Agas, Āgas: 10 definitions


Agas means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, the history of ancient India. 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: Shiva Purana - English Translation

Āgas (आगस्) refers to “(an act of) aggression”, according to the Śivapurāṇa 2.2.40.—Accordingly, as Viṣṇu said to Brahmā and other Devas:—“[...] an aggression (āgas) against a powerful person neither befits a weak aggressor nor leads to his welfare. Thus, O Brahman, the gods have committed sin and offended Śiva, since they had partaken of His share in the sacrifice. You shall propitiate Śiva by falling at his feet, with pure mind”.

Purana book cover
context information

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.

Discover the meaning of agas in the context of Purana from relevant books on Exotic India

India history and geography

Source: Glossary of Sinhalese Folk Terms appearing in the Service Tenure Register

Agas:—First-fruits ; ears of paddy cut as alut-sal, i.e, for the thanksgiving at the harvest home.

India history book cover
context information

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.

Discover the meaning of agas in the context of India history from relevant books on Exotic India

Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Āgas (आगस्).—n. [i-asun-āgādeśaḥ Uṇādi-sūtra 4.211]

1) Fault, offence, transgression; सहिष्ये शतमागांसि सूनोस्त इति यत्त्वया (sahiṣye śatamāgāṃsi sūnosta iti yattvayā) Śiśupālavadha 2.18,1.61; द्वौ रिपू मम मतौ समागसौ (dvau ripū mama matau samāgasau) R.11.74; कृतागाः (kṛtāgāḥ) Mu.3.11; N.3.52; Amaruśataka 46,48.

2) Sin.

3) Punishment.

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

Āgas (आगस्).—n.

(-gaḥ) 1. Sin. 2. Transgression, offence, fault. E. āga substituted for iṇ to go, asun Unadi aff.

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

Āgas (आगस्).—n. Crime, Man, 9, 241; fault, [Śiśupālavadha] 9, 60; sin, [Raghuvaṃśa, (ed. Stenzler.)] 2, 32.

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

Āgas (आगस्).—[neuter] offence, injury, sin.

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

1) Āgas (आगस्):—n. transgression, offence, injury, sin, fault, [Ṛg-veda; Atharva-veda etc.]

2) ([Greek] ἄγος.)

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

Āgas (आगस्):—[ā-gas] (gaḥ) 1. n. Sin.

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

Āgas (आगस्) in the Sanskrit language is related to the Prakrit word: Āya.

[Sanskrit to German]

Agas in German

context information

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.

Discover the meaning of agas in the context of Sanskrit from relevant books on Exotic India

See also (Relevant definitions)

Relevant text

Help me keep this site Ad-Free

For over a decade, this site has never bothered you with ads. I want to keep it that way. But I humbly request your help to keep doing what I do best: provide the world with unbiased truth, wisdom and knowledge.

Let's make the world a better place together!

Like what you read? Consider supporting this website: