Agniveshya, Agniveśya, Agni-veshya, Āgniveśya: 11 definitions


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The Sanskrit terms Agniveśya and Āgniveśya can be transliterated into English as Agnivesya or Agniveshya, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

[«previous next»] — Agniveshya in Purana glossary
Source: Wisdom Library: Bhagavata Purana

Agniveśya (अग्निवेश्य):—Son of Devadatta (son of Uruśravā). He was the fire-god Agni himself. This Agniveśya, who was a celebrated saint, was also known as Kānīna and Jātūkarṇya. From Agniveśya came a brahminical dynasty known as Āgniveśyāyana. (see Bhāgavata Purāṇa 9.2)

Source: Puranic Encyclopedia

Āgniveśya (आग्निवेश्य).—(AGNIVEŚA). An ancient sage who received an armour and the sacred mantras associated with it from Bṛhaspati. He was the Ācārya of Dhanurveda and the revered preceptor of Droṇa. (Ślokas 67 and 68, Chapter 94, Droṇa Parva, Mahābhārata).

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index

1a) Agniveśya (अग्निवेश्य).—The son of Devadatta, was an incarnation of Agni. Was known also by other names—Kānīna and Jātūkarṇa. He was a great sage, and the originator of the Brāhman group of Agniveśyāyana.1 (Pravara-Aṅgiras).2

  • 1) Bhāgavata-purāṇa, IX. 2. 21-22; Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa III. 47. 49.
  • 2) Matsya-purāṇa 196. 12.

1b) A son of Śūli in the 24th dvāpara.*

  • * Vāyu-purāṇa 23. 207.
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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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Vyakarana (Sanskrit grammar)

[«previous next»] — Agniveshya in Vyakarana glossary
Source: Wikisource: A dictionary of Sanskrit grammar

Agniveśya (अग्निवेश्य).—An ancient writer of Vedic grammar mentioned in the Taittirīya prātiśākhya. cf. कपवर्गपरश्च (kapavargaparaśca) (विसर्गः (visargaḥ)) अग्निवेश्यवाल्मीक्योः (agniveśyavālmīkyoḥ) (मतेन ऊष्माणं न आपद्यते (matena ūṣmāṇaṃ na āpadyate)) T.Pr. IX. 4.

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Vyakarana (व्याकरण, vyākaraṇa) refers to Sanskrit grammar and represents one of the six additional sciences (vedanga) to be studied along with the Vedas. Vyakarana concerns itself with the rules of Sanskrit grammar and linguistic analysis in order to establish the correct context of words and sentences.

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India history and geography

Source: The Chronology of Ancient Gandhara and Bactria

Yuga Purana indicates the rise of Agniveshya kings in Pushpapura after the alliance of seven kings of Saketa. Undoubtedly, Agniveshya kings were the Shunga Kings. The Shunga kings belonged to the Rishi gotra of Agnivesha. Therefore, they were referred to as agniveshya kings. Thus, Pushyamitra Shunga established the rule of Shunga dynasty at least 10 years after the invasion of Yavanas.

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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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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit dictionary

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

Agniveśya (अग्निवेश्य).—

1) Name of a teacher, Mahābhārata

2) Name of the 22nd muhūrta; Sūryapraj- ñapti. धौम्य (dhaumya) cf. Mb 14.64.8.

Derivable forms: agniveśyaḥ (अग्निवेश्यः).

Agniveśya is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms agni and veśya (वेश्य).

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

Agniveśya (अग्निवेश्य).—pl., name of a brahmanical school: Divyāvadāna 635.18. (Sg. as name of a teacher, Mahābhārata crit. ed. 1.158.27; and compare Sanskrit āgniveśya).

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Aufrecht Catalogus Catalogorum

Āgniveśya (आग्निवेश्य) as mentioned in Aufrecht’s Catalogus Catalogorum:—Quoted in Taittirīyaprātiśākhya 9, 4.

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

1) Agniveśya (अग्निवेश्य):—[=agni-veśya] [from agni] m. Name of a teacher, [Mahābhārata]

2) [v.s. ...] Name of the 22nd muhūrta, [Sūryaprajñapti]

3) Āgniveśya (आग्निवेश्य):—[from āgnāpauṣṇa] mfn. ([gana] gargādi q.v.) belonging or referring to Agniveśa

4) [v.s. ...] m. Name of a teacher (descendant of Agniveśa), [Śatapatha-brāhmaṇa xiv] ([Bṛhad-āraṇyaka-upaniṣad]), [Taittirīya-upaniṣad; Mahābhārata xiv, 1903.]

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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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