Anana, Ānana, Ānanā, Ananā, Anaṇa: 27 definitions
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Ayurveda (science of life)Source: gurumukhi.ru: Ayurveda glossary of terms
Ānana (आनन):—[ānanam] Face
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.
Jyotisha (astronomy and astrology)Source: Wisdom Library: Brihat Samhita by Varahamihira
Ānana (आनन) refers to the “head”, according to the Bṛhatsaṃhitā (chapter 5), an encyclopedic Sanskrit work written by Varāhamihira mainly focusing on the science of ancient Indian astronomy astronomy (Jyotiṣa).—Accordingly, “[...] Now, if [Rāhu] has a body or be simply a head with a regular motion in the ecliptic, how comes it that he eclipses the sun and moon when they are 180° from him? If his motion be not subject to fixed laws, how comes it that his exact place is ascertained; how comes it that he never eclipses by the part of his body between his head and tail [i.e., puccha-ānana]? If being of the shape of a serpent he eclipses with his head or with his tail, how comes it that he does not hide one half of the heavens lying between his head and tail?”.
Jyotisha (ज्योतिष, jyotiṣa or jyotish) refers to ‘astronomy’ or “Vedic astrology” and represents the fifth of the six Vedangas (additional sciences to be studied along with the Vedas). Jyotisha concerns itself with the study and prediction of the movements of celestial bodies, in order to calculate the auspicious time for rituals and ceremonies.
Shaktism (Shakta philosophy)Source: Google Books: Manthanabhairavatantram
1) Ānana (आनन) refers to the “face”, according to the Manthānabhairavatantra, a vast sprawling work that belongs to a corpus of Tantric texts concerned with the worship of the goddess Kubjikā.—Accordingly, “He has eight faces and, very powerful, shines like a white lotus. He is mightily proud and has sharp teeth and great body. He is terrible and fierce and his face is deformed [i.e., vikṛta-ānana]. O Śambhu, he has twenty arms and the goddess sits on his lap. He holds a sword, mallet and noose, a double-headed drum, a dagger, the Kaustubha jewel, a rosary, a skull bowl full of fruit and the like and a piece of human flesh. [...]”.
2) Ananā (अनना) refers to one of the thirty-two Bhairavīs (also Dūtis) embodying the syllables of the goddess’s Vidyā, according to the Manthānabhairavatantra.—The thirty-two Bhairavīs [i.e., Ananā] are the consorts of the Bhairavas presiding over the sonic energies of the thirty-two syllables of her Vidyā.
Shakta (शाक्त, śākta) or Shaktism (śāktism) represents a tradition of Hinduism where the Goddess (Devi) is revered and worshipped. Shakta literature includes a range of scriptures, including various Agamas and Tantras, although its roots may be traced back to the Vedas.
Purana and Itihasa (epic history)Source: archive.org: Shiva Purana - English Translation
Ānanā (आनना) refers to a “face”, according to the Śivapurāṇa 2.3.8.—Accordingly, as Brahmā narrated to Sage Nārada:—“O sage, all these details you mentioned to the lord of mountains. You told the previous history of Pārvatī that increased her pleasure and on hearing which, the lord of mountains, his wife and children were freed from all suspicions. On hearing the story from Nārada, Pārvatī bent down her head in bashfulness but her smile heightened [i.e., ānanā] the beauty of her face. [...]”.
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.
Shaivism (Shaiva philosophy)Source: SOAS University of London: Protective Rites in the Netra Tantra
Ānana (आनन) refers to the “mouth”, according to 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 9.19cd-26, while instructing to visualize Sadāśiva in order to worship the formless Amṛteśa]—“[He] resembles the swelling moon, a heap of mountain snow. [...] [Sadāśiva has] a shield, a mirror, a bow, a citron tree, and a water jar. At his head is a half moon. [He who meditates of Sadāśiva] should perceive the Eastern face as yellow; the Southern a wrathful, terrible black [that has] an unnatural, tusked mouth (vikṛta-ānana—daṃṣṭralaṃ vikṛtānanam). [...]”.
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.
Tibetan Buddhism (Vajrayana or tantric Buddhism)Source: Brill: Śaivism and the Tantric Traditions (tantric Buddhism)
Ānana (आनन) or Mukha refers to the “face”, according to the Nāmamantrārthāvalokinī by Vilāsavajra, which is a commentary on the Nāmasaṃgīti.—Accordingly, [while describing Ādibuddha]—“[...] [The Ādibuddha] has five faces (pañcan-ānana > pañcan-mukha). [He also] has five crests—in other words, five hair-braids. It is through tying up those [hair-braids that he] has a crown of five hair-braids. [His five faces] have five [different] colours: dark blue for the east [and forward-facing face], yellow for the south, red for the west, [and] green for the north. [...]”.Source: OSU Press: Cakrasamvara Samadhi
Ānana (आनन) refers to a “face”, according to the Cakrasaṃvara Samādhi [i.e., Cakrasamvara Meditation] ritual often performed in combination with the Cakrasaṃvara Samādhi, which refers to the primary pūjā and sādhanā practice of Newah Mahāyāna-Vajrayāna Buddhists in Nepal.—Accordingly, “An enemy's lopped head! Pouring poison in the mouth, a sweet loose roar, Raised left above the jaws, in the most beautiful way, a face fixed in anger (ānana—krodhamūlānanāntā)”.
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.
General definition (in Jainism)Source: academia.edu: Tessitori Collection I
Anāṇa (अनाण) refers to the “negative knowledge” (of the Gods, Humans, Animals, etc.), as defined in the “Arhadvijñaptirūpā Vicāraṣaṭtriṃśikā” by Gajasāra, which is included in the collection of manuscripts at the ‘Vincenzo Joppi’ library, collected by Luigi Pio Tessitori during his visit to Rajasthan between 1914 and 1919.—The Vicāraṣaṭtriṃśikā (in Prakrit) was first presented in tabular form (yantra) according to the commentators, and then put in the form of a text. [...] Each category is then examined through twenty-four parameters [e.g., negative knowledge (anāṇa)].
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.
Languages of India and abroad
Pali-English dictionarySource: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary
anaṇa : (adj.) free of debt.
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ānana : (nt.) face; mouth.Source: Sutta: The Pali Text Society's Pali-English Dictionary
Ānana, (nt.) (Vedic āna, later Sk. ānana from an to breathe) the mouth; adj. (-°) having a mouth Sdhp.103; Pgdp 63 (vikaṭ°). (Page 100)
Pali is the language of the Tipiṭaka, which is the sacred canon of Theravāda Buddhism and contains much of the Buddha’s speech. Closeley related to Sanskrit, both languages are used interchangeably between religions.
Marathi-English dictionarySource: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary
ānana (आनन).—n (S) The mouth. Ex. vacana hēṃ nighatāṃ ṛṣi ānanīṃ || 2 The face.Source: DDSA: The Aryabhusan school dictionary, Marathi-English
ānana (आनन).—n The mouth; the face.
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.
Sanskrit dictionarySource: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary
Anana (अनन).—a. [an lyuṭ] Act of breathing, living &c.
Derivable forms: ananam (अननम्).
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Ānana (आनन).—[ānityanena, ā-an karaṇe lyuṭ]
1) The mouth, face; R.3.3; नृपस्य कान्तं पिबतः सुताननम् (nṛpasya kāntaṃ pibataḥ sutānanam) 17.
2) A large division of a work, chapter, book &c. (e. g. the two ānanas of Rasagaṅgādhara.)
Derivable forms: ānanam (आननम्).Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Edgerton Buddhist Hybrid Sanskrit Dictionary
Añāna (अञान).—(a-ñāna) (nt.; Pali añāṇa; MIndic for ajñāna, § 2.15), ignorance: jñānaṃ na kalpeti, añānu (n. sg.) no bhavet Mūla-madhyamaka-kārikā 157.1 (verse; no v.l.).Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary
(-naṃ) The mouth, (and by syncope) the face. E. āṅa before ana to live or breathe, lyuṭa aff.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Benfey Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Ānana (आनन).—i. e. an + ana, n. 1. The mouth; the face, [Ṛtusaṃhāra] 6, 30. 2. A point, [Rāmāyaṇa] 6, 79, 69.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Cappeller Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Ānana (आनन).—[neuter] mouth, face.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary
1) Anana (अनन):—[from an] n. breathing, living, [Nirukta, by Yāska]
2) Ānana (आनन):—[from āna] a n. the mouth
3) [v.s. ...] the face, [Rāmāyaṇa; Raghuvaṃśa] etc.
4) [v.s. ...] entrance, door, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]
5) b See under āna above.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Goldstücker Sanskrit-English Dictionary
(-nam) Breathing, living. E. an, kṛt aff. lyuṭ.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Yates Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Ānana (आनन):—[ā-nana] (naṃ) n. The mouth; the face.Source: DDSA: Paia-sadda-mahannavo; a comprehensive Prakrit Hindi dictionary (S)
Ānana (आनन) in the Sanskrit language is related to the Prakrit word: Āṇaṇa.
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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.
Hindi dictionarySource: DDSA: A practical Hindi-English dictionary
Ānana (आनन) [Also spelled anan]:—(nm) face; mouth.
Prakrit-English dictionarySource: DDSA: Paia-sadda-mahannavo; a comprehensive Prakrit Hindi dictionary
1) Āṇaṇa (आणण) in the Prakrit language is related to the Sanskrit word: Ānana.
2) Āṇaṇa (आणण) also relates to the Sanskrit word: Ānayana.
Prakrit is an ancient language closely associated with both Pali and Sanskrit. Jain literature is often composed in this language or sub-dialects, such as the Agamas and their commentaries which are written in Ardhamagadhi and Maharashtri Prakrit. The earliest extant texts can be dated to as early as the 4th century BCE although core portions might be older.
Kannada-English dictionarySource: Alar: Kannada-English corpus
1) [noun] the front of the head from the top of the forehead to the bottom of the chin, and from ear to ear; the face.
2) [noun] the opening through which an animal takes in food, including the teeth, tongue etc.; the mouth.
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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