Asphalana, Āsphālana: 11 definitions


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In Hinduism

Shaktism (Shakta philosophy)

[«previous next»] — Asphalana in Shaktism glossary
Source: Google Books: Manthanabhairavatantram

Āsphālana (आस्फालन) refers to “(waves) washing (against the shore)”, according to the Ṣaṭsāhasrasaṃhitā, an expansion of the Kubjikāmatatantra: the earliest popular and most authoritative Tantra of the Kubjikā cult.—Accordingly, “(Jālandhara) is in the southern corner of (Kailāśa). It shines (like) the moon and has the moon’s radiant lustre. Its form is that of the city of the Half Moon. It has deep lakes and rivers full of waves [i.e., jala-kallola-gambhīra]. It contains the ocean of the six planes, and is fearsome (with the many great) waves that wash against its shores [i.e., vīcī-taraṅga-kallola-taṭa-āsphālana-bhīṣaṇa]. That city of the Supreme Lord is on top of the lord of the principles. It is adorned with snow (white) moonstones and varied enclosing walls, archways, and palaces (aṭṭāla). It possesses many qualities and wonders. [...]”.

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Shakta (शाक्त, śākta) or Shaktism (śāktism) represents a tradition of Hinduism where the Goddess (Devi) is revered and worshipped. Shakta literature includes a range of scriptures, including various Agamas and Tantras, although its roots may be traced back to the Vedas.

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Sanskrit dictionary

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

Āsphālana (आस्फालन).—

1) Rubbing, striking or pressing against, stirring (as water &c.); flapping; अनवरतधनुर्ज्यास्फालनक्रूर पूर्वम् (anavaratadhanurjyāsphālanakrūra pūrvam) Ś.2.4; आसां जलास्फालनतत्पराणाम् (āsāṃ jalāsphālanatatparāṇām) R.16.62,3.55, 6.73; Amaruśataka 54; कुचतट° (kucataṭa°) K.6,14,57; ऐरावत° कर्कशेन हस्तेन (airāvata° karkaśena hastena) Kumārasambhava 3.22 striking against.

2) Pride, arrogance.

Derivable forms: āsphālanam (आस्फालनम्).

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

Āsphālana (आस्फालन).—n.

(-naṃ) 1. Pride, arrogance. 2. Rubbing, stirring, moving gently. E. āṅ before sphala to move, causal form, affix lyuṭ.

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

Āsphālana (आस्फालन).—i. e. ā-sphal [Causal.] + ana, n. Flapping, striking against, [Pañcatantra] iii. [distich] 237, [Kumārasaṃbhava, (ed. Stenzler.)] 3, 22.

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

Āsphālana (आस्फालन).—[neuter] striking on, friction.

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

1) Āsphālana (आस्फालन):—[=ā-sphālana] [from ā-sphal] n. rubbing, stirring, flapping

2) [v.s. ...] striking

3) [v.s. ...] clashing, colliding, collision, [Mahābhārata; Śakuntalā; Hitopadeśa; Raghuvaṃśa; Śiśupāla-vadha] etc.

4) [v.s. ...] pride, arrogance, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

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

Āsphālana (आस्फालन):—[ā-sphālana] (naṃ) 1. n. Idem.

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

Āsphalana (आस्फलन) in the Sanskrit language is related to the Prakrit word: Apphālaṇa.

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Asphalana 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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Kannada-English dictionary

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

Āsphālana (ಆಸ್ಫಾಲನ):—

1) [noun] an act of striking heavily, rubbing or dashing against.

2) [noun] ಆಸ್ಫಾಲನಮಾಡು [asphalanamadu] āsphālana māḍu to strike heavily; to rub or dash against; ಆಸ್ಫಾಲನಂಗೆಯ್ [asphalanamgey] āsphālanaŋgey = ಆಸ್ಫಾಲನಮಾಡು [asphalanamadu].

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Āsphāḷana (ಆಸ್ಫಾಳನ):—[noun] = ಆಸ್ಫಾಲನ [asphalana].

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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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