From Hindupedia, the Hindu Encyclopedia
By Jit Majumdar
Sometimes transliterated as: Avakirni, AvakIrnI, Avakirni
- one who has descended
- one who has fallen (in virtue)
- 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).