Sannyasi, Sannyāsī, Sannyāsi: 7 definitions


Sannyasi means something in 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 Hinduism

Vaishnavism (Vaishava dharma)

Source: Prabhupada Books: Sri Caitanya Caritamrta

Sannyāsī (सन्न्यासी).—A sannyāsī is supposed to beg from door to door. He does not beg simply because he is hungry. His real purpose is to enlighten the occupant of every house by preaching Kṛṣṇa consciousness. A sannyāsī does not abandon his superior position and become a beggar just for the sake of begging. Similarly, a person in householder life may be very important, but he may also voluntarily take to the mendicant way of life.

Source: Pure Bhakti: Bhagavad-gita (4th edition)

Sannyāsī (सन्न्यासी) refers to “(1) One in the renounced order of life, which is the highest order in the varṇāśrama-dharma system (2) One who renounces the fruits of one’s activity”. (cf. Glossary page from Śrīmad-Bhagavad-Gītā).

Source: Pure Bhakti: Bhajana-rahasya - 2nd Edition

Sannyāsī (सन्न्यासी) refers to:—A member of the renounced order, a renunciant. (cf. Glossary page from Bhajana-Rahasya).

Source: Pure Bhakti: Brhad Bhagavatamrtam

Sannyāsī (सन्न्यासी) refers to:—A member of the renounced order of life; a renunciant. (cf. Glossary page from Śrī Bṛhad-bhāgavatāmṛta).

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context information

Vaishnava (वैष्णव, vaiṣṇava) or vaishnavism (vaiṣṇavism) represents a tradition of Hinduism worshipping Vishnu as the supreme Lord. Similar to the Shaktism and Shaivism traditions, Vaishnavism also developed as an individual movement, famous for its exposition of the dashavatara (‘ten avatars of Vishnu’).

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General definition (in Hinduism)

Source: Wisdom Library: Hinduism

Sannyāsī (सन्न्यासी) is a Sanskrit word referring to one in the sannyāsa (renounced) order.

Languages of India and abroad

Marathi-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

sannyāsī (सन्न्यासी).—m (S) One that has cast off all worldly possessions and carnal or natural affections, an ascetic. 2 The Brahman of the fourth order, the religious mendicant.

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sannyāsī (संन्यासी).—This is the popular form. See the correct form sannyasta &c.

context information

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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Nepali dictionary

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Source: unoes: Nepali-English Dictionary

Sannyāsī (सन्न्यासी):—n. the person at the last of the four stage of life; the wandering ascetic;

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Nepali is the primary language of the Nepalese people counting almost 20 million native speakers. The country of Nepal is situated in the Himalaya mountain range to the north of India.

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