Avakīrņī

From Hindupedia, the Hindu Encyclopedia

By Jit Majumdar

Sometimes transliterated as: Avakirni, AvakIrnI, Avakirni


  1. one who has descended
  2. one who has fallen (in virtue)
  3. in brahminical mores, a brahmachārī (who is interpreted as one strictly obligated to abstain from sexual activity and sensual pleasure) who has experienced sexual pleasure with a woman (M. Sańhitā).