Aghata, Āghāta, Āghāṭa: 21 definitions


Aghata means something in Buddhism, Pali, Hinduism, Sanskrit, the history of ancient India, Marathi, 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 Aghat.

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In Hinduism

Kama-shastra (the science of Love-making)

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

Āghāta (आघात) refers to “sporting” (with water).—Cf. Udakāghāta [= udakādhātaḥ], which refers to “water sports”, representing one of the “sixty four kinds of Art”, according to the Kāmasūtra of Vātsyāyaṇa.—Indian tradition, basically includes sixty four Art forms are acknowledged. The references of sixty four kinds of kalā are found in the Bhāgavatapurāṇa, Śaiva-Tantras, Kāmasūtra of Vātsyāyaṇa etc.

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Kamashastra (कामशास्त्र, kāmaśāstra) deals with ancient Indian science of love-making, passion, emotions and other related topics dealing with the pleasures of the senses.

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Sports, Arts and Entertainment (wordly enjoyments)

Source: Syainika Sastra of Rudradeva with English Translation (art)

Āghāta (आघात) refers to “injuries” (causing problems for Hawks), according to the Śyainika-śāstra: a Sanskrit treatise dealing with the divisions and benefits of Hunting and Hawking, written by Rājā Rudradeva (or Candradeva) in possibly the 13th century.—Accordingly, [while discussing the treatment of hawks]: “If a hawk is found to be losing strength and colour owing to any hurt (āghāta), the following medicine is to be applied with care. Two kinds of turmeric, blue vitriol, Siphonanthus Indica, Vangueria spinosa, exudation of Calotropis gigantea—these are to be mixed up in equal quantities and should be administered with meat for three weeks, the dose being varied according to circumstances. [...]”.

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This section covers the skills and profiencies of the Kalas (“performing arts”) and Shastras (“sciences”) involving ancient Indian traditions of sports, games, arts, entertainment, love-making and other means of wordly enjoyments. Traditionally these topics were dealt with in Sanskrit treatises explaing the philosophy and the justification of enjoying the pleasures of the senses.

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In Buddhism

Mahayana (major branch of Buddhism)

Source: Wisdom Library: Maha Prajnaparamita Sastra

Āghāta (आघात) refers to “anger”, according to Mahāprajñāpāramitāśāstra (chapter 3).—Accordingly, “[...] The merchants of the Dharma have gone, from whom can we request the jewel of the Dharma? A stanza says: ‘The Buddha has gone to rest forever: he has entered into Nirvāṇa. The multitude of those who have destroyed the bonds has likewise departed. Thus the universe is empty and without knowledge. The shadows of ignorance thicken, the lamp of knowledge is extinguished.’. Then the devas prostrated at the feet of Mahākāśyapa and uttered this stanza: ‘Elder! You have given up desire (rāga), anger (āghāta) and pride (māna). Your body is like a column of red gold. From head to toe, you are majestic, marvelous, peerless, The clarity of your eye is pure like the lotus’. [...]”.

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Mahayana (महायान, mahāyāna) is a major branch of Buddhism focusing on the path of a Bodhisattva (spiritual aspirants/ enlightened beings). Extant literature is vast and primarely composed in the Sanskrit language. There are many sūtras of which some of the earliest are the various Prajñāpāramitā sūtras.

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India history and geography

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Indian Epigraphical Glossary

Āghāṭa.—(EI 16), boundary; cf. āghāṭana, āghāṭī. Note: āghāṭa is defined in the “Indian epigraphical glossary” as it can be found on ancient inscriptions commonly written in Sanskrit, Prakrit or Dravidian languages.

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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)

Aghata in India is the name of a plant defined with Achyranthes aspera in various botanical sources. This page contains potential references in Ayurveda, modern medicine, and other folk traditions or local practices It has the synonym Centrostachys indica (L.) Standl. (among others).

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

· African Health Sciences (2006)
· Flora Indica (1824)
· The India Journal of Experimental Biology (IJEB) (1977)
· Boletim da Sociedade Broteriana (1958)
· Species Plantarum (1753)
· Recent Res. Pl. Sci. (1979)

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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

āghāta : (m.) 1. anger; hatred; 2. collision.

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

Aghata, at Th.1, 321 may be read as agha-gata or (preferably) with v. l. as aggha-gataṃ, or (with Neumann) as agghaṃ agghatānaṃ. See also Mrs. Rh. D, Psalms of the Brethren, p. 191. (Page 5)

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Āghāta, (Sk. āghāta only in lit. meaning of striking, killing, but cp. BSk. āghāta in meaning “hurtfulness” at M Vastu I.79; Av. Ś II.129; cp. ghāta & ghāteti) anger, ill-will, hatred, malice D.I, 3, 31; III, 72 sq.; S.I, 179; J.I, 113; Dhs.1060, 1231; Vbh.167, 362, 389; Miln.136; Vism.306; DA.I, 52; VvA.67; PvA.178. —anāghāta freedom from ill will Vin.II, 249; A.V, 80.

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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

āghāta (आघात).—m (S) A blow, stroke, hit. Ex. hyācā cukavāvayā ā0 || kāya karī paṇḍharīnātha ||

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

āghāta (आघात).—m A blow, stroke. Action-as in 'action & reaction.'

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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

Āghāṭa (आघाट).—[ā-han ghañ nipātaḥ]

1) Killing, striking (sometimes used as an adj.)

2) A musical instrument.

3) A cymbal or rattle; उत यत्राघाटाः कर्कर्यः संवदन्ति (uta yatrāghāṭāḥ karkaryaḥ saṃvadanti) Av.4.37.5.

4) Boundary, limit.

5) N. af a plant (apāmārga; Mar. āghāḍā).

Derivable forms: āghāṭaḥ (आघाटः).

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Āghāta (आघात).—See under आहन् (āhan).

Derivable forms: āghātaḥ (आघातः).

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Āghāta (आघात).—[ā-han-ghañ]

1) Striking, striking against; अभ्यस्यन्ति तटाघातम् (abhyasyanti taṭāghātam) Kumārasambhava 2.5; Uttararāmacarita 5.9.

2) A blow, stroke; तीव्राघातप्रतिहततरुस्कन्धलग्नैकदन्तः (tīvrāghātapratihatataruskandhalagnaikadantaḥ) Ś.1.32; कठिन- कुचतट° (kaṭhina- kucataṭa°) Amaruśataka 55; पवन°, पाद° (pavana°, pāda°) &c.

3) A wound.

4) Killing; प्राणाघातान्निवृत्तिः (prāṇāghātānnivṛttiḥ) Bhartṛhari 2.26; Y.3.275.

5) One who beats or strikes.

6) A misfortune, distress.

7) Retention of urine (mūtrāghāta).

8) A slaughter-house; आघातं नीयमानस्य वध्यस्येव पदे पदे (āghātaṃ nīyamānasya vadhyasyeva pade pade) H.4.67.

Derivable forms: āghātaḥ (आघातः).

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

Āghāta (आघात).—m. (= Pali id.), malicious feeling, anger, hatred: Mahāvyutpatti 2104 (Tibetan kun nas mnar sems pa, inaccurately, very tormented spirit); Mahāvastu i.79.15 āghāta-bahulāś ca bhavanti (a cause of backsliding of Bodhisattvas); Avadāna-śataka ii.129.3 yo 'bhūt sattveṣv āghātaḥ sa prativigataḥ (anger had characterized the person referred to); Bodhisattvabhūmi 161.12 āghāta-cittaḥ pratigha-citto vā; Karmavibhaṅga (and Karmavibhaṅgopadeśa) 27.17 mā te bhaviṣyati āghātaś cākṣāntiś ca.

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

Āghāṭa (आघाट).—m.

(-ṭaḥ) 1. A limit, a boundary. 2. A tree, (Achyranthes aspera.) E. āṅ, ghaṭa to endeavour, ghañ aff.

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Āghāta (आघात).—m.

(-taḥ) 1. Killing, striking. 2. A blow, a wound. 3. A slaughterhouse, a place for killing animals or victims. E. āṅ, hana to kill or injure, in the participial form; gha is substituted for ha.

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

Āghāta (आघात).—i. e. ā-han, [Causal.] + a, m. 1. Beating, [Rājataraṅgiṇī] 5, 417. 2. A stroke, [Bhartṛhari, (ed. Bohlen.)] 2, 83. 3. A cast, [Rājataraṅgiṇī] 5, 463. 4. A gust, [Rājataraṅgiṇī] 5, 330. 5. Killing, [Bhartṛhari, (ed. Bohlen.)] 2, 60 (read prāṇāº). 6. A slaughter-house, [Mṛcchakaṭikā, (ed. Stenzler.)] 161, 11. 7. An execution-place, [Hitopadeśa] iv. [distich] 64.

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

Āghāṭa (आघाट).—[masculine] & āghāṭi [masculine] or [feminine] cymbal, rattle (cf. seq.).

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Āghāta (आघात).—[masculine] striking, killing, blow; slaughter-house, place of execution.

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

1) Aghāta (अघात):—[=a-ghāta] m. no injury, no damage, [Taittirīya-brāhmaṇa]

2) Āghāṭa (आघाट):—[=ā-ghāṭa] [from ā-ghaṭṭ] a m. a musical instrument (used for accompanying a dance), cymbal or rattle, [Atharva-veda iv, 37, 4]

3) [v.s. ...] boundary, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

4) [v.s. ...] the plant Achyranthes Aspera, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

5) [v.s. ...] mfn. ifc. for ā-ghāta (See cārv-āghāṭa and dārvāgh), [Pāṇini 3-2, 49] [commentator or commentary]

6) [=ā-ghāṭa] b and ṭi See ā-√ghaṭṭ.

7) Āghāta (आघात):—[=ā-ghāta] m. (ā-√han) ifc. ‘a striker, beater’ (See āḍambarāgh and dundubhyāgh)

8) [v.s. ...] striking

9) [v.s. ...] a stroke, blow with or on (in [compound]), [Mahābhārata]

10) [v.s. ...] killing, [Yājñavalkya iii, 275]

11) [v.s. ...] retention (of urine etc.), [Suśruta], (cf. mūtrāgh)

12) [v.s. ...] misfortune, pain, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

13) [v.s. ...] place of execution, [Bhāgavata-purāṇa; Hitopadeśa]

14) [v.s. ...] a slaughter-house, [Mṛcchakaṭikā]

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

1) Āghāṭa (आघाट):—[ā-ghāṭa] (ṭaḥ) 1. m. A limit; a tree.

2) Āghāta (आघात):—[ā-ghāta] (taḥ) 1. m. Striking; a blowa slaughter-house.

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

Āghāta (आघात) in the Sanskrit language is related to the Prakrit word: Āghāya.

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Aghata 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) Aghaṭa (अघट) [Also spelled aghat]:—(a) untoward, unworthy; improbable.

2) Āghāta (आघात) [Also spelled aaghat]:—(nm) blow, stroke, hit; shock; impact; trauma; accent.

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Kannada-English dictionary

Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Aghāṭa (ಅಘಾಟ):—

1) [noun] a thing or a fact that causes a feeling of surprise, delight or awesome reverence; wonder.

2) [noun] the quality of causing such a feeling.

3) [noun] abundance; plentifulness.

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Āghāṭa (ಆಘಾಟ):—

1) [noun] any line or thing marking a limit of a country, district, etc., boundary; limit; border.

2) [noun] the plant Achyranthes aspera of Amaranthaceae family.

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Āghāta (ಆಘಾತ):—

1) [noun] a stroke; a blow.

2) [noun] a sudden shaking or jarring as caused by a blow; a shock.

3) [noun] a force suddenly and momentarily communicated as a disturbance travelling along a nerve or a muscle; an impulse.

4) [noun] a convulsive excitation of nerves as by electricity; a nervous shock.

5) [noun] a blow to the emotions or its cause.

6) [noun] stress on a syllable, musical note or word.

7) [noun] a calamity; misfortune.

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Kannada is a Dravidian language (as opposed to the Indo-European language family) mainly spoken in the southwestern region of India.

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