Trasana, Trāsana: 5 definitions


Trasana means something in Jainism, Prakrit, Hinduism, Sanskrit. 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)

Source: Een Kritische Studie Van Svayambhūdeva’s Paümacariu

Trāsana (त्रासन) participated in the war between Rāma and Rāvaṇa, on the side of the latter, as mentioned in Svayambhūdeva’s Paumacariu (Padmacarita, Paumacariya or Rāmāyaṇapurāṇa) chapter 57ff. Svayambhū or Svayambhūdeva (8th or 9th century) was a Jain householder who probably lived in Karnataka. His work recounts the popular Rāma story as known from the older work Rāmāyaṇa (written by Vālmīki). Various chapters [mentioning Trāsana] are dedicated to the humongous battle whose armies (known as akṣauhiṇīs) consisted of millions of soldiers, horses and elephants, etc.

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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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Sanskrit-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Trasana (त्रसन).—[tras bhāve lyuṭ]

1) Alarm, fear.

2) Anxiety, uneasiness.

3) A quivering ornament (?); Kauś.14.

Derivable forms: trasanam (त्रसनम्).

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Trāsana (त्रासन).—a. [tras-ṇic bhāve lyuṭ] Terrifying, frightening, alarming.

-nam 1 The act of frightening of causing alarm.

2) A means of frightening, any cause of alarm.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Benfey Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Trāsana (त्रासन).—i. e. tras, [Causal.], + ana, I. adj., f. , Frightening, [Rāmāyaṇa] 3, 7, 8. Ii. n. 1. Frightening, Mahābhārata 4, 1706. 2. Fright, [Bhāgavata-Purāṇa, (ed. Burnouf.)] 4, 10, 28.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Cappeller Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Trāsana (त्रासन).—[adjective] ([feminine] ī) & [neuter] terrifying, frightening.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary

1) Trasana (त्रसन):—[from tras] n. a quivering ornament (?), [Kauśika-sūtra 14.]

2) Trāsana (त्रासन):—[from trāsa] mf(ī)n. terrifying, alarming, frightening (with [genitive case] or ifc.), [Mahābhārata] (‘Śiva’, [xiii, 1207]), [Harivaṃśa; Rāmāyaṇa]

3) [v.s. ...] n. frightening, alarming, [Mahābhārata iv; Daśakumāra-carita vii; Kathāsaritsāgara]

4) [v.s. ...] cause of alarm or fright, [Harivaṃśa; Bhāgavata-purāṇa]

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Sanskrit, also spelled संस्कृतम् (saṃskṛtam), is an ancient language of India commonly seen as the grandmother of the Indo-European language family. 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.

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