Ghranendriya, aka: Ghrana-indriya, Ghrāṇendriya; 4 Definition(s)

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In Jainism

General definition (in Jainism)

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Ghrāṇendriya (घ्राणेन्द्रिय, “smell-sense-organ”) or simply ghrāṇa refers to one of the “five sense-organs” (pañcendriya), according to the 2nd-century Tattvārthasūtra 2.19. What is the meaning of smell sense organ? The sense organ used by its owner for smelling an object of knowledge is called smell sense organ. (ghrāṇa-indriya).

The respective object of smelling (ghrāṇa) is odour/ smell (gandha). What is the meaning of smell? Cognition which results by smelling the object of knowledge is called smell/odour.

Source: Encyclopedia of Jainism: Tattvartha Sutra 2: the Category of the living
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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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Marathi-English dictionary

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ghrāṇēndriya (घ्राणेंद्रिय).—n (S) The sense or the organ of smell.

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

ghrāṇēndriya (घ्राणेंद्रिय).—n The sense or the organ of smell.

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

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Ghrāṇendriya (घ्राणेन्द्रिय).—the organ or sense of smell; नासाग्रवर्ति घ्राणम् (nāsāgravarti ghrāṇam) T. S.

Derivable forms: ghrāṇendriyam (घ्राणेन्द्रियम्).

Ghrāṇendriya is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms ghrāṇa and indriya (इन्द्रिय).

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary
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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. 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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