Agara, Agāra, Āgāra: 25 definitions


Agara means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Buddhism, Pali, the history of ancient India, Marathi, Jainism, Prakrit, Hindi, biology. 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.

Alternative spellings of this word include Agar.

In Hinduism

Vastushastra (architecture)

Source: Wisdom Library: Vāstu-śāstra

Āgāra (आगार) is a Sanskrit technical term denoting a “residence” in general, according to the lists of synonyms given in the Mayamata XIX.10-12, the Mānasāra XIX.108-12 and the Samarāṅgaṇa-sūtradhāra XVIII.8-9, all populair treatises on Vāstuśāstra literature.

Source: Shodhganga: Elements of Art and Architecture in the Trtiyakhanda of the Visnudharmottarapurana (vastu)

Āgāra (आगार) refers to one of the hundred types of Temples (in ancient Indian architecture), according to the Viṣṇudharmottarapurāṇa, an ancient Sanskrit text which (being encyclopedic in nature) deals with a variety of cultural topics such as arts, architecture, music, grammar and astronomy.—It is quite difficult to say about a definite number of varieties of Hindu temples but in the Viṣṇudharmottarapurāṇa hundred varieties of temples have been enumerated. For example, Āgāra. These temples are classified according to the particular shape, amount of storeys and other common elements, such as the number of pavilions, doors and roofs.

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Vastushastra (वास्तुशास्त्र, vāstuśāstra) refers to the ancient Indian science (shastra) of architecture (vastu), dealing with topics such architecture, sculpture, town-building, fort building and various other constructions. Vastu also deals with the philosophy of the architectural relation with the cosmic universe.

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Jyotisha (astronomy and astrology)

Source: Wisdom Library: Brihat Samhita by Varahamihira

Āgāra (आगार) refers to a “houses”, according to the Bṛhatsaṃhitā (chapter 10), an encyclopedic Sanskrit work written by Varāhamihira mainly focusing on the science of ancient Indian astronomy astronomy (Jyotiṣa).—Accordingly, “If the course of Saturn should lie through the constellation of Āśleṣā, the creatures of water and serpents will suffer; if through the constellation of Maghā, the Bāhlīkas, the Cīna (Chinese), the people of Gāndhāra, of Śūlika, of Pārata, the Vaiáyas, store houses [i.e., koṣṭha-āgāra] and merchants will suffer. If his course should lie through the constellation of Pūrvaphālguni, juice-sellers, prostitutes, virgins and the people of Mahāraṣṭras will suffer miseries; if through Uttaraphālguni, kings, ascetics, jaggery, salt, water and the town of Takṣaśilā will suffer”.

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Jyotisha (ज्योतिष, jyotiṣa or jyotish) refers to ‘astronomy’ or “Vedic astrology” and represents the fifth of the six Vedangas (additional sciences to be studied along with the Vedas). Jyotisha concerns itself with the study and prediction of the movements of celestial bodies, in order to calculate the auspicious time for rituals and ceremonies.

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Shaktism (Shakta philosophy)

Source: Google Books: Manthanabhairavatantram

Agāra (अगार) refers to the “abode of the gods”, according to the Kubjikāmata-tantra, the earliest popular and most authoritative Tantra of the Kubjikā cult.—Accordingly, “Once the teacher, who is the Lord of Kula directly apparent and whose form is knowledge, has been abandoned, how can one worship elsewhere? The fool who abandons the blazing fire of Nirvāṇa falls into the other fire (of suffering). One who abandons the teacher who is the abode of the gods (devāgāra) falls (from the path to liberation)”.

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Shakta (शाक्त, śākta) or Shaktism (śāktism) represents a tradition of Hinduism where the Goddess (Devi) is revered and worshipped. Shakta literature includes a range of scriptures, including various Agamas and Tantras, although its roots may be traced back to the Vedas.

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India history and geography

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Indian Epigraphical Glossary

Agara.—(EI 19), a corrupt form of agrahāra, often noticed in Tamil inscriptions. Note: agara is defined in the “Indian epigraphical glossary” as it can be found on ancient inscriptions commonly written in Sanskrit, Prakrit or Dravidian languages.

Source: OpenEdition books: Vividhatīrthakalpaḥ (History)

Āgara (आगर) is the name of an ancient locality, associated with Kaṇṇāṇaya, as is mentioned in the Vividhatīrthakalpa by Jinaprabhasūri (13th century A.D.): an ancient text devoted to various Jaina holy places (tīrthas).—[(51) 96.20], § 5: Atlas a E 4; today Āgra, 27 ° 10'N. and 78 ° 3'E. on the right bank of the Yamunā, in Uttar Pradesh (Āgra district): IGI V p. 82-91.

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The history of India traces the identification of countries, villages, towns and other regions of India, as well as mythology, zoology, royal dynasties, rulers, tribes, local festivities and traditions and regional languages. Ancient India enjoyed religious freedom and encourages the path of Dharma, a concept common to Buddhism, Hinduism, and Jainism.

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Biology (plants and animals)

Source: Google Books: CRC World Dictionary (Regional names)

1) Agara in Common names is the name of a plant defined with Galbulimima belgraveana in various botanical sources. This page contains potential references in Ayurveda, modern medicine, and other folk traditions or local practices.

2) Agara in India is also identified with Aquilaria agallocha It has the synonym Aloexylum agallochum Lour. (etc.).

3) Agara is also identified with Dalbergia sissoo It has the synonym Dalbergia sissoo Roxb. ex DC. (etc.).

4) Agara is also identified with Xanthium strumarium It has the synonym Xanthium orientale L. (etc.).

5) Agara in Senegal is also identified with Combretum glutinosum It has the synonym Combretum relictum (Aubrév.) Hutch. & Dalziel (etc.).

Example references for further research on medicinal uses or toxicity (see latin names for full list):

· Glycosides. (1989)
· Acta Biologica Cracoviensia, Series Botanica (1974)
· Carboxyatractyloside.
· American Journal of Botany (1977)
· FBI (1881)
· The Gardeners Dictionary (1768)

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This sections includes definitions from the five kingdoms of living things: Animals, Plants, Fungi, Protists and Monera. It will include both the official binomial nomenclature (scientific names usually in Latin) as well as regional spellings and variants.

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Languages of India and abroad

Pali-English dictionary

Source: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary

agāra : (nt.) house; a dwelling place.

Source: Sutta: The Pali Text Society's Pali-English Dictionary

Agāra, (nt.) (cp. Sk. agāra, probably with the a- of communion; Gr. a)gei(rw to collect, a)gorά market. Cp. in meaning & etym. gaha1). — 1. house or hut, usually implying the comforts of living at home as opp. to anagāra homelessness or the state of a homeless wanderer (mendicant). See anagāriyā. — Thus frequent in two phrases contrasting the state of a householder (or layman, cp. gihin), with that of a religious wanderer (pabbajita), viz. (a.) kesamassuṃ ohāretvā kāsāyāni vatthāni acchādetvā agārasmā anagāriyaṃ pabbajati “to shave off hair & beard, put on the yellow robes, and wander forth out of the home into the homeless state” D.I, 60 etc.; cp. Nd2 172II. See also S.I, 185 (agārasmā anagāriyaṃ nikkhanta); M.II, 55 (agāraṃ ajjhāvasatā); Sn.274, 805 (°ṃ āvasati), and with pabbajita D.I, 89, 115, 202, 230; Pv.II, 1317. — (b.) of a “rājā cakkavattin” compared with a “sambuddha”: sace agāraṃ āvasati vijeyya paṭhaviṃ imaṃ adaṇḍena asatthena . . . sace ca so pabbajati agārā anagāriyaṃ vivaṭacchado sambuddho arahā bhavissati “he will become the greatest king when he stays at home, but the greatest saint when he takes up the homeless life”, the prophesy made for the infant Gotama D.II, 16; Sn.1002, 1003. — Further passages for agāra e. g. Vin.I, 15; D.I, 102 (BB. has v. l. agyâgāra, but DA.I, 270 expl. as dānâgāra); A.I, 156, 281; II, 52 sq.; Dh.14, 140; J.I, 51, 56; III, 392; Dpvs. I.36. — 2. anagāra (adj.) houseless, homeless; a mendicant (opp. gahaṭṭha) Sn.628 = Dh.404; Sn.639, 640 (+ paribbaje); Pv.II, 25 (= anāvāsa PvA.80). — (nt.) the homeless state (= anagāriyā) Sn.376. See also agga2. — 3. °āgāra: Owing to frequent occurrence of agāra at the end of cpds. of which the first word ends in a, we have a dozen quite familiar words ending apparently in āgāra. This form has been considered therefore as a proper doublet of agāra. This however is wrong. The long ā is simply a contraction of the short a at the end of the first part of the cpd. with the short a at the beginning of agāra. Of the cpds. the most common are: — āgantuk° reception hall for strangers or guests S.IV, 219; V, 21. — itth° lady’s bower S.I, 58, 89. — kūṭ° a house with a peaked roof, or with gables S.II, 103. 263; III, 156; IV, 186; V, 43; A.I, 230; III, 10, 364; IV, 231; V, 21. —koṭṭh° storehouse, granary D.I, 134 (cp. DA.I, 295); S.I, 89. —tiṇ° a house covered with grass S.IV, 185; A.I, 101. —bhus° threshing shed, barn A.I, 241. —santh° a council hall D.I, 91; II, 147; S.IV, 182; V, 453; A.II, 207; IV, 179 sq. —suññ° an uninhabited shed; solitude S.V, 89, 157, 310 sq., 329 sq.; A.I, 241 (v. l. for bhusâgāra); III, 353; IV, 139, 392, 437; V, 88, 109, 323 sq. (Page 3)

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Āgāra, (-°) see agāra. (Page 95)

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Pali is the language of the Tipiṭaka, which is the sacred canon of Theravāda Buddhism and contains much of the Buddha’s speech. Closeley related to Sanskrit, both languages are used interchangeably between religions.

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Marathi-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

agara (अगर).—m n (agaru S) Aloe-wood, Aquilaria agallochum. Rox.

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agara (अगर).—conj ( P If.) Or.

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agāra (अगार).—n S A house. In comp. as krīḍāgāra Pleasure-house; dhanāgāra Treasury; dhānyāgāra Granary; bhāṇḍāgāra Magazine or store-room; dēvāgāra Penetralia or adytum; śayanāgāra Dormitory; śastrāgāra; Arsenal; agnyagāra, jalāgāra, nyāyāgāra, madyāgāra, snānāgāra.

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āgara (आगर).—m n (ākara S) A plantation (of Cocoanut, Betelnut, or other fruit-trees). 2 (Or miṭhāgara) A tract on the sea-shore on which salterns are established. 3 An enclosure around a house sown or planted. 4 fig. A place or spot gen. of abundance or particular prevalence: as vidyēcā ā0 The seat of science (Benares); gāṇyācā ā0 The land of song (Hindustan); hā kēvaḷa śāstrācā ā0 āhē He is a very mine of sacred science.

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āgara (आगर).—n (Poetry. agra S) Point, tip, nib, end. Ex. miṣṭānnācī gōḍī jivhēcyā āgarīṃ || masaka bharalyā- varī svāda nēṇēṃ ||

Source: DDSA: The Aryabhusan school dictionary, Marathi-English

agara (अगर) [-ru, -रु].—m n Aloe-wood. conj Or.

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agāra (अगार).—n A house.

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āgara (आगर).—m n A plantation. Compound. n Point. hā kēvaḷa vidyēcā āgara āhē He is a very mine of learning.

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Marathi is an Indo-European language having over 70 million native speakers people in (predominantly) Maharashtra India. Marathi, like many other Indo-Aryan languages, evolved from early forms of Prakrit, which itself is a subset of Sanskrit, one of the most ancient languages of the world.

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Sanskrit dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Agāra (अगार).—[agaṃ na gacchantaṃ ṛcchati prāpnoti aga-ṛ-aṇ. Tv.] A house; शून्यानि चाप्यगाराणि (śūnyāni cāpyagārāṇi) Manusmṛti 9.265; °दाहिन् (dāhin) an incendiary अगारदाही गरदः (agāradāhī garadaḥ)3.158, See आगार (āgāra).

Derivable forms: agāram (अगारम्).

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Āgara (आगर).—[āgṝ-ap] The day of new moon (amāvāsyā).

Derivable forms: āgaraḥ (आगरः).

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Āgāra (आगार).—[āgamṛcchati ṛ aṇ] A house, dwelling; room, covered place.

Derivable forms: āgāram (आगारम्).

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Edgerton Buddhist Hybrid Sanskrit Dictionary

Agāra (अगार).—nt., a high number: Mahāvyutpatti 7705 = Tibetan yid yal, which also renders āgāra, q.v.

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Āgāra (आगार).—(1) m., a high number: °raḥ Mahāvyutpatti 7831 = Tibetan yid yal; cited from Gaṇḍavyūha, but Gaṇḍavyūha 133.1 reads magara; see also agāra; (2) see stry-āgāra.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Agāra (अगार).—n.

(-raṃ) A house. See āgāra E. aga a mountain, and to go; rising like a hill.

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Āgāra (आगार).—n.

(-raṃ) A house, a dwelling: see agāra.

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

Agāra (अगार).— (probably akin to agni, and originally a hearth), n. A house, [Mānavadharmaśāstra] 9, 265.

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Āgāra (आगार).— (perhaps agāra + a), n. A house, [Daśakumāracarita] in Chr. 187, 1.

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

Agāra (अगार).—[neuter] ([masculine]) house. dāhin burning a house, incendiary.

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Āgāra (आगार).—[neuter] room, dwelling, house.

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

1) Agāra (अगार):—(rarely as, m.) n. house, apartment (cf. āgāra).

2) a [particular] high number, [Buddhist literature]

3) Āgara (आगर):—[=ā-gara] a See ā- √1. gṝ.

4) Āgāra (आगार):—n. (= ag q.v.) apartment, dwelling, house, [Manu-smṛti vi, 41 & 51; Suśruta etc.]

5) a [particular] high number, [Buddhist literature]

6) Āgara (आगर):—[=ā-gara] [from ā-gṝ] b m. ? = prati-krośa q.v. (cf. also amā-vāsya.)

7) [v.s. ...] [according to] to others = āgāra.

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

Agāra (अगार):—n.

(-ram) A house. See āgāra.

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

1) Agāra (अगार):—(raṃ) 1. n. A house.

2) Āgāra (आगार):—[ā-gāra] (raṃ) 1. n. A house, building.

Source: DDSA: Paia-sadda-mahannavo; a comprehensive Prakrit Hindi dictionary (S)

Agāra (अगार) in the Sanskrit language is related to the Prakrit words: Agāra, Āgāra, Gāra.

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Agara in German

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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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Hindi dictionary

Source: DDSA: A practical Hindi-English dictionary

1) Agara (अगर) [Also spelled agar]:—(ind) if, in case; (nm) aloe (wood); ~[ce] although, though; ~[battī] an incense stick.

2) Āgāra (आगार) [Also spelled aagar]:—(nm) a store house treasury, depository.

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Prakrit-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: Paia-sadda-mahannavo; a comprehensive Prakrit Hindi dictionary

1) Agara (अगर) in the Prakrit language is related to the Sanskrit word: Agaru.

2) Agāra (अगार) also relates to the Sanskrit word: Akāra.

3) Agāra (अगार) also relates to the Sanskrit word: Agāra.

4) Āgara (आगर) also relates to the Sanskrit word: Ākarin.

5) Āgāra (आगार) also relates to the Sanskrit word: Ākarā.

6) Āgāra (आगार) also relates to the Sanskrit word: Āgāra.

7) Āgāra (आगार) also relates to the Sanskrit word: Ākāra.

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Prakrit is an ancient language closely associated with both Pali and Sanskrit. Jain literature is often composed in this language or sub-dialects, such as the Agamas and their commentaries which are written in Ardhamagadhi and Maharashtri Prakrit. The earliest extant texts can be dated to as early as the 4th century BCE although core portions might be older.

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Kannada-English dictionary

Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Agara (ಅಗರ):—

1) [noun] a land or village granted by kings to Brāhmaṇas for sustenance.

2) [noun] a street or part of a town where (only) Brāhmaṇas live.

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Agara (ಅಗರ):—[noun] the hind portion of a ship.

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Agāra (ಅಗಾರ):—

1) [noun] a building in which people normally live; a house.

2) [noun] a particular portion of space; a place in general.

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Āgara (ಆಗರ):—[noun] the place from which, the person from whom, something comes into existence or is supplied; a source; a mine; a mainspring.

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Āgara (ಆಗರ):—

1) [noun] a dwelling place; a house.

2) [noun] (in gen.) a place.

3) [noun] a garden; a pleasure-grove.

4) [noun] a sea-salt manufacturing yard.

5) [noun] (dial.) a distant place.

6) [noun] ಆಗರಕ್ಕೆ ಹೋಗಿ ಗೂಬೆ ತಂದ [agarakke hogi gube tamda] āgarakke hōgi gūbe tanda he had been out a hawking for butterflies.

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Āgāra (ಆಗಾರ):—

1) [noun] a dwelling place; a house.

2) [noun] (in gen.) a place.

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