Ajasra: 15 definitions


Ajasra means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Jainism, Prakrit, 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 Hinduism

Ayurveda (science of life)

Source: gurumukhi.ru: Ayurveda glossary of terms

Ajasra (अजस्र):—[ajasraṃ] Continuous

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Āyurveda (आयुर्वेद, ayurveda) is a branch of Indian science dealing with medicine, herbalism, taxology, anatomy, surgery, alchemy and related topics. Traditional practice of Āyurveda in ancient India dates back to at least the first millenium BC. Literature is commonly written in Sanskrit using various poetic metres.

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Jyotisha (astronomy and astrology)

Source: Wisdom Library: Brihat Samhita by Varahamihira

Ajasra (अजस्र) refers to the “incessant” (rainfall), according to the Bṛhatsaṃhitā (chapter 8), an encyclopedic Sanskrit work written by Varāhamihira mainly focusing on the science of ancient Indian astronomy astronomy (Jyotiṣa).—Accordingly, “The years of Jupiter (bṛhaspati) take their names from the several Nakṣatras in which he reappears after his conjunction with the Sun; and these names are identical with the names of the lunar months. [...] In the Āśvayuja year of Jupiter, the rainfall will be incessant [i.e., ajasraabde ajasraṃ patati jalaṃ]; mankind will be happy and prosperous; all living creatures will grow strong and food supply will be abundant”.

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Jyotisha (ज्योतिष, jyotiṣa or jyotish) refers to ‘astronomy’ or “Vedic astrology” and represents the fifth of the six Vedangas (additional sciences to be studied along with the Vedas). Jyotisha concerns itself with the study and prediction of the movements of celestial bodies, in order to calculate the auspicious time for rituals and ceremonies.

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Yoga (school of philosophy)

Source: ORA: Amanaska (king of all yogas): A Critical Edition and Annotated Translation by Jason Birch

Ajasra (अजस्र) refers to “forever” (i.e., going around forever in the cycle of birth and death), according to the Śivayogadīpikā by Sadāśivayogīśvara: a text dealing with Śaivism and Haṭhayoga in two hundred and eighty-nine verses.—Accordingly, while discussing the difference between Rājayoga and Śaivayoga: “[...] Devotion is gnosis full of Śiva, and Śaiva gnosis is Śiva’s nature. Since Śaiva observance is worship of Śiva, Śiva's yoga is five-fold. He who is without the practice [of worshipping] Śiva is certainly a bound soul, and he goes round and round forever (ajasra) in this cycle of birth and death”.

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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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In Jainism

General definition (in Jainism)

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

Ajasra (अजस्र) refers to “perpetually” (i.e., ‘roaming about perpetually’), according to the 11th century Jñānārṇava, a treatise on Jain Yoga in roughly 2200 Sanskrit verses composed by Śubhacandra.—Accordingly, “Pitiable living beings roam about perpetually (ajasra) in the ocean of life which is a great whirlpool having four states of existence [and] inflamed by the hell-fire of suffering. Embodied souls, living in immovable and movable bodies, are born [and] die constrained by the chains of their own actions”.

Synonyms: Nirantara, Śaśvat, Saṃtata, Avirata, Satata.

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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

Sanskrit dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Ajasra (अजस्र).—a. [na jas-ra P.III.2.167; jasirnañpūrva: kriyāsātatye vartate Sk.] Not ceasing, constant, perpetual; °दीक्षाप्रयतस्य (dīkṣāprayatasya) R.3.44.

-sram ind. Ever, constantly, perpetually; वृथैव संकल्पशतैरजस्रम् (vṛthaiva saṃkalpaśatairajasram) Ś.3.5. तच्च धूनोत्यजस्रम् (tacca dhūnotyajasram) Uttararāmacarita 4.26. अजस्रमास्फालित (ajasramāsphālita)... ()| Śiśupālavadha 1.9.

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

Ajasra (अजस्र).—n. Adverbial. (sraṃ) Eternally, continually. E. a neg. jasa to let loose, and ra aff.

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

Ajasra (अजस्र).—[a-jas + ra], adj., f. . Continual. acc. ram, adv. Continually, always, [Mānavadharmaśāstra] 1, 57.

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

Ajasra (अजस्र).—[adjective] unexhausted, incessant; [neuter] [adverb]

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

Ajasra (अजस्र):—[=a-jasra] mfn. (√jas), not to be obstructed, perpetual, [Ṛg-veda] etc.

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

Ajasra (अजस्र):—[tatpurusha compound] I. m. f. n.

(-sraḥ-srā-sram) Continual, unin-terrupted. Ii. ind.

(-sram) Eternally, continually, always. E. a neg. and jasra.

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

Ajasra (अजस्र) in the Sanskrit language is related to the Prakrit word: Ajassa.

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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

Source: DDSA: A practical Hindi-English dictionary

Ajasra (अजस्र):—(a) uninterrupted; continuous; —[pravāha] uninterrupted flow.

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Kannada-English dictionary

Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Ajasra (ಅಜಸ್ರ):—[adverb] = ಅಜಸ್ರಂ [ajasram].

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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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