Anusandhana, Anusandhāna, Anusaṃdhāna, Anusamdhana: 17 definitions


Anusandhana means something in 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.

In Hinduism

Yoga (school of philosophy)

[«previous next»] — Anusandhana in Yoga glossary
Source: ORA: Amanaska (king of all yogas): A Critical Edition and Annotated Translation by Jason Birch

Anusandhāna (अनुसन्धान) refers to “fusing (the mind)” (in the [internal] resonance), according to the Bodhasāra, section 12, Layayoga 35.—Accordingly, “Because it is a cause of the [Yogin’s] forgetting of all [sense objects], fusing [the mind] in the [internal] resonance (nāda-anusandhāna) is the best of all the absorptions. For, it is the supreme absorption”.

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Yoga is originally considered a branch of Hindu philosophy (astika), but both ancient and modern Yoga combine the physical, mental and spiritual. Yoga teaches various physical techniques also known as āsanas (postures), used for various purposes (eg., meditation, contemplation, relaxation).

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India history and geography

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Indian Epigraphical Glossary

Anusandhāna.—recitation (A. R. Ep., 1959-60, No. B. 335). Note: anusandhāna 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 mythology, zoology, 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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Marathi-English dictionary

[«previous next»] — Anusandhana in Marathi glossary
Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

anusandhāna (अनुसंधान).—n (S) Connecting, disposing, ranging consistently and orderly (the facts, arguments &c. of a statement or discourse: also such connection or methodical disposition. 2 Heed, attention, advertence. Ex. mī gōṣṭa sāṅgatōṃ ikaḍē āpalēṃ kṣaṇabhara a0 asāvēṃ. 3 Aiming, scheming, planning: aim, scheme, plan, device, counsel, contrivance. v bāndha. Ex. mukhyasthānīṃ dāda lāgāyājōgēṃ mīṃ a0 bāndhūna ṭhē- vilēṃ āhē; tyācēṃ a0 kōṇhāsa kaḷata nāhīṃ; nāmā mhaṇē jayā nāmīṃ a0 || tōcī paramadhanya tribhuvanīṃ. 4 A thread or string of marvelous accounts, legendary tales of gods and heroes, as chanted by a Hardas or romancer. Ex. āja gōsāvyānēṃ hariśrcandrācēṃ a0 lāvilēṃ hōtēṃ. 5 Congruity, suitableness, harmonious or reasonable connection. 6 Sometimes used for anurōdha.

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

anusandhāna (अनुसंधान).—n Connection, relation. Heed, attention. Aiming at, planning, aim. Legendary tale, story, ākhyāna of a haradāsa.

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

Anusaṃdhāna (अनुसंधान).—

1) Inquiry, investigation; close inspection or scrutiny, examination; Mv.7.

2) Aiming at. H.

3) Planning, arranging, getting ready &c.; दुर्गानुसंधाने को नियुज्यताम् (durgānusaṃdhāne ko niyujyatām) H.3 equipping with the necessary materials.

4) A plan, scheme.

5) Suitable connection.

6) (In the Vaiś. Phil.) The 4th step in a syllogism, the उपनय (upanaya) or application.

Derivable forms: anusaṃdhānam (अनुसंधानम्).

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

Anusandhāna (अनुसन्धान).—n.

(-naṃ) Inquiry, investigation, searching. E. anu, and sam before dhā to have, affix lyuṭ.

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

Anusaṃdhāna (अनुसंधान).—i. e. anu -sam-dhā + ana, n. Inquiry, [Hitopadeśa] 90, 18; [Vedāntasāra, (in my Chrestomathy.)] in Chr. 207, 2.

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

Anusaṃdhāna (अनुसंधान).—[neuter] inquiry, investigation.

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

1) Anusaṃdhāna (अनुसंधान):—[=anu-saṃdhāna] [from anusaṃ-dhā] n. investigation, inquiry, searching into, close inspection, setting in order, arranging, planning

2) [v.s. ...] aiming at

3) [v.s. ...] plan, scheme, congruous or suitable connection

4) [v.s. ...] (in the Vaiśeṣika [philosophy]) the fourth step in a syllogism (id est. the application).

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

Anusandhāna (अनुसन्धान):—[tatpurusha compound] n.

(-nam) 1) Congruous or suitable con-nexion; e. g. yathā vākyadvayānusaṃdhānasaṃpannaṃ prakaraṇaṃ pṛthakpramāṇam . tathā prakaraṇadvayānusaṃdhānasaṃpannaḥ kramaḥ kuto na mānaṃ syāt.

2) (In the Vaiśeṣika phil.) the same as upanaya of the Nyāya phil.; viz. in a syllogism (see nyāya) which according to the native phil. consists of five parts, the fourth part or the application to the terminus major (i. e. the congruous connexion of the application with the latter); e. g. in a syllogism ‘[a.]) a word is perishable (the pratijñā) [b.]) because it is produced artificially (the apadeśa) [c.]) all that is produced artificially is perishable (the nidarśana) [d.]) now, the word has the properties of what is artificially produced [e.]) therefore it is perishable (the pratyāmnāya or nigamana)—’ [d.]) is the anusandhāna or in the Nyāya the upanaya.

3) Inquiry, investigation, searching.

4) Close or narrow inspection. E. dhā with sam and anu, kṛt aff. lyuṭ.

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

Anusandhāna (अनुसन्धान):—[anusa-ndhāna] (naṃ) 1. n. Inquiry, search, investigation.

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

Anusaṃdhāna (अनुसंधान) in the Sanskrit language is related to the Prakrit words: Aṇusaṃdhaṇa, Aṇusaṃdhāṇa.

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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

Anusaṃdhāna (अनुसंधान) [Also spelled anusandhan]:—(nm) research; investigation; ~[dhātā] a researcher; ~[dhitsu] an aspirant for research.

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Prakrit-English dictionary

[«previous next»] — Anusandhana in Prakrit glossary
Source: DDSA: Paia-sadda-mahannavo; a comprehensive Prakrit Hindi dictionary

1) Aṇusaṃdhaṇa (अणुसंधण) in the Prakrit language is related to the Sanskrit word: Anusaṃdhāna.

2) Aṇusaṃdhaṇa (अणुसंधण) also relates to the Sanskrit word: Anusaṃdhāna.

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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

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

Anusaṃdhāna (ಅನುಸಂಧಾನ):—

1) [noun] the act of keeping things tidily and in orderly fashion.

2) [noun] a going deep into the facts and analysing with a view to finding the truth; a probing.

3) [noun] a plan i.e. a) a scheme or program for making, doing or arranging something; project, design, schedule, etc.; b) a method of proceeding.

4) [noun] deep meditation; contemplation.

5) [noun] a setting of an arrow on the string of the bow for shooting.

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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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