Vasana, Vāsana, Vāsanā, Vashana, Vaśanā, Vasāna, Vāśana, Vasanā: 41 definitions


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The Sanskrit terms Vaśanā and Vāśana can be transliterated into English as Vasana or Vashana, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

Alternative spellings of this word include Vasan.

In Hinduism

Yoga (school of philosophy)

Source: Wisdom Library: Yoga

Vāsanā (वासना):—Sanskrit technical term corresponding to “mental imprints”, used in various texts on Yoga.

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

1) Vāsana (वासन) refers to the “mental traces (of one’s former experiences)”, according to the Haṭhapradīpikā 4.34.—Accordingly, “'[People] proclaim, ‘[This] is laya, [that] is laya,’ [but] what are the [essential] characteristics of laya? Laya is the [Yogin’s] forgetting of sense objects because of the absence of [all] mental traces of his former [experiences] (vāsana-utthāna)”.

2) Vāsanā (वासना) refers to “habitual tendencies”, according to the Bhāṣya (commentary) on the Pātañjalayogaśāstra (i.e., The Yoga Sūtras of Patañjali).—Accordingly: “Yoga is not perfected by one who does not practise Tapas. Impurity, which is of various kinds because of beginningless Karma, affliction and habitual tendencies (vāsanā) and because of which the network of sense objects stands opposed [to Yoga], is not weakened without Tapas. Thus, the mention of Tapas [in the root text]”.

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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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Shaivism (Shaiva philosophy)

Source: Manblunder: Sri Rudram Introduction

Vāsanā (वासना):—Recitation of Śrī Rudram removes our vāsanās (the impression of anything remaining unconsciously in the mind, the present consciousness of past perceptions), by imparting higher spiritual knowledge like Upaniṣads

Source: Shodhganga: Mantra-sādhana: Chapter One of the Kakṣapuṭatantra

Vāsanā (वासना, “imaging”) is explained in the 10th-century Kakṣapuṭatantra verse 1.60-66.—The vāsanā (imaging) refers to the object that the practitioner visualizes in each sādhana.

Source: Brill: Śaivism and the Tantric Traditions

1)_ Vāsanā (वासना) refers to “intention”, according to the Tantrasadbhāva verse 9.516cd–522.—Accordingly, “[...] The consecration for the Sādhaka [should be performed] after the vidyādīkṣā. The vidyādīkṣā is based upon a difference in intention (vāsanā); one should not understand it on the basis of difference in action (karma). Everything is established on the path: all actions which have been performed, associated with [various levels of] the cosmic course [of tattvas] [and] established on/with the five kalās, should be duly purified. The difference [in procedure] for the Sādhaka is known to be at the time of union [with the deity]: he should manifest together the prārabdha karma for the sake of the bound soul, pronounce the mantra of Śiva in its sakala form, and place [the consciousness] into the body of Sadāśiva”.

2) Vāsana (वासन) refers to “latent impressions (of the soul)”, according to the Jayadrathayāmala, Ṣaṭka 1 verse 13.3–18::—Accordingly, “And that [initiation] is either a Samayadīkṣā or Nirvāṇādīkṣā, divided into two because it has two natures. Now the Samayadīkṣā is further twofold (dvibhāva) because of a difference in the result (phala). [The first] bestows adhikāra [and] follows the practices of jñāna and yoga, [the second] destroys the latent impressions (vāsana) of that [soul?] and bestows a state of eternal pervasion [with the deity]. [That is known] by the firm ones who know the Tantras. [...]

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Shaiva (शैव, śaiva) or Shaivism (śaivism) represents a tradition of Hinduism worshiping Shiva as the supreme being. Closely related to Shaktism, Shaiva literature includes a range of scriptures, including Tantras, while the root of this tradition may be traced back to the ancient Vedas.

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Vaishnavism (Vaishava dharma)

Source: ISKCON Press: Glossary

Vāsanā (वासना).—A wish or desire.

Source: Brill: Śaivism and the Tantric Traditions (vaishnavism)

Vasana (वसन) refers to “robes”, according to the Vedānta Deśika’s Yatirājasaptati.—When we come to the poem’s understanding of the divinity of Rāmānuja we find a wide spectrum of meanings. [...] Finally, in verse 63 Rāmānuja is Viṣṇu himself in his form (mūrti) as Dattātreya, with his yellow-ochre robes (pīta-vasana) and protective ascetic rod.

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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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Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

Source: Puranic Encyclopedia

Vāsanā (वासना).—Wife of the Vasu named Arka. (Bhāgavata, Skandha 6).

Source: Nilamata Purana: a cultural and literary study

Vasana (वसन) is a general name for “clothing” once commonly made by craftsmen in ancient Kashmir (Kaśmīra) as mentioned in the Nīlamatapurāṇa.—Craftsmen and their tools are referred to in the Nīlamata which enjoins upon the inhabitants of Kaśmīra the worship of Viśvakarmā—the originator of all crafts.

Source: Shiva Purana - English Translation

Vasāna (वसान) refers to “wearing (the hide of an elephant)”, according to the Śivapurāṇa 2.3.43 (“Description of Śiva’s wonderful sport”).—Accordingly, as Brahmā narrated to Nārada: “[...] O sage, on seeing the innumerable Gaṇas, Bhūtas and Pretas, Menakā was terribly frightened instantaneously. On seeing Śiva in their midst, the mother of Pārvatī trembled. [...] . He had matted hair with the crescent moon on His head. He had ten hands with the skull in one of them. His upper cloth was tiger’s hide. He held the bow Pināka in one of his hands and the Trident in another. He had odd eyes, ugly features utterly dishevelled and untidy. He wore (vasāna) the hide of an elephant”.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index

Vāsanā (वासना).—A wife of Arka, a Vasu.*

  • * Bhāgavata-purāṇa VI. 6. 13.
Source: JatLand: List of Mahabharata people and places

Vāsana (वासन) is a name mentioned in the Mahābhārata (cf. I.31.14, I.35) and represents one of the many proper names used for people and places. Note: The Mahābhārata (mentioning Vāsana) is a Sanskrit epic poem consisting of 100,000 ślokas (metrical verses) and is over 2000 years old.

Vasanā is also mentioned in the Mahābhārata (cf. I.28.19) and represents one of the many proper names used for people and places.

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The Purana (पुराण, purāṇas) refers to Sanskrit literature preserving ancient India’s vast cultural history, including historical legends, religious ceremonies, various arts and sciences. The eighteen mahapuranas total over 400,000 shlokas (metrical couplets) and date to at least several centuries BCE.

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Ayurveda (science of life)

Source: Studies in India Cultural History: Indian Science of Cosmetics and Perfumery

Vāsana (वासन, “scenting”).—One of the processes for manufacturing cosmetics and perfumes mentioned by Gaṅgādhara;—Vāsana means scenting with the perfumes of flowers etc.

Source: Ayurveda glossary of terms

1) Vāsana (वासन):—Infusing

2) Vāsanā (वासना):—Perfuming / fragrance / storing one of the processes to impart some qualities

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Āyurveda (आयुर्वेद, ayurveda) is a branch of Indian science dealing with medicine, herbalism, taxology, anatomy, surgery, alchemy and related topics. Traditional practice of Āyurveda in ancient India dates back to at least the first millenium BC. Literature is commonly written in Sanskrit using various poetic metres.

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Vedanta (school of philosophy)

Source: Google Books: Sannyasa Upanishad

Vāsanā (वासना) refers to “subtle desires and attractions”, according to the the commentary on the Kuṇḍika-upaniṣad verse 28.—The worshippers of the pure, resplendent Brahman (śabala-brahma) enter the world of Brahma (brahmaloka), that is, the sphere of Hiraṇyagarbha, along the path of the Sun (sūryamārga, or uttarāyaṇa-mārga) by exiting from the crown of the head (brahma-randhra) through the suṣumṇā canal; and there they are engaged in their quest for the attributeless Brahman till the end of the kalpa (till pralaya, or great dissolution, takes place). Having lived there till such time, they ultimately merge with Brahman on the attenuation of their subtle desires and attractions (vāsanā-kṣaya). Thereafter they never return to the plane of relative existence. This is the gradual liberation (krama-mukti) attained by the knowers of Brahman with attributes (saviśeṣa brahmajñānī). On the other hand, the knowers of the attributeless, absolute Brahman (nirviśeṣa brahmajñānī) will attain direct, instant liberation (sadyo-mukti), here and now (ihaiva).

Source: Shodhganga: Siva Gita A Critical Study

Vāsanā (वासना) refers to “abode”.—Subconscious inclinations. From vās, “dwelling, residue, remainder”. The subliminal inclinations and habit patterns which, as driving forces, colour and motivate one’s attitudes and future actions. Vāsanā also means literally “perfume”. It is something which remains like a perfume after an action has been done. Suzuki translates it as “habit energy”, and explains it as “a kind of super-sensuous energy mysteriously emanating from every thought, every feeling or every deed one has done, or does, which lives latently in the store house ālayavijñāna.

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Vedanta (वेदान्त, vedānta) refers to a school of orthodox Hindu philosophy (astika), drawing its subject-matter from the Upanishads. There are a number of sub-schools of Vedanta, however all of them expound on the basic teaching of the ultimate reality (brahman) and liberation (moksha) of the individual soul (atman).

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Pancaratra (worship of Nārāyaṇa)

Source: Universität Wien: Sudarśana's Worship at the Royal Court According to the Ahirbudhnyasaṃhitā

Vasana (वसन) refers to a “garment”, according to the Ahirbudhnyasaṃhitā, belonging to the Pāñcarātra tradition which deals with theology, rituals, iconography, narrative mythology and others.—Accordingly, “One desirous of a kingdom, one who has been deprived of it or one conquered by [other] rulers, after having paid respect with large masses of wealth to the supreme Guru, the giver of Sudarśana’s Yantra, considering [him] superior to all, should propitiate God Nārāyaṇa—who has large eyes like lotuses, is [of] dark [complexion], clad in a yellow garment (pīta-vasana), adorned with all ornaments and with four arms - following the rules given by the teacher. [...]”.

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Pancaratra (पाञ्चरात्र, pāñcarātra) represents a tradition of Hinduism where Narayana is revered and worshipped. Closeley related to Vaishnavism, the Pancaratra literature includes various Agamas and tantras incorporating many Vaishnava philosophies.

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Kama-shastra (the science of Love-making)

Source: Shodhganga: Elements of Art and Architecture in the Trtiyakhanda of the Visnudharmottarapurana (kama)

Vasana (वसन) refers to “garments”.—Cf. Daśanavasanāṅgarāga [= daśanavasanāṅgarāgaḥ], which refers to “colouring teeth, garments, hair, nails, body and other toiletries”, representing one of the “sixty four kinds of Art”, according to the Kāmasūtra of Vātsyāyaṇa.—Indian tradition, basically includes sixty four Art forms are acknowledged. The references of sixty four kinds of kalā are found in the Bhāgavatapurāṇa, Śaiva-Tantras, Kāmasūtra of Vātsyāyaṇa etc.

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Kamashastra (कामशास्त्र, kāmaśāstra) deals with ancient Indian science of love-making, passion, emotions and other related topics dealing with the pleasures of the senses.

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General definition (in Hinduism)

Source: A History of Indian Philosophy

The instinctive root inclinations (vāsanā) of a prior state become transformed into karma. A man works in accordance with his vāsanā and by vāsanā gets what he wants. Vāsanā and karma are, therefore, more or less like the potential and actual states of the same entity.

In Buddhism

Mahayana (major branch of Buddhism)

Source: Wisdom Library: Maha Prajnaparamita Sastra

Vāsanā (वासना) refers to “latent predispositions”, according to Mahāprajñāpāramitāśāstra (chapter 4).—Accordingly, “[Question: The Arhats and Pratyekabuddhas are also able to destroy attachment, hatred and stupidity; in what do they differ from the Buddha?]—[Answer]: Although the Arhats and Pratyekabuddhas have destroyed this threefold poison (triviṣa), they have not entirely eliminated the latent predispositions (vāsanā) of poison [...] [See], for example, the traces of hatred (dveṣa-vāsanā) in Śāriputra, the traces of attachment (rāga-vāsanā) in Nanda and the traces of pride (māna) in Pilindavatsa. They are like a man in fetters who, as soon as he is released, begins to walk unceasingly. [...]”.

Source: A Study and Translation of the Gaganagañjaparipṛcchā

Vāsana (वासन) refers to “(the defilement of) habitual tendency”, according to the Gaganagañjaparipṛcchā: the eighth chapter of the Mahāsaṃnipāta (a collection of Mahāyāna Buddhist Sūtras).—Accordingly, “Then, the Lord went on to speak these verses: ‘(77) Insight cuts off wrong views (darśana), darkness (andhakāra) and vices (kleśa), removes the defilement of habitual tendency (vāsana-kleśa), reveals causes, conditions, effects, and eliminates all extremes (sarvānta). [...]’”.

Source: De Gruyter: A Buddhist Ritual Manual on Agriculture

Vāsana (वासन) refers to “fumigation” (of fragrant substances suitable for an offering ceremony), according to the Vajratuṇḍasamayakalparāja, an ancient Buddhist ritual manual on agriculture from the 5th-century (or earlier), containing various instructions for the Sangha to provide agriculture-related services to laypeople including rain-making, weather control and crop protection.—Accordingly [as the Bhagavān taught the detailed offering-manual], “[...] Four Nāga kings should be prepared in the middle of the ditch. [...] Retinues of seven should be made for each. They should be three-, two- or five-headed and their bodies should be smeared with various fragrances. Having ground sandal, red sandal, fragrant sandal, padmaka wood and saffron, it should be scattered along with fumigation (vāsana). [...]”.

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Mahayana (महायान, mahāyāna) is a major branch of Buddhism focusing on the path of a Bodhisattva (spiritual aspirants/ enlightened beings). Extant literature is vast and primarely composed in the Sanskrit language. There are many sūtras of which some of the earliest are the various Prajñāpāramitā sūtras.

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Tibetan Buddhism (Vajrayana or tantric Buddhism)

Source: OSU Press: Cakrasamvara Samadhi

Vasana (वसन) refers to “clothes”, according to the Cakrasaṃvara Samādhi [i.e., Cakrasamvara Meditation] ritual often performed in combination with the Cakrasaṃvara Samādhi, which refers to the primary pūjā and sādhanā practice of Newah Mahāyāna-Vajrayāna Buddhists in Nepal.—Accordingly, “Having joy, passion, and various other emotions, dancing in half paryaṅka, A seal sealed six times! Clothing fallen away (vyapagata-vasanā), and half of sixteen caverns!”.

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Tibetan Buddhism includes schools such as Nyingma, Kadampa, Kagyu and Gelug. Their primary canon of literature is divided in two broad categories: The Kangyur, which consists of Buddha’s words, and the Tengyur, which includes commentaries from various sources. Esotericism and tantra techniques (vajrayāna) are collected indepently.

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India history and geography

Source: Singhi Jain Series: Ratnaprabha-suri’s Kuvalayamala-katha (history)

Vasaṇa (वसण, “cloth”) refers to one of the various shops or “market places” (Sanskrit: Haṭṭa, Prakrit: Cauhaṭṭa) for a medieval town in ancient India, which were vividly depicted in Kathās (narrative poems), for example, by Uddyotanasūri in his 8th-century Kuvalayamālā.—The Kuvalayamala (779 A.D.) is full of cultural material which gains in value because of the firm date of its composition. [...] In the Kuvalayamālā, some names of shops according to articles displayed in them is given, [i.e., vasaṇa] [...] Thus Uddyotana has in his view a complete form of a medieval market place with the number of lines full of different commodities.

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The history of India traces the identification of countries, villages, towns and other regions of India, as well as mythology, zoology, royal dynasties, rulers, tribes, local festivities and traditions and regional languages. Ancient India enjoyed religious freedom and encourages the path of Dharma, a concept common to Buddhism, Hinduism, and Jainism.

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Languages of India and abroad

Pali-English dictionary

Source: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary

vasana : (nt.) dwelling; living; a clothe. || vāsana (nt.), perfuming; making to inhabit. vāsanā (f.) former impression; recollection of the past.

Source: Sutta: The Pali Text Society's Pali-English Dictionary

1) Vāsana, 2 (adj. -nt.) (=vasana2) dwelling Dpvs. V, 18. (Page 610)

2) Vāsana, 1 (adj. -nt.) (=vasana1) clothing, clothed in (-°) PvA. 173. (Page 610)

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1) Vasana, 2 (nt.) (fr. vasati2) dwelling (-place), abode; usually in cpds. like °gāma the village where (he) lived J. II, 153; °ṭṭhāna residence, dwelling place PvA. 12, 42, 92; DhA. I, 323 and passim. (Page 604)

2) Vasana, 1 (nt.) (fr. vasati1) clothing, clothes Sn. 971; Th. 2, 374; D. III, 118 (odāta°), 124 (id.); Nd1 495 (the six cīvarāni); PvA. 49.—vasanāni clothing Mhvs 22, 30.—vasana (-°) as adj. “clothed, ” e.g. odāta° wearing white robes Vin. I, 187; kāsāya° clad in yellow robes Mhvs 18, 10; pilotika° in rags J. IV, 380; suci° in bright garments Sn. 679; Pv. I, 108. (Page 604)

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Vāsanā, (f.) (fr. vasati2 = vāsa2, but by Rh. D. following the P. Com̄. connected with vāseti & vāsa3) that which remains in the mind, tendencies of the past, impression, usually as pubba° former impression (Sn. 1009; Miln. 10, 263).—Cp. Nett 4, 21, 48, 128, 133 sq. 153, 158 sq. 189 sq.—Cp. BSk. vāsanā, e.g. MVastu I. 345. (Page 610)

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Pali is the language of the Tipiṭaka, which is the sacred canon of Theravāda Buddhism and contains much of the Buddha’s speech. Closeley related to Sanskrit, both languages are used interchangeably between religions.

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Marathi-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

vasaṇa (वसण).—n Rubbish brought and left by a river or stream, alluvion. 2 (Vulgar for vēsaṇa) The nosebridle of a bullock or male-buffalo.

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vasana (वसन).—n S Clothes or cloth. 2 Clothing, covering, dress. 3 A dwelling-place, a habitation, a mansion.

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vāsana (वासन).—n (S) The wrapper of a bale. 2 S Fumigating or perfuming with incense or fragrant vapor. 3 S Abiding or staying. 4 S A posture of abstract meditation. 5 S Cloth or clothes.

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vāsanā (वासना).—f (S) Disposition, disposedness, predominant inclination or mind. Pr. vāsanēsārakhēṃ phaḷa. 2 A desire or wish generally. Ex. cittīṃ dharilī vā0 || siddhi nyāvī nārāyaṇā ||. 3 Conversancy with; acquaintance with through versedness in. Ex. kāṃhīṃ śāstrācī vā0 asalī mhaṇajē bōlaṇēṃ prauḍha paḍatēṃ. Ex. of comp. śāstravāsanā, gaṇitavāsanā, nyāyavāsanā. 4 Specifically, the dying desire, the last and earnest longing of the departing soul. This sentiment and the use of this word to express it are familiar to the very vulgar. vā0 ōḍhāḷa āhē Desire (i. e. the heart) is craving, grasping, insatiate &c. vā0 phajīta karaṇēṃ To mock desire by slight and insufficient gratification: also to disappoint a desire or an expectation. vā0 phōḍaṇēṃ or mōḍaṇēṃ To disappoint or break a desire, inclination, or lusting. Ex. vā0 phōḍuniyā || cūrṇa kēlī supārī ||.

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

vasana (वसन).—n Clothes or cloth; clothing. A mansion.

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vāsana (वासन).—n The wrapper of a bale. Cloth. Abiding.

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vāsanā (वासना).—f Disposedness. A desire. Conversancy with.

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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 dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Vaśanā (वशना).—A neck-ornament of ladies; सारसनं सारशनं वसना वशना तथा (sārasanaṃ sāraśanaṃ vasanā vaśanā tathā) Śabdaratnāvalī.

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Vasana (वसन).—[vas-ādhāre lyuṭ]

1) Dwelling, residing, staying.

2) A house, residence.

3) Dressing, clothing, covering.

4) A garment, cloth, dress, clothes; वसने परिधूसरे वसाना (vasane paridhūsare vasānā) Ś.7.21; उत्सङ्गे वा मलिनवसने सौम्य निक्षिप्य वीणाम् (utsaṅge vā malinavasane saumya nikṣipya vīṇām) Meghadūta 88,43.

5) An ornament worn (by women) round the loins, (probably for rasanā).

6) Siege.

7) A leaf of the cinnamon tree.

-nā (in comp.)

1) Clothed in.

2) Surrounded by; समुद्रवसने देवि पर्वतस्तनमण्डले (samudravasane devi parvatastanamaṇḍale).

3) Engrossed by.

Derivable forms: vasanam (वसनम्).

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Vasāna (वसान).—a. Dwelling; वसानस्तत्र वै पुर्यामदितर्विप्रियंकरम् (vasānastatra vai puryāmaditarvipriyaṃkaram) Mahābhārata (Bombay) 12.339.91.

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Vāśana (वाशन).—

1) Roaring, howling, growling, yelling &c.

2) The warbling or cry of birds, humming (of bees &c.).

Derivable forms: vāśanam (वाशनम्).

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Vāsana (वासन).—[vās-lyuṭ]

1) Perfuming, scenting.

2) Infusing.

3) Dwelling, abiding.

4) An abode, a dwelling.

5) Any receptacle, a basket, box, vessel &c.; वासनस्थ- मनाख्याय हस्तेऽन्यस्य यदर्प्यते (vāsanastha- manākhyāya haste'nyasya yadarpyate) Y.2.65. (vāsanaṃ nikṣepādhārabhūtaṃ saṃpuṭādikaṃ samudraṃ granthyādiyutam).

6) Knowledge.

7) Clothes, dress.

8) A cover, an envelope.

9) A kind of posture practised by ascetics in abstract meditation.

Derivable forms: vāsanam (वासनम्).

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Vāsanā (वासना).—

1) Knowledge derived from memory; cf. भावना (bhāvanā).

2) Particularly, the impression unconsciously left on the mind by past good or bad actions, which therefore produces pleasure or pain.

3) Fancy, imagination, idea.

4) False idea, ignorance.

5) A wish, desire, expectation, inclination; संसारवासनाबद्धशृङ्खला (saṃsāravāsanābaddhaśṛṅkhalā) Gītagovinda 3.

6) Regard, liking, respectful regard; तेषां (teṣāṃ) (pakṣiṇāṃ) मध्ये मम तु महती वासना चातकेषु (madhye mama tu mahatī vāsanā cātakeṣu) Bv.4.17.

7) Perfuming, scenting.

8) (In math) Proof, demonstration.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Edgerton Buddhist Hybrid Sanskrit Dictionary

Vasana (वसन).—m., ardent desire, passion, attachment: °naḥ Mahāvyutpatti 7534 (so also Mironov) = Tibetan chags zhen; meaning con- firmed Chin. and Japanese Nowhere else recorded. We should naturally think it a MIndic equivalent of Sanskrit vyasana, compare AMg. vasaṇa (Pali = Sanskrit), but this word is otherwise nt.

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Vāsana (वासन).—nt., much more commonly °nā (= Pali °nā, no °na recorded; °nā, but not °na, is used in a closely similar way in Sanskrit), impression, result of past deeds and experience on the personality; Lévi, Asaṅga (Mahāyāna-sūtrālaṃkāra) xx-xxi.54 imprégnation, les appétits en tant que résultant d'actes antérieurs; commonly ([Pali Text Society’s Pali-English Dictionary], LaV-P. on Abhidharmakośa iv. 249, Suzuki, Gloss.) derived from Sanskrit vāsayati, per- fumes; Suzuki, l.c., perfuming impression, memory, habit- energy; LaV-P. op. cit. vii.72, 77 etc., traces; the nt. °nam occurs in Abhidharmakośa LaV-P. iv. 249 and Index, also Laṅkāvatāra-sūtra 265.17 (verse) vāsanair; regularly in bad sense, as some- thing to be got rid of, Asaṅga (Mahāyāna-sūtrālaṃkāra) l.c., above; rāgadoṣakaluṣā sāvāsanā (for sa°, m.c.) uddhṛtā Lalitavistara 291.1 (verse), passion, hatred, and impurity, with the (evil) impressions (of the past; so Tibetan, bag chags bcas), are destroyed; sarvā rāga- kileśa bandhanalatā sāvāsanā (as in prec.; so mss., here Lefm. em. so vā°!) chetsyati Lalitavistara 294.6 (verse), he will cut off all the creepers of bondage…together with the impres- sions (Tibetan as above); °nā Mahāvyutpatti 6594 = Tibetan bag chags (so regularly), habit, inclination, propensity ([Tibetan-English Dictionary]), Jäschke (Tibetan-English Dictionary) passion instead of habit; stated to be usually bad tho sometimes good; Lalitavistara 428.2 (prose); 433.19 (prose); Gaṇḍavyūha 496.13 (prose); Laṅkāvatāra-sūtra 37.19; 38.2 ff.; vāsanā-vāsita, per- [Page479-a+ 71] meated by impressions, Laṅkāvatāra-sūtra 92.16 etc., here regularly in bad sense (compare below); vāsanābhiniveśa-vāsita Laṅkāvatāra-sūtra 80.8—9; sometimes in a good sense, vāsanā-bhāgīyāṃ sattvāṃ vāsanāyām avasthāpayanto (or °yamāno) Mahāvastu i.34.5; ii.419.5, (the Buddha) making creatures that participate in (good) impressions (note preceding parallels puṇya and phala) firm in (such an) impression; see vāsita-vāsana, which is complimentary in Lalitavistara and Mahāvastu; perhaps indifferent, incl. both good and bad, yathāgatisaṃbandha-vāsanā- vāsita-tāṃ ca (yathābhūtaṃ prajānāti) Daśabhūmikasūtra 75.21-22.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Vasana (वसन).—n.

(-naṃ) 1. Cloth or clothes. 2. Covering, clothing. 3. A dwelling, a house. 4. An ornament worn by women round the loins. 5. Dwelling, residing. E. vas to be clothed, &c., aff. lyuṭ .

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Vasāna (वसान).—mfn.

(-naḥ-nā-naṃ) Wearing, putting on, (as clothes.) E. vas to clothe, śānac aff.

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Vāśana (वाशन).—n.

(-naṃ) The cry or song of birds, bees, and the like. E. vāś to sound as a bird, lyuṭ aff.

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Vāsana (वासन).—mfn.

(-naḥ-nā-naṃ) Fit for clothes or dwelling, &c. n.

(-naṃ) 1. Perfuming, fumigating or perfuming with fragrant vapour, or with incense, &c. 2. Cloth, clothes. 3. Abiding, abode. 4. A particular posture in which abstract meditation is performed; it is also a posture conceived to be peculiarly proper in princes and chiefs, and is then described as sitting with the knees bent and the feet turned backwards. 5. Knowledge. 6. A water-jar. 7. A box, a basket, a vessel, &c. 8. An envelope. 9. Any receptacle. 10. Steeping, infusing. f.

(-nā) 1. The knowledge of anything derived from memory, the present consciousness of past perceptions. 2. Fancy, imagination. 3. Trust, confidence. 4. Ignorance. 5. Wish, desire. E. vas to dwell, &c., aff. yuc; or vasana clothes, and aṇ aff.

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

Vasana (वसन).—[vas + ana]1. 3., n. 1. A dwelling. 2. Covering. 3. Cloth, [Vikramorvaśī, (ed. Bollensen.)] [distich] 115. 4. Also f. , An ornament worn by women round the loins.

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Vāsana (वासन).—i. e. 1. 3. vas and vās, + ana, I. n. 1. Abiding, abode. 2. Any receptacle. 3. A box, a basket. 4. A water-jar. 5. A particular posture. 6. Knowledge. 7. Steeping, infusing. 8. Cloth. 9. An envelope. 10. Perfuming. Ii. f. . 1. An impression remaining unconsciously in the mind from past actions, etc., and, by the resulting merit or demerit, producing pleasure or pain, Bhāṣāp. 162. Cf. Ballantyne, Yoga, ii. 12. 2. Trust, confidence. 3. Imagination, fancy, [Vedāntasāra, (in my Chrestomathy.)] in Chr. 218, 1; 219, 2.

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

Vasana (वसन).—1. [neuter] garment, cloth, clothing; [dual] under and upper garment, adj. —° clothed in.

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Vasana (वसन).—2. [neuter] staying, dwelling, abode.

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Vāśana (वाशन).—[adjective] croaking.

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Vāsana (वासन).—1. [neuter] garment, dress; box.

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Vāsana (वासन).—2. [neuter] causing to abide, lodging; [feminine] ā thought or desire of ([locative]); impression of (—°), notion, idea.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Aufrecht Catalogus Catalogorum

Vāsanā (वासना) as mentioned in Aufrecht’s Catalogus Catalogorum:—Siddhāntaśiromaṇiṭīkā by Mohanadāsa.

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

1) Vaśana (वशन):—[from vaś] n. wishing, desiring, willing etc., [Pāṇini 3-3, 58], [vArttika] 3 [Scholiast or Commentator]

2) Vasana (वसन):—[from vas] 1. vasana n. (for 2. See [column]3) cloth, clothes, dress, garment, apparel, attire ([dual number] an upper and lower garment), [Ṛg-veda] etc. etc. (ifc. f(ā). = clothed in, surrounded by, engrossed by id est. wholly devoted or attached to e.g. to a doctrine, [Kāvya literature; Purāṇa])

3) [v.s. ...] investment, siege, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

4) [v.s. ...] a leaf of the cinnamon tree, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

5) [v.s. ...] f(ā)n. an ornament worn by women round the loins, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

6) [from vas] 2. vasana n. (for 1. See [column]1) dwelling, abiding, sojourn, residence in ([compound]), [Mahābhārata]

7) a 1. 2. vasana. See p.932, [columns] 1 and 3.

8) Vāśana (वाशन):—[from vāś] mfn. idem, [Bhaṭṭi-kāvya]

9) [v.s. ...] m. (saṃjñāyām) ([gana] nandy-ādi)

10) [v.s. ...] n. the act of roaring, bleating etc., [Taittirīya-brāhmaṇa [Scholiast or Commentator]] (cf. ghora-v).

11) Vāsana (वासन):—[from vās] 1. vāsana n. the act of perfuming or fumigating, infusing, steeping, [Gīta-govinda [Scholiast or Commentator]]

12) Vāsanā (वासना):—[from vāsana > vās] a f. idem, [Śiśupāla-vadha [Scholiast or Commentator]]

13) Vāsana (वासन):—[from vāsa] 2. vāsana n. covering, clothing, garment, dress, [Kāvya literature]

14) [v.s. ...] an envelope, box, casket, [Yājñavalkya]

15) [from vāsa] 3. vāsana mfn. belonging to an abode, fit for a dwelling, [Horace H. Wilson]

16) [v.s. ...] n. causing to abide or dwell, [Bālarāmāyaṇa]

17) [v.s. ...] abiding, abode, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

18) [v.s. ...] a receptacle for water, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

19) [v.s. ...] knowledge, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

20) [v.s. ...] a [particular] posture (practised by ascetics during abstract meditation, and by others; described as sitting on the ground with the knees bent and the feet turned backwards), [Horace H. Wilson]

21) Vāsanā (वासना):—[from vāsana > vāsa] b f. See next.

22) [v.s. ...] c f. the impression of anything remaining unconsciously in the mind, the present consciousness of past perceptions, knowledge derived from memory, [Śaṃkarācārya; Kāvya literature; Kathāsaritsāgara]

23) [v.s. ...] fancy, imagination, idea, notion, false notion, mistake (ifc., e.g. bheda-v, the mistake that there is a difference), [ib.; Rājataraṅgiṇī; Sarvadarśana-saṃgraha] etc.

24) [v.s. ...] thinking of, longing for, expectation, desire, inclination, [Kathāsaritsāgara]

25) [v.s. ...] liking, respectful regard, [Bhāminī-vilāsa]

26) [v.s. ...] trust, confidence, [Horace H. Wilson]

27) [v.s. ...] (in [mathematics]) proof, demonstration (= upapatti), [Golādhyāya]

28) [v.s. ...] a kind of metre, [Colebrooke]

29) [v.s. ...] Name of Durgā, [Bhāgavata-purāṇa]

30) [v.s. ...] of the wife of Arka, [ib.]

31) [v.s. ...] of a [commentator or commentary] on the Siddhānta-śiromaṇi.

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

1) Vasana (वसन):—(naṃ) 1. n. Clothing; dwelling; female ornament of the loins.

2) Vasāna (वसान):—[(naḥ-nā-naṃ) p.] Wearing.

3) Vāśana (वाशन):—(naṃ) 1. n. Cry of birds, bees, &c.

4) Vāsana (वासन):—[(naḥ-nā-naṃ)] 1. n. Perfuming; cloth; abode; sitting with bent kness; a water-jar; receptacle; knowledge. f. Mental impression; trust; ignorance. a. Fit for clothes or for a dwelling.

Source: DDSA: Paia-sadda-mahannavo; a comprehensive Prakrit Hindi dictionary (S)

Vasana (वसन) in the Sanskrit language is related to the Prakrit words: Vasaṇa, Vāsaṇa, Vāsaṇā.

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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 (even English!). 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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Hindi dictionary

Source: DDSA: A practical Hindi-English dictionary

1) Vasana (वसन) [Also spelled vasan]:—(nm) clothing, clothes, raiment.

2) Vāsanā (वासना) [Also spelled vasna]:—(nf) passion, intense sexual desire; the impression(s) in the unconscious; knowledge derived from memory; hence ~[tmaka] (a); ~[paraka] (a).

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Prakrit-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: Paia-sadda-mahannavo; a comprehensive Prakrit Hindi dictionary

1) Vasaṇa (वसण) in the Prakrit language is related to the Sanskrit word: Vasana.

2) Vasaṇa (वसण) also relates to the Sanskrit word: Vṛṣaṇa.

3) Vasaṇa (वसण) also relates to the Sanskrit word: Vyasana.

4) Vāsaṇa (वासण) also relates to the Sanskrit word: Vāsana.

5) Vāsaṇā (वासणा) also relates to the Sanskrit word: Vāsanā.

6) Vāsaṇā (वासणा) also relates to the Sanskrit word: Darśana.

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Prakrit is an ancient language closely associated with both Pali and Sanskrit. Jain literature is often composed in this language or sub-dialects, such as the Agamas and their commentaries which are written in Ardhamagadhi and Maharashtri Prakrit. The earliest extant texts can be dated to as early as the 4th century BCE although core portions might be older.

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Kannada-English dictionary

Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Vasana (ವಸನ):—

1) [noun] the fact of residing (for a considerably long period) at a place.

2) [noun] the place where one lives.

3) [noun] a woven fabric; cloth.

4) [noun] the act of wearing clothes.

5) [noun] an encircling band of metal, esp. of gold or silver, for a woman’s waist; a girdle.

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Vāsana (ವಾಸನ):—

1) [noun] the fact of residing (at some place).

2) [noun] a place where one normally resides; a house.

3) [noun] a pleasant odour; a sweet smell; a fragrance.

4) [noun] the act of perfuming, filling with a fragrant.

5) [noun] the fact of being covered with, veiled, hidden.

6) [noun] that which so covers, as a screen, cover, veil, etc.

7) [noun] a piece of woven fabric.

8) [noun] a box or casket.

9) [noun] the act, fact or state of knowing; knowledge.

10) [noun] a particular posture practised by ascetics during abstract meditation.

11) [noun] the impression of anything remaining unconsciously in the mind and influencing one’s behaviour, taste, etc.

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Kannada is a Dravidian language (as opposed to the Indo-European language family) mainly spoken in the southwestern region of India.

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