Ahar, Āhār: 6 definitions

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Ahar means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, the history of ancient India, Hindi. 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.

India history and geography

Source: Jainworld: Jain History (h)

Āhār is about three kms. east of Udaipur city. Its ancient names were Āghaṭapura and Ātpura. Jainism flourished here under the patronage of the Guhila rulers. Pradyumnasūri of Candra Gaccha is siad to have defeated the Digambara saints in discussions in the royal court of Allaṭa at Āghāṭa. From the Rāsasaṃgraha, it is known that the Minister of Allaṭa, built the Jaina temple, and got the image of Pārśvanātha installed through Yaśobhadrasūri of Saṇḍeraka Gaccha who passed away in 972 A.D.

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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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Sanskrit dictionary

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

Ahar (अहर्).—[neuter] day. - ahanyahani & aharahas every day, daily. ubhe ahanī day and night.

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Ahar (अहर्).—[neuter] = ahan.

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

1) Ahar (अहर्):—n. (the weak cases come [from] ahan q.v., the middle ones [from] ahas [see below] or in [Ṛg-veda] also [from] ahan, q.v.) a day, [Ṛg-veda] etc.

2) a sacrificial or festival day, portion of a sacrifice appointed for one day’s performance, [Aitareya-brāhmaṇa] etc. (often ifc., as dvādaśāha, etc. See sub voce 2. aha)

3) day personified as one of the eight Vasus, [Mahābhārata i, 2582 seqq.]

4) Name of an Āṅgirasa, [Kāṭhaka anukramaṇī]

5) of a Tīrtha, [Mahābhārata iii, 6070]

6) (ahanī) [nominative case] [dual number] day and night, [Ṛg-veda; Atharva-veda xiii, 2,3] (cf. ahaś ca kṛṣṇam ahar arjunam ca, ‘the black and the white day’ id est. night and day, [Ṛg-veda vi, 9, 1])

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Ahar 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

Ahar in Hindi refers in English to:—(nm) food. diet, victuals; ~[vijnana] dietetics;—[vaijnanika] a dietitian; -[vihara] routine; physical activities and dealings; hence [ahari; —vyavahara mem lajja kya] ? fair exchange is no robbery; eat to your heart’s content so as not to repent..—ahar (आहार) is alternatively transliterated as Āhāra.

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