Agnyadhana, Agnyādhāna, Agni-adhana: 10 definitions



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In Hinduism

Dharmashastra (religious law)

Source: Sacred Texts: The Grihya Sutras, Part 2 (SBE30)

Agnyādhāna (अग्न्याधान) refers to a ceremony where the sacrificial fires have to be arranged for the first time.—They are generally three (Tretā), the Gārhapatya, the father; the Dakṣiṇa, the son; and the Āhavanīya, the grandson. The first laying of the Gārhapatya fire-altar takes place in spring for a Brāhmaṇa, in summer for a Rājanya, in winter for a Vaiśya.

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Dharmashastra (धर्मशास्त्र, dharmaśāstra) contains the instructions (shastra) regarding religious conduct of livelihood (dharma), ceremonies, jurisprudence (study of law) and more. It is categorized as smriti, an important and authoritative selection of books dealing with the Hindu lifestyle.

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Sanskrit dictionary

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Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Agnyādhāna (अग्न्याधान).—consecrating the fire; so °आहिति (āhiti).

Derivable forms: agnyādhānam (अग्न्याधानम्).

Agnyādhāna is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms agni and ādhāna (आधान).

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

Agnyādhāna (अग्न्याधान).—n.

(-naṃ) Maintenance of a perpetual and sacred fire. n. agni and ādhāna preserving.

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

Agnyādhāna (अग्न्याधान).—[neuter] setting up the fire.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Aufrecht Catalogus Catalogorum

Agnyādhāna (अग्न्याधान) as mentioned in Aufrecht’s Catalogus Catalogorum:—Apast. B. 1, 146. See Ādhāna.
—Mānava. B. 1, 188.

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

1) Agnyādhāna (अग्न्याधान):—[=agny-ādhāna] [from agni] n. ([???]) (or agny-ādheya) placing the fire on the sacrificial fire-place

2) [v.s. ...] the ceremony of preparing the three sacred fires Āhavanīya etc.

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Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Böhtlingk and Roth Grosses Petersburger Wörterbuch

Agnyādhāna (अग्न्याधान):—(agni + ādhāna) n. die Anlegung eines heiligen Feuers [Hemacandra’s Abhidhānacintāmaṇi 836.] [Kauṣītakibrāhmaṇa] in [Weber’s Indische Studien II, 288.] [Weber’s Verzeichniss No. 237. 877.] — Vgl. agnyādheya und agnyāhita .

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Agnyādhāna (अग्न्याधान):—auch [Spr. 3389.]

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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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