Avakranti, Avakrānti: 9 definitions
Avakranti means something in Buddhism, Pali, Hinduism, Sanskrit. 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.
Mahayana (major branch of Buddhism)Source: academia.edu: A Study and Translation of the Gaganagañjaparipṛcchā
Avakranti (अवक्रन्ति) refers to “(having) entered into (a particular state)”, according to the Gaganagañjaparipṛcchā: the eighth chapter of the Mahāsaṃnipāta (a collection of Mahāyāna Buddhist Sūtras).—Accordingly, “The Lord said [to Pradīpapāṇi]: “Son of good family, the Bodhisattvas, the great beings [...] who reached to the limit of distinguishing marks by the annihilation of all distinguishing marks, who purified their knowledge which reached to its limit, who are endowed with inexhaustible patience, who have attained the prediction that they will understand the knowledge of the Tathāgata, who have set the boundary [for practice] and entered into the state of being determined as a Bodhisattva (bodhisattvaniyāma-avakranti), who have attained the consecration as sealed with the seal of non-retrogression, [...]”.
Mahayana (महायान, mahāyāna) is a major branch of Buddhism focusing on the path of a Bodhisattva (spiritual aspirants/ enlightened beings). Extant literature is vast and primarely composed in the Sanskrit language. There are many sūtras of which some of the earliest are the various Prajñāpāramitā sūtras.
Languages of India and abroad
Sanskrit dictionarySource: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary
1) Descending, descent.
Derivable forms: avakrāntiḥ (अवक्रान्तिः).Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Edgerton Buddhist Hybrid Sanskrit Dictionary
Avakrānti (अवक्रान्ति).—f. (= Sanskrit id., in garbhāva°, Caraka, [Boehtlingk] 2.159; Pali avakkanti, okk°), entrance; common in garbhāva° entrance into the womb (as in Sanskrit), Lalitavistara 87.15, 21 etc.; tathāgatadivasāvakrānti-vijñapti-vyūhānāṃ (bo- dhisattvānāṃ) Gaṇḍavyūha 114.18, having supernal manifestations (or, a mass?) of knowledge of the coming in (? occurrence) of the day of the T. (or, the T.'s entrance into the light of day?).Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary
(-ntiḥ) 1. Descent, descending. 2. Approaching, going near to. E. ava, and krānti passing.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Avakrānti (अवक्रान्ति):—[=ava-krānti] [from ava-kram] f. idem, [ib.]Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Yates Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Avakrānti (अवक्रान्ति):—[ava-krānti] (ntiḥ) 2. m. Descending.Source: DDSA: Paia-sadda-mahannavo; a comprehensive Prakrit Hindi dictionary (S)
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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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Starts with: Avakrantika.
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Charaka Samhita (English translation) (by Shree Gulabkunverba Ayurvedic Society)
Chapter 3 - The Formation of the Fetus (garbha-avakranti) < [Sharirasthana (Sharira Sthana) — Section on Human Embodiment]
Chapter 4 - The major chapter on the Formation of the Fetus (garbha-avakranti) < [Sharirasthana (Sharira Sthana) — Section on Human Embodiment]
Amaravati Art in the Context of Andhra Archaeology (by Sreyashi Ray chowdhuri)
The Birth of Buddha < [Chapter 3 - Amarāvatī and the Formative Stage of the Buddhist Art]
The Mahavastu (great story) (by J. J. Jones)