ABHASWARAS. A class of deities, sixty-four in number, of whose nature little is known.
ABHIDHANA. A dictionary or vocabulary. There are many such works. One of the oldest of them is the Abhidhdna ratna-mdld of Halayudha Bha^a (circa 7 th cent), and one of the best is the Abhidhdna Chintd-mani of Hema-chandra, a Jaina writer of celebrity (13th cent.). The former has been edited by Aufrecht; the latter by Colebrooke and by Bohtlingk and Rieu.