhīśanātha who resides in the middle of the wheel surrounded by sixteen energies. He is mounted on the energy of action and is surrounded by many troupes of Yoginīs. [...]”.

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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: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Benfey Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Āhlādana (आह्लादन).—[ā-hlād + ana], n. Delighting, delight, [Daśakumāracarita] in Chr. 182, 23.

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

Āhlādana (आह्लादन):—[=ā-hlādana] [from ā-hlād] n. the act of gladdening, refreshing, [Rāmāyaṇa]

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Ahladana 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

Āhlādana (ಆಹ್ಲಾದನ):—[adjective] giving delight; pleasing.

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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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