Akarshita, Ākarṣita: 8 definitions


Akarshita means something in Buddhism, Pali, Hinduism, Sanskrit, Marathi, 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.

The Sanskrit term Ākarṣita can be transliterated into English as Akarsita or Akarshita, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

Alternative spellings of this word include Akarshit.

In Buddhism

Mahayana (major branch of Buddhism)

[«previous next»] — Akarshita in Mahayana glossary
Source: De Gruyter: A Buddhist Ritual Manual on Agriculture

Ākarṣita (आकर्षित) refers to “attracting (a Nāga)” (as part of an offering ceremony), according to the Vajratuṇḍasamayakalparāja, an ancient Buddhist ritual manual on agriculture from the 5th-century (or earlier), containing various instructions for the Sangha to provide agriculture-related services to laypeople including rain-making, weather control and crop protection.—Accordingly [as the Bhagavān taught the detailed offering-manual], “[...] A square maṇḍalaka should be prepared. Flowers should be scattered. A Nāga image should be made in the middle. An offering of what is obtainable should be performed. A pomegranate branch should be enchanted twenty-one times or 108 times or reciting 1,000 times, the Nāga image-form should be purified with the pomegranate branch. In whose name it is done, that Nāga is attracted (ākarṣita). [...]”.

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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»] — Akarshita in Marathi glossary
Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

ākarṣita (आकर्षित).—p (S) Drawn or attracted, lit. fig. 2 Contracted.

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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»] — Akarshita in Sanskrit glossary
Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Ākarṣita (आकर्षित).—mfn.

(-taḥ-tā-taṃ) Drawn, attracted. E. āṅ before kṛṣ to draw, kta aff.

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

Ākarṣita (आकर्षित):—[=ā-karṣita] [from ā-kṛṣ] mfn. drawn near to one’s self, [Pañcatantra]

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

Ākarṣita (आकर्षित):—[ā-karṣita] (taḥ-tā-taṃ) p. Attracted.

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

Ākarṣita (आकर्षित) in the Sanskrit language is related to the Prakrit word: Āgāsiya.

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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

[«previous next»] — Akarshita in Hindi glossary
Source: DDSA: A practical Hindi-English dictionary

Ākarṣita (आकर्षित) [Also spelled akarshit]:—(a) attracted, charmed, allured.

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Kannada-English dictionary

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

Ākarṣita (ಆಕರ್ಷಿತ):—

1) [adjective] drawn towards.

2) [adjective] interested in; fascinated; spell-bound.

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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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