Ashapasha, Āśāpāśa, Asha-pasha: 7 definitions


Ashapasha means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Marathi, Hindi. 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 Āśāpāśa can be transliterated into English as Asapasa or Ashapasha, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

Alternative spellings of this word include Aaspas.

In Hinduism

Yoga (school of philosophy)

[«previous next»] — Ashapasha in Yoga glossary
Source: ORA: Amanaska (king of all yogas): A Critical Edition and Annotated Translation by Jason Birch

Āśāpāśa (आशापाश) refers to the “snare of hope”, according to the Amanaska Yoga treatise dealing with meditation, absorption, yogic powers and liberation.—Accordingly, as Īśvara says to Vāmadeva: “I shall speak of the highest knowledge by which the highest reality becomes manifest and, as a result of which, all bondage beginning with the snare of hope (āśāpāśa) is cut away. In the Cakras, such as Mūlādhāra, in the pathways [of vitality], such as Suṣumnā, and in the vital airs, such as Prāṇa, the highest reality is not located. [...]”.

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Yoga is originally considered a branch of Hindu philosophy (astika), but both ancient and modern Yoga combine the physical, mental and spiritual. Yoga teaches various physical techniques also known as āsanas (postures), used for various purposes (eg., meditation, contemplation, relaxation).

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Languages of India and abroad

Marathi-English dictionary

[«previous next»] — Ashapasha in Marathi glossary
Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

āśāpāśa (आशापाश).—m (S āśā Hope, pāśa A net.) The entanglements of worldly hopes and desires; the snare of lust or desire. 2 A descriptive term for the world.

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āsapāsa (आसपास).—ad ( H from pārśrva S) Around, about, in the vicinity.

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

āśāpāśa (आशापाश).—m The entanglement of worldly hopes and desires.

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āsapāsa (आसपास).—ad About, around. In the vicinity.

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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

[«previous next»] — Ashapasha in Sanskrit glossary
Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Cappeller Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Āśāpāśa (आशापाश).—[masculine] (the cord of) hope.

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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»] — Ashapasha in Hindi glossary
Source: DDSA: A practical Hindi-English dictionary

Āsapāsa (आसपास) [Also spelled aaspas]:—[=आस-पास] (adv) near about, in the vicinity.

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Kannada-English dictionary

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

Āsapāsa (ಆಸಪಾಸ):—[noun] = ಆಸಪಾಸು [asapasu].

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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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