Hasana, Hāsana: 15 definitions

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Hasana means something in Buddhism, Pali, Hinduism, Sanskrit, Jainism, Prakrit. 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.

In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

Source: JatLand: List of Mahabharata people and places

Hasana (हसन) is a name mentioned in the Mahābhārata (cf. IX.44.62) and represents one of the many proper names used for people and places. Note: The Mahābhārata (mentioning Hasana) 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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Shaivism (Shaiva philosophy)

Source: SOAS University of London: Protective Rites in the Netra Tantra

Hasana (हसन) refers to “laughing” (in dreams), according to the Svacchanda-tantra.—Accordingly, [verse 4.21-27, while describing inauspicious dreams]—“[...] [He] who sees black and red garments or an altered self [has inauspicious dreams]. In dreams [he] laughs (hasana) and dances while [he] wears faded garlands, cuts up one's own flesh. [He dreams of] captivity, being eaten by a black snake, and [dreams of] a wedding. [If he] sees this in dreams, he is not successful”.

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Shaiva (शैव, śaiva) or Shaivism (śaivism) represents a tradition of Hinduism worshiping Shiva as the supreme being. Closely related to Shaktism, Shaiva literature includes a range of scriptures, including Tantras, while the root of this tradition may be traced back to the ancient Vedas.

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In Buddhism

Tibetan Buddhism (Vajrayana or tantric Buddhism)

Source: Wisdom Library: Tibetan Buddhism

Hasana (हसन) refers to one of the various Grahas and Mahāgrahas mentioned as attending the teachings in the 6th century Mañjuśrīmūlakalpa: one of the largest Kriyā Tantras devoted to Mañjuśrī (the Bodhisattva of wisdom) representing an encyclopedia of knowledge primarily concerned with ritualistic elements in Buddhism. The teachings in this text originate from Mañjuśrī and were taught to and by Buddha Śākyamuni in the presence of a large audience (including Hasana).

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Tibetan Buddhism includes schools such as Nyingma, Kadampa, Kagyu and Gelug. Their primary canon of literature is divided in two broad categories: The Kangyur, which consists of Buddha’s words, and the Tengyur, which includes commentaries from various sources. Esotericism and tantra techniques (vajrayāna) are collected indepently.

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Languages of India and abroad

Pali-English dictionary

Source: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary

hasana : (nt.) laughter.

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

Hasana, (nt.) (fr. hasati) laughter Dhtp 31. (Page 730)

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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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Sanskrit dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Hasana (हसन).—Laughing, laughter.

Derivable forms: hasanam (हसनम्).

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Hāsana (हासन).—a. Funny, comical.

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

Hasana (हसन).—n.

(-naṃ) Laughter, the act of laughing. f. (-nī) A portable fire-place or pan. E. has to laugh, aff. lyuṭ .

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

Hasana (हसन).—[has + ana], I. n. Laughter. Ii. f. , A fire-pan.

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

Hasana (हसन).—[adjective] & [neuter] laughing, joking; [feminine] ā a laugh or smile.

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Hāsana (हासन).—[adjective] causing laughter, comical.

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

1) Hasana (हसन):—[from has] mf(ā)n. laughing, [Nirukta, by Yāska iii, 5]

2) [v.s. ...] jesting or sporting with, [Pañcarātra]

3) [v.s. ...] m. Name of one of Skanda’s attendants, [Mahābhārata]

4) Hasanā (हसना):—[from hasana > has] f. a jest, encouraging shout (others, ‘lightning’), [Ṛg-veda ix, 112, 4]

5) Hasana (हसन):—[from has] n. laughter, a laugh ([according to] to some, ‘with tremulous lips’), [Varāha-mihira’s Bṛhat-saṃhitā; Suśruta]

6) Hāsana (हासन):—[from has] mfn. ([from] [Causal]) causing laughter, funny, comical, [Kathāsaritsāgara]

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

Hasana (हसन):—(naṃ) 1. n. Idem. f. (ī) Portable fire-place or pan.

Source: DDSA: Paia-sadda-mahannavo; a comprehensive Prakrit Hindi dictionary (S)

Hasana (हसन) in the Sanskrit language is related to the Prakrit words: Hasaṇa, Hāsaṇa.

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Hasana 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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Prakrit-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: Paia-sadda-mahannavo; a comprehensive Prakrit Hindi dictionary

1) Hasaṇa (हसण) in the Prakrit language is related to the Sanskrit word: Hasana.

2) Hāsaṇa (हासण) also relates to the Sanskrit word: Hāsana.

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Prakrit is an ancient language closely associated with both Pali and Sanskrit. Jain literature is often composed in this language or sub-dialects, such as the Agamas and their commentaries which are written in Ardhamagadhi and Maharashtri Prakrit. The earliest extant texts can be dated to as early as the 4th century BCE although core portions might be older.

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Kannada-English dictionary

Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Hasana (ಹಸನ):—[noun] = ಹಸ [hasa]2.

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Hasana (ಹಸನ):—[noun] the act of smiling or laughing.

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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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