Auli, Āuli: 2 definitions


Auli means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Jainism, Prakrit. 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

Shaktism (Shakta philosophy)

Source: Google Books: Manthanabhairavatantram

Auli (औलि) is another name for Oli (lineage).—The term ‘oli’ appears in the Kulakaulinīmata, Śrīmatottara and Kularatnoddyota. Other forms of the word include olika, uli, ulika and auli. The term ovalli is not found in the Kumārikākhaṇḍa even though oli/uli is very frequent. It is found several times in the Ṭīkā with reference to the Three Lineages. In one place the alternation between the two spellings oli and uli is clear as is that between the two forms oli/ovalli. In places we find the spelling ovali instead of ovalli. It appears that the two words have a common derivation: ovalli > ovali > oli (> uli). The Prākṛta forms appear to confirm this. The Deśīnāmamālā supplies the following simple definition:—“olī is a lineage”

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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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Prakrit-English dictionary

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

Āuli (आउलि) in the Prakrit language is related to the Sanskrit word: Ātuli.

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Prakrit is an ancient language closely associated with both Pali and Sanskrit. Jain literature is often composed in this language or sub-dialects, such as the Agamas and their commentaries which are written in Ardhamagadhi and Maharashtri Prakrit. The earliest extant texts can be dated to as early as the 4th century BCE although core portions might be older.

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