Avasarpin: 3 definitions
Avasarpin means something in 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.
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Sanskrit dictionarySource: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary
Avasarpin (अवसर्पिन्).—a. Stepping down.
-ṇī A long period of time (with the Jainas); the descending cycle is divided into six stages (good-good, good, good-bad, bad-good, bad, bad-bad) according to Hemachandra it is equal to 2,,,, Sāgaras of years.
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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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