Posana, Poshana, Poṣaṇa: 12 definitions
Posana 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.
The Sanskrit term Poṣaṇa can be transliterated into English as Posana or Poshana, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).
Shaivism (Shaiva philosophy)Source: Shodhganga: Mantra-sādhana: Chapter One of the Kakṣapuṭatantra
Poṣaṇa (पोषण, “nourishing”) or Poṣaya or Poṣa refers to one of the “seven means” (saptopāya) to be performed when a mantra does not manifest its effect, as explained in the 10th-century Kakṣapuṭatantra verse 1.102-104. Poṣaṇa aims to nourish the mantra. One should write it with cow-milk and honey, attaching Tripurasundarīʼs bīja to it, and wear it on oneʼshand. If this does not work, the śoṣaṇa, which aims to dry up the mantra.
Accordingly, “being pressed (in this way), the mantra turns modest and will have an effect. If not, one should perform the poṣaya (nourishing). One should attach the bīja of Nityā’s Tripura (i.e., sauḥ) to the beginning and end of it. Having written the vidyā with cow-milk and honey, one should wear it on his hand. If the nourished [mantra] does not have an effect, one should perform the śoṣaṇa (drying up)”.
Note on śoṣa-poṣaṇa: the Tattvacintāmaṇi (20.94) and Bṛhattantrasāra (4.47) support poṣa-soṣaṇa and the Dīkṣāprakāśa supports poṣaṇa-śoṣaṇa. They are explained in order of poṣaṇa and śoṣaṇa, as we see below.
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.
Languages of India and abroad
Pali-English dictionarySource: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary
posana : (nt.) bringing up; nourishing; feeding.Source: Sutta: The Pali Text Society's Pali-English Dictionary
Posana, (nt.) (fr. puṣ) nourishing, feeding, support VvA. 137. (Page 475)
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.
Marathi-English dictionarySource: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary
pōṣaṇa (पोषण).—n (S) Supporting, cherishing, fostering.
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pōsaṇā (पोसणा) [or ण्या, ṇyā].—a Commonly pōṣṇā.Source: DDSA: The Aryabhusan school dictionary, Marathi-English
pōṣaṇa (पोषण).—n Supporting, cherishing.
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.
Sanskrit dictionarySource: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary
Poṣaṇa (पोषण).—Nourishing, fostering, supporting, maintaining.
Derivable forms: poṣaṇam (पोषणम्).Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary
(-ṇaṃ) Nourishing, cherishing. E. puṣ to nourish, aff. lyuṭ .Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Benfey Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Poṣaṇa (पोषण).—i. e. puṣ + ana, n. Nourishing, cherishing, breeding, Mahābhārata 8, 11300.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Cappeller Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Poṣaṇa (पोषण).—[adjective] = [preceding]; [neuter] as [abstract]Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary
1) Poṣaṇa (पोषण):—[from poṣa] mfn. nourishing, cherishing (cf. pakṣa-p)
2) [v.s. ...] n. the act of nourishing, fostering, keeping, supporting, [Mahābhārata; Kāvya literature etc.]
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.
See also (Relevant definitions)
Starts with: Poshanakara.
Ends with: Anuposhana, Aposhana, Aruposhana, Bharanaposhana, Dhatuposhana, Garbhaposhana, Grihaposhana, Pakshaposhana, Palanaposhana, Pariposhana, Taposhana, Udaraposhana, Uposhana, Vedyuposhana, Yoniposhana.
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