Dashanana, Daśānana, Dashan-anana: 12 definitions

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The Sanskrit term Daśānana can be transliterated into English as Dasanana or Dashanana, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

Alternative spellings of this word include Dashanan.

In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

[«previous next»] — Dashanana in Purana glossary
Source: archive.org: Puranic Encyclopedia

Daśānana (दशानन).—See under Rāvaṇa.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index

Daśānana (दशानन).—See Rāvana.*

  • * Viṣṇu-purāṇa IV. 4. 97; 14. 48-9; 15. 7-8.
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The Purana (पुराण, purāṇas) refers to Sanskrit literature preserving ancient India’s vast cultural history, including historical legends, religious ceremonies, various arts and sciences. The eighteen mahapuranas total over 400,000 shlokas (metrical couplets) and date to at least several centuries BCE.

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In Jainism

General definition (in Jainism)

[«previous next»] — Dashanana in Jainism glossary
Source: archive.org: Trisastisalakapurusacaritra

Daśānana (दशानन) is another name for Rāvaṇa (or Daśamukha): the son of Rākṣasa Ratnaśravas (son of Sumālin) and Vidyādharī Kaikasī (daughter of Vyomabindu), according to the Jain Ramayana and chapter 7.1 [origin of the rākṣasavaṃśa and vānaravaṃśa] of Hemacandra’s 11th century Triṣaṣṭiśalākāpuruṣacaritra (“lives of the 63 illustrious persons”): a Sanskrit epic poem narrating the history and legends of sixty-three important persons in Jainism.

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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

Sanskrit dictionary

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

Daśānana (दशानन).—epithets of Rāvaṇā; दशाननकिरीटेभ्यस्तत्क्षणं राक्षसप्रियः (daśānanakirīṭebhyastatkṣaṇaṃ rākṣasapriyaḥ) R.1.75.

Derivable forms: daśānanaḥ (दशाननः).

Daśānana is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms daśan and ānana (आनन). See also (synonyms): daśāsya.

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

Daśānana (दशानन).—m.

(-naḥ) The giant Ravana. E. daśa ten, and ānana a face.

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

Daśānana (दशानन).—adj. epithet of Rāvaṇa, [Rāmāyaṇa] 3, 39, 8.

Daśānana is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms daśan and ānana (आनन).

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

Daśānana (दशानन).—[adjective] = daśamukha.

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

Daśānana (दशानन):—[from daśa] m. = śa-kaṇṭha, [Rāmāyaṇa iii; vi, 5, 21; Raghuvaṃśa x, 76.]

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

Daśānana (दशानन):—[daśā+nana] (naḥ) 1. m. The giant Rāvana.

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Dashanana 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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Hindi dictionary

[«previous next»] — Dashanana in Hindi glossary
Source: DDSA: A practical Hindi-English dictionary

Daśānana (दशानन) [Also spelled dashanan]:—(nm) see [daśakaṃṭha] under [daśa].

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