Aghamarshana, Aghamarṣaṇa, Agha-marshana: 13 definitions



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The Sanskrit term Aghamarṣaṇa can be transliterated into English as Aghamarsana or Aghamarshana, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

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Source: Puranic Encyclopedia

Aghamarṣaṇa (अघमर्षण).—He was a great hermit of austerity, who had observed the duties pertaining to Vānaprastha (the third of the four stages of life—forest hermit). (Mahābhārata, Śānti Parva, Chapter 244, Stanza 16).

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index

1a) Aghamarṣaṇa (अघमर्षण).—A tīrtha at the foot of the Vindhyas. Here Dakṣa performed tapas and praised Hari with the haṃsaguḥya.*

  • * Bhāgavata-purāṇa VI. 4. 21 & 35.

1b) A Kauśika and a sage.1 Not to have matrimonial alliance with Viśvāmitra and others.2

  • 1) Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa II. 32. 117; Matsya-purāṇa 145. 112.
  • 2) Matsya-purāṇa 198. 12.
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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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General definition (in Hinduism)

[«previous next»] — Aghamarshana in Hinduism glossary
Source: Wisdom Library: Hinduism

Aghamarṣaṇa (अघमर्षण, “destroyer of sins”).—One of the steps of the Vedic ritual named Sandhyā (or, sandhyākarma), designed to elevate the mind to the level of meditation.

Source: Hindupedia: Aghamarṣaṇa

Aghamarṣaṇa consists of taking a few drops of water in the right hand shaped like the gokarṇa (the ear of a cow), holding it near the nose and breathing out from the nose on the water (with the idea of driving away sin from oneself). This action is accompanied with the three Ṛgvedic verses beginning with ‘ṛtarh ca’ and throwing away the water to one’s left on the ground.

Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit dictionary

[«previous next»] — Aghamarshana in Sanskrit glossary
Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Aghamarṣaṇa (अघमर्षण).—a. [aghaṃ mṛṣyate utpannatve'pi nāśanena karmākṣamatvāt sahyate anena mṛṣ-lyuṭ] expiatory, removing or destroying sin, usually applied to a prayer (sandhyā) repeated by Brāhmaṇas (the 19th hymn of Rv.1.); सर्वैनसामपध्वंसि जप्यं त्रिष्वघमर्षणं (sarvainasāmapadhvaṃsi japyaṃ triṣvaghamarṣaṇaṃ) Ak.; यथाश्वमेधः क्रतुराट् सर्वपापापनोदनः । तथाघमर्षणं सूक्तं सर्वपापप्रणाशनम् (yathāśvamedhaḥ kraturāṭ sarvapāpāpanodanaḥ | tathāghamarṣaṇaṃ sūktaṃ sarvapāpapraṇāśanam) || The most heinous crimes, such as illicit intercourse with a preceptor's wife, one's own mother, sister, daughter-in-law &c. are said to be expiated by repeating this सूक्त (sūkta) thrice in water; पवित्राण्यघमर्षणानि जपन्त्याम् (pavitrāṇyaghamarṣaṇāni japantyām) K.179,38.

Aghamarṣaṇa is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms agha and marṣaṇa (मर्षण).

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

Aghamarṣaṇa (अघमर्षण).—mfn.

(-ṇaḥ-ṇā-ṇaṃ) An expiatory prayer: reciting mentally a particular passage from the Vedas while a little water, in the palm of the right hand, is held to the nose; this forms a part of the daily ceremonies of the Brahmans. m.

(-ṇaḥ) The author of the passage recited upon the above occasion. E. agha sin, and sṛṣa to bear with, or to sprinkle, yuc aff.

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

Aghamarṣaṇa (अघमर्षण).—[(ati-a-).], n. the name of a holy text, [Mānavadharmaśāstra] 11, 260. Durmº, i. e.

Aghamarṣaṇa is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms agha and marṣaṇa (मर्षण).

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

Aghamarṣaṇa (अघमर्षण).—[adjective] forgiving sin; [neuter] [Name] of a certain Vedic hymn.

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

1) Aghamarṣaṇa (अघमर्षण):—[=agha-marṣaṇa] [from agha > agh] mfn. ‘sin-effacing’, Name of a particular Vedic hymn ([Ṛg-veda x, 190]) still used by Brāhmans as a daily prayer, [Manu-smṛti; Yājñavalkya; Gautama-dharma-śāstra]

2) [v.s. ...] m. Name of the author of that prayer, son of Madhucchandas

3) [v.s. ...] (plur.) his descendants, [Harivaṃśa; Āśvalāyana-śrauta-sūtra]

4) Āghamarṣaṇa (आघमर्षण):—m. a descendant of Agha-marṣaṇa (q.v.)

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

1) Aghamarṣaṇa (अघमर्षण):—[agha-marṣaṇa] (ṇaṃ) 1. n. An expiatory prayer repeated daily by brāhmaṃs.

2) [agha-marṣaṇa] (ṇaḥ-ṇā-ṇaṃ) a. Sin-destroying.

[Sanskrit to German] (Deutsch Wörterbuch)

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Sanskrit-Wörterbuch in kürzerer Fassung

Aghamarṣaṇa (अघमर्षण):——

1) Adj. Sünden vergebend ; n. (sc. sūkta) ein best. Gebt (wohl [Ṛgveda (roth). 10,190]) [Gautama's Dharmaśāstra 19,12.24,10.12.] —

2) m. Nomen proprium des angeblichen Verfassers von [Ṛgveda (roth). 10,190.] Pl. seine Nachkommen.

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Āghamarṣaṇa (आघमर्षण):—n. Patron. von aghamarṣaṇa.

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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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