Aradhana, Ārādhanā, Ārādhana: 10 definitions


Aradhana means something in Jainism, Prakrit, 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.

In Jainism

General definition (in Jainism)

Source: Wisdom Library: Jainism

Ārādhanā (आराधना).—The Bhagavatī-ārādhanā is one of the most valuable ancient works belonging to the Digambara Jaina tradition. It was composed by Śivarāya (or Śivakoṭī) in the second century AD and contains some 2170 verses in Śaurasenī Prākṛt. The Bhagavatī-ārādhanā deals mainly with the different types of ārādhanā, including the practice of the three jewels (ratnatraya), asceticism (tapas) and samādhimaraṇa or ‘voluntary peaceful death’. The Bhagavatī-ārādhanā also includes descriptions of hellish miseries as well as of the eternal bliss of final liberation.

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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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Pali-English dictionary

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Source: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary

ārādhanā : (f.) invitation; accomplishment; winning of favour.

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

Ārādhana, (nt.) & °ā (f.) (either fr. ā + rādh or ā + rabh, cp. ārādhaka) satisfying, accomplishing; satisfaction, accomplishment D. II, 287 (opp. virādhanā failure); M. I, 479; II, 199; A. V, 211 sq. ; J. IV, 427. (Page 108)

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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

ārādhana (आराधन).—n (S) Worship or adoration; praising, flattering, courting, serving; acts gen. to propitiate or win. 2 Accomplishment or achievement; acquirement or attainment.

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ārādhanā (आराधना).—f (S) See the preceding word. 2 A ceremony to serve for a Shraddh, performed to the memory of a sannyāsī that buried himself alive.

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

ārādhana (आराधन).—n-f Worship; praising. Ac- complishment.

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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-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Ārādhana (आराधन).—

1) Pleasing, satisfaction, entertainment, gratification; येषामाराधनाय (yeṣāmārādhanāya) U.1; यदि वा जानकीमपि, आरा- धनाय लोकानां मुञ्चतो नास्ति मे व्यथा (yadi vā jānakīmapi, ārā- dhanāya lokānāṃ muñcato nāsti me vyathā) 1.12.41.

2) Serving, worshipping, adoration, propitiation (as of a deity); आराधनायास्य सखीसमेताम् (ārādhanāyāsya sakhīsametām) Ku.1.58; Bg.7.22; कृतमाराधनं रवेः (kṛtamārādhanaṃ raveḥ) Mb.

3) A means of pleasing; इदं तु ते भक्तिनम्रं सता- माराधनं वपुः (idaṃ tu te bhaktinamraṃ satā- mārādhanaṃ vapuḥ) Ku.6.73.

4) Honouring, respecting; सम्बन्धे विपरीतमेव तदभूदाराधनं ते मयि (sambandhe viparītameva tadabhūdārādhanaṃ te mayi) U.4.17.

5) Cooking.

6) Accomplishment, undertaking.

7) Acouirement, attainment; मन्त्राराधनतत्परेण मनसा नीताः श्मशाने निशाः (mantrārādhanatatpareṇa manasā nītāḥ śmaśāne niśāḥ) Bh.3.4.

-nā Service.

-nī Worship, adoration, propitiation (of a deity).

Derivable forms: ārādhanam (आराधनम्).

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

Ārādhana (आराधन).—n.

(-naṃ) 1. Accomplishment. 2. Acquirement, attainment. 3. Gratifying, propitiating. 4. Worshipping. 5. Cooking. f.

(-nā) Ser- vice. (-nī) Worship, adoration, propitiation of the deities. E. āṅ before rādh to finish, lyuṭ aff.

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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. 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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