Avadharana, aka: Avadhāraṇa; 9 Definition(s)


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In Hinduism

Natyashastra (theatrics and dramaturgy)

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Avadhāraṇa (अवधारण, “ascertainment”) refers to one of the twenty-one sandhyantara, or “distinct characteristics of segments (sandhi)” according to the Nāṭyaśāstra chapter 21. The segments are divisions of the plot (itivṛtta or vastu) of a dramatic play (nāṭaka) and consist of sixty-four limbs, known collectively as the sandhyaṅga.

Source: Wisdom Library: Nāṭya-śāstra
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Natyashastra (नाट्यशास्त्र, nāṭyaśāstra) refers to both the ancient Indian tradition (śāstra) of performing arts, (nāṭya, e.g., theatrics, drama, dance, music), as well as the name of a Sanskrit work dealing with these subjects. It also teaches the rules for composing dramatic plays (nataka) and poetic works (kavya).

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Vyakarana (Sanskrit grammar)

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Avadhāraṇa (अवधारण).—Restriction; limitation; cf. अवधारणमियत्तापरिच्छेदः । यावदमत्रं ब्राह्मणाना-मन्त्रयतस्व (avadhāraṇamiyattāparicchedaḥ | yāvadamatraṃ brāhmaṇānā-mantrayatasva) Kāś. on P.II.1.8.

Source: Wikisource: A dictionary of Sanskrit grammar
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Vyakarana (व्याकरण, vyākaraṇa) refers to Sanskrit grammar and represents one of the six additional sciences (vedanga) to be studied along with the Vedas. Vyakarana concerns itself with the rules of Sanskrit grammar and linguistic analysis in order to establish the correct context of words and sentences.

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India history and geogprahy

Avadhāraṇā.—cf. adhikaraṇa-avadhāraṇā, ‘official investiga- tion’ (Ep. Ind., Vol. XXXI, p. 267). Note: avadhāraṇā is defined in the “Indian epigraphical glossary” as it can be found on ancient inscriptions commonly written in Sanskrit, Prakrit or Dravidian languages.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Indian Epigraphical Glossary
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The history of India traces the identification of countries, villages, towns and other regions of India, as well as royal dynasties, rulers, tribes, local festivities and traditions and regional languages. Ancient India enjoyed religious freedom and encourages the path of Dharma, a concept common to Buddhism, Hinduism, and Jainism.

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Languages of India and abroad

Pali-English dictionary

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avadhāraṇa : (nt.) emphasis; selection.

Source: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary

Avadhāraṇa, (nt.) (Cp. Sk. avadhāraṇa, fr. ava + dhṛ) calling attention to, affirmation, emphasis; as t. t. used by C’s in explanation of evaṃ at DA. I, 27; and of kho at PvA. 11, 18. (Page 83)

Source: Sutta: The Pali Text Society's Pali-English Dictionary
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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

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avadhāraṇa (अवधारण).—n S avadhāraṇā f S Determining certainly and surely: also stating or holding with positiveness and assurance. 2 (Laxly.) Collectedness, presence of mind, self-possession. Ex. bhitryācēṃ a0 sabhēnta suṭatēṃ. 3 Bearing in mind, remembering (i.e. memory, not recollecting).

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

avadhāraṇa (अवधारण) [-ṇā, -णा].—f Determining surely. Re- membering, bearing in mind. Col- lectedness, presence of mind.

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

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Avadhāraṇa (अवधारण).—a.

1) Restrictive, limiting.

-ṇam, -ṇā 1 Ascertainment, determination; मान° (māna°) Dk.161.

2) Affirmation, emphasis.

3) Limitation (of the sense of words); यावदवधारणे, एवावधारणे (yāvadavadhāraṇe, evāvadhāraṇe); मात्रं कात्स्न्र्येवधारणे (mātraṃ kātsnryevadhāraṇe) Ak.; तुरत्राव- धारणार्थः (turatrāva- dhāraṇārthaḥ)

4) Restriction to a certain instance or instances to the exclusion of all others.

5) Taking up, expressing, reciting (a name); न त्वां देवीमहं मन्ये राज्ञः संज्ञाव- धारणात् (na tvāṃ devīmahaṃ manye rājñaḥ saṃjñāva- dhāraṇāt) Rām.5.33.1.

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Avadhāraṇa (अवधारण).—n.

(-ṇaṃ) 1. Determining, certainty, ascertainment. 2. Emphasis. E. ava before dhṛ to hold lyuṭ aff.

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