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GLOSSARY

(Meaning of Hindi words not explained in situ in the text)

 

Adharma: Absence of Dharma

Amavasya: No moon day.

Arati: A worship ritual of waving a lamp before an idol in clockwise direction, generally accompanied by a song of praise and prayers for benevolence.

Araysamaji: A member of the Aryasamaj sect of waving a founded by Swami Dayanand who believes in the Vedas.

Chetana: Awareness, Consciousness, Active principle.

Damaru: A small percussion instrument, a small drum.

Dharma:: Religion, code of righteous conduct, nature of a thing or person.

Jnyanayogi: A person who follows the path of knowledge for his spiritual uplift and liberation. liberation.

Karmayogi: A person who follows the path of action for his spiritual uplift, without the desire for their fruits..

Khuda, Allah: God in Muslim religion.

Mahadeo: The Name of Lord Shiva. Great God.

Maryada Purushottam: Superiour person who honours all moral, social and religious obligations and limitations even if it is disadvantageous to himself. This appellation is generally used to describe Rama.

Muni: A renunciate.

Pratikraman: inward retrospection

Purnima: The full moon day.

Ravana, Duryodhana, Kansa and Kunik: Villainous Caracters from Ramayana and Mahabharata.

Sangha: A group or a Union.

Shastra: Scripture, Ancient books discussing philosophy, religion etc.

Shraman: A Jain or Budhhist renunciate (ascetic or Sanyasi)

Sudarshan: Divine discus, a weapon of lord Vishnu.

Suryakant: A gem which has the property of absorbing sunlight and giving it out.

Swati: One of the twenty-seven star constellations.

Tamasic: Having the Tama attribute.

Tandava: A kind od dance of Lord Shiva.

Tirthankar: Great Jain sage, there are 24 Tirthankars.

Vaishnava: Worshipper of Lord Vishnu.

Veena: A stringed musical instrument.

 




     ENGLISH:     Portal                 Preface                 Introduction              AMARVANI - Chapter No.:  1    2    3    4    5    6    7             Glossary
     DEUTSCH:    Portal                 Vorwort               Einleitung                   AMARVANI - Kapitel:         1    2    3    4    5    6    7                Glossar

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