Ashubhakarma, Aśubhakarma, Ashubhakarman: 4 definitions

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Ashubhakarma means something in Jainism, Prakrit, Marathi. 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 Aśubhakarma can be transliterated into English as Asubhakarma or Ashubhakarma, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Jainism

General definition (in Jainism)

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Source: The University of Sydney: A study of the Twelve Reflections

Aśubhakarma (अशुभकर्म) refers to “bad actions”, according to the 11th century Jñānārṇava, a treatise on Jain Yoga in roughly 2200 Sanskrit verses composed by Śubhacandra.—Accordingly, “Fools mourn for relations experiencing the results of their own actions [com.nijaśubhāśubhakarma-phalabhoktṛ—‘the experiencer of the results of their own good and bad actions’] [but] because of the confusion of [their] intelligence [they do] not [mourn for] themselves situated in Yama’s fangs. In this forest that is the cycle of rebirth dwelt in by Yama the serpent-king, the men of olden times, who were eternal previously, have come to an end”.

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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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Languages of India and abroad

Marathi-English dictionary

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

aśubhakarma (अशुभकर्म).—n (S) aśubhakārya n (S) An inauspicious or a hateful rite; an unfestal ceremony in general, but esp. funeral solemnities. 2 A sinful action.

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

aśubhakarma (अशुभकर्म) [-kārya, -कार्य].—n Funeral solemnities; a sinful action. A hateful ceremony.

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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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Kannada-English dictionary

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

Aśubhakarma (ಅಶುಭಕರ್ಮ):—

1) [noun] an improper, unfit act; a deed which brings misfortune.

2) [noun] (vīr .) one of the four kind of deeds, which deprives the individual of any spiritual achievement.

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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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