Avalokana: 6 definitions


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In Jainism

General definition (in Jainism)

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Source: archive.org: Sum Jaina Canonical Sutras (vividhatirthakalpa)

Avalokana (अवलोकन).—At the sight of the peak called Avalokana sanctified by the lotus-like feet of Śrī Nemi, one’s desires are satiated. On its summit, Śāmba (son of Jāmbavatī), Pradyumna and Mahādyumna practised great religious austerities.

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Jainism is an Indian religion of Dharma whose doctrine revolves around harmlessness (ahimsa) towards every living being. The two major branches (Digambara and Svetambara) of Jainism stimulate self-control (or, shramana, ‘self-reliance’) and spiritual development through a path of peace for the soul to progess to the ultimate goal.

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Languages of India and abroad

Marathi-English dictionary

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Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

avalōkana (अवलोकन).—n (S) Looking, contemplating, beholding: also seeing.

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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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Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Avalokana (अवलोकन).—

1) Looking at, beholding, seeing; नो बभूवुरवलोकनक्षमाः (no babhūvuravalokanakṣamāḥ) R.11.6.

2) Looking over, commanding a view of; दीर्घिकावलोकनगवाक्षगता (dīrghikāvalokanagavākṣagatā) M.1.

3) Sight, eye.

4) A look, glance; योगनिद्रान्तविशदैः पावनैरवलोकनः (yoganidrāntaviśadaiḥ pāvanairavalokanaḥ) R.1.14.

5) Looking out for, inquiry, seeking.

Derivable forms: avalokanam (अवलोकनम्).

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

Avalokana (अवलोकन).—n.

(-naṃ) Sight, seeing. E. ava, lokṛ to see, lyuṭ aff.

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

1) Avalokana (अवलोकन):—[=ava-lokana] [from ava-lok] n. seeing, beholding, viewing, observing, [Raghuvaṃśa xi, 60, etc.]

2) [v.s. ...] a look, glance, [Raghuvaṃśa x, 14, etc.]

3) [v.s. ...] ‘looking like’, appearance of (in [compound]), [Bhāgavata-purāṇa]

4) [v.s. ...] (ā). the aspect (of planets), [Varāha-mihira’s Bṛhat-saṃhitā]

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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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