Akhandita, Akhaṇḍita, Akhamdita: 14 definitions


Akhandita means something in Buddhism, Pali, Hinduism, Sanskrit, Jainism, Prakrit, 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.

In Hinduism

Yoga (school of philosophy)

[«previous next»] — Akhandita in Yoga glossary
Source: ORA: Amanaska (king of all yogas): A Critical Edition and Annotated Translation by Jason Birch

Akhaṇḍita (अखण्डित) refers to “continuously” (i.e., uninterruptedly), according to the the Amanaska Yoga treatise dealing with meditation, absorption, yogic powers and liberation.—Accordingly, as Īśvara says to Vāmadeva: “[...] [Now], I shall define the nature of that highest, mind-free absorption which arises for those devoted to constant practice. [...] The best of Yogins whose absorption is adhered to continuously (akhaṇḍita) for one month, does not wake until he arrives at liberation. [...]”.

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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 Buddhism

Tibetan Buddhism (Vajrayana or tantric Buddhism)

Source: academia.edu: The Structure and Meanings of the Heruka Maṇḍala

Akhaṇḍita (अखण्डित) refers to one of the eight charnel grounds (śmaśāna) of the Kāyacakra, according to the 10th century Ḍākārṇava chapter 15. Accordingly, the kāyacakra refers to one of the four divisions of the nirmāṇa-puṭa (‘emanation layer’), situated in the Herukamaṇḍala. Akhaṇḍita is associated with the tree (vṛkṣa) named Udumbara and with the hell-guardian (narakapāla) named Udumbarī.

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Tibetan Buddhism includes schools such as Nyingma, Kadampa, Kagyu and Gelug. Their primary canon of literature is divided in two broad categories: The Kangyur, which consists of Buddha’s words, and the Tengyur, which includes commentaries from various sources. Esotericism and tantra techniques (vajrayāna) are collected indepently.

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In Jainism

General definition (in Jainism)

[«previous next»] — Akhandita in Jainism glossary
Source: The University of Sydney: A study of the Twelve Reflections

Akhaṇḍita (अखण्डित) refers to “uninterrupted (journeys)”, according to the 11th century Jñānārṇava, a treatise on Jain Yoga in roughly 2200 Sanskrit verses composed by Śubhacandra.—Accordingly, “O fool, sentient beings, having begun from the womb, are continually led by [their own] action to Yama’s abode by means of uninterrupted (akhaṇḍita) journeys. If there is a powerful [man], seen or heard about, who opposes the command of Yama, having honoured him you must possess health. [As there is] no such individual, why [make] the effort [for health] in vain?”.

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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

Marathi-English dictionary

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

akhaṇḍita (अखंडित).—a (S) Unbroken: also unparted off or undivided. 2 Uninterrupted, unintermitted, continuous. 3 fig. Immense, vast, boundless. Used freely with jñāna-buddhi-parākrama-sampatti-lakṣmī and similar words. 4 Unrefuted, unredargued. a0 lakṣmīalaṅkṛta (Glorious through unmeasured wealth.) A phrase used in letters to powerful or affluent men amongst Maraṭhas; forming part of the address or the initial and complimentary portion.

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

akhaṇḍita (अखंडित).—a Unbroken; vast; continuous.

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

Akhaṇḍita (अखण्डित).—a. [na. ta.]

1) Unbroken, undivided.

2) Uninterrupted, perpetual, undisturbed, continuous; °ता मे वाणिज्या (tā me vāṇijyā) Mu.1; अखण्डितं प्रेम लभस्व पत्युः (akhaṇḍitaṃ prema labhasva patyuḥ) Kumārasambhava 7.28 everlasting, unbroken.

3) Unimpaired; unrefuted &c.; भट्टिन्या अखण्डितात् प्रणयात् (bhaṭṭinyā akhaṇḍitāt praṇayāt) M.3. never disappoinied; शतमखं तमखण्डितपौरुषम् (śatamakhaṃ tamakhaṇḍitapauruṣam) R.9.13 whose prowess knows no repulse or defeat.

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

Akhaṇḍita (अखण्डित).—mfn.

(-taḥ-tā-taṃ) 1. Unbroken, undivided. 2. Undisturbed, uninterrupted, continuous. 3. Unrefuted. E. a neg. khaṇḍita divided.

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

Akhaṇḍita (अखण्डित).—[adjective] unbroken, uninterrupted, undisturbed.

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

1) Akhaṇḍita (अखण्डित):—[=a-khaṇḍita] [from a-khaṇḍa] mfn. unbroken, undivided, unimpaired

2) [v.s. ...] unrefuted.

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

Akhaṇḍita (अखण्डित):—[tatpurusha compound] m. f. n.

(-taḥ-tā-tam) 1) Unbroken, undi-vided.

2) Undisturbed, uninterrupted, continuous.

3) Unrefuted. E. a neg. and khaṇḍita.

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

Akhaṇḍita (अखण्डित):—[a-khaṇḍita] (taḥ-tā-taṃ) a. Unbroken; uninterrupted; unrefuted.

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

Akhaṇḍita (अखण्डित) in the Sanskrit language is related to the Prakrit words: Akkhuḍia, Akhaṃḍiya.

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Akhandita 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»] — Akhandita in Kannada glossary
Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Akhaṃḍita (ಅಖಂಡಿತ):—

1) [adjective] not broken; not cut or divided.

2) [adjective] not refuted; accepted; admitted.

3) [adjective] incessant; continuous; perpetual.

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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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