Ashuddha, aka: Aśuddha, Asuddha; 6 Definition(s)
Ashuddha means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Buddhism, Pali, 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 Aśuddha can be transliterated into English as Asuddha or Ashuddha, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).
Dharmashastra (religious law)
Aśuddha (अशुद्ध) refers to the “impure”, as in, the opposite of pure (śuddha). It is used throughout Dharmaśāstra literature such as the Manusmṛti and the Baudhāyana-dharmasūtra.Source: Wisdom Library: Dharma-śāstra
Dharmashastra (धर्मशास्त्र, dharmaśāstra) contains the instructions (shastra) regarding religious conduct of livelihood (dharma), ceremonies, jurisprudence (study of law) and more. It is categorized as smriti, an important and authoritative selection of books dealing with the Hindu lifestyle.
Languages of India and abroad
asuddha : (adj.) unclean.Source: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary
Pali is the language of the Tipiṭaka, which is the sacred canon of Theravāda Buddhism and contains much of the Buddha’s speech. Closeley related to Sanskrit, both languages are used interchangeably between religions.
aśuddha (अशुद्ध).—a (S) Incorrect, inaccurate, faulty. 2 Impure, polluted, defiled. 3 Used as s n An error or blunder (in writing or speaking).
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aśuddha (अशुद्ध).—n (S Poetry.) Blood. Ex. tēthēñci mardilā muṣṭighātēṃ rāhu āṇi kētu || indrāpāsīṃ ālē dhāvatu || aśuddhēṃ nhālēṃ parvatu ||Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary
aśuddha (अशुद्ध).—a Incorrect; impure. n An error. Blood.Source: DDSA: The Aryabhusan school dictionary, Marathi-English
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.
1) Impure, foul.
2) Inaccurate, incorrect, wrong.
3) Unknown, unascertained.
-ddham Blood.Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary
(-ddhaḥ-ddhā-ddhaṃ) 1. Impure. 2. Inaccurate. 3. Unknown, unascertained. E. a neg. śuddha pure.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Sanskrit, also spelled संस्कृतम् (saṃskṛtam), is an ancient language of India commonly seen as the grandmother of the Indo-European language family. 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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The Shiva Purana (by J. L. Shastri)
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