Unmana, aka: Unmāna; 4 Definition(s)


Unmana means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, the history of ancient India, 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

Shilpashastra (iconography)

Unmāna (one of the six types of measurement (māna)) is the measurement of the elevation or thickness, such as the height fo the breasts or of the nose.

Source: Google Books: The Theory of Citrasutras in Indian Painting
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Shilpashastra (शिल्पशास्त्र, śilpaśāstra) represents the ancient Indian science (shastra) of creative arts (shilpa) such as sculpture, iconography and painting. Closely related to Vastushastra (architecture), they often share the same literature.

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Vastushastra (architecture)

Unmāna (उन्मान):—One of the “six iconographic measurements”, according to the Mānasāra (sanskrit literary treatise on vāstu-śāstra, or, ‘architectural science’). The measurement unit is used in the process of procuring/securing the height of the principal image and secondary images. Breadth, circumference, and other dimensions are derived from the height using rules of proportion.

Source: Wisdom Library: Vāstu-śāstra
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Vastushastra (वास्तुशास्त्र, vāstuśāstra) refers to the ancient Indian science (shastra) of architecture (vastu), dealing with topics such architecture, sculpture, town-building, fort building and various other constructions. Vastu also deals with the philosophy of the architectural relation with the cosmic universe.

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Languages of India and abroad

Marathi-English dictionary

unmana (उन्मन).—a (Poetry.) Escaped from consciousness of personality and swallowed up in the Deity or in Divine contemplation; absorbed in the state unmanī q. v. infra. Ex. pāhatāṃ mana u0 hōya ||

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unmāna (उन्मान).—n S Weighing. 2 Quantity determined by weighing, weight. 3 A mass by which, as the standard, bodies are weighed, a weight. 4 A balance.

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary
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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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Sanskrit-English dictionary

Unmāna (उन्मान).—

1) Weighing, measuring; ऊर्ध्वमानं किलोन्मानम् (ūrdhvamānaṃ kilonmānam); Mbh. V.1.19 Vart.

2) A measure of size or quantity.

3) Price.

4) Measurement of thickness or diameter.

Derivable forms: unmānam (उन्मानम्).

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary
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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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