Alasekshana, Alasekṣaṇā, Alasa-ikshana: 6 definitions


Alasekshana means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit. 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 Alasekṣaṇā can be transliterated into English as Alaseksana or Alasekshana, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Sports, Arts and Entertainment (wordly enjoyments)

[«previous next»] — Alasekshana in Arts glossary
Source: Syainika Sastra of Rudradeva with English Translation (art)

Alasekṣaṇa (अलसेक्षण) refers to “one with languishing eyes”, according to the Śyainika-śāstra: a Sanskrit treatise dealing with the divisions and benefits of Hunting and Hawking, written by Rājā Rudradeva (or Candradeva) in possibly the 13th century.—Accordingly, “[...] If women, with languishing eyes (alasekṣaṇa) beaming with love, are to be altogether avoided, the birth of a son, who delivers his father from the hell named Put, becomes impossible. If hunting is to be altogether prohibited, how can meat, skin, horn and other articles prescribed for sacrifices be obtained? [...]”.

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This section covers the skills and profiencies of the Kalas (“performing arts”) and Shastras (“sciences”) involving ancient Indian traditions of sports, games, arts, entertainment, love-making and other means of wordly enjoyments. Traditionally these topics were dealt with in Sanskrit treatises explaing the philosophy and the justification of enjoying the pleasures of the senses.

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[«previous next»] — Alasekshana in Sanskrit glossary
Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Alasekṣaṇā (अलसेक्षणा).—a woman with languishing looks.

Alasekṣaṇā is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms alasa and īkṣaṇā (ईक्षणा).

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

Alasekṣaṇā (अलसेक्षणा).—f.

(-ṇā) A woman with languishing looks. E. alasa idle, and īkṣaṇā looking.

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

Alasekṣaṇa (अलसेक्षण):—[from alasaya > a-lasa] mf(ā)n. having languishing or tired looks, [Rājataraṅgiṇī]

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

Alasekṣaṇā (अलसेक्षणा):—[alase-kṣaṇā] (ṇā) 1. f. A woman with languishing looks.

[Sanskrit to German]

Alasekshana 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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