Ekadasa, Ekādasa, Ekadasha: 14 definitions


Ekadasa means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Buddhism, Pali, Marathi. 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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In Hinduism

Vastushastra (architecture)

Source: Brill: Śaivism and the Tantric Traditions (architecture)

Ekādaśa (एकादश) refers to “eleven (digits)”, according to the Devyāmata (in the section śalyoddhāra-paṭala or “excavation of extraneous substances”).—Accordingly, “[...] If [someone] is seen to scratch his knee, there is an extraneous thing, i.e. a stump or a knee bone at a depth of one cubit. [The officiant] should remove it. If [someone] touches his shank, [the officiant] should prognosticate a bone of the shank [at a depth of] eleven digits (ekādaśa-aṅgula) underground in that place. There is no doubt about this. [...]”.

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Vastushastra (वास्तुशास्त्र, vāstuśāstra) refers to the ancient Indian science (shastra) of architecture (vastu), dealing with topics such architecture, sculpture, town-building, fort building and various other constructions. Vastu also deals with the philosophy of the architectural relation with the cosmic universe.

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Languages of India and abroad

Pali-English dictionary

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

Ekādasa, (num.) (Sk. ekādaśa) eleven Vin.I, 19.—num. ord. ekādasama the eleventh Sn.111, 113. (Page 160)

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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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Marathi-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

ēkādaśa (एकादश).—a (S) Eleven. ē0 sthānīṃ asaṇēṃ To be on terms of the closest friendship. See explained under akarāvā.

Source: DDSA: The Aryabhusan school dictionary, Marathi-English

ēkādaśa (एकादश).—a Eleven. ēkādaśa sthānīṃ asaṇēṃ To be on terms of the closest friendship. See under akarāvā.

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ēkādasa (एकादस) [-śī, -शी].—f The 11th day of the waxing or of the waning moon. ēkādaśīcē gharīṃ śivarātra Used when misfortune follows

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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 dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Ekādaśa (एकादश).—a. (-śī f.)

1) Eleventh. आत्मैकादशः (ātmaikādaśaḥ) Bṛ. Up. 3.9.4.

2) Consisting of eleven.

3) Lasting for eleven months.

-śī 1 The eleventh day of every fortnight of a lunar month, sacred to Viṣṇu; (when fasting is enjoined and is considered to be productive of great religious merit).

2) Presentations of offerings to deceased ancestors or Pitṛs on the eleventh day after decease.

-śam The number eleven.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Edgerton Buddhist Hybrid Sanskrit Dictionary

Ekādaśā (एकादशा).—(by em.), (1) name of a devakumārikā in the west: Lalitavistara 390.6; mss. Ekāhaṃśa-, Ekāndaśā, °dasā; in parallel Mahāvastu iii.308.9 mss. Ekānavā (v.l. °naṃ-vā); Tibetan not quoted by Foucaux; (2) a king of musical instrument, = next: Mahāvastu iii.442.11 (prose; mss. ekāśā, em. Senart); read ekādaśāṃ (acc. sg.) also, with one ms. (v.l. °śa), in Mahāvastu iii.82.4 (Senart em. °daśīṃ!).

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

Ekādaśa (एकादश).—mfn.

(-śaḥ-śī-śaṃ) Eleven, eleventh. f. (-śī) The eleventh day of the half month: it is especially sacred to Vishnu and fasting on it is most efficacious. E. ekādaśan eleven, affix ḍa.

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

Ekādaśa (एकादश).—i. e. ekādaśan + a. I. ord. numb., f. śi. 1. The eleventh, [Mānavadharmaśāstra] 3, 47. 2. Lasting eleven (months), Mahābhārata 13, 4247. Ii. f. śī, The eleventh day of the half month, Mahābhārata 13, 4234.

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

Ekādaśa (एकादश).—[feminine] ī the eleventh.

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

1) Ekādaśa (एकादश):—[from eka] a mf(ī)n. the eleventh, [Ṛg-veda x, 85, 45; Śatapatha-brāhmaṇa; Manu-smṛti] etc.

2) [v.s. ...] ( [v] ṛṣabhaikādaśā gāvas, ‘cows that have a bull as the eleventh’ id est. ten cows and one bull, [Gautama-dharma-śāstra; Manu-smṛti] etc.)

3) [v.s. ...] together with eleven, plus eleven, [Vopadeva]

4) [v.s. ...] consisting of eleven, lasting eleven (e.g. months), [Ṛg-veda; Atharva-veda v, 16, 11; Mahābhārata] etc.

5) [from eka] n. the number eleven, [Śatapatha-brāhmaṇa 2.]

6) [v.s. ...] b (in [compound] for ekādaśan below)

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

Ekādaśa (एकादश):—[(śaḥ-śī-śaṃ) a.] Eleven, (śī f.) a day sacred to Vishnu.

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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

Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Ēkādaśa (ಏಕಾದಶ):—

1) [adjective] totalling to eleven.

2) [adjective] occurring, happening, being etc. after the tenth, in a series; following the tenth in order; eleventh.

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Ēkādaśa (ಏಕಾದಶ):—[noun] the cardinal number eleven; 11.

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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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