Atana, Aṭana, Ātana, Ātāna: 19 definitions


Atana means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Buddhism, Pali, Marathi, 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.

In Hinduism

Ayurveda (science of life)

Source: Ayurveda glossary of terms

Aṭana (अटन):—[aṭanaṃ] Wandering

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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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Shaktism (Shakta philosophy)

Source: Google Books: Manthanabhairavatantram

Aṭana (अटन) (Cf. Bhramaṇa) refers to “wandering” (i.e., peregrination to the sacred places), according to the Manthānabhairavatantra, a vast sprawling work that belongs to a corpus of Tantric texts concerned with the worship of the goddess Kubjikā.—That the injunction to visit these places [i.e., ‘sacred seats’] should be taken literally is further reinforced by the warning that follows that the adept who goes to or resides in these places should not be proud. Peregrination to the sacred places is variously termed. It may be simply called a ‘wandering’ (aṭana, bhramaṇa). This may be associated with the pious wandering of the ascetic in search of alms (bhikṣāṭana) and, especially, begging for alms in the eight sacred Kaula places listed below. Accordingly, these places are called ‘sacred seats of peregrination' (aṭanapīṭha).

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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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Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

Source: Shiva Purana - English Translation

Aṭana (अटन) refers to a “wanderer”, according to the Śivapurāṇa 2.3.11.—Accordingly, as Himavat (Himālaya) eulogised Śiva: “[...] O Śiva, obeisance to the resident of Kailāsa, obeisance to one who wanders all over the worlds [i.e., sarvaloka-aṭana], obeisance to thee the great lord, to the one indulging in divine sports, obeisance to the trident-holder. O lord, of complete and perfect qualities, obeisance to Thee, devoid of aberrations. Obeisance to Thee without aspirations. Obeisance to Thee without desires. Obeisance to the bold one, to the great soul. [...]”.

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The Purana (पुराण, purāṇas) refers to Sanskrit literature preserving ancient India’s vast cultural history, including historical legends, religious ceremonies, various arts and sciences. The eighteen mahapuranas total over 400,000 shlokas (metrical couplets) and date to at least several centuries BCE.

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Languages of India and abroad

Pali-English dictionary

Source: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary

aṭana : (nt.) roaming about.

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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.

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Marathi-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

aṭana (अटन).—n S Travelling, journeying, peregrination. See tīrthāṭana, dēśāṭana, bhikṣāṭana.

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

aṭana (अटन).—n Travelling.

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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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Sanskrit dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Aṭana (अटन).—Wandering, roaming; भिक्षा°, रात्रि° (bhikṣā°, rātri°) &c.

Derivable forms: aṭanam (अटनम्).

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Atana (अतन).—[at-lyuṭ] Going, wandering.

-naḥ A wanderer, a passer-by.

Derivable forms: atanam (अतनम्).

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Ātana (आतन).—

1) Spreading, penetrating, expanding.

2) Sight, view.

Derivable forms: ātanam (आतनम्).

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Ātāna (आतान).—[tan-ghañ]

1) An extended cord or string; Vāj.6.12.

2) Long extension.

Derivable forms: ātānaḥ (आतानः).

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Edgerton Buddhist Hybrid Sanskrit Dictionary

Ātāna (आतान).—nt., warp: Mahāvyutpatti 7519 = Tibetan rgyu. In Vedic used in a closely related way, e.g. Aitareya Brāhmaṇa 8.12, lengthwise ropes (Keith) used in constructing the seat of a throne. Contrasted with vitāna, q.v.

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

Aṭana (अटन).—n.

(-naṃ) 1. Going, 2. Roaming about, leading a vagrant life. E. aṭa, and lyuṭ aff.

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Ātana (आतन).—n.

(-naṃ) 1. Sight, view. 2. Spreading, expanding. E. āṅ before tana to spread, ac aff.

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

Aṭana (अटन).—[aṭ + ana], n. Rambling, [Mānavadharmaśāstra] 9, 12.

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

Aṭana (अटन).—[neuter] roaming, wandering.

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

1) Aṭana (अटन):—[from aṭ] mfn. roaming about, [Varāha-mihira’s Bṛhajjātaka]

2) [v.s. ...] n. act or habit of wandering about.

3) Atana (अतन):—[from at] m. a passer on [Nirukta, by Yāska]

4) [v.s. ...] n. act of passing on [Nirukta, by Yāska]

5) Ātāna (आतान):—[=ā-tāna] [from ā-tan] m. an extended cord, string, etc., [Vājasaneyi-saṃhitā vi, 12] ([vocative case]), [Aitareya-brāhmaṇa] (cf. ekāhātāna.)

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

Aṭana (अटन):—n.

(-nam) Roaming about, leading a vagrant life. E. aṭ, kṛt aff. lyuṭ.

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Atana (अतन):—(ved.) I. n.

(-nam) Going, moving continually. Ii. m.

(-naḥ) One who goes, who moves continually. E. at, kṛt aff. lyuṭ.

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

Ātana (आतन):—[ā-tana] (naṃ) 1. n. View; spreading.

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

Aṭana (अटन) in the Sanskrit language is related to the Prakrit words: Aṭṭaṇa, Aḍaṇa, Ayaṇa.

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Atana 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

Source: DDSA: A practical Hindi-English dictionary

1) Aṭana (अटन) [Also spelled atan]:—(nm) roving, going round, roaming; ~[śīla] (a) roving, roaming, given to wandering.

2) Aṭanā (अटना):—(v) to suffice; to be contained in.

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Kannada-English dictionary

Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Aṭana (ಅಟನ):—[noun] moving from one place to another with or without a definite purpose; wandering or roaming about.

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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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