Anashvara, Anaśvara: 12 definitions

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Anashvara means something in Jainism, Prakrit, Hinduism, Sanskrit, Marathi, Hindi. 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 Anaśvara can be transliterated into English as Anasvara or Anashvara, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

Alternative spellings of this word include Anaswar.

In Jainism

General definition (in Jainism)

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

Anaśvara (अनश्वर) refers to “(being) imperishable”, according to the 11th century Jñānārṇava, a treatise on Jain Yoga in roughly 2200 Sanskrit verses composed by Śubhacandra.—Accordingly, “That [cosmos] is not at all produced by anyone, not at all sustained by anyone, so also not destroyed by anyone. Nevertheless, that exists by itself without support in the atmosphere. That very same one, which is without a beginning and end, is accomplished by itself and imperishable (anaśvara), without a Supreme Being and excessively filled with objects beginning with the self”.

Synonyms: Avināśin, Akṣaya.

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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»] — Anashvara in Marathi glossary
Source: DDSA: The Aryabhusan school dictionary, Marathi-English

anaśvara (अनश्वर).—a Imperishable, unfailing.

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

Anaśvara (अनश्वर).—a. (- f.) Imperishable.

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

Anaśvara (अनश्वर).—mfn.

(-raḥ-rā-raṃ) Eternal, imperishable. E. a neg. and naśvara transient.

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

Anaśvara (अनश्वर).—adj. imperishable, [Bhartṛhari, (ed. Bohlen.)] 3, 21.

Anaśvara is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms a and naśvara (नश्वर).

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

Anaśvara (अनश्वर):—[=a-naśvara] mfn. imperishable.

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

Anaśvara (अनश्वर):—[tatpurusha compound] m. f. n.

(-raḥ-rī-ram) Imperishable, eternal. E. a neg. and naśvara.

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

Anaśvara (अनश्वर):—[ana+śvara] (raḥ-rā-raṃ) a. Imperishable.

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Anashvara 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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Hindi dictionary

[«previous next»] — Anashvara in Hindi glossary
Source: DDSA: A practical Hindi-English dictionary

Anaśvara (अनश्वर) [Also spelled anaswar]:—(a) immortal, immutable, imperishable; hence ~[] (nf).

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Kannada-English dictionary

[«previous next»] — Anashvara in Kannada glossary
Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Anaśvara (ಅನಶ್ವರ):—[adjective] not perishable; that will not die or decay; imperishable; indestructible; immortal.

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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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