Avarodhaka: 10 definitions

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Avarodhaka means something in Jainism, Prakrit, Hinduism, Sanskrit, Buddhism, Pali. 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 Jainism

General definition (in Jainism)

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Source: The University of Sydney: A study of the Twelve Reflections

Avarodhaka (अवरोधक) refers to a “barrier (to reality)”, according to the 11th century Jñānārṇava, a treatise on Jain Yoga in roughly 2200 Sanskrit verses composed by Śubhacandra.—Accordingly, “Those who know the self certainly destroy mental darkness, which is produced by the great quantity of ignorance [and] is a barrier to reality (tattva-avarodhaka), with the sunbeams of knowledge. One who is restrained who is intent on stopping the influx of karma fearlessly drives away the discharge of the poison of non-restraint with the nectar waters of true restraint”.

Synonyms: Pratirodhaka.

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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

Pali-English dictionary

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Source: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary

avarodhaka : (m.) obstructor.

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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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Sanskrit dictionary

[«previous next»] — Avarodhaka in Sanskrit glossary
Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Avarodhaka (अवरोधक).—a.

1) Obstruction, hindering, impeding.

2) Besieging; सुधन्वा वीर्यवान् राजा मिथिलामवरोधकः (sudhanvā vīryavān rājā mithilāmavarodhakaḥ) Rām. 1.71.16.

-kaḥ A guard.

-kam A barrier, fence.

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

Avarodhaka (अवरोधक).—mfn.

(-kaḥ-kā-kaṃ) What impedes or obstructs. m.

(-kaḥ) A guard. f.

(-dhikā) A female of the haram. n.

(-kaṃ) A barrier, a fence. E. ava before rodhaka what opposes.

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

Avarodhaka (अवरोधक).—i. e. ava -rudh + aka, adj. Being about to block up, Rām, 1, 71, 6.

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

1) Avarodhaka (अवरोधक):—[=ava-rodhaka] [from ava-rudh] mfn. hindering, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

2) [v.s. ...] being about to besiege (with [accusative]), [Rāmāyaṇa i, 71, 16]

3) [v.s. ...] m. a guard, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

4) [=ava-rodhaka] [from ava-rudh] n. a barrier, fence, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

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

Avarodhaka (अवरोधक):—[ava-rodhaka] (kaḥ-kā-kaṃ) a. Impeding. (dhikā) f. Concubine. n. Fence.

[Sanskrit to German]

Avarodhaka 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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Kannada-English dictionary

[«previous next»] — Avarodhaka in Kannada glossary
Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Avarōdhaka (ಅವರೋಧಕ):—[adjective] causing or tending to cause, obstruction; obstructing.

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Avarōdhaka (ಅವರೋಧಕ):—

1) [noun] a man or thing that interrupts.

2) [noun] an apparatus for interrupting e.g. for breaking an eclectic circuit, for preventing the firing of a gun from an aircraft; an interrupter.

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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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