Asali, Ashali, Asālī, Asāḷī, Āśālī: 6 definitions


Asali means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Jainism, Prakrit, Marathi, Hindi, biology. 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 terms Asāḷī and Āśālī can be transliterated into English as Asali or Asalii or Ashali, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

Alternative spellings of this word include Asli.

In Hinduism

Ayurveda (science of life)

Source: Wisdom Library: Local Names of Plants and Drugs

Asali [ആശാളി] in the Malayalam language is the name of a plant identified with Lepidium sativum L. from the Brassicaceae (Mustard) family. For the possible medicinal usage of asali, you can check this page for potential sources and references, although be aware that any some or none of the side-effects may not be mentioned here, wether they be harmful or beneficial to health.

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Āyurveda (आयुर्वेद, ayurveda) is a branch of Indian science dealing with medicine, herbalism, taxology, anatomy, surgery, alchemy and related topics. Traditional practice of Āyurveda in ancient India dates back to at least the first millenium BC. Literature is commonly written in Sanskrit using various poetic metres.

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In Jainism

General definition (in Jainism)

Source: Trisastisalakapurusacaritra

Āśālī (आशाली) is the name of a Vidyā, according to the Jain Ramayana and chapter 7.2 [Rāvaṇa’s expedition of conquest] of Hemacandra’s 11th century Triṣaṣṭiśalākāpuruṣacaritra (“lives of the 63 illustrious persons”): a Sanskrit epic poem narrating the history and legends of sixty-three important persons in Jainism.

Accordingly, “At Daśagrīva’s command Kumbhakarṇa and others went to capture Indra’s Dikpāla, Nalakūbara, in the city Durlaṅgha. By means of the vidyā Āśālī Nalakūbara made a wall of fire, which was a hundred yojanas high, in his city. And on it he made machines made of fire alone making a fire in the sky, as it were, with masses of flames. Nalakūbara stood near the wall, surrounded by soldiers, blazing with anger like a Vahnikumāra. [...]”.

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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

asāḷī (असाळी).—f A female goblin of a particular kind. 2 Hence, A virago or vixen.

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

asāḷī (असाळी).—f A female goblin of a particular kind; a virago.

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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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Hindi dictionary

Source: DDSA: A practical Hindi-English dictionary

Asalī (असली) [Also spelled asli]:—(a) real; true; pure, unadulterated; —[dhaḍe kī chuṭa] actual tare; —[rupa dikhānā] to show one’s horns.

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Kannada-English dictionary

Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Asali (ಅಸಲಿ):—[noun] a kind of necklace worn around the neck as an ornament.

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Asali (ಅಸಲಿ):—[adjective] = ಅಸಲು [asalu]1.

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Āśāḷi (ಆಶಾಳಿ):—[noun] the entire universe; all the directions.

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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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