Nirasana, aka: Nirashana; 3 Definition(s)


Nirasana means something in 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.

In Buddhism


Nirasana, (adj.) (nis+asana2) without food or subsistence, poor J. IV, 128. (Page 370)

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

Languages of India and abroad

Marathi-English dictionary

niraśana (निरशन).—(S) Fasting utterly, keeping a fast wholly without eating: also such a fast; as ni0 ēkādaśī.

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nirasana (निरसन).—S Throwing off, removing, rejecting, refusing, disallowing.

(Source): DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

niraśana (निरशन).—Fasting utterly, keeping a fast wholly without eating.

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nirasana (निरसन).—Throwing off, removing.

(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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