Adhrigu, Adhri-gu, Adhrigū: 9 definitions


Adhrigu means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit. If you want to know the exact meaning, history, etymology or English translation of this term then check out the descriptions on this page. Add your comment or reference to a book if you want to contribute to this summary article.

In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

Source: Puranic Encyclopedia

Adhrigu (अध्रिगु).—A great sage (Maharṣi) who lived during the Ṛgvedic period. (Ṛgveda, Maṇḍala 1, Anuvāka 16, Sūkta 112).

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The Purana (पुराण, purāṇas) refers to Sanskrit literature preserving ancient India’s vast cultural history, including historical legends, religious ceremonies, various arts and sciences. The eighteen mahapuranas total over 400,000 shlokas (metrical couplets) and date to at least several centuries BCE.

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Dharmashastra (religious law)

Source: Sacred Texts: The Grihya Sutras, Part 2 (SBE30)

Adhrigu (अध्रिगु) refers to a type of hymn, as mentioned in the Āpastamba-yajña-paribhāṣā-sūtras.—“repetition takes place in the case of the Haviṣkṛt, Adhrigu, Puronuvākyā, and Manotā hymns, (because they have to be used) at different times”. Commentary: “haviṣkṛt-adhrigu-puronuvākyā-manotam” is to be taken as a Dvandva compound. [...] The Adhrigu hymn is “daivyāḥ śamitāraḥ”, &c. [...] These hymns are to be repeated, if the act which they accompany has to be repeated after a certain interval.

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Dharmashastra (धर्मशास्त्र, dharmaśāstra) contains the instructions (shastra) regarding religious conduct of livelihood (dharma), ceremonies, jurisprudence (study of law) and more. It is categorized as smriti, an important and authoritative selection of books dealing with the Hindu lifestyle.

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Sanskrit dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Adhrigu (अध्रिगु) or Adhrigū (अध्रिगू).—a. [adhri-gam-kū -ḍit ūṅādeśo vā] of irresistible motion or course (adhṛtagamana), impetuous; यदभ्रिगावो अंध्रिगू इदा चिदह्नो अश्विना (yadabhrigāvo aṃdhrigū idā cidahno aśvinā) Ṛgveda 8.22.11 also तुभ्यं श्चोतन्ति अध्रिगो (tubhyaṃ ścotanti adhrigo) Ait. Br.2.12.

-guḥ Name of a heavenly killer of sacrificial victims, or the name formula itself ending with an invocation of Agni. -ja a. [adhriṃ janayati, jan-ḍa] making irresistible. iti cinmanyumadhrijaḥ Ṛgveda 5.7.1. -puṣpalikā the betelnut plant. (Mar. pānavela).

Adhrigu is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms adhri and gu (गु).

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Benfey Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Adhrigu (अध्रिगु).—i. e. probably a-dhṛ + i-gam + u, ved. adj. Of unrestrained course, Chr. 290, 3 = [Rigveda.] i. 64, 3.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Cappeller Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Adhrigu (अध्रिगु).—[adjective] of irresistible course.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary

1) Adhrigu (अध्रिगु):—[=a-dhri-gu] [from a-dhri] mfn. (adhri-) (m. [plural] āvas), irresistible, [Ṛg-veda]

2) [v.s. ...] m. Name of a heavenly killer of victims, [Ṛg-veda]

3) [v.s. ...] Name of a formula concluding with an invocation of Agni, [Śatapatha-brāhmaṇa etc.]

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Goldstücker Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Adhrigu (अध्रिगु):—[bahuvrihi compound] m.

(-guḥ—n. pl. -gāvaḥ) (ved.)

1) Of un-restrained or irresistible course; esp. as an epithet of Indra, Agni, Soma, the Rudras and the Aśviṃs.

2) The name of a heavenly śamitṛ (q. v.) or killer of the sacrificial animal.

3) The name of a Praishamantra (q. v.) used in the ceremony of the killing of the Agnīṣomīyapaśu (q. v.), and beginning with the words daivyāḥ śamitāra ārabhadhvamuta manuṣyā upanayata medhyāḥ &c. E. adhri and go.

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Sanskrit, also spelled संस्कृतम् (saṃskṛtam), is an ancient language of India commonly seen as the grandmother of the Indo-European language family (even English!). Closely allied with Prakrit and Pali, Sanskrit is more exhaustive in both grammar and terms and has the most extensive collection of literature in the world, greatly surpassing its sister-languages Greek and Latin.

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