Scent: 2 definitions

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Scent means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Hindi. 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.

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In Hinduism

Yoga (school of philosophy)

Source: ORA: Amanaska (king of all yogas): A Critical Edition and Annotated Translation by Jason Birch

(That which is) Scent is denoted by the Sanskrit term Gandha (as opposed to Agandha—‘scentless’), according to the Bṛhadāraṇyikopaniṣat 3.8.6.—Accordingly, while describing the absolute nature of Brahma: “Gārgi said, ‘Yājñavalkya, that which is above the sky, below the earth, between the two and called [past, present and future], is stitched and cross-stitched in what?’ Yājñavalkya said, ‘Gārgi, the Brahmins call that very [thing] the imperishable one. [e.g., It is scentless (agandha) [...]’”.

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Yoga is originally considered a branch of Hindu philosophy (astika), but both ancient and modern Yoga combine the physical, mental and spiritual. Yoga teaches various physical techniques also known as āsanas (postures), used for various purposes (eg., meditation, contemplation, relaxation).

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Languages of India and abroad

Hindi dictionary

Source: DDSA: A practical Hindi-English dictionary

Scent in Hindi refers in English to:—(nm) scent; a cent..—scent (सेंट) is alternatively transliterated as Seṃṭa.

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