Akalmasha, Akalmaṣa, Akalmāṣa: 14 definitions

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Akalmasha means something in Buddhism, Pali, Hinduism, Sanskrit, Marathi. 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 Akalmaṣa and Akalmāṣa can be transliterated into English as Akalmasa or Akalmasha, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

[«previous next»] — Akalmasha in Purana glossary
Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index

Akalmaṣa (अकल्मष).—A son of Tāmasa Manu.*

  • * Matsya-purāṇa 9. 17.
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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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In Buddhism

Mahayana (major branch of Buddhism)

[«previous next»] — Akalmasha in Mahayana glossary
Source: Wisdom Library: Maha Prajnaparamita Sastra

Akalmāṣa (अकल्माष, “unvarying”) or Akalmāṣaśīla refers to the “unvarying morality”, according to the 2nd century Mahāprajñāpāramitāśāstra chapter 36.—Accordingly, “if the mind goes alternately in two directions, sometimes toward Nirvāṇa and sometimes toward saṃsāra, there is ‘varying’ morality (kalmāṣa). If the mind goes exclusively toward Nirvāṇa, there is ‘unvarying’ morality (akalmāṣa)”.

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Mahayana (महायान, mahāyāna) is a major branch of Buddhism focusing on the path of a Bodhisattva (spiritual aspirants/ enlightened beings). Extant literature is vast and primarely composed in the Sanskrit language. There are many sūtras of which some of the earliest are the various Prajñāpāramitā sūtras.

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Languages of India and abroad

Marathi-English dictionary

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

akalmaṣa (अकल्मष).—a S Sinless.

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

akalmaṣa (अकल्मष).—a Sinless.

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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»] — Akalmasha in Sanskrit glossary
Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Akalmāṣa (अकल्माष).—

1) Name of the son of the fourth Manu; Hariv.

2) Without sin or stain.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Edgerton Buddhist Hybrid Sanskrit Dictionary

Akalmāṣa (अकल्माष).—adj. (= Pali akammāsa), pure (lit. not variegated; in this sense once in ŚB., otherwise in Sanskrit only as n. pr. (proper name)): Mahāvastu i.211.11 = ii.15.10, along with pariśud- dha, of brahmacarya; i.239.5—6, of ceto-praṇidhāna; iii.343.2, of Buddha's voice.

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

Akalmaṣa (अकल्मष).—mfn.

(-ṣaḥ-ṣā-ṣaṃ) Faultless. sinless. E. a priv. kalmaṣa sin.

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

Akalmaṣa (अकल्मष).—adj. sinless, [Lassen, Anthologia Sanskritica.] 52, 7. Niṣkalmaṣa, i. e.

Akalmaṣa is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms a and kalmaṣa (कल्मष).

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

Akalmaṣa (अकल्मष).—[adjective] stainless.

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

1) Akalmaṣa (अकल्मष):—[=a-kalmaṣa] mf(ā)n. spotless.

2) [v.s. ...] m. Name of the fourth Manu, [Matsya-purāṇa]

3) Akalmāṣa (अकल्माष):—[=a-kalmāṣa] a mf(ī)n. spotless, [Śatapatha-brāhmaṇa]

4) [v.s. ...] b m. Name of a son of the fourth Manu, [Harivaṃśa]

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

Akalmāṣa (अकल्माष):—[tatpurusha compound] m.

(-ṣaḥ) Name of a son of Tāmasa or the fourth Manu. E. a priv. and kalmāṣa.

[Sanskrit to German]

Akalmasha 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

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

Akalmaṣa (ಅಕಲ್ಮಷ):—

1) [adjective] not adulterated; free from impurity; pure; clean.

2) [adjective] sinless; pure at heart.

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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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