Anvesana, Anvesanā, Anveshana, Anveṣaṇā: 15 definitions


Anvesana means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Buddhism, Pali, Marathi. 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 Anveṣaṇā can be transliterated into English as Anvesana or Anveshana, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Shaivism (Shaiva philosophy)

Source: Brill: Śaivism and the Tantric Traditions (philosophy)

Anveṣaṇa (अन्वेषण) refers to an “investigation”, according to Utpaladeva’s Vivṛti on Īśvarapratyabhijñākārikā 1.5.6.—Accordingly, “[...] Thus some propound the theory of the six elements while not taking the sense organs into account in any way, [and] others defend the theory of the two [sorts of combinations of four elements—namely, the sort that produces consciousness and the one that does not—without taking imperceptible sense organs into account either]. And exactly in the same way, ordinary human practice [can] be entirely accounted for without any investigation about an absolutely imperceptible object (parokṣa-artha-anveṣaṇa) [considered as] something more than phenomena. Therefore speculating about this [absolutely imperceptible object] is [nothing but] air. [...]”

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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.

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Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

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Source: Shiva Purana - English Translation

Anveṣaṇa (अन्वेषण) refers to “searching (for something)”, according to the Śivapurāṇa 2.4.6 (“The miraculous feat of Kārttikeya”).—Accordingly, as a Brahmin named Nārada said to Kumāra (Kārttikeya): “O lord, listen to my words. Relieve my distress. You are the lord of the universe. I seek refuge in you. I began a goat sacrifice. The goat got loosened and strayed away from my house. I do not know where it has gone. I have searched for it (anveṣaṇa) here and there but have not found it. Hence this will cause a serious default in my sacrifice. [...]”.

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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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Languages of India and abroad

Pali-English dictionary

[«previous next»] — Anvesana in Pali glossary
Source: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary

anvesanā : (f.) seeking; search; investigation.

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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 Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

anvēṣaṇa (अन्वेषण).—n S Research or investigation. 2 Search or inquiry gen.

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

anvēṣaṇa (अन्वेषण).—n Research, inquiry.

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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

Anveṣaṇa (अन्वेषण) or Anveṣaṇā (अन्वेषणा).—1 Search after, seeking for, inquiry into or after, looking out for, watching; वयं तत्त्वान्वेषान्मधुकर हताः (vayaṃ tattvānveṣānmadhukara hatāḥ) Ś.1.23; न्याय °णतत्परौ (nyāya °ṇatatparau) Pañcatantra (Bombay) 3.91; रन्ध्रान्वेषणदक्षाणां द्विषाम् (randhrānveṣaṇadakṣāṇāṃ dviṣām) R.12.11; अस्यैवान्वेषणा वर्तते (asyaivānveṣaṇā vartate) V.2.

Derivable forms: anveṣaṇam (अन्वेषणम्).

See also (synonyms): anveṣa.

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

Anveṣaṇa (अन्वेषण).—fn.

(-ṇā-ṇaṃ) 1. Research, investigation of duty by reasoning. 2. Research, enquiry in general. E. anu, iṣa to desire and lyu aff. and in the fem. ṭāp.

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

Anveṣaṇa (अन्वेषण).—i. e. anu- 2. iṣ + ana, n. and f. ṇā, Searching, [Daśakumāracarita] in Chr. 179, 5.

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

Anveṣaṇa (अन्वेषण):—[=anv-eṣaṇa] [from anv-iṣ] f(ā)n. seeking for, searching, investigating.

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

Anveṣaṇa (अन्वेषण):—[tatpurusha compound] 1. n.

(-ṇam) Searching; e. g. paśūnāmanveṣaṇam; ghātakānveṣaṇam; sītāyā anveṣaṇasya kuśalaḥ. E. iṣ (cl. 4) with anu, kṛt aff. lyuṭ. 2. f.

(-ṇā) 1) Going after, following; e. g. pāramparyato nveṣaṇā vījāṅkuravat.

2) Searching; e. g. brāhmaṇasyānveṣaṇā.

3) Investigation, inquiry (according to several comm. on the Amarak. s. v.: tarkādinā yathābodhitadharmādyanveṣaṇā). E. iṣ (cl. 4) with anu, kṛt aff. yuc.

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

1) Anveṣaṇa (अन्वेषण):—[anve+ṣaṇa] (ṇaṃ) 1. n. Idem.

2) Anveṣaṇā (अन्वेषणा):—[anve+ṣaṇā] (ṇā) 1. f. Idem.

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

Anveṣaṇa (अन्वेषण) in the Sanskrit language is related to the Prakrit words: Aṇesaṇa, Aṇṇesaṇa, Aṇṇesaṇā.

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Anvesana 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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Kannada-English dictionary

Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Anvēṣaṇa (ಅನ್ವೇಷಣ):—

1) [noun] a searching; a seeking; hunt; pursuit; a quest.

2) [noun] the act of gathering confidential information and conducting an investigation for an individual or company; an investigation.

3) [noun] an act or process of inventing; an invention.

4) [noun] the act or process of exploring, esp. an unknown region.

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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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