Ashirvada, Āśīrvāda, Āśirvāda, Ashis-vada: 14 definitions
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The Sanskrit terms Āśīrvāda and Āśirvāda can be transliterated into English as Asirvada or Ashirvada, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).
Alternative spellings of this word include Ashirvad.
Purana and Itihasa (epic history)Source: archive.org: Shiva Purana - English Translation
Āśīrvāda (आशीर्वाद, “benediction”) is the name of a rite mentioned in the Śivapurāṇa 2.1.11, while explaining the mode of worshipping Śiva:—“[...] then the rites of Svastyayana, Āśīrvāda (benediction), Mārjana shall be performed. Then Homage, a prayer for forgiveness and Ācamana shall be performed. Repeating the Agha mantras for the expiation of sins namaskāra shall be duly performed. He shall pray with devout feelings. ‘Devotion to Śiva, devotion to Śiva, devotion to Śiva in every birth. I have no other refuge. You alone are my refuge’”.
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.
General definition (in Jainism)Source: The University of Sydney: A study of the Twelve Reflections
Āśīrvāda (आशीर्वाद) refers to the “benediction”, according to the 11th century Jñānārṇava, a treatise on Jain Yoga in roughly 2200 Sanskrit verses composed by Śubhacandra.—Accordingly, “Here ends the benediction (āśīrvāda). Next he speaks about the difficulty of attaining the human state in the cycle of rebirth”.
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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Marathi-English dictionarySource: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary
āśīrvāda (आशीर्वाद).—m (S) āśīrvacana n S Bestowing a blessing: also a benediction, a blessing expressed. Ex. vadhūvarāṃsi āśīrvacana dēta ||Source: DDSA: The Aryabhusan school dictionary, Marathi-English
āśīrvāda (आशीर्वाद).—m āśīrvacana n Bestowing a blessing; a benediction.
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.
Sanskrit dictionarySource: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary
Āśirvāda (आशिर्वाद).—(āśīrvādaḥ &c.) a blessing, benediction, expression of a prayer or wish; आशीर्वचनसंयुक्तां नित्यं यस्मात् प्रकुर्वते (āśīrvacanasaṃyuktāṃ nityaṃ yasmāt prakurvate) S. D.6; Manusmṛti 2.33.
Derivable forms: āśirvādaḥ (आशिर्वादः).Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary
(-daḥ) A blessing, a benediction. E. āśis and vāda speech.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Benfey Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Āśirvāda (आशिर्वाद).—m. a benediction, [Pañcatantra] 208, 7.
Āśirvāda is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms āśis and vāda (वाद).Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Aufrecht Catalogus Catalogorum
1) Āśīrvāda (आशीर्वाद) as mentioned in Aufrecht’s Catalogus Catalogorum:—W. p. 336.
—Yv. B. 1, 20. Oudh. Xix, 12.
2) Āśīrvāda (आशीर्वाद):—Oudh. Xx, 172.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Āśīrvāda (आशीर्वाद):—[=āśīr-vāda] [from āśīr > ā-śās] m. ([āśirvāda, [Nirukta, by Yāska]]) benediction, [Mahābhārata; Pañcatantra] etc.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Yates Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Āśīrvāda (आशीर्वाद):—[āśīrvā+da] (daḥ) 1. m. Idem.
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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.
Hindi dictionarySource: DDSA: A practical Hindi-English dictionary
Āśīrvāda (आशीर्वाद) [Also spelled ashirvad]:—(nm) blessings, benediction.
Kannada-English dictionarySource: Alar: Kannada-English corpus
1) [noun] a wish for happiness, success, welfare, etc. of another; a blessing; benediction.
2) [noun] ಆಶೀರ್ವಾದಮಾಡು [ashirvadamadu] āśīrvāda māḍu to wish for the welfare, success, good health of another; to bless.
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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