Ashvasana, Āśvāsana, Ashva-asana, Aśvāsana: 14 definitions


Ashvasana means something in Buddhism, Pali, 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 Āśvāsana and Aśvāsana can be transliterated into English as Asvasana or Ashvasana, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

Alternative spellings of this word include Asvasan.

In Hinduism

Ayurveda (science of life)

[«previous next»] — Ashvasana in Ayurveda glossary
Source: Ayurveda glossary of terms

Āśvāsana (आश्वासन):—In the condition of fear of poison, psychological morale boosting of the patient is advised by consoling the patient.

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Āyurveda (आयुर्वेद, ayurveda) is a branch of Indian science dealing with medicine, herbalism, taxology, anatomy, surgery, alchemy and related topics. Traditional practice of Āyurveda in ancient India dates back to at least the first millenium BC. Literature is commonly written in Sanskrit using various poetic metres.

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In Buddhism

Mahayana (major branch of Buddhism)

[«previous next»] — Ashvasana in Mahayana glossary
Source: A Study and Translation of the Gaganagañjaparipṛcchā

Āśvāsana (आश्वासन) refers to “relief”, according to the Gaganagañjaparipṛcchā: the eighth chapter of the Mahāsaṃnipāta (a collection of Mahāyāna Buddhist Sūtras).—Accordingly: “[...] Then the robbers released the five hundred men to be killed because of vices caused by their greed, and killed the magically conjured-up men. Then they, freed from the robbers, found their relief (āśvāsana) from the fear and terror of being killed, went to the place where the Bodhisattva Gaganagañja stayed, bowed down at the feet of the Buddha, joined the palms of their hands, bowed to the Bodhisattva Gaganagañja, and said: ‘We survived and found relief because of you, O Good man, please teach us the dharma which is the entrance into development for myself and others, because one can make progress in the dharma’. [...]

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Mahayana (महायान, mahāyāna) is a major branch of Buddhism focusing on the path of a Bodhisattva (spiritual aspirants/ enlightened beings). Extant literature is vast and primarely composed in the Sanskrit language. There are many sūtras of which some of the earliest are the various Prajñāpāramitā sūtras.

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Tibetan Buddhism (Vajrayana or tantric Buddhism)

Source: OSU Press: Cakrasamvara Samadhi

Aśvāsana (अश्वासन) refers to “sitting on a horse”, according to the Guru Mandala Worship (maṇḍalārcana) ritual often performed in combination with the Cakrasaṃvara Samādhi, which refers to the primary pūjā and sādhanā practice of Newah Mahāyāna-Vajrayāna Buddhists in Nepal.—Accordingly, “Vairocana Buddha in the middle, Akṣhyobhya abiding eastward, Amitābha in the west, and Ratnasaṃbhava in the south, Also Amoghasiddhi in the north, the permanent five Tathāgata, White, dark blue (and) yellow, one of the reds, (and) dark green, Going, sitting on a lion, elephant, horse [e.g., aśvāsana], peacock, (and) an eagle, Five syllables arising together, Pañca Buddha, I give homage”.

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Tibetan Buddhism includes schools such as Nyingma, Kadampa, Kagyu and Gelug. Their primary canon of literature is divided in two broad categories: The Kangyur, which consists of Buddha’s words, and the Tengyur, which includes commentaries from various sources. Esotericism and tantra techniques (vajrayāna) are collected indepently.

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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit dictionary

[«previous next»] — Ashvasana in Sanskrit glossary
Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Āśvāsana (आश्वासन).—Consoling, encouraging, cheering up, consolation; तदिदं द्वितीयं हृदयाश्वासनम् (tadidaṃ dvitīyaṃ hṛdayāśvāsanam) Ś.7; देवस्याश्वासनं भवति (devasyāśvāsanaṃ bhavati) Pañcatantra (Bombay) 1 cheering up of spirits, recovery.

Derivable forms: āśvāsanam (आश्वासनम्).

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Āśvāsana (आश्वासन).—n.

(-naṃ) Consoling, encouraging, reviving. E. āṅ before śvas to breathe, causal form, lyuṭ aff.

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

Āśvāsana (आश्वासन).—i. e. ā-śvas + ana, n. Recreation, [Pañcatantra] 70, 21.

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

Āśvāsana (आश्वासन).—[neuter] [feminine] consoling, encouraging, refreshment, comfort.

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

1) Āśvāsana (आश्वासन):—[=ā-śvāsana] [from ā-śvas] n. causing to revive, refreshing, reviving

2) [v.s. ...] consoling, encouraging, cheering up, [Mahābhārata; Rāmāyaṇa; Pañcatantra; Kathāsaritsāgara]

3) [v.s. ...] refreshment, recreation, consolation, comfort, [Bālarāmāyaṇa; Veṇīs. etc.]

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

Āśvāsana (आश्वासन):—[ā-śvāsana] (naṃ) 1. n. Consoling.

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

Āśvāsana (आश्वासन) in the Sanskrit language is related to the Prakrit words: Assāsaṇa, Āsāsaṇa.

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Ashvasana 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

[«previous next»] — Ashvasana in Hindi glossary
Source: DDSA: A practical Hindi-English dictionary

1) Aśvasana (अश्वसन):—(nm) apnoea.

2) Āśvāsana (आश्वासन) [Also spelled asvasan]:—(nm) assurance; guarantee.

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Kannada-English dictionary

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

Āśvāsana (ಆಶ್ವಾಸನ):—

1) [noun] = ಆಶ್ವಾಸನೆ [ashvasane].

2) [noun] the act of consoling; a giving of comfort or solace; consolation.

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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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