Ashadhi, Āṣāḍhī, Āṣāḍhi: 9 definitions

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Ashadhi means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Marathi, Jainism, Prakrit. 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 Āṣāḍhī and Āṣāḍhi can be transliterated into English as Asadhi or Ashadhi, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

Source: Wisdom Library: Skanda-purana

Āṣāḍhi (आषाढि) is the name of a gaṇa (attendant of Śiva), mentioned in the Skandapurāṇa 4.2.53. In this chapter, Śiva (Giriśa) summons his attendants (gaṇas) and ask them to venture towards the city Vārāṇasī (Kāśī) in order to find out what the yoginīs, the sun-god, Vidhi (Brahmā) were doing there.

While the gaṇas such as Āṣāḍhi were staying at Kāśī, they were desirous but unable of finding a weakness in king Divodaśa who was ruling there. Kāśī is described as a fascinating place beyond the range of Giriśa’s vision, and as a place where yoginīs become ayoginīs, after having come in contact with it. Kāśī is described as having both the power to destroy great delusion, as well as creating it.

The Skandapurāṇa narrates the details and legends surrounding numerous holy pilgrimages (tīrtha-māhātmya) throughout India. It is the largest Mahāpurāṇa composed of over 81,000 metrical verses, with the core text dating from the before the 4th-century CE.

Purana book cover
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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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Languages of India and abroad

Marathi-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

āṣāḍhī (आषाढी).—f A term for the ēkādaśī of the month āṣāḍha.

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

āṣāḍhī (आषाढी).—f A term for the ēkādaśī of āṣāḍha.

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

1) Āṣāḍhī (आषाढी):—[from āṣāḍha] f. the day of full moon in the month Āṣāḍha, [Kātyāyana-śrauta-sūtra; Vaitāna-sūtra]

2) Āṣāḍhi (आषाढि):—[from āṣāḍha] m. a descendant of Aṣāḍha, [Śatapatha-brāhmaṇa]

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

Āṣāḍhī (आषाढी) in the Sanskrit language is related to the Prakrit word: Āsāḍhī.

[Sanskrit to German]

Ashadhi 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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Prakrit-English dictionary

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

1) Āsāḍhī (आसाढी) in the Prakrit language is related to the Sanskrit word: Āṣāḍhī.

2) Āsāḍhī (आसाढी) also relates to the Sanskrit word: Āṣāḍhī.

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Prakrit is an ancient language closely associated with both Pali and Sanskrit. Jain literature is often composed in this language or sub-dialects, such as the Agamas and their commentaries which are written in Ardhamagadhi and Maharashtri Prakrit. The earliest extant texts can be dated to as early as the 4th century BCE although core portions might be older.

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Kannada-English dictionary

Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Āṣāḍhi (ಆಷಾಢಿ):—

1) [noun] the full moon day in the fourth month in the Hindu lunar calendar.

2) [noun] the plant Asparagus falcatus of Liliaceae family.

3) [noun] the plant Asparagus racemosus of the same family.

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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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