Anuloma: 21 definitions

Introduction

Introduction:

Anuloma means something in Buddhism, Pali, Hinduism, Sanskrit, the history of ancient India, Marathi, Jainism, Prakrit, 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.

Alternative spellings of this word include Anulom.

In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index

Anuloma (अनुलोम).—A Saimhikeya.*

  • * Vāyu-purāṇa 68. 19.
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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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Vyakarana (Sanskrit grammar)

Source: Wikisource: A dictionary of Sanskrit grammar

Anuloma (अनुलोम).—In the natural order (opp. to प्रतिलोम (pratiloma)), cf. तेऽन्वक्षरसंधयोनुलोमाः (te'nvakṣarasaṃdhayonulomāḥ) in R.Pr.II.8. अनुलोमसंधि (anulomasaṃdhi) is a term applied to Saṃdhis with a vowel first and a consonant afterwards.

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Vyakarana (व्याकरण, vyākaraṇa) refers to Sanskrit grammar and represents one of the six additional sciences (vedanga) to be studied along with the Vedas. Vyakarana concerns itself with the rules of Sanskrit grammar and linguistic analysis in order to establish the correct context of words and sentences.

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Jyotisha (astronomy and astrology)

Source: Wikibooks (hi): Sanskrit Technical Terms

Anuloma (अनुलोम).—Direct or anticlockwise. Note: Anuloma is a Sanskrit technical term used in ancient Indian sciences such as Astronomy, Mathematics and Geometry.

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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.

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Shaktism (Shakta philosophy)

Source: Google Books: Manthanabhairavatantram

Anuloma (अनुलोम) refers to a type of arrangement of the order of the syllables (of the sacred seats).—The commentary [of the Ṣaṭsāhasrasaṃhitā verse 27.23-27] explains that the syllables that make up the names of the sacred seats can be arranged in two different sequences. The first is the normal serial order (which the commentary terms ‘anuloma’, lit. ‘with the grain’), that is, O ḌI Ā NAṂ, JĀ LA NDHA RAM Ṃ, PŪ RṆA GI RIž, KĀ MA RŪ PAṂ. Each syllable has a corresponding Knot and location where it is placed on the body. This is the order in which the Tantra lists them. The second sequence (which the commentary terms ‘pratiloma’ lit. ‘against the grain’) follows the serial rearrangement of the order of the syllables as described previously (in Ṣaṭsāhasrasaṃhitā 27/8), that is, O JĀ PŪ KĀ, ḌI LA RṆA MA, Ā NDHA GI RŪ, NA RAM RI PU. The commentary lists the corresponding Knots and their location on the body in full in this order.

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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.

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In Buddhism

Theravada (major branch of Buddhism)

Source: Dhamma Dana: Pali English Glossary

N That which is convenient.

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Theravāda is a major branch of Buddhism having the the Pali canon (tipitaka) as their canonical literature, which includes the vinaya-pitaka (monastic rules), the sutta-pitaka (Buddhist sermons) and the abhidhamma-pitaka (philosophy and psychology).

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India history and geography

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Indian Epigraphical Glossary

Anuloma.—(CII 4), name of a kind of marriage, in which the bride belongs to a lower social order than the bridegroom. Note: anuloma is defined in the “Indian epigraphical glossary” as it can be found on ancient inscriptions commonly written in Sanskrit, Prakrit or Dravidian languages.

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The history of India traces the identification of countries, villages, towns and other regions of India, as well as royal dynasties, rulers, tribes, local festivities and traditions and regional languages. Ancient India enjoyed religious freedom and encourages the path of Dharma, a concept common to Buddhism, Hinduism, and Jainism.

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Languages of India and abroad

Pali-English dictionary

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Source: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary

anuloma : (adj.) regular; not antagonistic. m. conformity.

Source: Sutta: The Pali Text Society's Pali-English Dictionary

Anuloma, (adj.) (Sk. anu + loma) “with the hair or grain”, i. e. in natural order, suitable, fit, adapted to, adaptable, straight forward D.II, 273 (anānuloma, q. v.) S.IV, 401; Ps.II, 67, 70; DhA.II, 208. — nt. direct order, state of fitting in, adaptation Miln.148.

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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.

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Marathi-English dictionary

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

anulōma (अनुलोम).—a In natural order (opp. pratilōma); hence, born in due order; applied especially to the mixed tribes, the male parent being of higher caste than the female.

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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

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Anuloma (अनुलोम).—a. [anugataḥ loma P.V.4.75.]

1) 'With the hair', regular, in natural order, successive (opp. pratiloma); hence favourable, agreeable; °सुखो वायु- रनुसारयतीव माम् (sukho vāyu- ranusārayatīva mām) Rām.; त्रिरेनामनुलोमामनुमार्ष्टि (trirenāmanulomāmanumārṣṭi) Śat. Br.; °कृष्टं क्षेत्रं प्रतिलोमं कर्षति (kṛṣṭaṃ kṣetraṃ pratilomaṃ karṣati) Sk. ploughed in the regular direction.

2) Mixed as a tribe.

-mā A woman of the lower caste than that of the man's whom she marries; सकामास्वनु- लोमासु न दोषस्त्वन्यथा दमः (sakāmāsvanu- lomāsu na doṣastvanyathā damaḥ) Y.2.288.

-mam adv. In regular or natural order; प्रतिलोममालिम्पेन्नानुलोमम् (pratilomamālimpennānulomam) Suśr.

-māḥ (pl.) Mixed castes.

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

Anuloma (अनुलोम).—mfn.

(-maḥ-mā-maṃ) Regular, successive, with the hair or grain. E. anu, and loman hair of the body.

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

Anuloma (अनुलोम).—[adjective] with the hair or grain, i.e. natural, regular. anuloma (°—) mam [adverb] [feminine] anulomā a woman of a caste inferior to the man’s; maja [masculine] her son.

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

1) Anuloma (अनुलोम):—[=anu-loma] mf(ā)n. ‘with the hair or grain’ (opposed to prati-loma q.v.), in a natural direction, in order, regular, successive

2) [v.s. ...] conformable

3) Anulomā (अनुलोमा):—[=anu-lomā] [from anu-loma] f. a woman of a lower caste than that of the man’s with whom she is connected, [Yājñavalkya]

4) Anuloma (अनुलोम):—[=anu-loma] m. [plural] ‘descendants of an anulomā’, mixed castes, ([gana] upakādi q.v.)

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

Anuloma (अनुलोम):—I. [tatpurusha compound] 1. m. f. n.

(-maḥ-mā-mam) In natural order or direction, regular, successive (liter. with the hair), the reverse of pratiloma; comp. e. g. pratilomānulomapādayamaka. 2. m.

(-maḥ) 1) A proper name; his descendants are called anulomāḥ or ānulomayaḥ (plur. of ānulomi); according to another authority, however, the name of the descendants ought to be anulomānaḥ or ānulomayaḥ (plur. of ānulomi).

2) (In vaidik grammar; scil. anvakṣarasandhi) One of the two kinds of the Sandhi called anvakṣarasandhi q. v., viz. when a final vowel or the last syllable of eṣaḥ, syaḥ or saḥ is followed by a consonant (of a new word; the case in the latter three instances being similar to those of the meeting between a final vowel and a beginning consonant, since their Visarga is dropped). Compare pratiloma. 3. m. plur.

(-māḥ) scil. varṇāḥ; mixed tribes or castes; for the special meaning, in which this word is used, see anulomaja. 4. f.

(-mā) A woman of a caste inferior to that of the man; e. g. a Kṣatriyā woman when spoken of in reference to a Brāhmaṇa man. Comp. anulomaja. [5. (In Buddhistic literature the word anuloma expresses the regular order in which certain ascetic rites are to be performed; e. g. the kasinānuloma consists of the eight first kasinas in their regular order, the dhyānānuloma of the four successive dhyānas.] Ii. Avyayībh.

(-mam) In natural order, regularly, successively. E. anu and loman, samāsānta aff. ac.

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

Anuloma (अनुलोम):—[anu-loma] (maḥ-mā-maṃ) a. Regular.

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

Anuloma (अनुलोम) in the Sanskrit language is related to the Prakrit word: Aṇuloma.

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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

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Source: DDSA: A practical Hindi-English dictionary

Anuloma (अनुलोम) [Also spelled anulom]:—(nm) descending series; direct (in Mathematics); -[vivāha] marriage of a man of higher caste with a woman of lower caste.

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Prakrit-English dictionary

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

1) Aṇuloma (अणुलोम) in the Prakrit language is related to the Sanskrit word: Anuloma.

2) Aṇuloma (अणुलोम) also relates to the Sanskrit word: Anuloma.

3) Aṇuloma (अणुलोम) also relates to the Sanskrit word: Anuloma.

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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.

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Kannada-English dictionary

Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Anulōma (ಅನುಲೋಮ):—

1) [noun] an established, accepted order; the order in vogue.

2) [noun] (mus.) the natural or original pace of time kept as a base (first tempo, on which the second and third one are based in the ratio 1:2:4).

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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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