Ashin, Aśin, Āśin: 10 definitions

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Ashin means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, 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 terms Aśin and Āśin can be transliterated into English as Asin or Ashin, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Shaktism (Shakta philosophy)

Source: Google Books: Manthanabhairavatantram

Āśin (आशिन्) refers to “one who eats” (e.g., one who eats the sacrificial pap), according to the Manthānabhairavatantra, a vast sprawling work that belongs to a corpus of Tantric texts concerned with the worship of the goddess Kubjikā.—Accordingly, “(The Śāmbhava yogi) has the authority (to perform the rites), knows the scripture and has a consort. He practices secretly and is always a renouncer. (Being) a householder, he observes the Rule. Solitary, he has a wife and, well hidden, he eats the sacrificial pap [i.e., caruka-āśin]. One who has abandoned strife, (being) tranquil and austere, he attains (the liberated state of) the Skyfarer. He has obtained initiation and, consecrated, he desires success in mantra. [...]”.

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Shakta (शाक्त, śākta) or Shaktism (śāktism) represents a tradition of Hinduism where the Goddess (Devi) is revered and worshipped. Shakta literature includes a range of scriptures, including various Agamas and Tantras, although its roots may be traced back to the Vedas.

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Shaivism (Shaiva philosophy)

Source: Brill: Śaivism and the Tantric Traditions

Āśin (आशिन्) refers to “one who consumes”, according to the Mataṅgapārameśvara (with Rāmakaṇṭha’s commentary).—Accordingly, “Having worshipped the Lord, he should oblate into the fire at the three junctures of the day a thousand pieces of Udumbara-wood smeared with the three [sweet substances]. Consuming [only] milk (kṣīra-āśin), he should make oblations [in this manner] for seven days. He will become one who has accomplished the vidyāvrata”.

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Shaiva (शैव, śaiva) or Shaivism (śaivism) represents a tradition of Hinduism worshiping Shiva as the supreme being. Closely related to Shaktism, Shaiva literature includes a range of scriptures, including Tantras, while the root of this tradition may be traced back to the ancient Vedas.

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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Aśin (अशिन्).—a. [aś-ṇini] Reaching far; enduring, lasting.

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Āśin (आशिन्).—a.

1) Eating (in comp.); फलाशी (phalāśī) &c.

2) Aged; नमो युवभ्यो नम आशिनेभ्यः (namo yuvabhyo nama āśinebhyaḥ) Rv.1.27.13.

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Āśin (आशिन्).—&c. See under आश (āśa).

See also (synonyms): āśita.

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

Āśin (आशिन्).—[-āśin], i. e. 2. aś + in, adj., f. , Eating, [Mānavadharmaśāstra] 2, 118.

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

Āśin (आशिन्).—[adjective] eating (—°).

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

1) Aśin (अशिन्):—[from ] a mfn. reaching far, lasting long, [Nirukta, by Yāska]

2) b See √1. .

3) Āśin (आशिन्):—[from āśa] mfn. ifc. eating, consuming.

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

Āśin (आशिन्) in the Sanskrit language is related to the Prakrit words: Āsi, Āsiṇa.

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Ashin 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

Source: DDSA: A practical Hindi-English dictionary

Asin in Hindi refers in English to:—(a) seated..—asin (आसीन) is alternatively transliterated as Āsīna.

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