Agrahara, aka: Agrahāra, Agra-hara; 7 Definition(s)

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India history and geogprahy

Agrahāra (अग्रहार) (Prakrit aggāhāra) was a village, or consisted of fields which were given to Brāhmaṇas. The agrahāras enjoyed exemption from several taxes and had other administrative immunities.

Source: archive.org: Personal and geographical names in the Gupta inscriptions

Agrahāra (अग्रहार) refers to villages or parts of villages given to Brāhmaṇas for their maintenance.—Agrahāras were generally granted to Brāhmaṇas when they returned from the gurukula after finishing studies, in order to help them in settling themselves as gṛhasthas.

Source: The Successors Of The Satavahanas In Lower Deccan: Chronology of the Viṣṇukuṇḍins

Agrahara.—(EI 24), a collector of the king's share. See agra. Note: agrahara 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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Agrahāra.—(IE 8-4; EI 30; CII 4; SII 1; HRS; Chamba), rent- free land given to Brāhmaṇas; a rent-free village; a Brāhmaṇa village; sometimes suffixed to names of localities especially in South India. It was primarily, ‘a rent-free village in the possession of Brāhmaṇas’; but there are occasional references to dev-āgrahāra (rent-free holding in the possession of a deity), vaiśy-āgrahāra (rent-free holding in the possession of the Vaiśyas), etc.; sometimes spelt agrāhāra (CII 3). See mah- āgrahāra, brahmapurī, caturvedi-maṅgala, etc.; also aṅga-bhoga. Note: agrahāra is defined in the “Indian epigraphical glossary” as it can be found on ancient inscriptions commonly written in Sanskrit, Prakrit or Dravidian languages.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Indian Epigraphical Glossary
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The history of India traces the identification of countries, villages, towns and other regions of India, as well as 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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Marathi-English dictionary

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agrahāra (अग्रहार).—m (S) corruptly agrāhāra m Villages or lands assigned to Brahmans for their maintenance.

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

agrahāra (अग्रहार).—m Villages or lands assigned to Brahmins for their maintenance.

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

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Agrahara (अग्रहर).—a. [agre hriyate dīyate'sau; hṛ-ac]

1) that which must be given first.

2) = अग्रहारिन् (agrahārin).

Agrahara is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms agra and hara (हर).

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Agrahāra (अग्रहार).—

1) a grant of land given by kings (to Brāhmaṇas) for sustenance (agraṃ brāhmaṇabhojanaṃ, tadarthaṃ hriyante rājadhanāt pṛthak kriyante te kṣetrādayaḥ- nīlakaṇṭha; kṣetrotpannaśasyāduddhṛtya brāhmaṇoddeśena sthāpyaṃ dhānyādi, gurukulā- dāvṛttabrahmacāriṇe deyaṃ kṣetrādi, grāmabhedaśca Tv.); अग्रहारांश्च दास्यामि ग्रामं नगरसंमितम् (agrahārāṃśca dāsyāmi grāmaṃ nagarasaṃmitam) Mb.3.64.4. कस्मिंश्चिदग्रहारे (kasmiṃścidagrahāre) Dk.8.9.

2) the first offering in वैश्वदेव (vaiśvadeva) Mb.3.234.47.

Derivable forms: agrahāraḥ (अग्रहारः).

Agrahāra is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms agra and hāra (हार).

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Agrahāra (अग्रहार).—m.

(-raḥ) 1. An endowment of lands or villages conferred upon Brahmans. 2. A field of corn. E. agra chief (tribe) hṛ to take, ghañ aff.

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