Now updated for CSW19. New words, if any, and new inflections of existing words, are shown in red.
|a Hindu teacher or learned man.
|unrighteousness (the opposite of DHARMA).
|in Hindu philosophy, the principle of non-injury to living beings.
|alaap alap alapa
|in Indian music, the introductory section of a RAGA.
|a drink which bestows immortality in Hindu mythology.
|the doctrine that there is no such thing as the individual self.
|a yoga practice.
|the belief that everything is impermanent and constantly changing.
|a divine water sprite > APSARASES.
|a Buddhist who has attained nirvana.
|a yoga posture.
|ashram ashrama asrama
|the dwelling of a Hindu religious philosopher.
|ashtanga astanga asthanga
|a form of yoga aiming to synchronize breathing and posture.
|a Hindu demon.
|the universal soul.
|an incarnation of the god Vishnu; an electronic image that represents and is manipulated by a computer user (as in a computer game or an online shopping site).
|the traditional system of Indian medicine. [Skr. 'knowledge of life'].
|a class of compound words where the first element describes the second but cannot substitute for it, e.g. turncoat.
|spiritual love, devotion.
|the aubergine or egg-plant.
|a statue or picture of the Buddha.
|one of the Brahmanic eons, a period of 4,320,000,000 years. At the end of each kalpa the world is annihilated.
|in yoga, one of the seven centres of spiritual energy.
|a god; a deity; a divine being.
|the character in which Sanskrit is usually printed.
|a Hindu goddess.
|custom or law regarded as duty; the basic principles of cosmic or individual existence.
|each of three energies believed in Ayurveda to circulate in the body.
|suffering due to the desire for permanence.
|a compound word in which neither element is subordinated to the other, e.g. tragicomedy.
|a Hindu demigod, part man, part bird.
|the second section of a raga.
|in Southern India, a pyramidal tower over the gateway of a temple.
|in India, a member of the untouchable caste.
|as in hatha yoga, a form of yoga.
|an Asian snack of deep-fried dough covered with syrup.
|jambolan jambu jambul jambool jambolana
|the rose-apple tree of Malaysia.
|in Hindu music, part of the second movement of a RAGA.
|in Hindu music, the second movement of a RAGA.
|derives from one of the names under which Vishnu, in his incarnation as Krishna, is worshiped by the Hindus. [Skt. Jagannatha, f. jagat world + natha lord, protector.]
|the moral quality of actions regarded as determining the nature of a future existence. [Skr. karma, act]
|relating to KARMA, the moral quality of actions regarded as determining the nature of a future existence.
|a dance of N. India.
|devotional singing, usually accompanied by instruments.
|in yoga, spiritual energy that lies dormant at base of spine until the brain is enlightened.
|the phallic symbol under which Siva is principally worshipped in his character of the creative and reproductive power.
|a Buddhist who has attained nirvana, an ARHAT.
|great, as in maha yoga.
|a king or prince in India ranking above a rajah, especially the sovereign of one of the former native states.
|a Hindu teacher of mysticism and spiritual knowledge.
|a religious adept, a sage. [Skr mahatman, (great-souled)].
|a design symbolic of the universe, used for meditation.
|a sacred word or syllable.
|in Buddhist philosophy, the power to produce illusions.
|freedom from the endless cycle of transmigration.
|mridamgam mridanga mridang mridangam
|a two-headed Indian drum, one head being larger than the other.
|a sealing movement in Yoga.
|a religious image which is itself considered divine once consecrated.
|in Indian mythology, a member of a race of semi-divine creatures, half-snake and half-human, that are the genii of rain, rivers, etc.
|a traditional salutation, a slight bow with the palms pressed together.
|freedom from the endless cycle of birth and death and related suffering, in Hindu and Buddhist religions. [Skr. nirvana (blowing out, extinguishing, extinction), from nis-(out) + vati (it blows). The word wind derives from the same root.]
|the sacred lotus.
|a Hindu learned in Sanskrit. [Skr. pandita learned, conversant with.]
|pooja poojah puja pujah
|a Hindu act of worship or prayer.
|wisdom considered as the goal of Buddhist contemplation
|in yoga, vital energy present in air and sunlight.
|the discipline of yogic breathing.
|one of a class of sacred Hindu poetical works in the Sanskrit language which treat of the creation, destruction, and renovation of worlds, the genealogy and achievements of gods and heroes.
|like a PURANA.
|an Indian musical form. [Skr. raga, colour, tone].
|a modified RAGA.
|an Hindu mythology, an evil spirit.
|a sage or poet.
|an ascetic Indian holy man. [Skr. sadhu, pious].
|a state of oneness with the infinite.
|the never-ending cycle of birth, death and rebirth.
|a Hindu purification ceremony.
|the modification of a sound of a word by its context, e.g. the difference in pronunciation of the in 'the house' and in 'the other house' is an example of sandhi.
|the act of a Hindu widow willingly being cremated on the funeral pyre of her husband. [Sanskrit sati, a true wife].
|a sacred gathering in Hinduism.
|the policy of passive resistance inaugurated by Mohandas Gandhi in 1919 as a method of gaining political and social reforms. [Skr. 'reliance on truth'].
|shaster shastra sastra
|a treatise for authoritative instruction among the Hindus; a book of institutes; especially, a treatise explaining the Vedas. [Skr. from a root to teach].
|a title of respect, sir. [Skr. shri, majesty].
|one who has obtained occult powers.
|in Buddhism, the supernatural powers that come with meditation. [Skr. siddhi, fulfilment].
|one of a group of sacred writings.
|a cloth of gold. [Hindi sona, gold].
|sraddha shraddha sradha
|an offering to the manes of an ancestor.
|a mound or monument commemorative of Buddha.
|sundari sundra sundri
|an E. Indian tree.
|a precept; an aphorism; a brief rule. [Skr. sutra thread, string, rule].
|development of a vowel between consonants.
|self-government, home rule.
|svastika swastika swastica
|a Greek cross with arms bent at a right angle.
|a traditional rhythmic pattern in Indian music. [Skr. 'hand-clapping'].
|Hindu or Buddhist religious writings concerned with mysticism and magic.
|the ultimate nature of things in Buddhism.
|a class of compound words in which the first element modifies the second by standing to it in various types of relation e.g. goatskin, fieldmouse.
|the trident of Shiva.
|a vehicle in Sanskrit myth.
|a hydrogenated vegetable fat used as a butter substitute. [Skr. 'lord of the forest'].
|one of the four great Hindu castes. [Skr. varna, class].
|an Indian stringed instrument.
|a Buddhist or Jain temple or precinct.
|in the Indian subcontinent, the central tower enclosing the shrine in a temple.
|meditative practice in Buddhism, aimed at obtaining a true metaphysical picture of reality, which means dissolving the stable categories of substance and self in favour of the evanescent.
|a geometrical diagram used in meditation.
|a system of Hindu philosophy.
|a male practitioner of yoga.
|a female practitioner of yoga.
|a representation of the female genitals.
|one of the four Hindu ages of the world.