Asidhara, Asidhārā, Āsidhāra, Asidhāra, Asi-dhara: 12 definitions
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Shaivism (Shaiva philosophy)Source: Brill: Śaivism and the Tantric Traditions
Asidhāra (असिधार) or Asidhāravrata refers to the “sword-blade observance”, according to the Guhyasūtra chapter 3.—Accordingly, “[...] If one torments the body with rain, cold and heat, …, devoted to recitation and meditation, this is called the Great Observance. A woman skilled in the pleasures of love-making, endowed with beauty and youth; such a woman one should procure, holding one’s senses back from the objects of the senses, and one should kiss and embrace [her], placing the penis upon her sex while remaining focussed upon recitation and meditation—one performs [thus] the Sword-Blade Observance (asidhāra-vrata). If one should succumb to the control of desire, then one certainly falls into hell. [...]”.
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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Pali-English dictionarySource: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary
asidhārā : (f.) the edge of a sword.
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.
Marathi-English dictionarySource: DDSA: The Aryabhusan school dictionary, Marathi-English
asidhārā (असिधारा).—f The sharp edge of a sword. अ. vrata n An austere life of mighty resolves. Strenuous life.
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
Āsidhāra (आसिधार).—[asidhārā iva astyatra aṇ] Name of a particular vow; अभ्यस्यतीव व्रतमासिधारम् (abhyasyatīva vratamāsidhāram) R.13.67; for explanation see असिधारा (asidhārā).
Derivable forms: āsidhāram (आसिधारम्).
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Asidhārā (असिधारा).—the edge of a sword; सुरगज इवं दन्तैर्भग्नदैत्यासिधारैः (suragaja ivaṃ dantairbhagnadaityāsidhāraiḥ) R.1.86,41.
Asidhārā is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms asi and dhārā (धारा).Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Edgerton Buddhist Hybrid Sanskrit Dictionary
Asidharā (असिधरा).—name of a rākṣasī: Mahā-Māyūrī 241.33.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary
(-rā) The edge of a sword. E. asi and dhārā edge.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Benfey Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Āsidhāra (आसिधार).—i. e. asi-dhārā + a, adj. As difficult as standing on the edge of a sword (cf. vrata), [Raghuvaṃśa, (ed. Stenzler.)] 13, 67.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Cappeller Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Asidhārā (असिधारा).—[feminine] the edge of a sword.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary
1) Asidhara (असिधर):—[=asi-dhara] [from asi] m. Name of a man, [Rājataraṅgiṇī]
2) Asidhārā (असिधारा):—[=asi-dhārā] [from asi] f. the blade of a sword, [Raghuvaṃśa] etc.
3) Āsidhāra (आसिधार):—mfn. ([from] asi-dhārā), relating to or being like the edge of a sword (e.g. ṃ vratam, a vow as difficult as standing on the edge of a sword, [Raghuvaṃśa xii, 67]), [Kathāsaritsāgara]Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Yates Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Asidhārā (असिधारा):—[asi-dhārā] (rā) 1. f. The edge of the sword.
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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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