Asampurna, Asaṃpūrṇa: 9 definitions


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In Hinduism

Shilpashastra (iconography)

Source: Shodhganga: Vaisnava Agamas And Visnu Images

Asampūrṇa (असम्पूर्ण) refers to “incompletion of the garbha”, mentioned in a list of difficulties during the process of beeswax modeling (madhūcchiṣṭa), as defined in treatises such as the Pāñcarātra, Pādmasaṃhitā and Vaikhānasa-āgamas, extensively dealing with the technical features of temple art, iconography and architecture in Vaishnavism.—The Vaiṣṇava Āgamas insist that the metal icons should be made through a casting process called Madhūcchiṣṭa-kriyā. [...] Atri defines the complete casting-presence of all parts of the body, presence of all lakṣaṇas whatever found on the bee-wax moulding, attributes and ornaments properly attached together. The authors were aware of certain difficulties in the casting, i.e., khaṇḍita (broken), sphuṭita (cracks) and asampūrṇa (incompletion of the garbha). In such, it is considered just the metal but not the icon. In any of the problem, the trio, i.e. Ācarya, Yajamāna and Śilpin should inspect the output and should decide the remaking of bee wax model and casting.

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Shilpashastra (शिल्पशास्त्र, śilpaśāstra) represents the ancient Indian science (shastra) of creative arts (shilpa) such as sculpture, iconography and painting. Closely related to Vastushastra (architecture), they often share the same literature.

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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit dictionary

[«previous next»] — Asampurna in Sanskrit glossary
Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Asaṃpūrṇa (असंपूर्ण).—a.

1) Not complete, unfinished.

2) Not whole or entire.

3) Not full, partial, as the moon; चन्द्रमसंपूर्णमण्डलमिदानीम् (candramasaṃpūrṇamaṇḍalamidānīm) Mu.1.6.

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

Asampūrṇa (असम्पूर्ण).—mfn.

(-rṇaḥ-rṇā-rṇaṃ) Incomplete, not entire. E. a neg. sampūrṇa complete.

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

Asaṃpūrṇa (असंपूर्ण).—[adjective] incomplete, imperfect.

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

Asaṃpūrṇa (असंपूर्ण):—[=a-saṃpūrṇa] mfn. incomplete.

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

Asampūrṇa (असम्पूर्ण):—[a-sampūrṇa] (rṇaḥ-rṇā-rṇaṃ) a. Uncompleted.

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Asampurna 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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Hindi dictionary

[«previous next»] — Asampurna in Hindi glossary
Source: DDSA: A practical Hindi-English dictionary

Asaṃpūrṇa (असंपूर्ण):—(a) incomplete; imperfect; hence ~[] (nf).

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Kannada-English dictionary

[«previous next»] — Asampurna in Kannada glossary
Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Asaṃpūrṇa (ಅಸಂಪೂರ್ಣ):—[adjective] incomplete a) lacking a part or parts; not whole; not full; b) unfinished; not concluded; c) not perfect; not thorough.

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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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