Rasanendriya, Rasana-indriya: 3 definitions

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Rasanendriya means something in Jainism, Prakrit, Hinduism, Sanskrit, 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 Jainism

General definition (in Jainism)

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Source: Encyclopedia of Jainism: Tattvartha Sutra 2: the Category of the living

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

The respective object of tasting (rasana) is taste (rasa). What is the meaning of taste? Cognition which results by tasting the object of knowledge is called taste.

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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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Languages of India and abroad

Marathi-English dictionary

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Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

rasanēndriya (रसनेंद्रिय).—n S The organ or the sense of tasting.

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

rasanēndriya (रसनेंद्रिय).—n The organ or the sense of tasting.

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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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