Ekashana, Ekāśana, Ekāsana, Eka-asana: 2 definitions


Ekashana means something in 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.

The Sanskrit term Ekāśana can be transliterated into English as Ekasana or Ekashana, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

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Source: JatLand: List of Mahabharata people and places

Ekāśana (एकाशन) is a name mentioned in the Mahābhārata (cf. II.48.3) and represents one of the many proper names used for people and places. Note: The Mahābhārata (mentioning Ekāśana) is a Sanskrit epic poem consisting of 100,000 ślokas (metrical verses) and is over 2000 years old.

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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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Languages of India and abroad

Pali-English dictionary

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

Ekāsana refers to: sitting or living alone M.I, 437; Sn.718; Dh.305; J.V, 397; Miln.342; Vism.60 (expld. with reference to eating, viz. ekāsane bhojanaṃ ekāsanaṃ, perhaps comparing āsana with asana2. The foll. °āsanika is ibid. expld. as “taṃ sīlam assā ti ekāsaniko”).

Note: ekāsana is a Pali compound consisting of the words eka and āsana.

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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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