Asadana, Āsādana, Āsadana: 15 definitions


Asadana means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Jainism, Prakrit, 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 Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

Source: Shiva Purana - English Translation

Āsādana (आसादन) refers to “sitting (on a couch)”, according to the Śivapurāṇa 2.3.18 (“Description of the perturbation caused by Kāma”).—Accordingly, after Śiva spoke to Pārvatī: “Thus resuming detachment, lord Śiva forbade her sitting on the couch [i.e., paryaṅka-āsādana]. How can there be a downfall for the great lord Śiva?”.

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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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Dharmashastra (religious law)

Source: Oxford Academic: Homo Ritualis: Hindu Ritual and Its Significance to Ritual Theory

Āsādana (आसादन) refers to the “placing (of vessels)”, and represents one of the traditional marriage rituals, according to Dadhirāma Marāsini’s 19th century Vivāhapaddhati (part of his Karmakāṇḍabhāskara) which is based on the Pāraskara-Gṛhyasūtra, a domestic manual in the Mādhyandina school of the Vājasaneyisaṃhitā.—If performed traditionally, high caste marriages among the Parbatiyas (Parbates/Paharis/Pahadis) or Indo-Nepalese people in Nepal are normally executed by following the course of events as presented in marriage manuals. The Pātra-āsādana rite is mentioned under the header called Marriage homa (vivāhahoma).

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Dharmashastra (धर्मशास्त्र, dharmaśāstra) contains the instructions (shastra) regarding religious conduct of livelihood (dharma), ceremonies, jurisprudence (study of law) and more. It is categorized as smriti, an important and authoritative selection of books dealing with the Hindu lifestyle.

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In Jainism

General definition (in Jainism)

Source: Wisdom Library: Jainism

Āsādana (आसादन, “disregard”) refers to “disregard of true knowledge” and it is one of the causes leading to the influx (āsrana) of karmas which obscure knowledge and perception.

Āsādana is a Sanskrit technical term defined in the Tattvārthasūtra (ancient authorative Jain scripture) from the 2nd century, which contains aphorisms dealing with philosophy and the nature of reality.

Source: Encyclopedia of Jainism: Tattvartha Sutra 6: Influx of karmas

Āsādana (आसादन).—What is meant by disregard of knowledge (āsādana)? To cause obstacles or to stop the exposition of true knowledge by a learned person (due to disrespect for true knowledge) is ‘disregard of knowledge (āsādana).’

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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

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

āsādana (आसादन).—n S Placing, arranging, laying out (vessels for a sacrifice, dishes for a meal, materials or apparatus for a work). 2 Obtaining, acquiring, getting.

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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

Āsadana (आसदन).—

1) Gain, profit.

2) Contact, union.

3) Nearness, proximity.

4) The act of sitting down.

5) A seat.

Derivable forms: āsadanam (आसदनम्).

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Āsādana (आसादन).—

1) Putting or laying down.

2) Attacking.

3) Overtaking, meeting with, going towards.

4) Obtaining, attaining, accomplishing.

Derivable forms: āsādanam (आसादनम्).

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Edgerton Buddhist Hybrid Sanskrit Dictionary

Āsādana (आसादन).—(nt.) or °nā, n. act. to āsādayati (not in [Pali Text Society’s Pali-English Dictionary], but occurs in Pali Vin. iv.84.16 āsādanāpekkho, same passage as [Prātimokṣasūtra des Sarvāstivādins] 510.1; could be °na or °nā), annoyance: [Prātimokṣasūtra des Sarvāstivādins] 510.1 (bhuṅkṣvety) āsādanaprekṣī, seeking to annoy (him); Jātakamālā 199.24 evam āsādanām api…pratinudanti.

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

Āsādana (आसादन).—n.

(-naṃ) 1. Obtaining, attaining. 2. Accomplishing. 3. Going to or toward. E. āṅ before ṣad to go, causal form, lyuṭ aff.

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

Āsādana (आसादन).—i. e. ā-sad + ana, n. Attacking, Mahābhārata 2, 808.

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

Āsādana (आसादन).—[neuter] laying down; meeting with, obtaining.

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

1) Āsadana (आसदन):—[=ā-sadana] [from ā-sad] n. sitting down

2) [v.s. ...] a seat, [Kātyāyana-śrauta-sūtra]

3) [v.s. ...] reaching, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

4) Āsādana (आसादन):—[=ā-sādana] [from ā-sad] n. putting or laying down, [Kātyāyana-śrauta-sūtra]

5) [v.s. ...] reaching, getting possession of [Mahābhārata; Ratnāvalī]

6) Āsādanā (आसादना):—[=āsā-danā] [from āsāda] f. attacking, assailing, [Jātakamālā]

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

Āsādana (आसादन):—[ā-sādana] (naṃ) 1. n. Obtaining, accompanying, going towards.

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Asadana 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

Āsādana (ಆಸಾದನ):—

1) [noun] a falling upon; an attack.

2) [noun] the act or fact of getting; procurement.

3) [noun] an accomplishing; accomplishment.

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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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