Akrandana, aka: Ākrandana; 4 Definition(s)


Akrandana means something in Jainism, Prakrit, 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.

In Jainism

General definition (in Jainism)

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Ākrandana (आक्रन्दन, “moaning”) refers to “weeping out loudly out of agony is crying” and is one of the causes leading to the influx (āsrana) of karmas extending unpleasant feelings (asātāvedanīya).

Ākrandana is a Sanskrit technical term defined in the Tattvārthasūtra (ancient authorative Jain scripture) from the 2nd century, which contains aphorisms dealing with philosophy and the nature of reality.

Source: Wisdom Library: Jainism
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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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Marathi-English dictionary

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ākrandana (आक्रंदन).—n (S) Loud crying; bellowing, bawling, wailing.

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

ākrandana (आक्रंदन).—n Loud crying; bawling, wailing.

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

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Ākrandana (आक्रन्दन).—

1) Lamentation, weeping, cry of lamentation;

2) Calling out. आक्रन्दनया विलेपिरे (ākrandanayā vilepire) Bhāg.7.2.32.

Derivable forms: ākrandanam (आक्रन्दनम्).

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary
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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. 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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Akrānta (अक्रान्त).—mfn. (-ntaḥ-ntā-ntaṃ) 1. Unpassed, unsurpassed. 2. Unconquered. (-ntaḥ) The...
akānta (अकांत).—m Immoderate wailing.--- OR --- ākānta (आकांत).—. See under अ.
ākrandaṇēṃ (आक्रंदणें).—v i Cry loudly; roar, wail.
Asātāvedanīya (असातावेदनीय) or Asātavedanīya refers to “unpleasant feeling” and represents one ...

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