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Dushana, aka: Dūsana, Dūṣaṇa, Dūṣaṇā, Dusana; 3 Definition(s)


Dushana 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.

The Sanskrit terms Dūṣaṇa and Dūṣaṇā can be transliterated into English as Dusana or Dushana, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism


1a) Dūṣaṇa (दूषण).—An Asura; was killed by Rāma.*

  • * Bhāgavata-purāṇa IX. 10. 9.

1b) A son of Viśravas and Vākā.*

  • * Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa III. 8. 56. Vāyu-purāṇa 70. 50.

2) Dūṣaṇā (दूषणा).—The queen of Bhauvana and mother of Tvaṣṭā.*

  • * Bhāgavata-purāṇa V. 15. 15.
Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana IndexPurāṇa book cover
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The Purāṇas (पुराण, purana) refers to Sanskrit literature preserving ancient India’s vast cultural history, including historical legends, religious ceremonies, various arts and sciences. The eighteen mahāpurāṇas total over 400,000 ślokas (metrical couplets) and date to at least several centuries BCE.

In Buddhism


Dūsana, (nt.) (see dūseti) spoiling, defiling J.II, 270; Sdhp.453. (Page 328)

Source: Sutta: The Pali Text Society's Pali-English Dictionary

dūsana : (nt.) corruption; defilement.

Source: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English DictionaryPali book cover
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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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