Asakrit, Asakṛt: 14 definitions


Asakrit means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, 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 Asakṛt can be transliterated into English as Asakrt or Asakrit, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index

Asakṛt (असकृत्).—A Bhārgavagotrakara.*

  • * Matsya-purāṇa 195. 28.
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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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Kavya (poetry)

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

Asakṛt (असकृत्) refers to “more than once”, according to Bāṇa’s Kādambarī (p. 226).—There are apparently several Tantric rites that Bāṇa pejoratively associates with the priest: [...] “his collection of practices for mastering mantras for invisibility had grown”; “he was acquainted with a hundred tales about the marvels of the Śrīparvata mountain”; “his ear-cavities were punched by those possessed by Piśāca-demons, who had run to him when struck by white mustard seed he had empowered with mantras more than once (asakṛt)”.

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Kavya (काव्य, kavya) refers to Sanskrit poetry, a popular ancient Indian tradition of literature. There have been many Sanskrit poets over the ages, hailing from ancient India and beyond. This topic includes mahakavya, or ‘epic poetry’ and natya, or ‘dramatic poetry’.

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Ganitashastra (Mathematics and Algebra)

Source: Hindu Mathematics

Asakṛt (असकृत्) or Asakṛtsamīkaraṇa refers to “multiple equations” and represents one of the classes of Samīkaraṇa (“equations”), according to the principles of Bījagaṇita (“algebra” or ‘science of calculation’), according to Gaṇita-śāstra, ancient Indian mathematics and astronomy.—Brahmagupta (628) in the Brāhmasphuṭasiddhānta has classified equations as three classes [e.g., equations in one unknown (ekavarṇa-samīkaraṇa)] [...]. Bhāskara II in the Bījagaṇita distinguishes two kinds of indeterminate equations: (1) sakṛt-samīkaraṇa (single equations) and (2) asakṛt-samīkaraṇa (multiple equations).

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Ganitashastra (शिल्पशास्त्र, gaṇitaśāstra) refers to the ancient Indian science of mathematics, algebra, number theory, arithmetic, etc. Closely allied with astronomy, both were commonly taught and studied in universities, even since the 1st millennium BCE. Ganita-shastra also includes ritualistic math-books such as the Shulba-sutras.

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Sports, Arts and Entertainment (wordly enjoyments)

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Source: Syainika Sastra of Rudradeva with English Translation (art)

Asakṛt (असकृत्) refers to the “repeated search” (after animals), according to the Śyainika-śāstra: a Sanskrit treatise dealing with the divisions and benefits of Hunting and Hawking, written by Rājā Rudradeva (or Candradeva) in possibly the 13th century.—Accordingly, “[...] Hunting is described as a repeated search (asakṛt) after animals for various objects. This is not found in inferior animals. Because they kill for meat alone, enough only to fill their own belly; they have no other purpose in killing. [...]”.

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This section covers the skills and profiencies of the Kalas (“performing arts”) and Shastras (“sciences”) involving ancient Indian traditions of sports, games, arts, entertainment, love-making and other means of wordly enjoyments. Traditionally these topics were dealt with in Sanskrit treatises explaing the philosophy and the justification of enjoying the pleasures of the senses.

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Languages of India and abroad

Marathi-English dictionary

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

asakṛt (असकृत्).—ad Repeatedly; once and again.

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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

Asakṛt (असकृत्).—ind. Not once, repeatedly, often and often; असकृदेकरथेन तरस्विना (asakṛdekarathena tarasvinā) R.9.23; Meghadūta 93.

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

Asakṛt (असकृत्).—ind. Repeatedly, again and again. E. a neg. sakṛt once.

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

Asakṛt (असकृत्).—adv. repeatedly, [Pañcatantra] iii. [distich] 116; Chr. 30. 37.

Asakṛt is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms a and sakṛt (सकृत्).

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

Asakṛt (असकृत्).—[adverb] not once; repeatedly, often.

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

1) Asakṛt (असकृत्):—[=a-sakṛt] ind. not (only) once, often, repeatedly, [Chāndogya-upaniṣad; Manu-smṛti; Mahābhārata] etc.

2) [v.s. ...] with saṃvat-sarasya, oftener than once a year, [Pāraskara-gṛhya-sūtra]

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

Asakṛt (असकृत्):—[a-sakṛt] adv. Repeatedly.

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

Asakṛt (असकृत्) in the Sanskrit language is related to the Prakrit words: Asai, Asaiṃ, Asaī.

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Asakrit 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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