Akranti, Ākrānti, Akramti: 14 definitions


Akranti means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, biology. 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

Shaivism (Shaiva philosophy)

Source: SOAS University of London: Protective Rites in the Netra Tantra

Ākrānti (आक्रान्ति) refers to “bringing about” (all conditions), according to the Netratantroddyota commentary on the Netratantra of Kṣemarāja: a Śaiva text from the 9th century in which Śiva (Bhairava) teaches Pārvatī topics such as metaphysics, cosmology, and soteriology.—Accordingly, [verse 22.11]—“[Śiva is] he who exists in a fixed condition, who brings about all conditions [in all] time[s] and direction[s] (sarva-dikkāla-ākrānti-kṛt) but is not touched by [those conditions]. He controls them. He is their leader, [he leads] quickly, he wishes it, and he quickly brings [that which is wished for into being. He] projects [all conditions] outward and he also causes them to be made one with himself [internally, inside his consciousness]. [...]”.

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Shaiva (शैव, śaiva) or Shaivism (śaivism) represents a tradition of Hinduism worshiping Shiva as the supreme being. Closely related to Shaktism, Shaiva literature includes a range of scriptures, including Tantras, while the root of this tradition may be traced back to the ancient Vedas.

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Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

Source: archive.org: Shiva Purana - English Translation

Ākrānti (आक्रान्ति) refers to “reaching the top (of a high mountain)”, according to the Śivapurāṇa 2.3.32 (“The seven celestial sages arrive”).—Accordingly, as the Seven Sages said to Śiva: “[...] O Sadāśiva, we have become the most excellent of all people by your remembering us. Usually you never even come across the path of ambitions and aspirations of ordinary people. O lord, your vision, very difficult to be acquired, is like the fruit stooping down within the reach of the dwarf, like sight to a man born blind, like eloquency acquired by a dumb man, like the indigent meeting with a treasure-trove, like the lame man reaching the top of a high mountain (girivara-ākrānti) and like the barren woman bearing a child. [...]”.

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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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Ayurveda (science of life)

Source: Shodhganga: Kasyapa Samhita—Text on Visha Chikitsa

Ākrānti (आक्रान्ति, “attack”) refers to one of the eight causes of snake-bites (daṣṭa-kāraṇa), as taught in the Kāśyapa Saṃhitā: an ancient Sanskrit text from the Pāñcarātra tradition dealing with both Tantra and Viṣacikitsā—an important topic from Āyurveda which deals with the study of Toxicology (Agadatantra or Sarpavidyā).—The Kāśyapasaṃhitā cites eight reasons that cause snake-bites which are—fear, intoxication, hunger, attack (ākrānti), pride, lack of dwelling, previous enmity and fate.

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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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Biology (plants and animals)

Source: Google Books: CRC World Dictionary (Regional names)

1) Akranti in India is the name of a plant defined with Alysicarpus bupleurifolius in various botanical sources. This page contains potential references in Ayurveda, modern medicine, and other folk traditions or local practices It has the synonym Hedysarum cylindricum Poir. (among others).

2) Akranti is also identified with Solanum virginianum It has the synonym Solanum virginianum Pav. ex Dunal (etc.).

Example references for further research on medicinal uses or toxicity (see latin names for full list):

· Prodr. (DC.) (1852)
· Reinwardtia (1961)
· Sertum Hannoveranum (1795)
· Prodromus Systematis Naturalis Regni Vegetabilis (1825)
· Journal of Economic and Taxonomic Botany (1992)
· Synopseos Plantarum (Persoon) (1805)

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This sections includes definitions from the five kingdoms of living things: Animals, Plants, Fungi, Protists and Monera. It will include both the official binomial nomenclature (scientific names usually in Latin) as well as regional spellings and variants.

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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Ākrānti (आक्रान्ति).—f.

1) Placing upon, occupying; stepping or treading upon; आक्रान्तिसम्भावितपादपीठम् (ākrāntisambhāvitapādapīṭham) Kumārasambhava 3.11.

2) Overcoming, pressing upon, loading; पृथुजघनभराक्रान्ति- मन्दैः प्रयातैः (pṛthujaghanabharākrānti- mandaiḥ prayātaiḥ) Mu.3.1.

3) Ascending, rising,

4) Might, valour, force; °taḥ ind. From violence; आक्रान्तितो न वशमेति महान्परस्य (ākrāntito na vaśameti mahānparasya) Śiśupālavadha 5.41.

5) Assault, taking away (apahāra); यो भूतानि धनाक्रान्त्या वधात्क्लेशाच्च रक्षति (yo bhūtāni dhanākrāntyā vadhātkleśācca rakṣati) Mahābhārata (Bombay) 12.97.8.

Derivable forms: ākrāntiḥ (आक्रान्तिः).

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

Ākrānti (आक्रान्ति).—f.

(-ntiḥ) 1. Going over or beyond. 2. Overpowering. 3. Might, valour. E. āṅ before krama to go, affix ktin; see ākrama.

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

Ākrānti (आक्रान्ति).—i. e. ā-kram + ti, f. Ascending, [Kathāsaritsāgara, (ed. Brockhaus.)] 22, 7.

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

Ākrānti (आक्रान्ति).—[feminine] ascending, rising.

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

1) Ākrānti (आक्रान्ति):—[=ā-krānti] [from ā-kram] f. stepping upon, mounting, [Kumāra-sambhava iii, 11]

2) [v.s. ...] rising, [Kathāsaritsāgara]

3) [v.s. ...] ‘overpowering, violence’

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

Ākrānti (आक्रान्ति):—[ā-krānti] (ntiḥ) 2. f. Going beyond; overpowering; might.

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

Ākrānti (आक्रान्ति) in the Sanskrit language is related to the Prakrit word: Ohāvaṇā.

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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

Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Ākrāṃti (ಆಕ್ರಾಂತಿ):—[noun] = ಆಕ್ರಮಣ - [akramana -] 1.

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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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